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Holiday pay, commission and the UK staffing industryEmployers must factor in commission payments when calculating holiday pay for their staff, according to a legal ruling...
Illegal worker fines up 75% in a yearBritish companies found to be employing illegal migrant workers were fined more than £24m in 2014 – a 75% increase on the previous...
Read all about it: media firms plan wage splurgeThe UK’s resurgent media sector is planning to splash the cash as confidence in the industry soars...
Recruitment is a cut-throat industry, with rival agencies jostling to source talent from a limited pool of resources. As a result, it is imperative for staffing firms to strive to be the best and stand out from the crowd. Of … Continue reading
Contractors with experience in the engineering sector could experience a surge in demand as an ageing workforce staggers towards retirement. Recruitment expert Ian Knowlson claimed a shortfall of skilled engineers was being exacerbated by the fact that 20% of the … Continue reading
Key contracting disciplines will form the ‘careers of the future’, offering excellent prospects for jobseekers and boosting the economy. Research from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) reveals that technology will play a vital role in the job … Continue reading
Our founder and chief executive has welcomed government plans to “level the playing field” over travel expenses by cracking down on rogue umbrella companies that ignore National Minimum Wage legislation. Rob Crossland was responding to HMRC’s publication of a discussion … Continue reading
With the big day just around the corner, Parasol is helping lighten Santa’s load by offering you the chance to win a shiny iPad. Simply enter our competition on Twitter or LinkedIn and this fantastic prize could be on its … Continue reading