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The apprenticeship levy: An opportunity to improve disabled talent pipelines

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Industry Insider  /  No Comments

The apprenticeship levy: An opportunity to improve disabled talent pipelines

While the recruitment sector has, in the past, strongly voiced its reservations around the Apprenticeship Levy, a recent round table hosted by the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) concluded that its introduction offers us a prime opportunity to improve disabled talent pipelines. We must begin by understanding what ‘disability’ means; that is, a physical or […]

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Should multiple-choice tests be used in recruitment?

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  Industry Insider  /  No Comments

Should multiple-choice tests be used in recruitment?

Employers using multiple-choice psychometric testing in recruitment should act with caution following the recent case of Government Legal Services (GLS) v Brookes. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the decision of an Employment Tribunal (ET) that a job applicant with Asperger’s syndrome was discriminated against by being required to sit a multiple-choice test as part […]

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Wage stagnation: How can recruiters ensure staff don’t feel underappreciated?

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  Industry Insider  /  No Comments

Wage stagnation: How can recruiters ensure staff don’t feel underappreciated?

Last week, the BBC released an article which showed how wage stagnation and higher costs of living are affecting particular industries’ staff. By May 2017, the average weekly pay was 0.5% lower than the same time a year earlier after inflation was taken into account; however, there have been significant ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in terms of changes […]

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3 tips for leveraging your employer brand to recruit

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  Industry Insider  /  No Comments

Three tips for leveraging your employer brand to recruit

Think about the buzzwords you hear thrown around the recruitment and HR world, and employer brand is sure to come up. You probably most frequently hear it used in reference to company culture, perks and benefits. But what does it actually mean and why does it matter? Glassdoor defines employer branding as “the art of […]

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Keeping above the law this summer with seasonal employment

By   /  July 27, 2017  /  Industry Insider  /  No Comments

Keeping above the law this summer with seasonal employment

For both agencies and employers in the leisure, hospitality and tourism sectors, the approach of summer brings with it the need for a temporary increase in the workforce to cope with the busy period.  Meeting seasonal demand can be both a practical challenge and a risk. Using a recruitment agency to supply seasonal workers is […]

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The most important lessons I’ve learnt as a recruiter

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  Industry Insider  /  No Comments

The most important lessons I’ve learnt as a recruiter

People are the key to a successful and profitable business: they are what make the brand, are the ones delivering excellent customer service and making sure that customers (your clients) get exactly what they pay for. Recruitment is therefore arguably the most important element to a successful business. But sourcing the right people is a […]

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Worker well-being in the recruitment sector

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Industry Insider  /  No Comments

Worker well-being in the recruitment sector

Striking the balance between pressure and challenge can be a fine art and nothing truer could be said of the recruitment industry. Although not unique to the industry, the high-pressure, performance-centric environment, coupled with the burden of financial reward and demanding hours, can accelerate the rate of staff turnover and cements recruitment’s reputation as one […]

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Building bridges back to work

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Industry Insider  /  No Comments

Building bridges back to work

“Am I ready? Am I in the right place to go back to work?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions by participants in the Work to Recover scheme, run by London-based recruiter Sidekicks. Work to Recover provides practical support to help people get back to work after recovering from mental illness. Sidekicks […]

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Managing rejection: How hiring an internal ‘recruiter’ can boost brand advocacy

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Industry Insider  /  No Comments

Managing rejection: How hiring an internal ‘recruiter’ can boost brand advocacy

Steve Thompson, Managing Director, Forward Role Recruitment comments on why hiring an internal ‘recruiter’ to manage rejected applications could boost brand advocacy. A couple of years ago I was helping to manage a business-critical recruitment project at the Head Office of one of our region’s biggest brands… when the CEO popped his head around the […]

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Caution and cooperation needed in the face of public sector’s IR35 changes

By   /  May 11, 2017  /  Industry Insider  /  No Comments

Caution and cooperation needed in the face of public sector’s IR35 changes

This April saw IR35 reforms take effect in the public sector. The arrival of the legislation has been much heralded and its impact much maligned as a move that will undoubtedly impose a significant burden on an already overstretched public sector and puts agencies in the frame, making them responsible for carrying out HMRC’s enforcement […]

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