The number of people placed in permanent jobs rose at the fastest pace in nearly 13 years - delivering the "clearest sign yet" of a revival in the jobs market, the latest data has shown. The monthly Report on Jobs by the Recruitment and Employment More...07 April 2010 00:01
British Airways (BA) has approached the staff it released last year to entice them back on temporary contracts in the event of strikes by cabin crew.
The findings were uncovered by the Times , and it is understood that former staff have bee More...10 February 2010 09:14
Q Icy conditions have made the high street our store is on practically impossible to commute down. The cold weather has meant a significant decline in customers and the temporary staff we have recruited are no longer needed. Can we terminate their con More...19 January 2010 13:52
Proposals to allow employees to claim paid leave when they care for sick relatives could be extended to cover temps, Personnel Today has learned. The academic commissioned by the government to suggest how to improve work-life balance for carers h More...09 December 2009 10:38
The government has delayed the introduction of the Agency Workers Directive (AWD) until October 2011 as part of efforts to cut the cost of business regulation.
The AWD gives temporary staff the same employment rights as permanent staff after 12 week More...15 October 2009 11:38
Tesco has pledged to support its staff by hiring their redundant family members and friends to fill temporary Christmas vacancies. Almost 20% of Tesco employees have a family member or friend who has lost their job in the past 12 months, and the More...12 October 2009 09:33
Deloitte has launched a competition to win two weeks' paid work experience and a trip to Singapore for students who suggest bright ideas that help to deliver the London 2012 Olympic games. The business advisory firm launched the competition invitin More...06 October 2009 16:16
Marks and Spencer has announced it will recruit 20,000 temporary staff over the Christmas period despite tough economic conditions, The Times has reported. The news comes as the retailer revealed its like-for-like sales dropped by 0.5% in the More...30 September 2009 08:18
Charities have slashed the number of temporary staff they hire as a result of having to absorb extra costs since the government changed rules on VAT earlier this year. A study of 170 charities found that 41% had reduced the number of temporary More...25 September 2009 14:55
A voluntary code of practice geared towards improving the quality of workplace schemes has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD ).
The Internship Charter is based on six principles and follows commitment More...23 September 2009 17:14
HR professionals are preparing to boycott the Agency Workers Directive (AWD) by creating their own banks of temporary staff to recruit from, Personnel Today has learned. The directive - which must be implemented by December 2011 - will provide abou More...04 September 2009 13:36
Supermarket giant Sainsbury will take on a record 20, 000 temporary staff over Christmas, the Guardian reports.
It is the largest number of temporary staff the chain has ever taken on.
The recruitment drive is designed to ensure the reta More...27 August 2009 08:53
Agency workers feel that they are treated as second-class citizens, a poll has found. In a YouGov survey of temporary workers commissioned by the TUC, almost half of the 2,700 respondents said they receive less holiday than permanent colleagues, wh More...28 July 2009 08:57
Two thirds (66%) of young people feel obliged to work for free because of the recession, reveals a poll by the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE).
The same survey of almost 1,500 students and graduates* found that two thirds (67%) fe More...27 July 2009 15:29
Poole’s leading, independent recruitment agency, Jobshop UK , celebrated ‘National Temp Workers Week’ by announcing that Jenny Brunt has been appointed Temp Of The Year.
Currently commuting from her home in Poole to Winchester University where More...03 July 2009 12:14
Employment and recruitment agencies must protect themselves against legal liability for accidents that occur whilst placing temporary workers.
Experts at insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson say members of the Recruitment and Employment Co More...02 June 2009 12:07
Europe's largest recruitment firm, Hays has announced a further 250 job losses in the UK after a 31% slump in fee income. The group has already cut 650 jobs in the past year and the latest redundancies will mean 27% of its workforce has been laid off More...09 April 2009 11:13
The way that VAT is charged by employment businesses for the temporary staff they supply changed on 1 April 2009. This will have serious ramifications for employers that hire contract or temporary staff from employment agencies. What does the VAT c More...02 April 2009 19:00
Until the beginning of this month, recruitment agencies did not need to charge VAT on the wages of temporary workers when they were supplying organisations such as banks, charities and education providers. The government's decision to remove t More...02 April 2009 10:47
Kevin Green is absolutely right to argue that the government must make full use of the three-year implementation period of the A gency Workers Directive and , therefore , not bring it in into force until at least December 2011 ('Implementing Agenc More...06 March 2009 16:18