Entries by David Lyons

Apps, interactivity, Big Data in recruiting | Recruiters Weekly News

“Efficiency” was once a euphemism for redundancies. Today, it is far more likely to mean resourcefulness. Being efficient in our modern, digital landscape means finding creative uses for the Big Data that is collected almost as a by-product of everyday activities. Digital Transformation Necessity is the mother of invention – or so the saying goes. […]

Addressing fears of the ‘robot recruiter’ | Recruiters Weekly News

Recruitment must value long term planning Britain braces for turbulence in the jobs market after an inconclusive general election in the run up to Brexit. But there is a growing sense of time running out if we are to avoid recruitment chaos. So how can an industry achieve stability in these uncertain times? 96 per […]

Soft skills and respect: the secret to success

Your workplace culture is more important to the success of your business than you may realise. Among the stories making the headlines for recruiters this week were reports into the significance of respect and how soft skills will matter most for tomorrow’s recruits. Improve your work-life balance: expert advice for recruiters The world of recruitment […]

Automation, gamification and monetised CVs | Recruiters Weekly News

This week’s news round-up has a futuristic feel as we take a look at some of the ways the recruitment experience will change to meet the demands of tomorrow’s world: from artificial intelligence to creative interviews; to candidates trading their CV as a commodity. “Fourth industrial revolution” boosts Australian tech Automation will create new opportunities […]

SMEs, Stress, and Skilled Communication | Recruiters Weekly News

Brexit negotiations will continue to generate headlines until a settlement is reached but, in Australia, new visa restrictions are causing some similar doubts in the nation’s own recruitment market. And do you work in one of the UK’s most stressful regions? Brexit impact on SME recruitment Another voice from the recruitment industry has expressed concern […]

Cuts in vocational learning, temp-to-perm, the world’s oddest job ad | Recruiters Weekly News

Funding cuts to vocational learning, better rights for lower-paid employees, and an exciting opportunity for aspiring henchmen. It’s the recruitment news round-up. Staffing cuts hit vocational courses Cuts to educational budgets in Britain are not only making the recruitment of new teaching staff problematic at the present, but risk creating a skills vacuum in future […]

New tax year: the changes every recruiter should know

The new financial year has kicked off with a busy week in the recruitment industry. Making the headlines were changes to tax and employment laws, significant gains for those campaigning to close the gender pay gap, and mixed fortunes for Britain’s migrant workers. IR35 compliance An overhaul of IR35 came into effect on Thursday (April […]

Temp to Perm: Emerging Trends in the Gig Economy

Temporary workers are a vital source of new recruits for many UK businesses. But more must be done to protect the legal status of Britain’s short term contractors – that was the message delivered to a cross-party committee on employment and industry last week. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy select committee, which met last […]

Is Booming Australia Becoming The Land of the Temp?

New data for 2017 suggests that eight out of every ten Australians would consider switching to temporary employment. But as attitudes towards short term contracts and reduced job security become more relaxed, can the nation’s recruiters manage expectations and find the right skills for the job? It was not so long ago that commentators and […]

Spring Budget Round-up: Reshaping Recruitment

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his début spring budget speech this Wednesday lunchtime. Amidst a broadly optimistic tone and a prognosis of good health for the nation’s economy, there was a controversial change to National Insurance contributions for the self-employed. We consider how the amendment could shape attitudes within the recruitment market of 2017 – and […]