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Advice to recruiters on furloughing employees

Following the government’s announcement to furlough employees and pay up to 80% of their wages, employment lawyer Emma Swan outlines how employees can introduce the job retention scheme, whilst fitting with existing employment contracts.

Legal, HR 30 March 2020

Bringing recruitment in-house

Colin Cottell reports from the In-House Recruitment Expo at London’s Olympia in February

JobsOutlook shows businesses have renewed confidence

New data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) shows that businesses have become more confident in their ability to hire new staff.

Public sector, Social care 26 February 2020

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

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.

Totaljobs partners with employer branding experts Universum

Totaljobs has announced a partnership with Stockholm-based employer branding experts Universum.

HR 25 June 2019

Look inside your own organisation to find purple squirrels

Recruiters should identify the critical skills their organisation needs so they can pinpoint the ‘purple squirrels’ required to fill these roles both now and in the future.

Engineering, IT/Telecoms 14 June 2019

Fish producer heralds new dawn for work placements

One of the UK’s largest producers of fish and seafood has taken on all of the young people supplied to it in the past year by a work-placement charity.

Overqualified candidates might be valuable talent source

Recruiters have been urged not to miss out on valuable talent pools by refusing to even consider seemingly overqualified candidates for jobs.

30 April 2019

Management or culture: which is best?

Is it more important to get the management or the culture of an organisation right? It’s a case of neither and both, says Matt Frost.

HR 3 April 2019

No surprise hiring sentiment is down, reveals JobsOutlook survey

Plummeting hiring confidence among employers is no surprise, according to the CEO of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

Public sector, Social care 27 March 2019

Companies accelerate use of tech and digital recruitment to compete for talent

UK firms are turning to new technologies to deliver a better candidate experience and attract the best talent.

IT/Telecoms, HR 27 March 2019

Unions launch passport to support disabled people in work

The TUC and the GMB union have launched a new disability passport to help disabled people, who find themselves out of work or switch employers, access support they need.

25 February 2019

Recruiters see benefits of their staff taking full lunch break

The adage made famous in the 1987 film Wall Street that ‘lunch is for wimps’ doesn’t appear to hold true in the recruitment sector.

8 February 2019

Report finds the UK top of M&A deals globally in recruitment sector

Brexit uncertainty has failed to put a dampener on M&A activity in the recruitment sector, with the UK ranked number one globally for M&A transactions in 2018, according to a new report.

7 February 2019

Pimento offers marketing agencies chance to put staff on transfer loan

A virtual recruitment agency has hit upon an innovative way of enabling marketing professionals to swap marketing agency but subsequently return to their employer.

Marketing, HR 6 February 2019

Four-point action plan for hard/no-deal Brexit

Winston Green, partner at Irwin Mitchell, outlines key issues that could affect recruitment businesses in the case of a hard/no-deal Brexit.

Legal 24 January 2019

Jobs ad parodying the PM attracts millions of views

A London-based production company has produced a jobs ad involving the Prime Minister that has gone viral.

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