As markets become more candidate-centric and competition for top performers hots up, employers are vying for the best solutions to an increasingly complex candidate conundrum. Executive Search solutions are gaining in popularity as a direct result – helping businesses to secure the very best professionals in a fixed timeline, without being restricted to board-level positions.
Tales of tech development threatening to render roles obsolete are all-pervasive in the IT industry, but the relentless march of Artificial Intelligence (AI) advancement is infiltrating every sector as we speak. And marketing is no exception.
It’s no secret that charities are going through a lot of change at the moment. In a tough fundraising climate, organisations have had to review traditional income streams and look to diversify where possible. Clearly, this is much easier to do with good reserves in place and flexibility to invest, however, as we know, ‘spare’ cash is a luxury the vast portion of the sector doesn’t have. Read more >
In April, changes to the IR35 legislation will impose a huge change on the public sector interim market.
For those caught by the legislation, workers through their own limited companies will be subject to withholding of tax and NIC on payments received, with the payer also incurring employer’s NIC and Apprenticeship Levy costs on top the payments. Read more.
As a mid- to senior-level recruiter, there is some trepidation when a client requests the use of a portal for the introduction of candidates. At the start, there are occasional issues (set up, login problems, reliability, etc.) and often they involve a lengthy candidate registration form refereed by an internal recruiter hot on non-compliance. Undoubtedly, however, when the portal is running, it delivers concrete benefits. Read more>
Having worked in the non-qualified legal space for a year now, I have learnt a lot about the perception of paralegals in the workplace. More importantly, I have learnt about the misconceptions when it comes to the options available and the calibre of the paralegal workforce, which more often than not simply stems from lack of information available to both paralegals and their hiring managers. Here’s my review of the paralegal market in 2016. Read more>
In 2013, the global eDiscovery market was worth c£4bn; this is anticipated to increase to more than £18bn by 2020, according to globenewswire.com. This growth is a direct result of corporations driving cost reductions by using eDiscovery solutions to lower the price of litigation, investigations and regulatory demands. Read more>
In September, NHS England announced the 12 selected NHS Trusts that will be “Digital Exemplar Trusts” to have access to £100 million funding to invest in digital infrastructure and specialist training, with the ultimate aim of becoming world leaders in health informatics. Read more>
With increasing demands to reduce the cost of local services, government are continuously looking to the private sector for the commercial nous and expertise that will reduce spend. Great if we can cut costs – but how does this impact our social services? Read more>
Unconscious bias - the instant, implicit judgments of people and situations influenced by our cultural environment, background and personal experience - is a vast subject that I have been passionate about exploring, researching and understanding, for many years now. Read more>