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Datum RPO Blog

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

Employed, self-employed or 'worker': the search for clarity continues for contingent workers in the modern economy

Posted by Graeme Elkin on 12 Jul 2018
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The changing world of work has significantly altered the current working economy within the last decade. This has been due to a variety of factors, but largely down to the growth of the gig economy, with disruptors such as Uber and Deliveroo being at the forefront of our growing modern economy.

Gig workers, together with contractors and freelancers, represent ‘non-traditional’ labour, otherwise known as contingent workers and due to the nature of our growing modern economy, the UK has seen a 43% increase in contingent workers between 2008 and 2016, according to Deloitte’s 2018 Global Human Capital Trends survey.

Despite this, according to the same survey, only 17% of UK companies have policies and strategies in place for the use of non-traditional labour.

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Topics: Managing Temporary Labour

Datum Download: Managing Contingent Workers

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 16 Apr 2018
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As the demand for more flexible work rises, so does the use of 'non-traditional' labour. It is becoming increasingly difficult for employers to manage their contigent workforce due to the legal complexity and risk.

In our latest guide, we discuss the importance of managing a temporary workforce, what obstacles employers may face and how best to mitigate the risks involved.

Additional reference is made to Matthew Taylor's 'Review of Modern Working Practices' and HMRC's Labour Compliance Checklist.

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Topics: Managing Temporary Labour

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

Datum RPO Agency Labour Audit Service

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 28 Sep 2017

Datum RPO is offering organisations the opportunity to review their temporary workers and agencies to ensure compliance.

The audit process conducted by Datum RPO  is designed to review every single worker deployed and highlights any risks associated with your overall workforce.

On completing the audit, your organisation will be presented with a detailed report highlighting failure to meet best practice, potential risks or legal compliance breaches within AWR, RTW, National Minimum Wage, Living Wage, Holiday Pay and contractual engagement.

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Topics: Managing Temporary Labour

The latest corporate law to tackle UK tax evasion

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 26 Sep 2017

Tax avoidance and evasion has been increasingly problematic in the UK, and remains a political ‘hot topic’ which has yet to be fully addressed by UK governments. As of 30th September 2017, a new corporate offence will be implemented as a direct result of the growing, high-profile tax scandals in the UK, as a reasonable procedure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. The Corporate Criminal Offence: failure to prevent tax evasion only applies to businesses and does not apply to individuals, as they can already be prosecuted under existing laws.

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Topics: Managing Temporary Labour

Responsibility in the supply chain and a new 'breed' of worker

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 24 Jul 2017

In the last few years, the UK government has seen a major focus on ensuring complete transparency in supply chains. With newly implemented laws and regulations, such as; the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the National Living Wage and the Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017, safeguarding responsibility in UK supply chains remains a high-priority area of focus.

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Topics: Managing Temporary Labour

Download your HMRC labour compliance checklist

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 18 Jul 2017
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Within the last decade, the UK has seen a major crackdown on labour compliance, illegal working practices and fraud in labour supply chains. Specifically, modern slavery has been a significant issue for workers in almost every business industry, with the Home Office predicting there may be as many as 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK.

Datum RPO has produced a guide that will include information on how best to implement labour checks, what areas to check and the penalties for non-compliance.

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Topics: Managing Temporary Labour

Temporary workforce compliance - 4 common fails

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 12 Jun 2017

When managing a large temporary workforce, one of the most fundamental aspects to consider is whether your workers are legally compliant. In the UK, around 81% of businesses recruit their employees through the use of recruitment agencies. The same report found that 59% of those companies did not have a process in place to evaluate agency performance, leaving the end client vulnerable to risk of non-compliance through their un-regulated agency workers.

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Topics: Managing Temporary Labour

Free Audit On Temporary Labour Spend

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 21 Oct 2016

As experts in procuring and managing temporary and contract agency labour, Datum RPO provide a complete Recruitment Process Outsourcing service that helps organistions become more efficient, legally compliant and delivering – up to 12% on existing agency spend.

No matter how complex your needs, our experience and resources means we can take care of it all.

Datum RPO currently handle the entire temporary agency labour recruitment process for some of the UK's biggest companies including Vinci, Norland Managed Services (CBRE) and SPIE UK.

Request your free recruitment process audit and find out for yourself how Datum RPO can help.  The audit is carried out by experienced staff and is completely confidential.

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Topics: Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managing Temporary Labour