Monthly Archives: October 2010

REC Response to Government AWR Announcement

In response to Todays announcement Kevin Green, the RECs Chief Executive, said that “This was a first big test of the Government’s stated commitment to lightening the load on business; we are disappointed with the outcome.  We made a strong case for a review in our discussions with the Minister. However, re-opening the regulations was […]

Business Leaders say Public Sector Strikes with have highly detrimental affects on UK Business

Key Points from the DLA Piper Survey: 88% of respondents anticipate industrial action in the coming months 50% believe that the Government should step in to prevent strikes 66% believe that public sector ‘coordinated action’ will damage their businesses David Bradley, a senior partner at DLA Piper said that \”As the threat of a double […]

Agency Workers first casualties of Cuts

The Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), Kevin Green, said that “There has been much speculation about what the spending review will mean for jobs. The impact on temporary staff has not been factored in; our survey confirms that they have been the first casualties of the public sector squeeze. This is […]

International IT Service Firms encouraged to bid for Public Sector Contracts

In an interview with Computer Weekly he said that \”As far as we are concerned, the more suppliers bidding for government work, creates a positive, vibrant, innovative IT community and that is what we ought to promote. I spend a lot of time with our Indian colleagues, they are hugely talented and I encourage them […]

Department of Health Plans set to revolutionise Healthcare System

A senior European Healthcare IT analyst at Ovum said that “The most significant health push coming from the UK government comes under the ‘E-health’ umbrella,” said Wels-Maug. E-health describes interactions between a patient and the care-giver when they are not in the same location.” Remote monitoring of patients, e-prescriptions and telehealth systems have enormous potential […]

IT staff cuts at Lloyds Inevitable following merger says Ovum

The principle analyst at Ovum, Alex Kwiatkowski, said that \”Whenever you combine businesses there will be rationalisation across all areas. There has been a lot of technology transformation going on in Lloyds over the last five years. They’ve obviously taken a long hard look at how they’re going to run their business. It’s about what […]

NHS has already shed 15,000 jobs due to Public Sector cuts says Royal College of Nursing

The Royal College of Nursing said that: The Southend University Foundation Trust has already closed one general medical ward and plans to close another later this year The University of Leicester NHS Trust has cut 325 jobs with a further 100 set for the chop The Accident and Emergency Department at Queen Mary’s Sidcup  is […]

REC provides input to Home Office at Business Advisory Panel Meeting

The Policy Advisor at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, Scott Pendry, said that “It was encouraging to see first-hand that the views of the REC and the UK recruitment industry are being taken on board by senior Home Office officials. A sensible and pragmatic approach to both immigration and safe recruitment is needed to ensure […]

Social Care reeling from introduction of the interim Immigration Cap

In response to the concerns the UK Border Agency’s national lead for temporary migration, Jeremy Oppenheim said that \”Under the interim limit, employers that urgently need to fill jobs in key-shortage occupations, including children and families\’ social work, can seek additional permits. There is already a streamlined route to recruit overseas social workers working with […]

Recruitment Firm says Energy Sector can lead the way

Andy Preston, Managing Director of BW Penman, an energy recruitment specialist told the Recruiter that “The drop in electricity generated from wind, hydro and other clean sources in the first half of 2010 has set back the government’s agendas on greener energy. However, the discussion at the Conservative Party Conference and a recent speech from […]