Welcome to April's TEAM Talk...

A warm Welcome to our new Members - Alpha Teachers, Aperio Financial Solutions, Consult RPM, Credere Resourcing, DanTech Talent, Drew Coaching, Invive Resourcing, Kennet Recruitment Solutions, Nuparc, Park Street Personnel, Positive Recruitment Solutions Bedford, Prodigy Personnel, Prospect Connect and Rossan Search.

We are excited to announce our new member of the team in TEAM Head Office - Jackie Bennett. Jackie is looking forward to meeting you all over the coming months.

Last week Simon Garbett and I attended the NPAworldwide Conference in Washington with some 150 Members attending from across the Globe. This was a busy time of networking and business exchange strengthening our relationship with our partners worldwide.

April has seen the introduction of the National Living Wage and changes to Travel and Subsistence.  Members are reminded further information is available via the TEAM Toolbox on the website and also the Travel and Subsistence Helplines for any further queries.

We are delighted to announce the date of the next Conference - Friday 24th March 2017.  By popular demand we are returning to Whittlebury Hall, further details to follow.

Our Regional meetings commence this week and we have an excellent line up of Speakers, if you have not already booked your place please email team@jobsatteam.com and I will look forward to seeing some of you at the meetings.
Best wishes,
Liz Longman
Managing Director
Travel and Subsistence - The Real Impact

By now I am pretty sure that everyone within the recruitment industry knows about the Travel & Subsistence (T&S) legislation that came into effect on the 6th of April.

TEAM Winners Celebrate Split Fees
TEAM Members BBE Recruitment and Wagstaff Recruitment are celebrating after winning the last quarter's split fee competition, sponsored and presented by ISV Software. 

Annual Review of TEAM Documents

When was the last time you reviewed your business documentation? Employment legislation is constantly evolving and in many instances will require employers and recruiters to review and update their paperwork. 

The 2016 Budget: Recruitment Sector update
In this Taxation Briefing, we outline some of the measures announced as part of the UK's 2016 Budget which are most likely to impact the recruitment sector.

TEAM Driving Meeting hosted by DVLA Swansea

We have been fortunate to secure the DVLA Offices in Swansea as the venue for our next Driving Divisional Meeting to be held on Thursday 5th May 2016.  This meeting is open to anyone specialising in the Driving and Logistics Sector and will be followed in the afternoon by a DVLA presentation on the necessary checks to be undertaken and showcasing the various driving licence enquiry facilities that DVLA have introduced along with a visit to the User Experience Lab. 

Important TEAM Documentation updates 

Updated or new Documents listed below have been added to the TEAM Documents area of the website:
  • Agency Worker Regulations
  • AWR checklist for Client/Agency
  • Contract for Services for Temporary Workers (PAYE)
  • Contract of Employment
  • HR Guidance Pack
  • Statutory Holiday Pay
  • TEAM Social Media Helpline
  • Terms of Business - Addendum for Intro & Supply LGV Drivers
  • Terms of Business - Executive Search
  • Terms of Business - Intro & Supply of Temp workers (PAYE)
  • Terms of Business - Intro of Permanent or Contract Staff
  • Terms of Business - Ltd Co Contractors
  • Terms of Engagement - Ltd Co Contractors
  • Travel & Subsistence Schemes
S ocial Media Update

There have been quite a few changes this month in the social media world says Julia Doherty from Green Umbrella. 

Recruitment Is A Good Place To Be Right Now

The first quarter of 2016 didn't hang about did it? We're already in April and in terms of recruitment events, we have been spoilt for choice this year. In the first part of 2016 we've had events ranging from the Recruitment Agency Expo, to Compliance conferences (all the rage this season) and of course, we had the TEAM National Networking Conference in February.

Did You Vet Your Valentine?

In February the world is red and love is in the air and its Valentines day. Queues of last-minute frazzled panic-stricken partners are common place, trying to outdo their other halves with over inflated gestures to prove their undying love. Restaurants create bespoke love themed menus to be enjoyed by silent over-dressed couples who have run out of conversation, how quickly can you finish three courses? 

Auto Enrolment - Time Is Running Out
The challenge which auto-enrolment brings is that it does not fit neatly into any existing box. It's not payroll, it's not HR and it's not IT. Often it falls into the Finance box as it involves paying out money. If it's finance, can your accountant help you? Sadly, it's not that easy.

Offer from new TEAM Service Provider Drewcoaching

Terry Edwards from Drewcoaching has recently joined TEAM. Terry is the author of 'The Persuasion, Influencing & Sales Recipe for Recruitment & Search firm owners' and is offering 20 TEAM Members a complimentary copy (available from Amazon for £21.97). Click the link for your copy (postage and packing not included).

Meridian Receives Best Use of Online Recruitment at Onrec Awards
National recruitment agency, Meridian Business Support, is delighted to have been awarded the Best Use of Online Recruitment by a Recruitment Agency at the prestigious Onrec awards.

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South West & Wales (Bristol)
South East (TBC)
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East (Bury, St Edmonds)
North Midlands (Derby)
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South Central (Farnham)
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Holiday Pay - Lock v British Gas  

Last week in Lock v British Gas the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) held that domestic legislation regarding holiday pay, which is in the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) and in sections 221-224 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, can be interpreted in a manner which conforms to EU law.

Government Response to Recruitment Sector Consultation

Last week, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published the government's response to the consultation on proposed reform to the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (also known as the Conduct Regulations); the legislation which regulates employment agencies and employment businesses. 

Discriminatory Advertising

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published guidance on how to avoid unlawful discrimination when advertising for jobs and services.

New Employment Compensation Limits from April 2016

The limit applying to certain employment tribunal awards and other amounts payable under employment legislation (such as redundancy payments) will increase from April 2016.

'Pulling A Sickie' Is Breach of Contract

In the recent case of Metroline West v Ajaj, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that 'pulling a sickie' is dishonest and a fundamental breach of contract. 

National Living Wage Now Payable and Government Guidance Published 

As of 1 April 2016, workers aged 25 and over are entitled to be paid the National Living Wage (NLW) rate of £7.20 an hour. 

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Recruiter Awards - London
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