Social care

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.

Employability: Turning a crisis into an opportunity

The care sector has found a wealth of applicants with a background in customer services from other sectors hard-hit by the pandemic – a win for the recruits and the clients, writes Colin Cottell

Your recruitment business 30 September 2020

Free courses for adults without A-levels to upskill population

Full funding for college courses offering “skills valued by employers” will be made available from next April to adults without an A-level or equivalent qualification, the government is to announce today, according to national news sources.

Morgan Hunt unveils new branding and website

Morgan Hunt today has unveiled new branding and new-look website.

Your recruitment business 23 September 2020

NHS Employers warns social care could collapse without international recruitment

NHS Employers, the employers’ organisation for the NHS in England, warns that the country’s social care system could collapse without recruiting internationally for staff.

Care Worker

Care sector in recruitment crisis under new immigration changes

Recruitment for care workers in the UK could become even harder under changes to the UK immigration system that were announced yesterday, it is feared. 

Action needed to avert labour market crisis, says report

With unemployment widely expected to rise over the coming months as the government furlough scheme is withdrawn, a new report has called on the government to take a two-pronged approach to avert a labour market crisis.

Tales from the front: How Covid-19 has changed social care recruitment

The Covid-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves throughout the entire economy, with many sectors quickly having to adapt to the ‘new normal’.

Campaigns for care to get people in social care across London and England

Last week, recruiter.co.uk reported on a drive launched by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) across England, ‘Care for Others, Make A Difference’, to encourage more people to consider roles in the social care sector.

Government puts out national call to attract more care workers

A new national recruitment drive has launched to bring “thousands more people” into social care jobs. 

London-wide recruitment initiative looks for people who are Proud to Care

A London-wide care sector initiative aimed at recruiting care workers to support elderly and vulnerable people requiring care has launched.

Recruiters call for clarity surrounding agency workers and furlough

Recruitment leaders are calling on the government for clarity around furlough for agency workers.

APPOINTMENTS: 14-17 APRIL 2020

This week’s appointments include: Service Care Solutions

Northamptonshire NHS Trusts put out call for healthcare workers

In a move being echoed all over the country and most of the world at the moment, NHS Trusts across Northamptonshire are calling for trained healthcare workers.

In-house recruitment 6 April 2020

Government contractors to receive support if struck down by Covid-19

Government contractors are to receive additional income support should they find themselves unable to work due to the coronavirus under new measures announced this week.

Legislation/Regulation 2 April 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 30 MARCH-3 APRIL 2020

This week’s contracts and deals include: Alison, Caterer.com, CV-Library, EVA.ai, Primary Care Recruitment, Sigmar Recruitment, Social Republic, Strallen

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