Commentary and analysis

All items: Recruitment

  • Employer branding: attracting talent during the lockdown

    Date:
    30 April 2020

    Businesses that continue to attract top talent will have a greater ability to recover after coronavirus restrictions are loosened. But how can they ensure they have a strong brand and are engaging with candidates while most are working at home? Jasmine Yule and Angela Lewis of recruitment firm Morgan McKinley offer some advice.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Recruitment challenges during the pandemic

    Date:
    6 April 2020

    What should employers do if they have new hires due to start work during the current crisis? Jo Faragher asks HR professionals and recruitment specialists for their advice.

  • 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.

  • Police recruitment: Challenges and initiatives

    Date:
    30 April 2019

    We look at some of the initiatives that have been taken to boost recruitment in the police sector, and highlight what the police can learn from HM Prison and Probation Service's recruitment campaign.

  • Businesses gunning for cyber skills should consider ex-forces personnel

    Date:
    21 September 2018

    Recent research highlights how much companies could gain in fields such as cyber security from recruiting ex-armed services staff, writes Lee Holloway of the Officers' Association. But employers' perceptions of military personnel still get in the way.

  • What does the MAC report mean for employers?

    Date:
    20 September 2018

    The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) finally published its long-awaited report this week, after it was commissioned by the Government to assess the impact of EEA migration on the UK's economy and society, as well as to consider recommendations for the UK's future immigration system. But what does the report say and what are its implications for employers?

  • Local authority posts and functions subject to regulation

    Date:
    24 May 2018

    This article looks at the roles of local authority senior officers and the factors that local authority employers should take into account when appointing senior officers. It also explores other regulatory requirements specific to recruitment in local authorities.

  • The public sector apprenticeship target

    Date:
    8 August 2017

    This article looks at the public sector apprenticeship target, which applies to certain public bodies in England.

  • Facebook snooping on candidates? GDPR could put a stop to that

    Date:
    28 July 2017

    Employers who snoop on potential job candidates on social media could soon be breaking the law under GDPR. Ed Stacey, head of employment at PwC Legal, looks at the potential risks of screening future employees in this way.

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