2018, a year of change?

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…

ARC statement: Budget announcement 22 November 2017

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.

Monitoring employees – not so easy

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.