This blog accompanies the The Recruitment Network video about where recruiters get it wrong in contracts. The first area that I flagged up in the video is contracts containing unreasonable and unenforceable terms. Often called penalty clauses, unreasonable and unenforceable terms will not be upheld against the other party to the contract.
This blog accompanies the video that I recorded for The Recruitment Network on the dos & don’ts for contracts. In my video I whittled them down to a handful on both sides, although there will be others that don’t appear in these lists.
I’ve been asked to give my top tips for recruitment businesses from a legal perspective. I could probably speak or blog for hours about this, but here are a few tips to help you on your way. 1| If you are agency recruiters and you use umbrella companies to facilitate candidate placements, do your due diligence
Over the years of acting for recruitment companies, I have come to see the legal mistakes that are frequently made, and now take the opportunity to help you learn how to avoid them. One of the fundamental errors that are made, and I can’t tell you how often, is not to send terms of business before or
Official data has confirmed that the U.K.’s unemployment levels are currently at their lowest since 1974. In the three months to March, Britain’s unemployment rate edged lower to 3.8 per cent. Indeed stated that due to the shrinking pool of available talent, employers are now having to fight harder to attract new employees. “It’s striking
Candidates are turning down Facebook job offers, a shock after the social network giant was once considered one of the best employers in the tech sector. Job offer acceptance rates at Facebook have significantly decreased, it has been reported, after it was revealed last March that the data of up to 87m users of the social network had
Lloyds Banking Group, LBG, has started recruiting software engineers and data scientists for the new tech hub, which will be based at its Scottish Widows’ headquarters. The recruitment drive is in response to a shift in customer behaviour towards digital services. The hub will be used to develop new technology for Bank of Scotland, Lloyds
Royal College of Nursing general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair has called for safe staffing levels to be enshrined in law at the RCN’s annual conference in Liverpool yesterday. Currently, there nearly 40,000 UK nurse vacancies – one in nine posts. A report earlier this year by three leading think tanks warned that vacancies could rise to
Fathers are urging more companies to give them more flexibility at work so they can share childcare with their partners. But, almost half of those who asked for their working hours to be reduces have had the notion refused by their employers, experts have said. Nearly 40 per cent of dads have asked for their
Google employees around the world took part in a sit-in protest to highlight alleged retaliation by the Silicon Valley giant. It came on the six-month anniversary of the Google Walkout, which saw some 20,000 staff members down their tools to call for action against alleged sexual assault and harassment as well as pay inequality.