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Viewpoint: Wrongdoing in the workplace

Blowing the whistle on bad practice.

13 February 2020

Contractors call time on PSCs due to IR35 changes

Limited company contractors are saying ‘enough is enough’ as they call time on their personal service companies (PSCs), according to an insolvency practitioner who works in the contractor sector.

13 February 2020

Presenting myths recruiters should ignore

Anthony Garvey unpicks the well-intended advice given that can often make your presentation worse rather than better.

12 February 2020

Recruiters find ways to help consultants battle through Blue Monday

Recruiters are meeting Blue Monday head on this year through a number of different measures.

HR 20 January 2020

Company pays you to walk away if you’re not happy

A Cheshire-based financial planning firm is taking an innovative approach to onboarding by offering staff the option to quit if they don’t think the firm’s company culture is right for them.

HR, Accounting/Finance 20 January 2020

Blue Monday: 5 ways to improve employee experience in 2020

Blue Monday may be the most depressing day of the year, but Ivor Falvey offers ways to help with its impact.

20 January 2020

Skills shortages acute for organisations worldwide

Global talent shortages have almost doubled over the last 10 year, according to research from recruitment giant ManpowerGroup.

17 January 2020

Did you swear off meat for Veganuary?

How has Veganuary affected recruitment in sustainable and ethical roles?

15 January 2020

Secret ingredient to employee retention

How do you keep your staff when the demand for talent seems to be getting stronger? Carolyn Nevitte uncovers the secret

14 January 2020

Make sure your leader has a ‘healthy ego’

Harald Ackerschott highlights the fine balance of power and ego companies should consider when picking a top executive.

HR 18 December 2019

Candidate experience top priority for The FIRM members

In-house recruiters struggle with the candidate experience, reveals in-house research.

12 December 2019

MyKindaFuture says ditch the trusted methods of recruiting career clones

Recruiting people that look and act the way we do is simply no longer fit for purpose for today’s business world.

HR 12 December 2019
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Recruiters and employers need written gender belief policies to avoid legal action

Recruiters have been urged to review candidate and worker social media policy in light of a landmark case concerning gender-critical beliefs.

14 November 2019

The art of apology

If your company has made a mistake but gets its apology wrong, the impact on recruitment can be major, as Sean O’Meara explains.

13 November 2019

Biggest drop in job vacancies in 10 years and employment also down

UK unemployment fell in the quarter to September but so did the number of people in work, according to official figures.

IT/Telecoms 12 November 2019

Workplace relationships – check out the policy

Recruiters have been urged to find out if clients have a workplace policy outlawing workplace relationships.

Legal, HR 6 November 2019

RBS joins Lloyds and Barclays in only using PAYE contractors

Royal Bank of Scotland is the latest financial institution that has told its contractors it will no longer engage them unless they go on the books.

The right way to make staff redundant

If the worst happens and your recruitment business needs to make people redundant, employment lawyers Paige Tompkins and Chris Weaver explain the process.

24 October 2019

Flexible work policy would mean inflexibility, say business leaders

Creating a flexible work policy is a warning sign that an organisation will actually exercise rigidity around where and when people work.

Executive search, HR 14 October 2019

Recruiters rally round to assist staff following Thomas Cook collapse

Thousands of UK workers affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook may have to relocate or retrain in order to land new jobs.

Retail, Transport & logistics 23 September 2019

Firms need to have more decisive hiring managers

Organisations simply cannot afford to run their businesses with indecisive hiring managers, according to Vitorio Bretas, senior principal advisor in Gartner’s HR practice.

20 September 2019

Recruiters face having to invest in technology that cuts access to email

Recruiters may have to invest in technology that automatically cuts staff access to email should Ireland introduce rules granting workers the right to switch off from work-related emails outside office hours.

27 August 2019

How to leave a senior role without burning bridges

Competition for highly-skilled candidates at the top can be fierce, but that doesn’t mean it is a good idea to leave your current role on bad terms, as Dan Heathcote explains.

21 August 2019

Emma Watson launches helpline for those being harassed at work

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has launched a legal advice line for those experiencing sexual harassment at work.

Legal, HR 5 August 2019

5 ways to manage stress for yourself and your employees

Burnout at work can leave you feeling severely exhausted, mentally distant, negative, cynical and inefficient, says Samuel Leach.

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