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Datum RPO Blog

ESPO MSTAR 3 Framework Award

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 26 Mar 2019

Datum RPO are delighted to have been awarded a place on the ESPO MSTAR 3 framework - Lot 1a – Neutral Vendor MSP.

The framework will be available for use nationally by any public sector body in the UK including, but not limited to…

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Topics: Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Mitigating potential risks on relying on non-traditional labour

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 08 Mar 2019

As the demand for more flexible work rises, so does the use of ‘non-traditional’ labour. It is becoming increasingly difficult for organisations to manage their temporary workforce due to the legal complexity and risk.

In this article, we look at the top 5 potential risks of relying on non-traditional labour, how to mitigate risk, and a free downloadable eGuide.

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Topics: Managing Temporary Labour

Datum Download: 7 Business-Critical Changes for Employers & HR Professionals in April 2019

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 30 Jan 2019
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Last year saw the introduction and changes of multiple employment laws that have affected thousands of UK businesses, including first reports for the Gender Pay Gap, changes to  benefit and pension rates, updates to National Minimum, National Living and Apprentice Wages and many more.

2019 is set to be a big year in terms of planned changes to employment and business law, especially with the advancement of Brexit and a confirmed leave date of 29th March 2019.

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Topics: Industry Legislation

Top Datum RPO eGuides: A 2018 recap

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 20 Dec 2018

Following an excellent year of informative guides and thought-leadership pieces, Datum RPO have issued a list of our most-downloaded content throughout 2018.

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Seasons Greetings From Datum RPO

Posted by Datum RPO on 19 Dec 2018
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Season's Greetings and a happy new year from Datum RPO.

Datum RPO would like to thank you for your continued and valued support and we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your business.

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2018 Datum RPO Christmas Charity Festivities

Posted by Datum RPO on 14 Dec 2018
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What a great way to spend a pre-Christmas Friday afternoon opening presents and wearing festive jumpers? 

On 14th December 2018, Datum RPO continued to support the 20 charities selected in 2018 as part of the PAP 20:20 year-long campaign of fundraising activities, events and celebrations.

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Steve Fulwell Employee of the Year Awards 2018: Winners and runners-up announced!

Posted by Ben Paling on 19 Nov 2018
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Employee of the Year - a chance to shine amongst your colleagues. Every year is the same, you (and your colleagues) pretend like it's no big deal and you're "not bothered this year", when in fact, in the lead up to voting day, you go home every night plotting how you can grab yourself some extra votes by squeezing in an extra tea round for your team or setting up 'you vote for me, I'll vote for you' false promises.

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Topics: Insider

Datum Download: Your Complete Guide to Mitigating Modern Slavery

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 05 Nov 2018
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UK Parliament introduced the Modern Slavery Act in 2015 (MSA) with hopes of fighting crimes of corporate slavery and human trafficking in the UK.

Since its introduction, the number of prosecutions under the law has grown year on year (in 2017, 130 defendants were prosecuted, as opposed to 51 in 2016) but modern slavery is still prevalent in the UK, with most large companies not even aware that it exists in their supply chain.

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Topics: Industry Legislation

Tour de Datum: Employees cycle 150 (virtual) miles for #PAP2020 charity support year

Posted by Ben Paling on 26 Oct 2018
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On Friday, 26th October, Datum employees took to the (virtual) velodrome, raising just under £200 for the #PAP2020 charity support year through their hard-worked sweat & tears at the Datum RPO Head Office.

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Topics: Insider

Datum Download: Your Complete Guide to the UK's Most Disruptive Change in Tax Law for UK Employers & Contractors

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 24 Oct 2018
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In essence, HMRC are planning to make changes to the UK tax rules in the private sector, specifically for off-payroll working (self-employed contractors), in the hope of minimising tax avoidance from ‘disguised employees’ working as independent contractors. 

Currently, in the private sector, contractors determine their own IR35 status via their accountants or through independent worker status tests, however, the planned changes (which could be implemented as early as April 2019) will ultimately shift the liability to determine IR35 status from the contractors to the end user.

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Topics: Industry Legislation