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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

#PAP2020: The Last Hurdle to £20,000

Posted by Datum RPO on 16 Oct 2018
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It's been 10 months since the birth of our #PAP2020 2018 charity support year, where Datum RPO and its sister company, Omega Resource Group, are raising £20,000 for 20 charities in celebration of our 20th Year Anniversary in business... 

...and what an eventful 10 months it has been! 

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Topics: Insider

Staffline Group PLC Acquisition of Passionate About People Limited

Posted by Datum RPO on 01 Oct 2018
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Staffline Group Plc, the AIM listed Nottinghamshire based recruiter, has this morning announced they have acquired Passionate About People Group (PAP) and its subsidiaries, Omega Resource Group and Datum RPO.    

Staffline is the UK’s largest provider of blue-collar workers, finding work for up to 60,000 people every day at over 400 OnSite locations for the UK’s best-known brands.

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Crackdown on Modern Slavery: victims freed as construction raids continue to sweep the nation

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 26 Sep 2018
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Agents from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) staged two modern slavery construction raids last week.

In Coventry a 44-year-old Romanian man was rescued and two suspects are in custody helping with enquiries.

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Topics: Insider, Benefits of RPO, Industry Legislation

Passionate About People employee, Amie Daniels, accredited with Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)

Posted by Ben Paling on 21 Sep 2018
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In the UK, mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion each year, the equivalent of £1,300 for every employee in the UK workforce. 

Broken down, that's £21.2 billion (61%) in reduced productivity, £10.6 billion (30%) in sickness absence and £3.1 billion (9%) in replacing staff who leave their jobs for mental health-related reasons.

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Topics: Insider

Flying High: Datum RPO hot air balloon amongst the 170 that set new UK record at Longleat Safari Park

Posted by Ben Paling on 19 Sep 2018
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From Friday 14th - Sunday 16th September, Longleat Safari Park staged the UK's largest hot air balloon festival, with a record-high of 170 hot air balloons rising into the air, covering the Wiltshire sky with vibrant colours and obscurely-shaped inflatables (including Longleat's own lion, a wolf named Wes, a household battery and even an oversized Hunter wellie). 

The perfect early-morning autumnal weather helped pilots and their crews smash the previous record of 130, with Longleat writing history and being placed in the hot air balloon hall of fame.  

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Flying High: Datum employee, Hayley Clancy, raises £660 for #PAP2020 by falling 15,000ft out of a plane!

Posted by Ben Paling on 12 Sep 2018
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Throughout 2018, Datum RPO, along with its sister company, Omega Resource Group, are raising £20,000 for 20 charities, in celebration of the groups' 20th year anniversary under parent company, Passionate About People Ltd

Building on the £15,000 the group have raised presently, Datum RPO employee, Hayley Clancy, managed to raise an impressive £660 following her 15,000ft skydive on Sunday, 9th September. 

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Where's my money? Complaints about recruitment agencies up by 50% in 2018

Posted by Graeme Elkin on 03 Sep 2018
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According to a report conducted by the Employment Agencies Standards (EAS) Inspectorate, complaints about recruitment agencies increased by 50% in 2018, in comparison with the previous year. 

The labour-market focussed Government enforcement body received 1,261 complaints, compared to just 828 in 2017, with the majority of the complaints centred around the failure of recruitment agencies to pay their staff for all hours worked. Hospitality and healthcare sectors witnessed most complaints, totalling just under 25% of all complaints received.  

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Topics: Insider, Benefits of RPO, Industry Legislation

Datum Download: Top 100 Underpaying Employers

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 23 Aug 2018
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On 6th July 2018, the government released a list of the UK’s ‘worst-paying’ companies throughout 2018. The original list, which included 239 employers throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, was created and published on the national government website to act as a public ‘name and shame’ list.

To put things into perspective, a total of 22,400 workers were identified as being underpaid by a total of £1.44m. The back-pay identified by HMRC was for more workers than in any previous single naming list, and has generated record fines of £1.97m.

So, building on the original list, Datum RPO have developed a detailed report listing the top 100 underpaying employers, with additional information including industry, location, etc.

This report also features an analysis of the 100 employers, with graphs representing the proportion of companies based on location and industry.

So, why have we created this report? At Datum RPO, we take compliance very seriously. We ensure that your contingent workers are paid fairly and mitigate against legal and financial risks.

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Topics: Industry Legislation