Towards Transparency

Should workers in unsecured positions have their hourly pay published? Should your old social media posts be used during the interview process? And where in IT can jobs growth be found? Find out the answers in our weekly round-up of recruitment industry headlines....

Apps, interactivity, Big Data in recruiting

“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....

Addressing fears of the ‘robot recruiter’

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...

The right and wrong ways to address skills gap

It seems as though every major economy is experiencing a skills shortage at present. This week, we see how the skills gap has caused one police force to change its tactics – and has provided money-making opportunities for those on the other side of the law, too. The...

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.

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...