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  • Carl Sautereau, chief operating officer and co-founder at Talent DeckCultural fit can be a hard thing to define and many businesses may not have officially thought about what this means for them. But regardless of whether it’s official or just the vibe in the office, every business develops its own personality over time.A defined culture can be a huge benefit to a business but, when it comes to re...

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  • A new report by Jobsite highlights the ways in which recruiters should be embracing the agile workforce to futureproof their hiring strategy.   Despite being a relatively new concept, over half surveyed were familiar with it and over 22% of those had worked in an agile environment for over two years. However, recruiters claim less than half of the roles they’re working on offer agile, finding it...

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  • Over half (53%) of employers would have to take action if today’s budget introduces new measures which would increase their staff costs because of changes to taxation such as IR35. One third (30%) of employers would have to increase their prices, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).Employer confidence has already taken a knock with 33% of ...

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  • Employers should do more to ensure employees do not feel pressured into working outside of their contractual hours and offer more support regarding how they work flexibly, a new study in the International Journal of Management Reviews reports.During the comprehensive evidence-based review, led by the University of Surrey in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London and the University of Ex...

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  • Research carried out by London-based LaunchPad Recruits has found that in-house recruitment teams believe recruitment technology will be key to making better and more consistent hiring decisions. Recruiters want to play a more strategic role in business and technology will enable them to do so, according to the report, with 72% saying they want to automate more of the hiring process within the nex...

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  • Sellick Partnership’s Midlands Charity Football Tournament is returning this Friday despite the venue being hit by a horrific arson attack earlier this year. The five-a-side Tournament – which is now in its seventh year – will see businesses from across the Midlands compete whilst raising funds for local charity me&dee.   Nikki Kinsey, associate director of Sellick Partnership, established the t...

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  • The Adecco Group has made changes within its executive committee. All roles will be effective as of 1st January 2018.   Ian Lee will take up the role of regional head of Asia Pacific (APAC), which will include India. In this capacity, Lee will have overall responsibility for the Group’s general and professional staffing businesses in the APAC region. A Singapore national, Lee started his career ...

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  • The Autumn Budget for 2017 has been presented by chancellor, Philip Hammond, which has led to mixed reactions from the recruitment industry.Hammond announced that £3bn has been set aside for Brexit preparations while growth has been revised down from2% in 2017 to 1.5%. Forecasts are 1.4% in 2018, 1.3% 2019, 1.3% 2020, 1.5% 2021 and 1.6% 2022.The living wage is set to rise from £7.50 to £7.83 and t...

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  • Montreal Associates has opened an office in Barcelona. The move is part of the company’s continued expansion across the continent and will complement its Frankfurt office, which opened 12 months ago.Montreal Associates, which has its headquarters at St Katherine’s Dock in London, has seen 25% year-on-year growth for each of the last three years. Much of this growth has been concentrated in the Ger...

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  • Gattaca has appointed Grahame Carter, managing director of its engineering brand, Matchtech, to the Gattaca management board, effective from 1st November.Gattaca’s chief executive officer, Brian Wilkinson, said, “Grahame’s promotion to the Management Board of Gattaca, just nine months after his appointment to Managing Director of Matchtech UK, is emblematic of the leadership value that he has inst...

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  • The CV SquadThe unemployment rate in the United Kingdom has dropped to its lowest since 1975, and employment is at its highest in the last four years, yet workers and their employers don’t appear to be better off.The CV Squad have examined why 30% of UK employers said hiring had increased compared to the previous year, while an almost equal amount (29%) declared that employee turnover is growing, ...

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  • Third Way Legal has appointed Hamish Drake an expert - private practice as part of its law firm business. Drake is a qualified lawyer who practiced at Norton Rose in Australia and Simpson Grierson in his native New Zealand, before transitioning into legal recruitment with Michael Page in London in 2015. Tom Balmer, head of platform at Third Way Legal, commented, “Hamish is a key hire for Third Way...

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  • Executive search firm Howgate Sable has appointed Mark Iliffe as a partner and Noreen Curtin as an associate partner.Iliffe joins the business as partner, having previously held the same position at London-based Tyzack Partners. Other positions during his 20-year career have included senior consultant at Gerard Daniels and head of practice at Redgrave Partners. Iliffe will operate within the indep...

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  • Lawspeed   In a recent decision, Tillman (T) v Egon Zehnder Ltd (EZ), the Court of Appeal refused to enforce a ‘non-compete’ clause in an ex-employee’s contract, on the grounds that the clause was too wide and therefore amounted to an unlawful restraint of trade.   This kind of issue is always important for recruitment businesses concerned about protecting their business base, so it’s worth co...

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  • In response to increased security measures at UK airports, Encore Personnel has announced the launch of its ‘Agency Passport’ system to the UK aviation sector.Through the Agency Passport, employers are able to see and review full, detailed documentation pertaining to each potential candidate – both land and airside – to ensure all personnel surpass the stringent security checks required of airport...

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  • Haymarket Business Media (HBM) Recruitment, part of Haymarket Media Group, has launched an initiative to get organisations fired up about showcasing their employer brand, called ‘Wonderful Workplaces’.Research conducted by Haymarket Business Media Recruitment during 2016 found that 90% of active jobseekers would take an employer’s brand into consideration when applying for jobs.The campaign spans ...

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  • Sponsored By Futura Rec2RecEngland Debutants - how are they doing in the FL?With many of the big guns withdrawing from the England friendlies with sore toes etc Southgate gave some up and coming stars a run out and they were pretty good. But how have they done so far in the PFL and are they worth having in your squad?Jason Pickford is of course already established in Everton’s team after his £30m ...

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  • Empresaria Group has provided the market with an update on trading. The second half year adjusted profit before tax ("adjusted PBT") is expected to be ahead of both the first half and prior year. Although the Group is on track to deliver a record adjusted PBT for the full year, it is expected to be below current market expectations.This is primarily due to an increased current year impact from two...

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  • Menzies LLPIf, as rumoured, the Chancellor announces the expansion of the IR35 changes to the private sector, this could cause significant upheaval for recruiters, as well as for the many employers who rely on contract labour as a flexible solution to manage peaks and troughs in workflow.The main change is likely to be that employers will be made responsible for determining whether IR35 applies, r...

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  • Around a third of UK professionals now work independently in a transformation at the higher end of the UK workforce yet are largely ignored by policymakers, according a report on professionals in the “gig economy” published today by Odgers Connect with research from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).Concern over unregulated work at the low-end of the gig economy, whilst important, ha...

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  • Randstad has released the findings of its most recent report, which highlights that there’s a digital skills shortage in the UK and one way to fill the gap is by encouraging more women to the sector. It also revealed that the industry pays well, is flexible with a variety of permanent, contract and working from home roles and can be a stable and well-paid career.The report also found that:Women ac...

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  • By Magdalen MarketingThe first part of our social media marketing guide for recruitment.1. IntroductionAt the higher levels of recruitment, social media marketing is something of a necessary evil - it’s very hard to track revenue generated from it (from either candidate or client) and part of the reason is that relatively little comes from it. This is because unlike for us, the world does not revo...

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  • Lawspeed   A new global report has revised the estimated number of victims of modern slavery worldwide upwards, from 21m to 40m. Around 10,000 victims are thought to be living in the UK.   Recruiters are at higher risk of involvement in modern slavery than many other businesses, as they are likely to be the first port of call for traffickers, particularly in high risk sectors. This is borne ou...

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  • Over 50 employers and HR professionals attended an Employment Law seminar held in Essex by Pure and Birkett Long, designed to provide practical workshops and employment law updates for local businesses.Now a regular fixture in the Essex business calendar, the latest seminar was held at the Holiday Inn in Brentwood on Tuesday 14th November with the main topic of discussion focussing on the forthcom...

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  • Investigators from the GLAA employed their new powers during a week of action looking into reports of possible labour exploitation in London.The UK’s foremost labour abuse investigation and prevention agency teamed up with the London Fire Brigade, the Metropolitan Police, the Health and Safety Executive and the Government’s National Minimum Wage Unit on three separate operations in the past week.O...

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  • The average Brit has six jobs in their lifetime, according to new research by Investec Click & Invest.  However, those aged between 18 and 34 plan to only stay in their current job for an average of three years and four months, which equates to an average of 12.5 jobs during their working lives** – more than twice the national average.Millennials are most likely to be driven by wanting more money,...

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  • Today, Randstad Holding nv hosts its Capital Markets Day in London. Jacques van den Broek (CEO) will elaborate on how the company is addressing the changing HR landscape via its strategic roadmap, including its new brand promise Human Forward. He will outline the key growth drivers for the future and specifically Randstad’s ability to gain further market share driven by its Tech & Touch strategy. ...

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  • Matthew Fryer, group compliance director at BrooksonOn 22nd November 2017 Philip Hammond will present the Autumn Budget, his second major fiscal event of the year. With Brexit on the horizon, The Chancellor has some tough decisions to make; does he provide a Budget which offers stability for UK business in the run up to Brexit and the recent decline in UK productivity or does he try to raise addit...

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