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Calls to outlaw umbrella firms in the NHS

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Calls to outlaw umbrella firms in the NHS

The news that the UK’s largest union, Unite, has called on the NHS to outlaw umbrella companies operating throughout the organisation has caused some controversy. In April this year, the government introduced new rules which effectively outlawed agency workers operating in the public sector from being paid on a non-PAYE basis. The changes affect all […]

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More firms must address modern slavery, says agency

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

More firms must address modern slavery, says agency

A Glasgow-based recruitment firm is urging businesses across the UK to make a commitment to tackling modern slavery amid reports that the crime is far more prevalent than previously suspected. EasyRecruit has warned that firms operating in the flexible labour market can unwittingly hire individuals that have been trafficked without the correct procedures and policies […]

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‘Meaningful work’ comes first when choosing a job

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

‘Meaningful work’ comes first when choosing a job

The most important factor in choosing a job is the quest for ‘meaningful work’, with pay and benefits coming second, and flexible working coming last. These are the findings of a survey by financial recruitment company Core-Asset Consulting, which surveyed professionals working across the financial, accounting and legal sectors in Scotland. People were asked to […]

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Businesses failing to prepare for rise of AI, study finds

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Businesses failing to prepare for rise of AI, study finds

UK businesses are unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace, according to a poll of over 2,000 senior recruitment and HR professionals. Global talent acquisition specialist Alexander Mann Solutions found that just 23% of senior recruitment and HR professionals believe that we are preparing the next generation of professionals for the […]

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Lack of recruitment focus ‘could force building firms out of business’

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Lack of recruitment focus ‘could force building firms out of business’

A lack of focus on bolstering the workforce could push construction firms out of business, according to One Way. An analysis by the specialist rail and construction recruitment consultancy found that firms are recruiting on a short-term basis and are therefore forced to pay day rates that are well above the standard rate. Insolvency specialists, […]

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The engineers are coming

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

The engineers are coming

With an annual shortfall of at least 20,000 skilled workers, generating interest in engineering has been firmly on the agenda for recruiters and hiring managers for some time now. A new report by recruitment website Jobsite shows this could finally be making a difference, as findings reveal as many as 50% of 16- to 18-year-olds […]

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Businesses must reset perceptions of apprenticeships

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Businesses must reset perceptions of apprenticeships

The Apprenticeship Levy must be used as a means to not only engage with emerging talent, but also upskill existing teams to aid retention. That’s according to the latest research from talent acquisition and management consultancy, Alexander Mann Solutions: The Apprenticeship Levy – How to turn a major social change (or an unwanted tax) into […]

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Employer confidence waning despite booming jobs market – REC

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Employer confidence waning despite booming jobs market - REC

Employer confidence in the UK economy has moved into negative territory, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). The net balance fell from +6% last month to -3% in the latest report, as 31% of employers now expect the economy to worsen and just 28% expect it to improve. […]

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Financial services vacancies up 30%

By   /  July 27, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Financial services vacancies up 30%

Vacancies within financial services increased by almost one-third (29.4%) during the three months to May 2017 despite a 2.1% dip year-on-year. That’s according to the latest Sector Trends report from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), produced in conjunction with Vacancysoft. Commercial banking was the dominant area accounting for more than insurance, investment and […]

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Umbrella working offers better rates of pay, says FCSA

By   /  July 27, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Umbrella working offers better rates of pay, says FCSA

Umbrella working is being adopted by an increasing number of high-end professionals in a diverse range of occupations, according to research by the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA). Key findings from the study, which compares umbrella working in 2015 with 2017, show that the average assignment rate has risen significantly over the last two […]

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