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. Pret a Manger is hoping to solve its looming recruitment crisis by offering 500 British teenagers a week of unpaid work experience. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... And pressures will only grow, because a third of doctors plan to retire by 2020. Care homes, where underfunding and recruitment problems have reached crisis levels, are also hugely reliant on EU-born workers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It concluded that helping black and minority ethnic people to progress in their careers at the same rate as their white counterparts could add £24bn a year to the British economy. McGregor-Smith, a Conservative peer and the former chief executive of facilities management company Mitie, said recruitment processes, biases and, in some cases, outright discrimination had held back workers from BME backgrounds. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Pret a Manger has said it will now pay hundreds of teenagers it plans to hire this summer, after campaigners criticised the company for offering work experience roles for free food but no pay. The Guardian reported that the sandwich chain hoped to solve its looming recruitment crisis by offering 500 16- to 18-year-olds a week of unpaid work experience. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... However, written evidence sent to the inquiry by one agency chief executive suggested poor practices are common. A submission by Adrian Gregory, the director of London-based recruitment agency Extraman and a campaigner against abuses within the industry, said: “Having spent 30 years in the business, I would … suggest that my particular part of the recruitment industry, that dealing with unskilled industrial staff, currently operates with little regard for the law and none whatever for any ethical considerations. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Clean up your act on diversity, government tells FTSE companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:36:15 AM
....It concluded that helping black and minority ethnic people to progress in their careers at the same rate as their white counterparts could add £24bn a year to the British economy. McGregor-Smith, a Conservative peer and the former chief executive of facilities management company Mitie, said recruitment processes, biases and, in some cases, outright discrimination had held back workers from BME backgrounds. ...
Sports Direct workers paid less than minimum wage yet to get back pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:15:04 AM
.... However, written evidence sent to the inquiry by one agency chief executive suggested poor practices are common. A submission by Adrian Gregory, the director of London-based recruitment agency Extraman and a campaigner against abuses within the industry, said: “Having spent 30 years in the business, I would … suggest that my particular part of the recruitment industry, that dealing with unskilled industrial staff, currently operates with little regard for the law and none whatever for any ethical considerations. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
.... And pressures will only grow, because a third of doctors plan to retire by 2020. Care homes, where underfunding and recruitment problems have reached crisis levels, are also hugely reliant on EU-born workers. ...
Pret a Manger to pay work experience recruits after criticism of unpaid scheme image
....Pret a Manger has said it will now pay hundreds of teenagers it plans to hire this summer, after campaigners criticised the company for offering work experience roles for free food but no pay. The Guardian reported that the sandwich chain hoped to solve its looming recruitment crisis by offering 500 16- to 18-year-olds a week of unpaid work experience. ...
Pret a Manger looks to UK's teenagers to tackle looming staff crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
. Pret a Manger is hoping to solve its looming recruitment crisis by offering 500 British teenagers a week of unpaid work experience. ...
Boss of British Gas owner gets 40% pay rise as millions live in fuel poverty image
....Much of the increase in Conn’s remuneration package is a £1. 4m “recruitment award”, compensation for rewards he forfeited when he joined Centrica in January 2015 after a 29-year career at BP. ...
Google promises to take action on 'hateful' content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:15:36 AM
....A recent investigation by the Times found adverts from a range of well-known firms and organisations had appeared alongside content from supporters of extremist groups on YouTube. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ...
Advertising control image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:07:48 AM
. One of the biggest challenges for advertisers right now is "to make sure your advert doesn't end up next to a recruitment video for Isis", says Matt Scheckner, founder of an advertising industry extravaganza being held in London this week. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
....Read Rory's blog in full. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
...."I knew there needed to be something for people with disabilities who just need a little bit of flexibility from their employers," she says. So she decided to quit her government job and launch Enabled Employment, a recruitment consultancy that helps people with a disability find paid work. ...
George Osborne is laughing at us as he takes his Evening Standard job | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....The fundamental job of any free press is to hold power to account. This recruitment blows that idea out of the water. ...
French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 03:08:24 PM
....An investigation by the Times claimed that as well as taxpayer-funded ads from the government, ads from several media and retail companies including Channel 4, the BBC, Argos and L’Oréal also appeared alongside extremist content on Google and YouTube. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ...
YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:15:21 AM
.... . Ministers have summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on its own ads - including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns - appearing on YouTube. ...
Google summoned   by ministers as government pulls ads over extremist content image
....Pressure mounted on Google as Isba, an organisation representing British advertisers with hundreds of members, urged the company to overhaul its practices. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
....Today, rents are still expensive, but the market has plateaued after years of painful increases. It’s part of a broader trend in the Bay Area: Silicon Valley’s technology bubble has had some of its wind knocked out – not bursting, but fizzling – with VCs making fewer investments, startup valuations falling, and recruitment slowing. ...
Public sector workers first to face cut in real pay, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:32:43 AM
....“Pay is now actually falling and, worse, is expected to continue for the rest of the parliament, with levels at the end of the parliament dropping back to levels last seen in 2004. “Although public sector pay restraint is important to the government’s deficit reduction plans, falling real pay is likely to see increasing recruitment strains. ...
Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham to stand down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:30:33 PM
....In the tweeted statement Charles Gurassa, the chairman of Channel 4, wishes Abraham well in his “future new enterprise”. He added: “I will be undertaking a comprehensive recruitment process over the next months to ensure that Channel 4 continues to have outstanding leadership into the future. ...
Employment agency at centre of Sports Direct scandal axed by Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:52:39 PM
....Transline Group, one of the employment agencies at the centre of the Sports Direct scandal, has been axed from supplying temporary warehousing staff to Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer. Transline workers deployed in five of Amazon’s 12 UK warehouses are to be transferred to two rival employment agencies over the coming days and weeks in the latest blow to the recruitment group that was exposed by the Guardian in December 2015 for failing to pay its workers at Sports Direct the national minimum wage. ...
Call to boycott Tesco over 'endangered' white men claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 01:31:13 PM
....”. In the private sector, women accounted for just 29% of directors appointed in the UK last year, according to the recruitment firm Egon Zehnder, the lowest proportion since 2012. ...
Tesco chairman: White men 'endangered species' in UK boardrooms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 01:00:09 PM
....Mr Allan later said his comments were intended to be "humorous". In his speech, the day after International Women's Day, about the recruitment of prospective non-executive directors, Mr Allan said: "For a thousand years men have got most of these jobs, the pendulum has swung very significantly the other way now and will do for the foreseeable future I think. ...
Replacing EU hospitality workers after Brexit 'will take 10 years' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
....“It really is a case of do people want to work in our industry? We are not seen always as a desirable place to work,” she told peers when challenged about why so few Britons work alongside the 109 other nationalities in Pret’s 330 stores. At the company’s recruitment centre at London’s Victoria station this week there was no shortage of foreign applicants queuing up for interviews. ...
White men 'endangered species' in UK boardrooms, says Tesco chairman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 11:24:44 PM
....”. He told the Retail Week Live conference that he stood by his comments when it came to recruitment for the less powerful non-executive directorships, according to that magazine’s own report. ...
High levels of violence and use of force at last G4S-run child jail, report finds image
....Responding to the report, Jerry Petherick, the managing director of G4S custodial and detention services, said: “We experienced a number of challenges at Oakhill during early 2016 leading to significant attrition of staff, which previously would have been mitigated by support from other G4S secure training centres. In response, we requested a reduction in the number of children placed at Oakhill to make changes at the centre and to support the management team, appoint a new head of safeguarding, reduce staff attrition and launch a vigorous recruitment campaign. ...
Brexit budget: what leave and remain voters in Hull and London want image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:23:59 AM
.... “There is no doubt that the fall in value of the pound has made the city appealing to foreign travellers, particularly those from the US, Middle East and China,” said Alloo. In another part of the constituency, Ian Roberts, who runs legal recruitment firm Central Legal Personnel in Holborn is sensing caution among the many law firms that occupy former barrister Starmer’s patch. ...
Memo to bosses: expect zero loyalty from your zero-hours workers | Barbara Ellen image
.... Which, in worker-oppression bingo, sounds like a full house. As all the power-imbalanced recruitment is done out of sight, society is spared the scenes of desperate people queueing in the street for work, which was on full public view during bygone eras, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t still there in what could be termed “post-ethical” phantom form. ...
‘I want a career rather than a series of jobs’ – our work expert responds image
....I want something I can have a career in rather than a series of jobs as I had in the environmental sector, and HR has always interested me. I’ve applied for entry-level jobs through various websites and sent my CV and covering letter to many specialist recruitment companies, but I’m getting no interest at all. ...
Snap IPO: a 21st-century firm with a 19th-century structure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:36:11 PM
....Powell, freshly out of PricewaterhouseCoopers, is clearly an accountant who wants to make his mark. He is entitled to recruit a chief executive from outside since some of Capita’s woes in 2016 – overspending on the London congestion charge and failure to spot the rot in the recruitment business – were self-inflicted. ...
Top Republican says Trump's budget plan 'dead on arrival' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:09:20 PM
.... . For example, it supplements the military fight against the so-called Islamic State through programmes to disrupt the group's financing and recruitment, and to stabilise communities where IS has been driven out. ...
Southern rail chief: we aren’t doing anything wrong image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 02:04:25 PM
....Brown insisted “the issues were down to the strikes, to be blunt”. He said GTR had made significant progress which would benefit customers eventually: “We’ve introduced more trains than any other franchise in the UK, we’ve got the largest driver recruitment school in Europe, we’ve opened two of the biggest depots in the UK, and we’re the first train operator to introduce delay repay [compensation for passengers] at 15 minutes. ...
BME career progression 'could add £24bn a year to UK economy' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:01:21 AM
....Helping black and minority ethnic (BME) people to progress in their careers at the same rate as their white counterparts could add £24bn to UK economy each year, a government-backed review has found. The report into race in the workplace found recruitment processes, a tendency by managers to promote people similar to themselves and, in some cases, outright discrimination had all held back workers from BME backgrounds. ...
When will Britons get a pay rise? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 03:05:50 PM
.... There are the Deliveroo and Uber drivers and the care workers stuck on the minimum wage. James Hick, a senior director at the recruitment agency Manpower, says the millennials’ predecessors – generations X and Y – “don’t look at life as previous generations did” and are more likely to choose a greater degree of control over more pay. ...
I quit my job when I had a baby – how can I restart my career? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:00:25 AM
....I want something I can have a career in, rather than the series of jobs I had in the environmental sector, and HR has always interested me. I’ve applied for entry-level jobs through various websites and sent my CV and covering letter to specialist recruitment companies but I’m getting no interest at all. ...
Business rates rise is biggest issue for small firms in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
....“The system also needs to take account of fairness when some high-street shops will be hit by hikes of over 400% on current rates, while online retailers will see rates cut in many instances. “For many of the productivity-boosting[small to medium enterprises] up and down the country, increases will eat into disposable income which could better be spent on investment, recruitment or research and development. ...
UK labour shortages reported as EU worker numbers fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 07:01:07 AM
....Gerwyn Davies, labour market adviser at CIPD, which represents human resources professionals, pointed to official data which showed that the growth in the number of non-UK EU nationals in employment had slowed in recent months. “This is creating significant recruitment challenges in sectors that have historically relied on non-UK labour to fill roles,” he said. ...
Osborne’s bleak Brexit forecast ‘has undermined the Treasury’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:04:29 AM
.... The report rejects the idea that the Treasury should be broken up, however – into a separate finance and economics ministry, as in Germany for example. Instead, it calls for more strategic oversight of economic policy from the Cabinet Office; a stronger focus on accounting and finance skills, not just economics; and more open recruitment policies to encourage diversity. ...
‘A change of jobs is not only desirable but possible’ – our work expert responds image
.... . But, increasingly, he is finding that none of these are possible due to lack of resources and control, recruitment freezes and overloaded staff, with the usual story of long-term stress-related absences. ...
Robots 'could replace 250,000 UK public sector workers' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 09:10:14 AM
....Reform also calls for a shift towards a more private sector-style organisational culture, suggesting that “shared kitchens and feedback boards [will] enable the spontaneous interactions that will support a new culture of public service innovation”. The new approach to recruitment would bring the profile of public sector workers closer to that of the private sector, which has three times as many under-24s in its workforce. ...
My husband's social work job is under-resourced and burning him out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:00:08 AM
.... He has a background in social work and has always enjoyed working in a team, resolving problems, project managing and, above all, being able to do some good in his work. However, increasingly he is finding that none of these are possible due to lack of resources and control, recruitment freezes, and overloaded staff with the usual story of long-term stress-related absences. ...
Energy sector faces struggle to find the female engineers of the future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 04:00:04 PM
.... “But it is challenging. In our current [recruitment] process, there’s a real paucity of female candidates. ...
I work in recruitment, but dread dealing with people image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 09:58:19 AM
.... After a few years of various short job experiences, I realised I needed to seriously focus on a career path. I decided to study HR and managed to get a job in recruitment team of a media company. ...
Job losses at Kwik Fit Insurance Services confirmed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:23:37 PM
.... . This will be backed up by Penna outplacement services, and there will be recruitment fairs. ...
Tech's bad bromance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:18:10 AM
....Mr Ahmed, 28, is the chief technology officer behind Tara. He says the system is much more than a recruiter - it is capable of finding the best people for the job and carrying out the entire recruitment process. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 06:59:12 AM
.... Morph81. • Contact local recruitment agents for your position in comparable companies. ...
Career tips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:04:06 AM
.... . The jobs recruitment sector has changed markedly in the past few years, with a vast amount of job searching and head-hunting now done online with sites such as Monster, Reed, Viadeo and Xing. ...
Aldi to become highest-paying supermarket in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 09:57:13 AM
....”. Aldi is in the midst of a recruitment drive, hiring about 4,000 new staff in its bid to take the number of UK stores from 700 to 1,000 by 2022. ...
Tax avoidance, expenses scams – welcome to the recruitment industry | Adrian Gregory image
. In a recent article for this section, Faiza Shaheen described recruitment agencies as “arbiters of capitalism and the mass exploitation of workers”. ...
Catching up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:42:41 AM
.... . He wants to learn from the "exemplary" teacher training approach in Finland and is copying some of the recruitment incentives used in Singapore to get the best graduates into teaching. ...
UK big business to expand workforces in 2017 despite Brexit fears, says CBI image
. Britain’s largest businesses plan to expand recruitment next year despite continuing worries over a shortage of skilled workers and the impact of Brexit. ...
Easyjet wants more women in the cockpit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 10:29:33 AM
. Easyjet says it has doubled the number of female pilots in a year after launching a recruitment drive. ...
UK employment falls in months after Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 05:29:53 PM
....John Philpott, an employment expert and director of The Jobs Economist, said a rise in public sector jobs was not enough to offset a fall in private sector employment. “The UK labour market finally appears to be suffering a bout of post-Brexit vote blues, which is now hitting recruitment. ...
Majority of employers planning to take on more staff, says recruiter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 07:18:07 PM
....Most employers expect to boost job numbers in the new year as the post-referendum panic fades. ManpowerGroup, the recruitment agency, said its quarterly survey of employers found they have shrugged off concerns about the impact of Brexit to report an improved outlook for the first three months of 2017. ...
BT creates 500 new customer service jobs in England and Wales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 01:37:59 PM
....In January the conglomerate announced 1,000 new posts promising more of its consumer customer calls to be dealt with in the UK and Ireland. A spokesman said the recruitment process for the 500 extra jobs would start this month. ...
Construction industry becoming increasingly gender-segregated, report finds image
.... And sometimes this was done intentionally,” she says, referring to the hat. The research finds that women’s careers are being stymied by rigid work practices, long hours and an expectation of total availability, lack of flexible parental leave (in practice), tolerance of sexism and accepted informal recruitment processes that favour men. ...
Amazon accused of 'intolerable conditions' at Scottish warehouse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 04:08:20 PM
....“We offer associates a range of roles in our fulfilment centres, depending on their preferences. Some roles involve walking a number of miles each day, a fact we make clear during the recruitment process. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 07:00:07 AM
....I am a HR generalist, but particularly enjoy the areas where I can interact with people and help them with their careers. I enjoy recruitment and selection and often help friends and families, giving advice on their CVs and applying for jobs. ...
Capita capitalises on robots before new chair Powell powers in | Nils Pratley image
....Any incoming chairman would want to know if this catastrophe for shareholders could have been avoided. The case for the defence is that Capita has suffered a series of unfortunate accidents, such as a Brexit-related slowdown, delays in installing IT for the London congestion zone and upheaval in a recruitment business. ...
Capita to replace staff with robots to save money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 07:29:14 PM
....”. Capita has struggled as its clients, which include O2, M&S, John Lewis and Dixons Carphone, have looked to cut costs in areas such as corporate travel and recruitment. ...
Prada found wanting in assessment of forced labour safeguards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 03:19:13 PM
.... The other two were China’s top shoe firm, Belle International Holdings, and Shenzhou International Group Holdings, another Chinese company. Companies were ranked by KnowTheChain on a range of indicators including auditing processes, worker recruitment and labour rights, using information provided by the brands and data available on public platforms. ...
Top women in arts seek explanation for veto of Channel 4 candidate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 10:53:03 AM
....This was followed by a cross-party group of 56 MPs calling on Bradley for an explanation. It has emerged that the culture department quietly put forward David Elstein, the former chief executive of Channel 5, to Ofcom late in the recruitment process. ...
Office parties image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:02:01 AM
....Reasons for not wanting to go included bad restaurant choices, having to spend even more time with colleagues you already dislike and feeling pressured to get drunk. But Hakan Enver, operations director at recruitment firm Morgan McKinley, says companies are still better off putting on an event than avoiding one. ...
I work in HR and want a change of direction image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 07:00:17 AM
....I am a HR generalist but particularly enjoy the areas where I can interact with people and help them with their careers. I enjoy recruitment and selection, and often help friends and families, giving advice on their CVs and applying for jobs. ...
UK manufacturing enjoying 'delayed recovery', but inflation pressures grow image
....“This anticipated turnaround can be attributed to a range of factors including the resilience, thus far, of the UK economy but also the strengthening of demand in a number of major markets. Critically, this should spur some new investment and recruitment activity to fulfil new customer demands. ...
Fox fighters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 12:16:28 AM
....James Lovell, the Ministry of Fun's founder, says that finding and training substitute Santas is a serious undertaking. "It needs to be done properly because you have to recreate the magic of Santa in every way, and we start the recruitment process just after Christmas for the coming year. ...
Chancellor to close tax avoidance loophole exposed by Guardian image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 05:31:10 PM
....The chancellor is to close an aggressive tax avoidance scheme that was exposed by a Guardian investigation as depriving the taxpayer of “hundreds of millions” of pounds a year. The move follows publication of undercover footage last week that revealed how temp recruitment agencies have been ramping up the use of a “contrived” scheme that seeks to make savings through the flat-rate VAT scheme and multiple claims of the employment allowance. ...
Staff at Topshop online depot announce Cyber Monday strike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:42:50 PM
....”. He said there were also concerns about the recruitment of workers on short-term contracts for the busy festive period, as they were working on controversial “flex” arrangements, which meant they could find themselves working longer or shorter days with little notice. ...
Costain: 'Time to build new engineering talent pool' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:14:26 AM
.... . A report, from the Institution of Civil Engineers and construction giant, Costain, is calling for a "recruitment revolution" to avoid a skills gap. ...
Hiring headache image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 12:10:06 AM
.... . "But giving all your data to one firm seems an attractive proposition, because a lot of contractors don't like giving private information away to many different recruitment firms. ...
Royal Mail says Brexit uncertainty causing dip in junk mail sent by post image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:47:38 PM
.... “Extensive planning, which began in the spring, will help us to manage our busiest time. This includes the recruitment of over 19,000 temporary staff and opening nine temporary parcel sort centres. ...
Royal Mail shares slide as profits fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 08:57:26 AM
...."Extensive planning, which began in the spring, will help us to manage our busiest time," she said. "This includes the recruitment of over 19,000 temporary staff and opening nine temporary parcel sort centres. ...
In the gig economy, recruitment agencies are the gangmasters | Faiza Shaheen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:08:37 PM
....“Recruitment agency: an organisation that matches employers to employees and vice versa; an intermediary in the labour market” – or so the dictionary tells us. But, given recent findings that agencies are using aggressive tax avoidance schemes at a time when new benefit caps are driving single parents into poverty; that some agencies have conned low-paid temporary workers into buying worthless accident insurance; and, from my own research, that agencies are enabling the undercutting of workers’ rights and wages by pitting migrant workers against local people, it would be truer to life if we described recruitment agencies as arbiters of capitalism and the mass exploitation of workers. ...
Labour MP calls for urgent investigation into tax avoidance scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:42:27 AM
. HM Revenue & Customs has been asked by an influential Labour MP to launch an urgent investigation into an aggressive tax avoidance scheme used by recruitment agencies that is depriving the taxpayer of “hundreds of millions” of pounds. ...
UK unemployment falls to 11-year low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 09:33:35 AM
....". The British Chambers of Commerce said Brexit was "dampening firms' recruitment intentions" and that this would put "increased pressure on UK employment levels". ...
Labour and unions demand action on temp agencies’ tax avoidance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:00:12 AM
. Labour and trade unions have called on the government to take action after a Guardian investigation found that an aggressive tax avoidance scheme used by temporary recruitment agencies is depriving the taxpayer of “hundreds of millions” of pounds a year. ...
Revealed: temp agencies' avoidance scheme costs taxpayers 'hundreds of millions' image
. An aggressive tax avoidance scheme used by temp recruitment agencies is depriving the taxpayer of “hundreds of millions” of pounds a year, a Guardian investigation has found. ...
Virgin Trains to recruit from prisons image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 07:19:56 AM
....West Coast Mainline operator Virgin Trains says it has doubled the number of ex-offenders it employs. The train operator, which runs services between Scotland and London, ran a recruitment fair at Addiewell Prison, West Lothian, this week. ...
Pensions Advisory Service boss stands down after bankruptcy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 05:48:38 PM
....Should he fail to annul the bankruptcy, he will be told he has to resign from his role of TPAS chairman and a full-time replacement will be sought. His appointment to the job as TPAS chair followed a recruitment process led by a search agency. ...
Teachers priced out of house market as property prices soar to 11 times earnings image
.... According to online estate agents HouseSimple, it would take teachers earning the average London salary more than 71 years to save up a 63% deposit, even if they managed to put aside 10% of their net salary every year. The situation is not going to help with the current teacher recruitment and retention problems. ...
What are the highest paid jobs of 2016 in the UK? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 11:59:45 AM
....1% (£882), following a decline in the number of in-house vacancies in the run-up to the EU referendum. “Candidates are more aware that to make the move from private practice to in-house they do have to take a cut on their basic salary,” says Rebecca Garland, spokesperson for in-house legal recruitment agency Barclay Simpson. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of October 2016 05:59:12 AM
.... I’ve dealt with customers who have been unemployed for decades, and helped those with severe disabilities or that are suicidal and in need of mental health assessments. I first thought that I could go into recruitment, but after about six interviews I got told by every company that I am either “not hungry enough” or am “too nice” for recruitment. ...
Maternity leave sackings cost £280m a year, says equality watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:34:17 AM
....“The more people know there is an avenue for redress, the more confident they will be in discussing their needs while employers will know they are more likely to be held to account,” said Hilsenrath. Emma Stewart, joint chief executive of flexible-working recruitment firm Timewise said all businesses needed to promote flexible working which suited modern families to retain a competitive advantage. ...

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