All items: Recruitment and retention

  • Five costly immigration changes in April 2017

    Date:
    23 March 2017

    April 2017 sees another set of changes to immigration rules, including the Immigration Skills Charge and changes to minimum salary thresholds. Kerry Garcia and Kate Fellows-Tully explain the key points to look out for.

  • Job applicants with spurious intentions: what should employers do?

    Date:
    20 March 2017

    Police in Scotland have been informed about a serial job applicant who threatens to launch legal action if he is not invited to interview.

  • April 2017: nine key employment law changes

    Date:
    13 March 2017

    The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to come into force. 2017 is no exception, with the most significant development being the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting duty for larger employers. However, there are a number of other key changes affecting all employers, regardless of their size.

  • Senior Managers Regime: New rules on references from 7 March

    Date:
    28 February 2017

    New rules regarding references in the financial services industry come into force on 7 March as part of the Senior Managers Regime. What are employers' obligations and what information must they include?

  • International recruitment and immigration charges: tips for employers

    Date:
    9 December 2016

    Employers will be able to reduce costs when recruiting international talent if they can "frontload" next year's recruitment before April, says Sophie Barrett-Brown - head of the UK practice at Laura Devine Solicitors.

  • Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

    Date:
    8 December 2016

    Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.

  • Duty to make reasonable adjustments: five tips from case law

    Date:
    7 December 2016

    The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled workers requires employers to consider what is "reasonable". But how can employers make sure they stay on the right side of this requirement? We round up five examples where the courts and tribunals found that the duty was triggered.

  • Tips for dealing with difficult pre-employment medical screening issues

    Date:
    1 November 2016

    The Equality Act 2010 introduced a ban on pre-employment medical screening before a job offer is made. Six years on, Katie Wooller, a solicitor at Burges Salmon, looks at some of the more difficult issues this raises for employers and HR.

  • What the Great British Bake Off teaches us about retaining talent

    Date:
    22 September 2016

    Fans of the Great British Bake Off are still reeling from the news it will move from the BBC to Channel 4, without presenters Mel, Sue or Mary Berry. We examine how employers should react when there's a risk of key people leaving, and if there is anything they can do to mitigate losing top talent.

  • Illegal working: when an employee loses the right to work in the UK

    Date:
    20 September 2016

    An employer that discovers that an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK, or that immigration permission is due to expire, needs to take action to avoid criminal and civil penalties.

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