REC and CIPD respond to PM’s Brexit speech

The staffing industry has already begun to assess Prime Minister Theresa May’s “Brexit” speech yesterday with rejoinders from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Describing the contents of Mrs May’s speech as cool comfort for UK employers, REC CEO Kevin Green declared that the Government’s planned objectives will [...]

New video app helps contractors clinch assignments

Umbrella Company Employees and other contracting professionals may find it easier to land the most coveted new gigs courtesy of an innovative job search app designed for mobile platforms that cleverly taps the mushrooming trend in video recruitment. The new app, SNAPP CV, gives the traditional CV a digital makeover by enabling users to supplement their written résumés and enliven their [...]

New clarity on IR35 changes

With reforms to IR35 legislation imminent for public sector contractors, independent contracting is facing a major challenge. Contracting expert Dave Chaplin, CEO of Contractor Calculator, has authored a new book that offers recruiters, public sector end-clients and contractors the specialised knowledge that they need to remain compliant and avoid protracted HMRC investigation. The book (Beat [...]

Corbyn criticised for remarks on contracting workers

Comments made this week by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn concerning the alleged “unscrupulous” use of agency labour have come under fire from recruitment trade bodies. During Mr Corbyn’s speech in Peterborough on Tuesday, he pledged that a future Labour Government would abolish the “unscrupulous use of agency labour and bogus self-employment” and ensure that all workers have secure jobs with [...]

Conference to address IR35 changes and contracting

  With 2017 inaugurating some of the most radical changes to the professional contracting and recruitment sector in recent times, the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) will be hosting a conference that will take place over a full-day in London on 9th February to address the challenges that recruiters, contractors and public sector clients will face. The ARC will be bringing [...]