Round up of Employment Law Changes effective 6th April 2020

Employment Law Changes 2020 Take a look at our breakdown below for more information on our round up of Employment Law changes effective 6th April 2020! Holiday Pay  What is the current Law? Currently, holiday pay is based on the days or hours worked per week, annually, compressed hours or shifts and if the employee’s…

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Your GDPR checklist for Recruitment Compliance

Following on from our previous two articles on the GDPR which you can read here, we have developed a clear GDPR checklist for recruitment compliance which will help you ensure you operate within the new regulations and keep you on the right side of the law. To be ready for the May deadline, it’s imperative…

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How the GDPR affects recruitment

How the GDPR affects recruitment is a vast subject. As recruitment is highly data driven, this can be one of the most difficult areas to control when it comes to complying with GDPR. Most companies recruit. Even if you are using a recruitment agency, you will need to be stringent with the personal data you…

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What is the GDPR?

What is the GDPR is the hot topic of conversation in recruitment these days, and you may or may not be sure about exactly what this is and what it means for your business. There is a lot of confusion about GDPR, so if you are not quite sure where to start, don’t worry, you…

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How to avoid discrimination while recruiting – Protected Characteristics

The topic of discrimination in relation to recruiting is vast, that’s why we’ve created this four part mini-series to give you the tools and knowledge you need to help safeguard your businesses from the threat of discrimination during the recruitment process. In part one we discussed how to remove discrimination when creating job specs and…

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How to avoid discrimination while recruiting

How to avoid discrimination in job specs and adverts With the current UK skills shortage making it harder than ever to attract the best quality candidates to your business, knowing how to make your business really standout amongst the other offerings on the market is a must. But beware, there are a wide range of…

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Do you have to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates?

One question that I’m asked by employers on a regular basis is do you have to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates? In short, the answer is no. You are not legally obliged to provide any feedback to candidates who were unsuccessful at any stage of the recruitment process. Saying that, although it’s not a legal…

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Providing references best practice

UK law states that an employer must provide a reference for a current or past employee should one be requested if there was a written agreement to do so or the employer operates within a regulated industry. For those organisations where the above doesn’t apply, as an employer you are not under any obligation to…

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Withdrawing a job offer & the law

On occasion, you might be faced with the prospect of withdrawing a job offer. Your recruitment plans might have changed, funding for the post may have been withdrawn or you could have discovered that your star candidate isn’t suitable for the role after all. Regardless of the reason, employers need to be cautious when withdrawing…

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Apprenticeships – the legal stuff

With the skills shortage still in full swing, many companies are looking to apprenticeships to help plug the skills gap and inject new energy into their businesses. I mean, what could be better than home grown talent that you help to train and mould exactly in the way you want? There’s no doubt that hiring…

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