With new regulations on the interaction between National Minimum Wage rates and travel and subsistence schemes in place since January 2011, members of REC's industrial sector group met to discuss this critical issue.
The Government has today announced the relaxation of immigration rules whereby those earning over £150,000 pa will be exempt from the yearly cap on immigration. Highly-skilled key workers such as research managers, chemists, biochemists, physicists and geologists will also be prioritised in being given permission to work in the UK.
Unemployment figures out today from the Office for National Statistics show that over 20 per cent of the UK’s 16 to 24 years are not in employment, education or training. This is the highest since records began in 1992.
The REC was today invited to give evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Sex Equality, talking about the role that recruiters play in creating greater gender diversity in the boardroom.
The Government today announced its review into the Vetting and Barring scheme, pledging to scale back the system to “common sense levels”. The REC has welcomed the announcement. It is a major win for the industry and comes after years of intensive lobbying for a faster and more workable system for recruiters.
As National Apprenticeships Week (NAW) comes to an end, the REC's group representing recruiters in the accounting and financial services sector has today emphasised the positive impact apprentices can have on the industry’s profile.
Permanent staff placements and temporary/contract staff billings both rose at faster rates in January, according to the latest Report on Jobs published today by the REC and KPMG. The latest increases were the most marked for six and seven months respectively.
Following this week’s launch of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), the REC's Construction group has offered its support to develop and promote apprenticeship schemes in the sector.
REC Medical has today responded to the report by the Health Select Committee on the Revalidation of Doctors, re-iterating the need to put patient safety at the heart of the process whilst ensuring that new systems are workable for flexible staff such as locum doctors.