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Talented Age

When we think of the disadvantages people face in the recruitment process, we might think of bias based on gender, race or sexuality. And rightly so – these are characteristics that all too often put people at a disadvantage when they’re…

LGBT+ Inclusion

I remember ten years or so ago – listening to the CEO of a major company talk about diversity and inclusion. All was going swimmingly until they tripped up and got the acronym wrong, referring by mistake to BLT’s (bacon, lettuce and…

The Trades Crisis

Without government intervention right now, the UK’s economic recovery from COVID will be blighted by a construction and trade skills crisis. At the HomeServe Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of HomeServe PLC, we commissioned the ‘UK…

Apprenticeship Week Special

Skills development and training within the recruitment sector is critical to the success of staffing companies. But during a global pandemic where uncertainty is rife and business survival leads the corporate agenda, it can be all too easy…

STORMING BACK

Entrepreneur and ex-founder of Phaidon, Adam Buck, recently announced that he had joined FinTech recruitment startup Storm2 as Chairman. Buck has been quiet since exiting as Chairman of Phaidon during its 2018 acquisition having founded the…

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD

Platform work has experienced rapid growth in recent years and been embraced by individuals and businesses alike. While working via an online platform does not constitute a new legal form of work as such, it does present a new way of…

Remodelling for Relevance

The pandemic wreaked havoc on ‘normal’ practice in 2020 and continues to do so. As well as the tragic loss of life, the impact of Covid 19 - the restrictions and lockdowns in particular - resulted in many businesses being devastated. Many…

Approaching Fast

The delay to the roll out of off-payroll rules into the private sector (and implementing the changes into the public sector) will have been a welcome relief for some last year, particularly amidst the struggles that many have faced since…

Ready or Not?

Last year, the Government postponed implementing the IR35 reforms in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was a deferral, not a cancellation, and the Government is now committed to reintroducing these reforms from April 2021, ensuring…

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