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APSCo welcomes move to relax doctor and nurse visa restrictions

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has welcomed the announcement that NHS doctors and nurses will be excluded from restrictions to the number of visas granted to skilled non-EU migrant workers. The number of Tier 2 visas offered to skilled workers outside the EEA and Switzerland is currently limited to 20,700 people a year. […]

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The traditional recruitment model is “broken”

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

The CEO of global talent mapping and pipelining specialist Armstrong Craven has called the traditional recruitment model “broken”. Writing in the first ever AC Review, Tom Mason says the increasing demand for senior and scarce talent is causing organisations to question the way they go about hiring. Tom Mason, who joined Armstrong Craven as CEO […]

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Passion wins over performance when choosing an intern

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

As the summer internship season kicks into high gear, a new survey by Korn Ferry (NYSE:KSFY) points to the reasons bosses would choose one intern candidate over another. Nearly two-thirds of professionals surveyed (65%) said passion is the top attribute they look for when hiring an intern. Significantly trailing were an intern’s performance (21%), school […]

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Universities dominate artificial intelligence recruitment

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Imperial College London is the nation’s most active creator of jobs in artificial intelligence (AI), according to findings by job site Indeed. One in every thirteen AI vacancies (7.4%) Iisted over the last 12 months on Indeed’s UK site was at Imperial, with other leading academic institutions also recruiting heavily in the field. Four out […]

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Amazon delivery firms face GMB legal action

By   /  June 7, 2018  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

GMB has announced it will be taking legal action against three Amazon delivery companies on the charge of bogus self-employment. The case is the latest in a series of gig economy legal cases brought by the union since it won the landmark judgement against Uber in 2016. The legal action being taken by GMB is on […]

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Three-quarters of recruiters doubt Levy’s value

By   /  June 7, 2018  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Just one in four recruitment leaders believe the Apprenticeship Levy will help to attract and develop talent in the sector. That is according to the latest research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). The findings, which are reported in the trade association’s 2018 Market Survey, also reveal that fewer than half (40%) are […]

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Jobseeker’s market creates employee retention problem

By   /  June 7, 2018  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Today’s low unemployment means it is a jobseeker’s market, and recent evidence shows that if new hires aren’t happy, they’ll leave. In Korn Ferry (NYSE:KSFY)’s May 2018 survey of 361 professionals from varying industries, 93% agreed that the retention of new hires in their organisation is an issue. On a personal level, 26% said they’d […]

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Demand for contractors surges in Egypt

By   /  June 7, 2018  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

A growth in business activity has led to an increase in demand for contract professionals in Egypt, according to figures from international contractor management firm, 6CATS International. The firm’s data revealed a 73% increase in freelance professionals working in the country between January and May of this year. Of this number, there is an equal […]

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Former recruitment consultant prosecuted

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

A former recruitment consultant has been fined for unlawfully taking personal data from his employer when he left his job to set up his own rival business. Daniel Short left the recruitment company he was working for, VetPro Recruitment, in October 2017 and a shortly afterwards set up his own company called VetSelect. Once VetPro […]

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HMRC launches IR35 consultation for the private sector

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

This week the HMRC released its consultation into off-payroll working in the private sector, raising questions on the timing and suitability of the implementation among the recruitment industry trade bodies. In the Autumn Budget 2017, the government announced it would consult on how to tackle non-compliance with the off-payroll working rules in the private sector […]

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