Orange Genie News

Mental Health

According to mental health charity Mind, poor mental health is now the number one reason for staff absence from UK workplaces. Surprising as that is, there’s more. Here are some other statistics from Mind’s research:

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Supply Teachers

According to figures published by the government in June, 2,025,231 teaching days were lost to sickness in English schools last year and 54.4% of teachers had to take time off sick. In 2018 the average class size was 21.2, which means in terms of children learning, those lost teaching days actually add up to more than forty-two million missed opportunities.

Supply Teachers

There are some obvious reasons why it’s better for those working in recruitment if their supply teachers have a good general state of health. They’ll be available more often and they’ll take fewer days off, for example. But many recruiters tell us it goes much deeper than that.

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Back in July we reported on the Domestic Reverse VAT Charge for Construction Services, which will change the way VAT is collected in the construction industry, and was due to be implemented in October 2019.

In what many commentators are calling a victory for common sense, implementation has been delayed for 12 months, and will now go ahead in October 2020 instead.

Construction Recruitment

Construction recruitment has always been a challenging sector for a whole host of reasons, and the present climate is no exception. Four years on from the introduction of the Onshore Employment Intermediaries Legislation and with the UK possible just weeks away from leaving the EU, what are the major challenges and how can one rise to meet them?