Tags: temporary staff

Royal Mail launch campaign to recruit 19,000 Christmas workers

Royal Mail has launched a drive to recruit around 19,000 temporary workers to help sort its Christmas mailbag. Temporary positions across a variety of shifts will be available between mid November and early January 2015. The peak of the additional temporary work will be in December. The majority of seasonal positions will support Royal Mail’s…

Three in 10 (31%) CFOs have increased their use of temporary staff

• Temporary / interim staff account for 26% of finance departmental headcount compared to 18% in 2011 • General operational accounting will experience the greatest demand (24%) for temporary resources over the next 12 months New research, from leading recruitment specialist Robert Half UK, shows that more than three in 10 (31%) Chief Financial Officers…

Report indicates job vacancies increased in September

The latest monthly report by the recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG was published today (October 8) showing that job vacancies continued to increase in September. The report, which was collected via a questionnaire from a panel of 400 UK recruitment and employment consultancies, revealed that job postings rose from 53.1% in August to…

Ignorance of recruitment legislation puts industry at risk in run up to Games

Complying with Agency Worker Regulations vital, warns Goldteam. As food manufacturers and hospitality operators plan to employ thousands of temporary staff to cope with an Olympic summer, Rafiq Chohan, managing director of recruitment specialist Goldteam, warns that ignorance of recruitment legislation can land employers in hot water. Chohan explains: “With just over 100 days until…

Agency Workers Regulations not hitting use of temporary staff

Figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) appear to refute claims that employers will lay off large numbers of temporary workers this week to get around the requirements of the new Agency Workers Regulations (AWR). The December release of the REC’s jobs outlook figures shows that 81% of employers plan to either grow their…

Agency Workers Regulations not hitting use of temporary staff

Last month’s release of the REC’s jobs outlook figures shows that 81% of employers plan to either grow their agency workforce or keep it at existing levels. Of those businesses, 31% planned to increase the size of their temporary workforce in the short term, compared with 22% at the same point last year. Under the…

Firms hire temporary staff to support business growth in 2012

New research shows that 18% of finance departments are comprised of non-permanent employees. Nearly two thirds (63%) of Chief Finance Officers (CFOs) plan to add temporary and/or interim staff to their finance teams in 2012, according to new research from Robert Half UK. Despite changing working practices such as the Agency Workers’ Regulation (AWR), UK…