The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has ruled in favour of a contractor who missed out on holiday leave. The judgement is the latest in a line of decisions intended to clamp down on exploitation within the so-called ‘gig economy’.
Stamping our exploitative practices should be the goal of every recruiter. But how easy to enforce are these courts’ decisions? And how can employers balance the risk of becoming exploitative with the demands of a workforce who expect flexibility in their working life?
Also in the news this week: the chancellor indicates the possibility of IR35 tax status for private sector workers. And Britain’s army of contract workers may be . . . contracting?
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From recruitment software that changes the hiring process, to automation in the office, the working life of tomorrow is going to look very different. But will the future of work be characterised by hardship, or opportunity? One global recruitment specialist has this week analysed the possible outcomes of working in tomorrow’s world. As eBoss looks at the wide-ranging report we ask: what can recruiters do to today, to prepare for tomorrow? [Continue reading]
Data security regulations are to be strengthened in May 2018, and come with more robust penalties. As UK businesses move to implement readiness initiatives, should we thank GDPR for a boost in hiring?
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Staff retention is one of the clearest indicators of any organisation’s internal health and productivity. Why, then, are British schools failing to hold onto top teaching talent in the classroom? And why do 40 per cent of Scottish doctors dream of a life in Australia?
With recruitment concerns hitting every area of the public sector, we look at two stories this week which indicate a growing staffing problem for the UK’s public services.
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The gap between contemporary and traditional recruitment practices has never been wider. As public sector recruiters struggle with tight budgets and diminishing returns, is a failure to invest a false economy?
eBoss looks at some contrasting cases, and see how the jobs market is one of constant adaption and evolution. Organisations which don’t keep up, are increasingly falling behind. Keep reading our Recruiters weekly news.
Blockchain – the technology which powers the cryptocurrency Bitcoin – is impacting upon multiple industries. As we look forward to a 2018 that is set to be shaped by this emerging technology, a recruitment firm in Australia has opened which aims to discover the hottest talent in the crypto world. But what role will it play in the digital transformation of work?
Also in the news this week: further investment and consolidation in the recruitment market, and a boom in AI roles exposes a gap in skills.
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Last week, we drew attention to the decline in the number of of entry level jobs. Meanwhile, the shortage of practical skills in the employment market is a challenge for recruiters around the world. Is the solution, then, a renewal of apprenticeship schemes?
The UK government’s apprenticeship levy is six months old, this week. As one report looks into the impact that this program has had on recruitment and job opportunities for school leavers in Britain, we assess the data. Will a centralised fund address the lack of starter jobs and the need for an up-skilled workforce?
Also in this week’s headlines: Australia’s global recruitment firm SEEK looks to enter the Brazilian jobs market. And Northern Ireland’s police force becomes the latest to target candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds. Find out more about each of these stories, with the eBoss round up of the week’s recruitment news.