Friday, 23 March 2018

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence | Recruiters Weekly News

We can sometimes be too skeptical of automation. Doubts about redundancies or a lack of accountability can make the digital transformation of work seem like a dystopia. But are we right to be so pessimistic? This week, eBoss rounds up the week's news headlines, and takes a lighter look at artificial intelligence. Will robots put you out of a job? Or will they kick-start a Gold Rush for skills recruitment in the UK? Read the rest of our Recruitment news to find out.

Friday, 16 March 2018

The Value of Life-Long Learning | Recruiters Weekly News

Are you regularly upskilling in your job? Do you know how often your colleagues and co-workers acquire new abilities? The latest survey data could come as a surprise. 

Life-long learning is among the top priorities for businesses facing their digital transformation. See what it takes to get to the top of the candidate pile in today's jobs market.

More government money has been allocated to apprenticeship schemes - despite uptake among young professionals continuing to fall. With no clear explanation, we ask whether apprenticeships are suffering from an image crisis?

And, if apprenticeships are unpopular because of the perceived lower income, Recruitment Buzz has provided the ideal response. The recruitment news website has compiled a list of the top-earning positions that do not require a degree.

And, finally, statistics don't always tell the full story. We look at a report which lists the hardest skills to source in Britain: should sandwich maker, dog walker, and football coach really be among the results? 

Read about all the top stories, in the eBoss Recruiters Weekly News.

Friday, 9 March 2018

The right tools for the job | Recruiters Weekly News

Apprenticeship schemes give businesses the perfect opportunity to create a workforce with skills tailor-made for their own objectives. They also offer young professionals a greater level of job security in an era defined by unsecured working agreements. So why do they remain so unattractive to both employers and recruits?

As the numbers in Britain's apprentice workforce fall for the second year in a row, eBoss looks at some of the reasons why uptake has not improved in the wake of a new government levy.

Elsewhere in the world of recruitment, Australia has re-shaped its working visa scheme to encourage an influx of new entrepreneurs.

And, with GDPR stealing the headlines, one professional consultancy firm warns recruiters not to ignore their obligations under new financial crime laws.

Continue reading this week's Recruitment news.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Recruiting Security and Digital Readiness | Recruiters Weekly News

Experts have identified eight vital skills that they look for when they recruit security personnel. If you think you know what they are, you might be in for a surprise.

As digital readiness initiatives continue to occupy the thoughts of business leaders in 2018, security is taking centre stage. Commitments to digital safety go beyond GDPR: they are instigating change at a cultural level. The talents that mark out a strong candidate may be surpriseing - but they are soon to be in short supply.

And the skills gap is a persistent problem in other sectors, too. But, as British educational authorities try to improve teacher recruitment, will their strategies prove effective?

Find out, with this Friday's round-up of recruiters weekly news.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Data: a legitimate interest for agencies | Recruiters Weekly News

As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) nears its implementation date, it has never been more important to know how to respond to a data breach. Finding yourself on the wrong side of the law could result in heavy penalties for your business.

The EU issued new GDPR guidelines this week, which aim to help organisations understand their duties. As a recruitment consultant who handles potentially thousands of data points every day, the report is mandatory reading.

eBoss is at the forefront of providing support to the recruitment sector when it comes to GDPR compliance. This week we published a free resource: the Legitimate Interest Assessment Pack. This self-assessment form and guide will help businesses bring an existing database into compliance. It will also help you to gauge the legality of any future processes you wish to undertake. Download a free copy of the Legitimate Interest Self-Assessment pack here.

Diversity is a crucial factor in innovative thinking among virtually every top tier organisation. This week we look at why low diversity could hinder an imminent agri boom in Australia, and examine the reasons why some companies are still asking women if they are pregnant in interviews.

Read all of these top stories in our round-up of the week's recruitment news.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Talent is the key to recruiter agility | Recruiters Weekly News

Agile recruiters can expect a strong year in 2018 - that is the assessment of a study carried out by APSCo Australia. But how can agencies achieve nimbleness in a competitive jobs market? The answer, apparently, is found in the fundamentals of the recruitment industry.

As Britain faces up to the extent of its skills shortage in the run up to Brexit, both recruitment processes and employee retention are coming under the microscope. But, while the armed forces fails its recruitment targets, one Leeds agnecy believes it has found the winning formula for retaining a contented workforce.

Glassdoor reveals the strangest jobs titles listed on its site - but are they all really as odd as they first appear? Find out, in our Recruitment news.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Ideas for skills gaps, apprentices, and gig work | Recruiters Weekly News

 The Taylor Review set out strong guidelines for curbing exploitation in the so-called gig economy. This week, the UK government has pledged to secure the rights of unsecured workers. Among them, access to sick pay and annual leave. But can the proposed changes be enforced? And do they go far enough to protect the millions of contract workers in Britain?

Meanwhile, industry analysts reveal the extent of Britain's skills gap, and advise a rational approach to migration and recruitment. Could an expansion of the Apprenticeship Levy assure our industries of the vital skills in the future?

And social media is the place to score big wins in today's recruitment sector. But how can smaller agencies compete against firms with seemingly endleess resources? eBoss finds a way.

What did we discover? Read this Friday's recruiters weekly news, to find out.