Tags: Consultancy

Adecco Group announces its own recruitment drive

Adecco Group – the UK’s largest recruitment consultancy, announces plans to recruit 160 recruitment consultants during the remainder of 2013 across its professional and technology staffing businesses. The recruitment drive will increase consultant numbers for Adecco Group across its network of professional and general staffing businesses and demonstrates its plans to grow the number of…

Acas launches consultation on Settlement Agreements Code

Conciliation service, ACAS, has today launched a consultation on a code of practice on settlement agreements. Settlement agreements are legally binding contracts, which can be used to end an employment relationship on agreed terms. The Government is introducing new legislation that will mean that any offers or discussions about settlement agreements cannot be used as…

Fines for leading Hampshire firm and consultant

A Hampshire company and its safety consultant have both been prosecuted for safety failings after two workers were injured in similar incidents just weeks apart. The two employees each had the ends of fingers sheared off while operating inadequately guarded guillotine machines at Porvair Filtration Group Ltd in Segensworth, Fareham, last year. The incidents, on…

Treasury to launch consultation on payroll giving

The government plans to conduct a full public consultation into payroll giving later this year, once the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme is up and running. HM Treasury wrote to all payroll giving agencies last week announcing that the consultation would launch before the end of the year to explore how payroll giving might be…

Worrying ‘new principles on consultation’ from Government

The UK Government is not giving people enough time to comment on plans to cut health and safety regulations, a leading professional body said. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is concerned that new government guidance for its departments and other public bodies recommends as little as two weeks consultation on changes to…

Consultation launched on Scottish Better Regulation Bill

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the Better Regulation Bill, which aims to reduce burdens on business and deliver changes to existing regulations; the flow of new regulation; and the culture. Over the 12-week consultation process, the Scottish Government is seeking views from the business community, regulators and local authorities on a number…

Recruitment consultancy achieves people management accolade

Recruitment consultancy Linea Resourcing has been awarded silver Investors in People status just 14 months after setting out to acquire it. The Cardiff-based business, which specialises in permanent mid-market and senior executive roles, was keen to improve its own internal HR processes, along with training, recruitment and induction, giving it a platform to continue growing…

Capita to acquire employee benefits consultancy, Bluefin Corporate Consulting

Capita’s pensions business, Capita Hartshead, announces today that it is to acquire employee benefits firm, Bluefin Corporate Consulting. The deal, worth £50 million, will see the two businesses merge, resulting in Capita significantly broadening its pensions and employee benefits offering. Bluefin Corporate Consulting provides employee benefits consultancy to medium and large corporations. In addition to…

BMA: seven-day hospitals ”unaffordable”

Getting consultants to work seven days a week would be unaffordable, Dr Mark Porter, chairman of the British Medical Association’s consultants’ committee has said. This is despite Porter saying exactly a week ago that if doctors did seven-day weekly rotations the number of patient deaths could be reduced. He was reported on Publicservice.co.uk as raising…

Kensington consulting celebrates winning six awards in the last three years

We know that: • The UK economy is highly reliant on our ability to manufacture to export with innovation and advanced manufacturing providing competitive advantage. The Engineering and Manufacturing sector employs nearly 3 million people in the UK with vast numbers looking to retire in the next decade • skills are becoming a finite commodity…

Institute of Consulting will make it easy for businesses to source quality consultants in 2012

2012 will see a fundamental shift in the recruitment patterns of UK businesses and open up more opportunities for consultants according to Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Director in charge of the Institute of Consulting (IC). Huw believes that the Eurozone crisis plunging Britain back into recession and the uncertain economic outlook will lead to a greater number…