Report on Jobs: Rate of decline in recruitment slows

The rate of decline in recruitment is slowing, according to the latest REC/KPMG Report on Jobs. Permanent and temporary appointments continued to decline, but the rate of decline eased to its weakest levels in 10 and eight months respectively. There continued to be a strong increase in the number of candidates on the market, while …

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Peter Dawson has been named GPW Recruitment’s Temp of the Month

Each month clients of GPW nominate employees to be put forward for GPW’s Temp of the Month Award. A name is then selected at random and the winner is presented with a prize and certificate by GPW Recruitment and Saints’ full back Paul Wellens. This months deserving winner is Peter Dawson, an Expeditor placed by …

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Manufacturing Output Reaches Peak

Manufacturing output has hit an annual high, according May’s CIPS/Market report. The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) recorded a reading of 45.1 for the month, up from 43.1 in April. Output, new orders and employment also fell at slower rates, while the consumer goods sector recorded growth of production and new business. Roy Ayliffe, director at …

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Nameless CV proposal slammed by HR chiefs

A radical proposal to ban names from job applications to prevent discrimination – backed in principal by the CIPD – has been slammed by HR chiefs as “bureaucratic” and “unworkable”. Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP and party spokeswoman for equality, proposed an amendment to the Equality Bill at its second reading last week, which said …

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GPW Recruitment Granted Gangmasters Licence

GPW Recruitment have been successful in their application for a Gangmasters licence. After a successful campaign spearheaded by the T&G, the Gangmasters Licensing Act received royal assent on 8th July 2004. In mid November 2004, labour providers were urged to sign up to a new code of practice to ensure that they obey the law …

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Top Safety Accreditation for GPW Recruitment

GPW Recruitment is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record. The St Helens based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practice amongst UK contractors. Employing 450 people, GPW is …

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Government Consultation on Changes to the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business regulations 2003

Introduction The Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (the “BERR”) has launched a consultation on changes to the conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (the “Regulations”). The Regulations govern the conduct of the private recruitment industry and set minimum standards for employment agencies and employment businesses operating from premises in Great …

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