OH Staffing – Weekly Blog 03.02.2020

Posted On 03 Feb 2020

OH Staffing – Weekly Blog

Recruitment News – Feb 2020

More than a dozen recruitment companies have signed a letter to Sajid Javid outlining their concerns about what will happen if the IR35 reforms are extended to the private sector as planned on 6 April 2020.

As things stand, from April, medium to large private-sector organisations will assume responsibility for determining whether the contractors they engage with should be taxed in the same way as salaried workers (inside IR35) or off-payroll staff (outside IR35).

Currently, it is down to contractors to make these determinations for themselves.

Although the new rules do not come into play for several months, there have already been numerous reports of large private-sector organisations including Lloyds Bank, GlaxoSmithKline and IBM eradicating limited company contractors from their workforce to relieve themselves of having to carry out IR35 status assessments.

The letter warns: “Major businesses, including most of the banking sector, have already announced they will no longer engage contractors due to a lack of confidence in the legislation. That will just damage growth and productivity.”

OH and Wellbeing News

The first Monday of February is National Sickie Day. The day when employees are most likely to call in sick.

Numerous reasons have been given, such as it being the first payday following Christmas, the end of dry January… and January is a month when a large number of workers apply for new jobs, people may be taking this day off to attend an interview.

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that office sick days over the past few years have been declining.

Last year, there were an estimated 350,000 people absent from work due to illness on the first Monday of February in 2019.

Top reasons for employees pulling a sickie include:-

Poor mental health day

Being hungover and not being bothered (I wouldn’t advise using this one if you want a future in the company!)

However, the main excuses were food poisoning, vomiting and flu (Classic)

Health and Wellbeing at Work 2020

Health and Wellbeing at Work is undoubtedly the UK’s leading forum for improving the health, wellbeing and performance of work-aged people. The event consistently attracts key decision makers from both the public and private sectors and has an outstanding reputation for both quality and quantity. It offers excellent networking opportunities, a platform for developing new business and substantial brand awareness.

This year the event is on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th March – Book Tickets HERE – http://www.healthwellbeingwork.co.uk/

OH Staffing Updates

In an effort to continue striving to be the BEST OH Recruitment agency Occupational Health Staffing have added an instant online chat facility to our website www.ohstaffing.co.uk check it out

We currently have 150 live Occupational Health vacancies on our website

We are looking for Occupational health:-

Nurses, Advisors, Managers, Physicians, Therapists, Technicians and Administrators

Across the UK

Jobs of the Week

Job Ref: SR-5800

Occupational Health Advisor

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

Job Type: Full or Part Time Permanent (Term Time Considered)

Occupational Health Staffing are looking to recruit an Occupational Health Advisor on a full or part time permanent basis (Term Time also an option) for an established healthcare provider. The role is based on one site in Northwich, Cheshire with NO TRAVEL and you will be undertaking:-

  • Sickness absence management via phone and video – 4 or 5 quality cases per day
  • Report writing
  • Recommendations
  • Pre-employment Screening

The client will consider flexible hours/ times including only term time working. The job can be worked over 3, 4 or 5 days a week

To apply you will be an experienced OHA – ideally OH qualified and able to produce quality sickness absence reports

Salary: Competitive + annual leave, pension

Job Ref: HM-5795

Trainee Occupational Health Nurse

Location: North West

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Occupational Health Staffing are looking to recruit a Trainee Occupational Health Nurse for this unique, exciting and much sought after opportunity to gain occupational health experience and industry qualifications working for an established, forward thinking, supportive and friendly health care provider in the North West area. This is a permanent position and we are ideally looking for someone to work on a full time basis. You will be trained to provide a full OH remit including:

– Health surveillance; audiometry, spirometry, vision screening

– Health screening

– Occupational health referrals

To apply, you will be a Registered Nurse with a passion for occupational health and a driving license as the role will involve flexibility to travel across the North West region.

Salary: £28,000 – £30,000 + mileage + benefits

Contact us:

Landline: 0208 952 6278

Steve Roberts – 07970 075 115 – steve@ohstaffing.co.uk

Priya Kanji – 07957 925 532 – priya@ohstaffing.co.uk

Posted in Occupational Health

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