Recruitment has always been about matching a person to a role and then making it happen in the most efficient and productive way. In the early days the only issue to consider, apart from getting the right person for the job, was securing fees. Whilst that will always remain the primary objective, obtaining fees now has to be placed into context with compliance, which may carry greater importance in 2018 than ever before. GDPR In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations will apply. Penalties for non-compliance are potentially severe, being in some instances a multiplier of turnover. The more fees you earn the greater the potential fine. In other words, there is a direct correlation. Whilst the likelihood of an investigation is likely to be very low due to massive understaffing at the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), all the same, complaints by individuals whose data has been inappropriately dealt…
The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) welcomes the cautious approach adopted by the Chancellor in his budget today in relation to imposition of the public sector tax rules (commonly known as IR35) on the private sector and in further considering employment practices following Matthew Taylor’s report earlier this year.
In a recent decision, Tillman (T) v Egon Zehnder Ltd (EZ), the Court of Appeal refused to enforce a ‘non-compete’ clause in an ex-employee’s contract, on the grounds that the clause was too wide and therefore amounted to an unlawful restraint of trade.
A new global report has revised the estimated number of victims of modern slavery worldwide upwards, from 21m to 40m. Around 10,000 victims are thought to be living in the UK.
What impact would the proposed extension of the “IR35” off-payroll rules to the private sector have on your business?
IR35 and the “off payroll rules” are once again hitting the headlines, with HMRC giving its biggest indication yet that the rules may be extended to the private sector.
Webinar: November 2017 – Plugging the gaps – common problems with agency contracts and how to resolve them
This webinar will focus on contracts that recruiters have in place with hirers, whether a recruiters own terms, or those drafted by a hirer or RPO, and some of the common problems we see with these agreements which could result in future liability or lost fee, and steps that can be taken to address these matters and offer greater protection.
From a quick message to a family member whilst at work all the way to the Upper Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights: the latest ruling on privacy rights should be a reminder to all employers that monitoring their employees’ communications is a risky business.
The Criminal Finances Act 2017, which comes fully into effect on 30 September 2017, introduces new corporate offences for failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion, both in the UK and abroad.
Leading cyber security expert Francis West, CEO of WestTek Solutions, will be speaking
on how recruitment businesses can protect their data against cyber attacks and
the technological implications of GDPR at our seminar being held on 10th October in London.
Most recruiters know the importance of obtaining candidates’ consent to use personal data in order to comply with their obligations under data protection legislation.