Temporary workforce

FCSA calls on government to give more protection to contingent workers

The FCSA has requested ahead of the March Budget that the government increase resources to protect contingent workers from being exploited by non-compliant companies.

24 February 2021

HMRC considering another appeal against Loose Woman presenter Adams’ IR35 tribunal ruling

HM Revenue & Customs will decide by the end of the week if it will appeal an upper-tier tribunal ruling last week that upheld radio and TV presenter Kaye Adams’s claim over her employment status.
 

Creative/Digital/Media 24 February 2021

Uber ruling ‘serves as wake-up call’ to organisations

A UK Supreme Court ruling last week that found Uber drivers were workers and not self-employed “throws ‘inside IR35’ into chaos”.

23 February 2021

REC to seek more details from Adecco and PMP Recruitment over Amazon allegations

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) said today [22 February 2021] that they will be seeking “further detail” from PMP Recruitment and Adecco about alleged poor working conditions and contracts for agency workers at online retail giant Amazon.

Retail, Transport & logistics 22 February 2021

Uber drivers ruling will disrupt business world, say experts

The ruling that Uber’s 60,000 drivers can be legally classified as workers will send shockwaves around the business world. 

Transport & logistics 22 February 2021

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 22-26 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Orka Technology Group, The Curve Group

All-party parliamentary group accuses HMRC of breaching Civil Service Code

As April’s implementation of IR35 Off-Payroll Working Rules gets closer, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has found itself back at the centre of a controversy this week.

18 February 2021

Skilled trades and demand for tradespeople pick up in the US

Skilled trades sectors in the US are experiencing double and even triple-digit growth.

APSCo roadmap lays out critical needs for future fit labour market

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has published its public policy roadmap.

15 February 2021

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 15-19 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Acorn, HIVE360, JM Search, Lorien, Rocket Software, SRG, The Amrop Partnership

NEW TO THE MARKET: 15-19 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new launches include: APSCo, Freelancer.com, IronmongeryDirect, Kelly Education, Rectec

APPOINTMENTS: 8-12 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s appointments include: Hamilton Forth, IQ-EQ, NRG, Sanderson Solution, Tessiant, YunoJuno

REC unites with unions to urge government to fix furlough for supply teachers

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) in coalition with four union groups have warned the government that thousands of supply teachers and staff face financial hardship unless the government urgently fixes a gap in furlough support.

Public sector, Education 2 February 2021

My Brilliant Recruitment Career – Sarah Ellwood

Sarah Ellwood is MD at Supertemps and S2 Recruitment

25 January 2021

Contractors cite IR35 lack of clarity

A new survey of more than 3,300 contractors has flagged continuing confusion, frustration and lack of preparation for the impending introduction of Off-Payroll legislation to the private sector this April.

12 January 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 11-15 JANUARY 2021

This week’s appointments include: Focus Management Consultants, Four Recruitment, Harvey Nash Group, Pedersen & Partners, Remote, Timewise

Retail, Transport & logistics 12 January 2021

The ultimate stay-at-home role: slipper testers required

Snagging a job that keeps your feet nice and cosy is one thing – but finding one that can promise that and be done from home is quite another.

Retail 11 January 2021

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.

Retail, Public sector 8 January 2021

Marketing group IPG selects Worksome to manage freelance talent

Online recruitment and freelance platform Worksome has been selected by the Interpublic Group (IPG) to manage its freelance requirement from the Worksome platform.

End-clients fail to update contractors over IR35 reforms

A specialist tax, IR35 and insurance adviser is warning that businesses affected by IR35 reforms could face contractor walkouts if they fail to inform contractors of their strategy to deal with the changes.

7 January 2021

Retail, hospitality and leisure firms to get £9k lockdown grants

Businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure are to receive new one-off grants worth up to £9k, in the wake of the latest national lockdowns announced yesterday [4 January], Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 5 January 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 4-8 JANUARY 2021

This week’s appointments include: Butler Rose, Charisma Charity Recruitment, Eames Consulting Group, Sovereign Housing Association

GLAA gives poultry workers 10-point checklist

A new 10-point checklist for workers in the UK poultry industry has been developed by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) to help them understand their rights in the workplace and spot the signs of labour exploitation.

Agriculture 18 December 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 7-11 DECEMBER 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Cpl UK

Public sector, Executive search 8 December 2020

Calls for freelance commissioner to champion the sector

Organisations for freelancers and the self-employed have called on the government to appoint someone to champion the sector.

Interim recruitment 4 December 2020
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