Letting blockchain do the dirty work
For all the talk of machines and robots taking over jobs traditionally done by humans, it could well be that another technology has the greatest impact on recruiters. The use of blockchain – effectively a real-time database that uses distributed ledger technology to record, share and verify information – has significant implications for recruiters and […]Read More →
Private sector IR35: What now for recruitment?
The current consultation into tackling non-compliance with off-payroll working rules, commonly known as IR35, in the private sector is seen by many as the start of a process to harmonise rules with those already in force in the public sector. This is ultimately designed to tackle the issue of contractors not paying the levels of […]Read More →
Recruiting ex-offenders: How agencies can give people a second chance
For most businesses, the fundamental concerns relate to their own organisation. But there is a growing realisation that responsible business involves helping broader communities and society at large, and one way of doing that could be to integrate those who have previously offended back into work. With Brexit reducing the supply of skills in some […]Read More →
GDPR: What’s best practice for recruiters?
The recruitment sector is no stranger to adapting to new legislation. However, the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from 25 May has the potential to impact on the very fundamentals of the profession. “GDPR applies to all organisations which process personal data, and recruiters by their nature process significant amounts of this, […]Read More →
2018: What lies ahead for recruitment?
The year ahead promises to be an eventful one in both the recruitment industry and the wider economy. For many recruiters, it is likely to be dominated by the potential implications of Brexit, with skills shortages a particular concern. “We know that EU workers are already leaving the country due to the uncertainties around their […]Read More →
How disruptive tech is driving recruitment evolution
New and disruptive technology is having an impact on almost every area of our lives, and our working habits are no exception. The use of artificial intelligence, chatbots, machine learning and big data are all contributing to a move towards greater automation, which is starting to have a profound impact on many industries. The most […]Read More →
The apprenticeship levy: Where are we now?
The introduction of the apprenticeship levy earlier in the year was not without controversy. Opponents of the scheme derided it as yet another tax on business, at the same time as organisations were wrestling with the added costs of minimum wage rises and auto-enrolment. The recruitment sector felt particularly hard hit, on account of the […]Read More →
Can an algorithm replace a recruiter?
For many years the lives of recruiters have been made easier by the use of technology, whether that’s databases, CV filtering software or online applications. But the rise of algorithms or machine learning, and even the use of artificial intelligence (AI), has the potential to take things further, moving technology into areas where recruiters have […]Read More →
The 2017 Apprenticeship Levy: What agencies need to know
This month, the Government’s long-awaited Apprenticeship Levy comes into force, imposing a 0.5% levy on the pay bills of all businesses with payrolls in excess of £3 million. It is undoubtedly well intentioned; the idea being that larger employers effectively finance the training of apprentices, either within their own organisation or more widely. In the […]Read More →
All change for 2017: What lies ahead in recruitment?
If nothing else, the year ahead promises to be an eventful one in the recruitment sector. Much of it is likely to be dominated by Brexit, and the impact the UK’s decision to leave the EU has on both organisations’ hiring plans and restrictions around people coming to the country. “The Prime Minister’s commitment to […]Read More →
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