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Introducing our newest employee to join the Ionic team, Donna Rhodes.
With over 15 years experience in recruitment Donna has joined Ionic to take control of our white collar contract division as Associate Director.
To welcome Donna to the team we asked her a few questions.
Leading construction recruitment business Ionic has expanded its Midlands operation and moved to a new office base in Tamworth.
The Midlands team is now located at Pacific House, Relay Point, under the leadership of Hayley Jackson.
After months of anticipation and training in preparation for the Great Manchester Run, the day finally came and Ionic did not disappoint.
We are very proud to announce that all 18 members of the Ionic team completed the 10k, in some cracking times too. With our top runner completing the course in 52 minutes!
Monday 27th April, Chadwick House, Birchwood Park, WA3 6AE at 12-2pm
Join us for the Ionic Bake Sale on Monday 27th April!
This year, 18 employees at Ionic Recruitment are taking part in the Manchester 10k to raise funds for St. Rocco’s Hospice.
St. Rocco’s Hospice is a fantastic and inspiring charity that gives specialist care to patients with life limiting illnesses in the Warrington area.
The Ionic team is getting involved to raise money, which will help to provide the resources required to ensure patients enjoy an active and happy life.
We would be grateful of any donations big or small.
To help us reach our target we will be selling delectable cupcakes, flapjacks, brownies and more in Chadwick House, between 12-2pm.
All money raised from the bake sale will go directly to St. Rocco’s Hospice and if you want to check out our team training pictures please visit: www.justgiving.com/ionicrecruitment.
So, come and visit us on 27th April from 12pm. Show your support to a fantastic cause and buy a delicious piece of cake to enjoy with your brew!
Ionic Recruitment, the specialist consultancy within Construction, Social Housing and Maintenance sectors, has truly embraced the festive spirit this year by donating 30 presents to Wire FM’s Christmas toy appeal.
The Christmas toy appeal is an initiative designed to put a smile on the faces of local, vulnerable children who may not receive a present on Christmas day. Wire FM collects presents donated by businesses in the North West and delivers them to Children’s charities across Warrington, Widnes and Runcorn.
After hearing about the charitable appeal on Wire FM, Ionic Recruitment began encouraging its staff to get involved. Rather than spending money on a secret Santa present this year, the business donated presents to the toy appeal, gathering an impressive 30 gifts in total.
“Britain has been dubbed the self-employment capital of western Europe with 4.5 million classed as self-employed, accounting for more than 15% of the labour force.
Many people working in construction are genuinely self-employed, however, UKCG (UK Contractors’ Group) recognises that some are not ‘false self-employment’ and that, under current tax rules, it is extremely difficult for law abiding companies to decide whether somebody is really self employed or should be taxed within PAYE. It is estimated that false self-employment is costing the Exchequer £1.9 billion per annum.
“Since April 2014, the government has introduced new legislative rules to clamp down on false self-employment. Recruitment agencies are now required to ensure all workers supplied to a business, and who no longer pass HMRC’s test for being self-employed, are treated as full employees, and added to payroll appropriately.