Temporary workforce

Quarter of million contractors could walk off projects

The government is running the risk of around 250,000 contractors downing tools and leaving their clients in disarray.

14 February 2020

Waive fees to help agency workers out of poverty

Recruiters should waive the ‘temp to perm’ fee in order to help temporary agency workers move on in their career, a recruiter has suggested.

13 February 2020

Employment enforcement tsar calls on government to address workers’ wrongly labelled status

The UK’s interim director of labour market enforcement has called on government to address the thorny issue of employment status in its forthcoming Employment Bill.

Social care, Agriculture 13 February 2020

Third of contractors set to quit when IR35 rolls out in private sector

Around a third of freelancers say they’ll stop contracting in the UK due to IR35 changes set to be rolled out in the private sector in April.

13 February 2020

REC Professionals: Q&A with a flexible worker

Alfie Blagg, student and flexible worker in London and Cornwall, on what flexibility means to him

REC Professionals: Attracting women into engineering

Jenna Beard, Sales Manager, VHR, on attracting women into engineering

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 13 February 2020

Contractors call time on PSCs due to IR35 changes

Limited company contractors are saying ‘enough is enough’ as they call time on their personal service companies (PSCs), according to an insolvency practitioner who works in the contractor sector.

13 February 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 10-14 FEBRUARY 2020

This week’s contracts and deals include: Entrust Resource Solutions, HR GO, Mai Day Recruitment Services, Resource Solutions, SD Worx, WorkIndia

APPOINTMENTS: 10-14 FEBRUARY 2020

This week’s appointments include: Eames Consulting Group, Hortor, Livingston James Group, McGregor Boyall, Osborne Appointments, Talent Insight Group, William Blake Group

NEW TO THE MARKET: 10-14 FEBRUARY 2020

This week’s launches include: Avocet Staffing, Caselton Clark, Connect Appointments, Electroneum AnyTask, Gen Z Insight, ISV.online

Last-minute IR35 rule change by HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs have announced changes to the operation of off-payroll working rules.

7 February 2020

Perm appointments rise amid renewed business confidence

UK recruiters saw a further increase in permanent appointments in January, according to the latest KPMG/Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s ‘UK Report on Jobs’.

Retail, Engineering 7 February 2020

Recruitment sector welcomes Lords’ inquiry into IR35 extension

The House of Lords has launched an inquiry into the extension of the off-payroll working rules into the private sector.

6 February 2020

A role with a bird’s eye view in Cumbria

An idyllic nature reserve in Cumbria is recruiting for a seasonal warden to live on site and be paid £19k a year for their trouble.

Hospitality/Leisure 5 February 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 3-7 FEBRUARY 2020

This week's launches include: Core-Asset, DMA, Leighton, urban

JobsOutlook shows hiring sentiment is recovering

Hiring sentiment following December’s decisive general election is recovering, according to the latest ‘JobsOutlook’ report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

FINANCIALS: SThree profits up but down in UK & Ireland

International STEM staffing business SThree has seen net fee income climb 5% year-on-year in constant currency.

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 27 January 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 27-31 JANUARY 2020

This week’s contracts and deals include: Adecco Group, CV-Library, Hays, IPSE, JSA Services, MyKindaFuture, NRG

Retail, Engineering 27 January 2020

Family recruits for couple to manage luxury villa in Ibiza

A family is recruiting for a couple to manage a luxury villa (not the one pictured!) in Ibiza – and be paid £2k each a month for their trouble.

Hospitality/Leisure 24 January 2020

IR35 review won’t deliver meaningful change say industry experts

Industry experts aren’t hopeful the government’s review into the implementation of off-payroll rules into the private sector will deliver any meaningful change.

FINANCIALS: Cpl Resources sees rise in profits

Irish workforce solutions group Cpl Resources has seen a 10% increase in net fee income year-on-year, according to results for the half year ended 31 December 2019.

23 January 2020

Number of recruitment firms up, turnover nearly £39bn

Recruiters hit £38.9bn in turnover, making more than a million permanent placements in the year to March 2019, according to new data published by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

23 January 2020

Wren Kitchens offers IT internships to undergrads

Wren Kitchens has launched an IT internship programme for undergraduates.

Retail, Industrial/Manufacturing 23 January 2020

Bar staff required – no phones allowed

A Merseyside pub is recruiting for a role with a very specific requirement.

Hospitality/Leisure 22 January 2020

Industry letter calls on Chancellor to delay new IR35 rules

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), along with leaders from 14 leading recruitment agencies, has written to the Chancellor to call for a delay and an urgent review into upcoming off-payroll rules.

21 January 2020

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