Archive for March, 2009
REC members in Scotland came together for the REC’s second Scottish Policy Forum which focused on the latest trends in the Scottish labour market and key regulatory challenges. The Forum was attended by recruiters from sectors such as construction, housing, engineering and drivers as well as by a representative of the Scottish Government.
It has been announced that the launch of the online facility of the Vetting and Barring Scheme will be deferred until July 2010. However the Criminal Records Bureau will be operating the new Independent Safeguarding Authority barred list from 12th October 2009.
The Department for Business (BERR) has indicated that it will be reviewing the regulations that currently exist for checking workers supplied for permanent recruitment by employment agencies.
Despite an intensive campaign supported by other leading organisations from business and industry, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has learned that the Government will be going ahead with the removal of the VAT Staff Hire Concession on April 1.
A Cardiff Bay education recruitment agency specialising in supplying staff to all levels of schools has become the first in Wales to be re-accredited with the Quality Mark Wales.
Asiantaeth recriwtio addysg ym Mae Caerdydd sy’n arbenigo mewn darparu staff i bob lefel o ysgolion yw’r gyntaf yng Nghymru i’w chael ei hailachredu â’r Marc Ansawdd Cymru.
Employment Relations Minister Pat McFadden this week visited hospitality recruitment specialists and REC members Admiral Group, as part of the Government’s "Know your Rights" campaign.
Over 40 technology recruiters attending the first quarterly meeting of the year for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s newly rebranded REC Technology sector group were offered expert guidance on how to grow their businesses in a downturn.