Entries by David Lyons

Recruiting on the right side of the law | Recruiters Weekly News

Recruiters have been urged to ensure tax compliance ahead of new laws which come into effect from September.  Anderson Group may have industry-wide implications To begin, we will look back to a story we featured last week, which highlighted the Guardian investigation into the Anderson Group’s umbrella tax avoidance scheme. The firm, which has specialised in providing […]

Taylor-made Recruitment | Recruiters Weekly News

The Taylor review into modern employment practices has been published this week. It raises some key questions and provides broad recommendations for the way recruiters should handle the rights of short-term and self-employed contractors in the future. Self-employment in the gig economy Some call it the “Uberisation of work”, and we have spoken at length […]

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 […]

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 […]