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Datum RPO Blog

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, Industry Legislation, Benefits of RPO

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, Industry Legislation, Benefits of RPO

How important is protecting your brand when using third-party labour suppliers?

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 07 Jun 2018
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For any organisation, protecting and developing your brand is essential to the health and growth of your business. Your brand or identity forms the foundation of how your organisation is perceived, both internally by employees, and externally by partners and customers.

Getting your brand ‘right’ and maintaining it should never be underestimated as it effects every aspect of an organisation from quality, services, sales right through to attracting top talent.

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Topics: Benefits of RPO

Brand Protection for Employers using Recruitment Agencies

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 19 Apr 2018
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For any organisation, protecting and developing your brand is essential to the health and growth of your business. Your brand or identity forms the foundation of how your organisation is perceived, both internally by employees, and externally by partners and customers.

In this report, we discuss why getting your brand ‘right’ and maintaining it should never be underestimated as it effects every aspect of an organisation from quality, services, sales to attracting top talent. When using multiple recruitment agencies, it becomes extremely difficult to ensure that they are promoting your brand in the correct manner, causing risk of a diluted brand.

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Topics: Benefits of RPO

New Penalties For Hiring Illegal Workers

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 17 Apr 2018
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In April 2018 the Home Office introduced a further deterrent to the employment of illegal workers. The new proposal means that an organisations Employment Allowance will be removed for one year from those who receive civil penalties for employing illegal workers.

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Topics: Benefits of RPO

Ensuring Brand & Legal Compliance with your Recruitment Agencies

Posted by Graeme Elkin on 13 Mar 2018
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For large employers, it is common to use numerous recruitment agencies to manage their temporary and/or permanent workforce. It's important to note that these agencies are representing their brand, and therefore should be in regular communication and synonymous with their business and brand culture when advertising vacancies on their behalf.

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Topics: Benefits of RPO

Finalists in the Fast Growth 50 Awards 2018

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 28 Feb 2018
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Following continued growth, Datum RPO's parent company, Passionate About People Group is delighted to be finalists in the Fast Growth 50 awards 2018.

The Fast Growth 50 awards celebrate the top 50 growing businesses in the South West. 

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Topics: Benefits of RPO

Your Essential RPO Savings Report

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 28 Feb 2018
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In our latest report, we gathered data from four leading organisations across a 12-month period, together with an accumulative recruitment spend of £21,530,920.

The report identifies the specific areas where recruitment costs were significantly reduced using RPO, and also includes a free 'Cost Savings Calculator', which can be used to estimate the cost savings of your business using RPO. 

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Topics: Managing Temporary Labour, Benefits of RPO

The benefits and savings of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 19 Feb 2018
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RPO, or Recruitment Process Outsourcing, makes your recruitment more efficient, cost effective, and helps you reduce the time you spend managing your current agencies.

Organisations using an efficient RPO provider benefit from both direct and in-direct cost-savings, accumulated by various management, legal and performance factors.

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Topics: Benefits of RPO

5 key reasons for efficient agency labour management

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 10 Jul 2017

Efficient agency labour management can be very hard to get right, especially if you operate in multiple locations and with many different suppliers. The ability to manage agency labour spend with efficiency can result in direct cost-savings, legislative compliance and a highly-engaged workforce.

Datum RPO looks at 5 key benefits that efficient agency labour management can bring an organisation.

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Topics: Benefits of RPO