This week’s headlines have emphasised the scale of challenges facing recruiters in 2018 – and suggest that solutions may require systemic change. But, when some of the industry’s top clients are unable to fill vacancies, how can recruiters respond?
The week saw the collapse of public sector service managers Carillion; the extent of the nursing retention crisis in NHS England; and the impact of Brexit on the graduate recruitment aspirations of some of Britain’s top employers.
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Technology is changing the way recruiters operate. Artificial intelligence takes on a growing role in the industry, while the recruitment software that powers our offices grows ever more sophisticated. Meanwhile, short term challenges like GDPR may provide openings to discover long term solutions. And will a recruitment blockchain become a reality within the next twelve months?
The eBoss team supplies the answers, in our recruitment software and tech report.
The British army received criticism this week following the launch of its new recruitment campaign. But was the army right to modernise its image for today’s new recruits? And will a change in tone alleviate the shortage of applicants entering the service?
SMEs are struggling to prepare for recruitment in a post-Brexit world. And they are not being helped by official forecasts, which continue to contradict each other, wildly.
Closing the gender pay gap remains a problem, even as compulsory reporting comes into effect. Should the government follow the lead of Iceland, where offending companies face heavy fines?
And how difficult is it to recruit a recruiter in Australia?
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As the new year beings, eBoss looks ahead to some of the most likely candidates for hot topic of 2018 in recruitment. In the coming twelve months we are expecting significant changes in employee agreements, the implementation of recruitment software, and next generation tech. And, of course, we are also bracing ourselves for changes to data security law, too.
With an action-packed year ahead, we consider how recruiters of all sizes can remain focused and relevent in a competitive market. Click here to keep reading.
2017 was a record-breaking year for the recruitment industry. It was also one of stark contrasts and significant change. But will 2018 be more of the same? Like the final episode of the series in a bad 90s sitcom, this week’s news round-up is a clips special. We re-live the top stories in the global recruitment sector, month-by-month. From blockchain recruitment, to innovations in recruitment software and skills sourcing, we cover the highs and the lows of 2017.
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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]