Commentary and analysis

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  • Points-based immigration: five things employers can do now

    Date:
    20 February 2020

    Employers have been advised not to panic in reaction to the newly published details on the proposed points-based immigration system that will take effect from 1 January 2021. Jo Faragher reports.

  • General election: What should HR know about immigration proposals?

    Date:
    5 December 2019

    With just one week until the general election, Kerry Garcia and Jackie Penlington of Stevens & Bolton LLP examine what the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats are proposing for immigration.

  • Seven ways to create an awesome candidate experience

    Date:
    11 September 2019

    Despite many employers making efforts to improve their candidate experience, some still fall short on the simplest aspects. Lee Biggins, chief executive of CV-Library, shares seven tips to help ensure that even unsuccessful candidates leave with a good impression of your business.

  • Can an algorithm eradicate bias in our decision making?

    Date:
    29 August 2019

    It's tempting to assume that artificial intelligence and machine learning can ensure HR's decisions in key areas such as recruitment and performance management are completely unbiased. But there are still vulnerabilities, argues Jonathan Rennie - employment partner at UK law firm TLT.

  • Rehabilitation periods: Changes on the horizon

    Date:
    9 August 2019

    The Government has announced significant reforms to the law on spent convictions and rehabilitation periods. If the proposals go ahead, fewer convictions will have to be revealed to employers and there will be more cases in which they will be unable to refuse employment because of a job applicant's past convictions.

  • July 2019 employment law announcements: Key proposals for HR

    Date:
    26 July 2019

    July 2019 saw progress made on an unusual number of proposed employment law changes. The Government published consultations covering workplace sexual harassment, statutory sick pay, family-friendly leave and pay, flexibility in working hours, modern slavery statements, and enforcement of worker rights. It also made announcements on changes to the laws on rehabilitation periods for offenders, settlement agreements, and protection against redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave.

  • How recruitment technology can help boost social mobility

    Date:
    25 July 2019

    The causes of poor social mobility are deep-rooted and complex, but that doesn't mean employers can't do more to attract a diverse talent pool. Jodie Grove explains how technology can break down some of the barriers preventing candidates from applying for certain roles.

  • Has political chaos made us cautious about hiring HR professionals?

    Date:
    5 July 2019

    The ongoing political uncertainty has led to a high level of caution in hiring organisations. Most HR recruitment has come from replacing leavers or for business critical projects. Henry Lee looks at the market for HR professionals during the first half of this year, and offers some advice for both recruiters and jobseekers.

  • Three things recruiters can learn from the viral Radisson Red job advert

    Date:
    13 June 2019

    A bizarre job advert calling for "creatives" to apply for a role at a hotel chain attracted plenty of online attention last week, but not always for the right reasons. Dean Sadler looks at what recruitment teams can learn from the organisation's unusual approach and why it might prove successful.

  • How to get on a HR headhunter's radar

    Date:
    17 May 2019

    A fast-moving and unpredictable environment means solid senior HR experience is in demand. If you're looking for a career move, what's the best way to stand out to headhunters?

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