• Check the worker status of EU nationals, MP warns recruiters. With Brexit looming and uncertainties still overshadowing many aspects of business, MPs have added to agency doubts this week by revealing that employers and recruiters will hold ultimate responsibility for ensuring their candidates are eligible to work after March 2019.
• IRC announces growth plans after a successful third quarter. Independent Resourcing Consultancy – the multinational agency that specialises in financial services hires – has reported strong growth figures. Now the business is looking to expand its operations by taking on ambitious consultants. How did they achieve strong growth? Managing diorector Lewis Greene reveals how eBoss played a part in their success story…
• Free flights to close skills gaps? One Irish agency puts its money where its mouth is. You probably think your agency has an attractive offering to new candidates. But would you buy plane tickets to repatriate your talent if they were living on the other side of the planet? That is exactly what Limerick-based FRS Recruitment is promising, as it offers to pay for Irish expats in Australia to come back and find work in Ireland.
The chancellor announced his final budget before Brexit, this week. Among the changes were a handful that could alter the fates of recruiters in the UK. So was the Autumn budget a trick – or a treat – for Britain’s recruitment agencies?
• How did recruiters fare in the Autumn budget?
• Why the government’s apprenticeship scheme has led to more internal up-skilling, and fewer hires.
• Australia’s Fair Work Commission demonstrates why it is never a good idea to lie on your CV.
Read all of these stories in this week’s recruitment news round-up.
• Private sector recruitment has slumped, The British Chamber of Commerce warns. With the sector accounting for more than 80 per cent of the UK economy, this could mean lean times for many recruitment agencies. Experts say that Brexit doubts could be to blame – and warn that the situation could worsen in the run-up to March 2019.
• Northern Ireland recruitment shows that it has every opportunity to grow – and manufacturing is crying our for new skills. But obstacles, and a lack of leadership, are hobbling companies in their efforts to make new hires.
• Graduate recruitment is important to get right in the current jobs climate. How better to secure the requisite skills in a lean market? But one agency made a colossal misstep in its graduate recruitment programme. See how they got it wrong, and infuriated the very students they were hoping to attract.
Read all of our recruitment news stories in full.
It’s time for another round-up of the week’s headlines. Our top recruitment stories this week include:
• UK firms excel at social media recruitment. How did we get so good? A LinkedIn expert offers his insight.
• Capita’s £44 Million army recruitment contract is in jeopardy. Where did it go wrong for the outsourcing giant, who were this week branded “atrocious” by MPs?
• Candidates are now so conscious of robot recruiters that they are changing the way they write their job applicants to appeal to a robot reader. But what makes the best CV in 2018? And what happens when savvy applicants try to game the system?
Read the full stories here.
• What should you do when your recruitment AI shows prejudice? Amazon has been forced to scrap its recruiter robot after it taught itself to make sexist hiring choices. And what are the two important facts that the recruitment industry glean from this case?
• The ASA upholds a complaint against a misleading job advert sent in an email to candidates. The story highlights just how closely recruiters should be managing all communications. Are your listings compliant?
Read our full report on both stories in this week’s round-up of recruitment news headlines.
• IR35 rules are notoriously difficult to get to grips with – even the lawmakers are getting them wrong.
• Brexit is creating caution in recruitment. But are we all suffering the affects of fatigue?
• A good candidate experience can make or break any recruitment agency. We look at why slow online applications could be costing you top talent.
Read our round-up of recruitment news here.
In the second half of our feature examination of future tech in recruitment, we take a look at public blockchains.
Could the technology which powers cryptocurrencies like bitcoin change the face of recruiting in the future? In our in-depth report, we see why our sector is one of only a handful of industries where blockchains could be used to their fullest potential.
Read our full investigation here.