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SELF-AWARENESS

Way back in early March, when the pandemic was getting underway in the UK, the coronavirus was seen as something that impacted everyone without discrimination. Surely, it was thought, a virus would not care whether you are black or white,…

WORKFORCE STRATEGIES

Businesses and organisations are, or should be, dynamic, agile and able to move fast when required. Many years ago when I was HR Director for a FTSE business, I learnt the art of what was known then as manpower planning. This meant in…

ENLIGHTENED BUSINESS

We kept wishing the world would change. Almost overnight, the wish has been granted – only not quite in the way we’d imagined. Watching the COVID-19 pandemic sweep across the globe, forcibly shunting individuals, businesses, and entire…

YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Although the IR35 (off-payroll) reforms have been postponed until next April, it’s never too early to start preparing. The earlier your agency begins preparations, the better positioned you’ll be next year to avoid compliance headac

WHAT’S THE POINT?

With the new horizon for non-native workers in the UK swept under the carpet initially by indecisiveness over Brexit, then covid-19, and perhaps now that the UK has officially entered a recession for the first time in a decade,…

Flexible Return

A leading employment lawyer is urging business owners to carefully consider flexible working requests made by employees with the demand for new working arrangements increasing due to the coronavirus pandemic.

RECRUITERS PREPARE

This month the Finance Bill passed through its report stage and third reading in the House of Commons with-out a successful challenge to the clause relating to IR35. This means that postponed changes to the off-payroll working rules will…

Virtual challenge

As the Covid-19 pandemic hit, we all saw an overnight switch from face-to-face to online. For some agencies, this presented a huge challenge around recruitment and compliance checks and left them facing a seismic shift in their processes.…

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