Posted On 27 Jun 2019
OH Staffing – Weekly Blog
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) released its Jobs Outlook for the first half of 2019 and it found:-
The net balance of employers’ confidence in the prospects for the UK economy improved by 3 percentage points
The UK workforce increased by 0.1% in February–April 2019
Self-employment rose by 74,000 (1.5%) quarter-on-quarter to 4,913,000 (15.0% of the workforce)
The UK unemployment rate was 3.8% in February–April 2019 – At 1,304,000
15% of UK employers had made redundancies in the year to March–May 2019 – significantly lower than a year earlier (20%).
39% of UK employers who hire temporary agency workers stated that agency worker pay rates were higher than the permanent equivalent
50% of UK employers that hire agency workers rate their use as important for managing fast-changing organisational requirements
Occupational Health News
Reported in Global railway review it was said:-
Despite the steps taken by the rail industry to take care of its workforce, more needs to be done to ensure the health of employees is a priority.
It has been highlighted that there are serious occupational and mental health issues that the workforce need to be protected from
Keith Morey, a member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) Railway Group, believes recently-published figures from the UK’s Office of Road and Rail (ORR) are a “wake-up call” for the industry.
In 2018 – 2019 There was:
91 reported cases of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)
483 injuries relating to manual handling – 157 led to sickness absence
1,054 cases of shock or trauma, relating to someone who has tried to commit suicide or has been affected by someone who has attempted it.
Morey said that these figures are a wake-up call and in terms of occupational health, anyone who suffers from HAVS it is unacceptable that people are suffering when it is entirely preventable, he goes on to say as an industry, we need to ensure that proper controls are in place
OH Staffing Updates
We currently have 120 live Occupational Health vacancies on our website
We are looking for Occupational health:-
Nurses, Advisors, Managers, Physicians, Therapists, Technicians and Administrators
Across the UK
Job of the Week
Job Ref: SR-5257
Senior Occupational Health Advisor
Location: Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Occupational Health Staffing are looking to recruit a Senior Occupational Health Advisor to work on a full time permanent basis in Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire which is just North of Sheffield. Working as part of an OH team in an in-house role the Senior OHA will manage a small team (3 x OHA’s and 1 x OH Tech) whilst reporting into the OH Manager
To apply for this role:-
Salary: £40K – £44.7K
Landline: 0208 952 6278
Steve Roberts – 07970 075 115 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Priya Kanji – 07957 925 532 – email@example.com
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