Social care

More arrests surrounding recruitment agency in alleged modern slavery offences

There have been further arrests following the owners of a recruitment agency being taken into custody in December last year.

REC letter to health minister calls for equal treatment for NHS agency workers

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is calling for equal treatment of NHS agency workers with NHS staff.

Supplier, Temporary workforce 28 April 2022

APPOINTMENTS: 14-18 MARCH 2022

This week’s appointments include: Calibre One, Cielo, Forsyth Barnes, New Directions Health and Social Care

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 17-21 JANUARY 2022

This week’s new contracts & deals include: K2 Partnering Solutions, Tezlom

Labour supply problems to persist later in the decade

The biggest constraint on growth in the UK is a labour shortage, a behavioural economist has warned.

Vibe Recruit merges with Paterson Personnel and expands into South England

Welsh-based recruitment firm Vibe Recruit is marking the new year by expanding into the South of England with the merger and subsequent rebranding of Paterson Personnel.

Your recruitment business 10 January 2022

ARC asks Chancellor to reinstate VAT concession for staffing agencies

The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) has this week sent a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer proposing the reinstatement of the VAT Staff Hire Concession.

Labour shortage will hit economy hard in next 5-6 years says economist

The biggest constraint on growth in the UK is a labour shortage, a behavioural economist has warned.

APPOINTMENTS: 22-26 NOVEMBER 2021

This week’s appointments include: Bis Henderson Group, Forsyth Barnes, Heidrick & Struggles, Leathwaite, Promedica24, VIQU

Your recruitment business 22 November 2021

Good news on the jobs horizon across all sectors in the UK

UK independent parcel carrier Yodel is looking to recruit 4,311 new colleagues as the business prepares for a busy festive period.

Baltimore Consulting appoints Renison FD

Bristol-based recruiter Baltimore Consulting has appointed Phil Renison (pictured) as finance director. Renison will also join the board of directors.

Your recruitment business 28 September 2021

Government and companies create jobs across the UK

A record £650bn infrastructure investment will support 425,000 jobs a year, according to a new Infrastructure Pipeline.

Recruitment industry criticises NI increases for social care reforms

The announcement yesterday [7 September] of National Insurance (NI) and dividend tax increases to cover NHS and social care reforms has been roundly criticised by representatives of the recruitment sector and umbrella workers.

House of HR firm Cohedron acquires Vanberkel Professionals

House of HR’s Dutch service provider Cohedron is to acquire consultancy firm Vanberkel Professionals.

Your business 29 July 2021

Transform perceptions of social care recruitment

Sarah Beresford talks to actor Sir Tony Robinson to discuss the issues surrounding social care and how to improve the perception of caring as a career and as a valued profession.

Gi Group opens Birmingham branch to help Midlands expansion

Specialist recruiter Gi Group UK has opened a flagship branch in Birmingham to spearhead its Midlands operations as it continues to expand its presence, the company has announced.

Cadbury’s call to exclude umbrellas could ‘shut down’ industry

An MP has called for changes to the Finance Bill which would, if approved, effectively shut down the UK umbrella industry.

Free visa extensions for frontline healthcare workers

Thousands of crucial frontline health workers and their dependents will be granted free visa extensions, home secretary Priti Patel announced on Friday [9 April 2021].

Legislation/Regulation 12 April 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 29 MARCH-2 APRIL 2021

This week’s appointments include: Berry Recruitment, GHD, Oakleaf Partnership, Service Care Solutions

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 8-12 MARCH 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: idibu, PSR Group, Red Diamond Executive Headhunters, X0PA AI

Supplier, Technology 10 March 2021

Campaign launched to attract new social care workers to make a difference

A new UK-wide campaign to attract newcomers into the adult social care workforce has been launched to raise awareness of long-term career opportunities.

Lockdown doesn’t stop firms creating new jobs

Although UK businesses are going through a tough time, Recruiter highlights some good news on the job front.

REC lobbying wins injections for frontline agency staff

Frontline agency staff must be included in vaccination plans of NHS Trusts in England from Monday, following instructions from NHS England.

Government consults recruiters on proposal to ban movement of care home temps

Recruiters have until midday next Monday [23 November] to respond to a government consultation launched last Friday [13 November] on a proposal to ban temporary staff from moving between care homes.

Employment minister says ‘structural challenges’ in labour market must be fixed

A pivotal part of the government’s myriad employment schemes is to fix the “structural challenges” in the labour market, employment minister Miriam (Mims) Davies told Recruiter.

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