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Who is really looking after the elderly in care homes - Crisis in Care Recruitment?

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 03 Jul 2020

Working in the care sector has long been the preserve of those who really want to make a difference to people’s lives. Those that have chosen to invest their time into a career in care have experienced the benefits that it can bring, but there are still huge gaps in the numbers of people needed.

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Topics: care, care sector, elderly care, legislation, UK, nursing homes, COVID-19

Neutral Vendor vs Master Vendor? A Guide to the Key Differences

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 03 Jul 2020

If your organisation hires temporary and contract workers, you may have considered appointing a company to manage this on your behalf. You may have heard the terms master vendor and neutral vendor, but do you know what the key differences are? To help you with this we have put together this guide to highlight the key differences.

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Topics: Managing Temporary Labour, Benefits of RPO, Recruitment Trends, Temporary labour supply chain

Six Top Tips for Saving Money on Agency Labour

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 26 Mar 2020

The benefits of managing agency labour spend effectively includes cost-savings, legislative compliance and a more engaged supply chain. Despite this, management of agency spend is not always prioritised.

The facts are, that it can be difficult to get right - particularly if you operate in multiple locations with many different suppliers.

We have compiled six ways to help you better manage agency labour - and save money.

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Topics: Saving money on agency labour

Enabling visibility and control in your temporary labour supply chain

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 23 Mar 2020

The drive for organisational improvements and a competitive landscape are just a few reasons why businesses seek new ways to reduce costs and improve financial stability. Executives and Directors are under extreme pressure to reduce expenditure and improve the bottom line. This report highlights the significant benefits (both financial and process) of efficient temporary workforce management.

This is no easy task - there are many barriers to having full visibility of your contingent labour spend. Factors that make this difficult may include: siloed business working, regionalised P&L reports, incorrect cost coding and lack of consolidated reporting. On top of this, resource constraints — specifically, lack of procurement time & resource and technologies to support — make this a goal difficult to achieve.

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Topics: Temporary labour supply chain

Parental bereavement leave changes: What employers need to know

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 25 Feb 2020

Dealing with the loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy, and the UK Government will lead the way in changes to paid parental bereavement leave from April 2020.

According to ACAS, 1 in 10 employees will be affected by the death of a loved one, and until now there has been no legal obligation for employers to offer paid leave for parents who have lost a child. The Employment Rights Act 1996, states that employees have the right to take ‘reasonable time’ off to deal with an emergency – but does not allow for further time off work to grieve.

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Topics: Parental bereavement leave

The most salient UK employment law changes in 2020

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 20 Feb 2020

You’d be wrong to think that the impact of Brexit overshadows everything in the world of employment law in 2020. While there’s no doubt that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill sits firmly at the top of the Government’s agenda, there are many other changes which employers need to be aware of. Here is our overview of those changes coming into effect in April this year.

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Topics: Employment law

What is the impact of Brexit on companies who use agency workers?

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 03 Feb 2020

According to the UK Recruitment Index 2019, 55% of those companies surveyed say they rely on EU contractors. So, now we have left the EU, what is the impact on your business now that supply of agency workers in Britain is under threat?

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Topics: Brexit

VAT Reverse Charging in the Construction Sector

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 07 Jan 2020

The VAT Domestic Reverse Charge for Building and Construction Services is a major change to the way VAT is collected in the building and construction industry. It is designed to combat VAT fraud which amounts to a staggering £100 million per annum and will have a significant impact on both VAT compliance and cashflow.

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Topics: VAT Reverse Charging

5 Things Busy Professionals Should Know About Preventing Burnout

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 24 Sep 2019

As a working adult, you know the value of hard work and dedication. However, if all of that hustling has you feeling super stressed, it may be time for some changes. You don’t have to stop pushing yourself completely to avoid feeling burned out. However, you do need to make an effort to reduce that daily tension and manage the effects of stress on your life. To help you have it all, here are a few things every busy professional should keep in mind.

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Topics: Insider

The UK's Latest Government Initiative that will Protect Millions of Vulnerable Workers

Posted by Mark Summers on 18 Sep 2019

As we move blissfully into Autumn, we reflect on the government’s Summer announcement and its latest measures to advance the 'Good Work Plan', the largest upgrade to workers’ rights in a generation.

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Topics: Industry Legislation