Right to Work Checks

The Government has announced that the end of adjusted right to Work checks has been extended to 1 September 2021, giving recruiters more time to perform the checks without having…

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Protection of UK workers

The protection of UK workers is here as the Government announce a new enforcement body to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on workplace abuse. It has been officially announced…

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Temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks extended

The temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks will now end on 20 June 2021, and from 21 June 2021 employers will revert to face to face and physical document…

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The Queen’s Speech

Check out the REC reaction the Queen's Speech yesterday. We agree with Neil. It is pleasing to see that unemployment is likely to peak lower than expected and that the…

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Checks when recruiting an interim worker

There are a number of checks when recruiting an interim worker: 1. The agency must ensure that both the client and the work seeker are aware of any legal or…

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Limited Company is opting out of The Conduct Regulations

When a Limited Company is opting out of the Conduct Regulations - there are rules which apply. The Conduct Regulations apply to all supplies of temporary workers, except in the…

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Steps an agency must follow before supplying a workseeker

Employment agencies and businesses must comply with the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (the Conduct Regulations) when supplying a workseeker to clients (except where introducing or…

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Umbrella Admin Fees

Umbrella admin fees are typically £25 per timesheet. Some recruitment agencies who offer an umbrella service will uplift the workers rate to compensate for this charge. MIDAS do uplift their…

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Roadmap for lifting lockdown

Roadmap for lifting lockdown leads to substantial increase in hiring activity in March The UK government’s plan to ease lockdown measures to return to more normal business operations in the…

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Employer hiring confidence rises even in lockdown

Businesses’ confidence in their ability to hire new staff continued to improve in the three months to February 2021, according to new data from the REC. Employer confidence in hiring…

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Considerations when providing information to the client when supplying a work-seeker

There are considerations when providing information to the client when supplying a work-seeker 1. Having collected the information to present to the client the agency must consider the following: (a)…

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Job advert numbers stable as lockdown starts to ease

137,000 new job adverts posted in the first week of March, giving a total of 1.33 million active job adverts in the UK Weekly number of new postings has remained…

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Getting recruitment right to boost UK productivity

Getting recruitment right boosts UK productivity by £7.7bn each year – this must be used to drive the recovery says the The REC Professional recruitment and staffing firms increase UK…

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North West Jobs take a drastic dive as we feel the impact of Covid-10

North West jobs are seen to take a drastic dive. Check out the Jobs Recover Tracker launched by the REC in 2020 which provides an indication of how the job market…

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Jobs Outlook: Hiring intentions continue to rise despite increased worries about the economy

In the final quarter of 2020, employers were feeling more confident about hiring and an increasing proportion expected to bring in new permanent staff in the coming months – despite…

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Brexit’s impact on recruitment: Five things all recruiters need to be aware of

It might seem like Christmas was ages ago. Between digesting the good (having a Brexit deal), the bad (new lockdown), and the ugly (how do we navigate the massive yet…

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REC response to Brexit deal: Good news on deal must be accompanied by practical support for businesses

Responding to the announcement that the UK and the EU have reached a Brexit deal, Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the REC, said: "It will be a huge relief to…

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Client Testimonial

At MIDAS we are proud to provide an honest, transparent and genuine service to our clients and candidates, ensuring we find the right candidate for the role.

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Webinar: Understand your mental health

Further to the success of our last webinars MIDAS would like to invite you to Understand Your Mental Health with Ross McWilliam, The Man Who Changed A Million Lives. We…

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What constitutes a medium or large entity for IR35?

A corporate entity will be medium or large-sized if it meets at least two of the following criteria for two consecutive financial years: Turnover of more than £10.2 million Balance…

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Temporary Worker Written Statement

The written statement sets out the terms the worker will be engaged under by the employment business. The written statement must be in a single document and must include all…

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How to prepare a temporary worker before they attend site

Under the Conduct Regulations, an agency is obliged to carry out several checks being supplying a temporary worker to their clients which are: To obtain sufficient information from you about…

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IR35 changes – are you prepared?

On 6 April 2021, IR35 rules in the private sector will change. The changes mean that where individuals provide their services through an intermediary, the end user client will become…

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Record number of new job adverts posted in mid-September

Record number of new job adverts posted in mid-September Nearly 129,000 new job postings last week, the highest number since lockdown Total job postings in the UK up to 1.21…

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What are the benefits of an Interim Manager

An interim manager will provide a quick solution to a problem which you need addressing now… The problem has generally been caused either a by short term absence, to manage…

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Applying for Executive Jobs

From a survey of Executive CVs reviewed at CV Surgery during the month of April, it has become quite clear that many senior executives applying for Executive, Director or Board…

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Types of CV Review available

The CV Review is ideal for all professionals looking for reassurance and confidence that their CV will receive top marks on presentation, punctuation and most importantly relevance to the role…

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