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25 September, 2017

EXPERT OPINION: Death of the 360 consultant, rise of the 360 team

EXPERT OPINION: Death of the 360 consultant, rise of the 360 team
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What is recruitment, and why do we need consultants? When looking for new staff, wading through masses of applicants is time and resource intensive for any organisation, especially as many candidates may not meet your minimum requirements. Recruitment agencies remove this burden; eliminating the time and resource costs involved and allowing hiring managers to concentrate
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25 September, 2017

Five tribunal claims that will increase in post-fees era

Five tribunal claims that will increase in post-fees era
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Following last month’s decision of the Supreme Court declaring that employment tribunal fees were unlawful, the number of tribunal claims are expected to soar. Zuraida Curtis looks at five types of case that will increase in the post-fees era. 1. Holiday pay The Employment Appeal Tribunal confirmed in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and
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25 September, 2017

4 simple way to get more our of your work day (without adding more hours)

4 simple way to get more our of your work day (without adding more hours)
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Three-day weekends are a leisure until they turn into fourday weeks with five days’ worth of work. Even during a full week, you may feel that your work is never done, especially as entrepreneurship becomes increasingly synonymous with constant work. There is little to say, however, that the more time you spend working, the more
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25 September, 2017

Worker whose messages were monitored had human rights breached

Worker whose messages were monitored had human rights breached
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Employers should make employees aware of any monitoring of their communications after the European Court of Human Rights ruled a man’s right to privacy was breached when his employers investigated his private messages. The decision, handed down today, relates to the long-running case of Barbulescu v Romania, which first went to the Romanian courts in
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25 September, 2017

Are equal pay claims and sex discrimination claims mutually exclusive?

Are equal pay claims and sex discrimination claims mutually exclusive?
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Introduction Section 66(1) of the Equality Act 2010 (“EqA 2010”) provides that a “sex equality clause” is incorporated into every contract of employment even if it is implied and is not an expressly written term. Section 66(2) of the EqA 2010 states that: “A sex equality clause is a provision that has the following effect-
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25 September, 2017

A quick Q&A with Adam Ramsey of gap personnel’s IT department

A quick Q&A with Adam Ramsey of gap personnel’s IT department
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How long have you worked in IT? Seven and a half years ago I joined gap personnel, fresh from college on an apprenticeship scheme. Time flies when you’re having fun! What appealed to you about the IT sector? No matter how much you experience, read and study over the years you will never truly be
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25 September, 2017

gap sponsor Welsh National Tennis Championships

gap sponsor Welsh National Tennis Championships
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gap personnel are pleased to announce a continued partnership with one of the north west’s leading tennis facilities, Wrexham Tennis Centre by sponsoring the 2017 Welsh National Championships which will be held between 28th August and 2nd September. gap originally partnered with Wrexham Tennis Centre in 2016, sponsoring a number of events throughout the 2016
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25 September, 2017

MBO at Driving Force as management team take the wheel

MBO at Driving Force as management team take the wheel
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Specialist driving recruitment business, Driving Force Recruitment Ltd, has been acquired by its management team from gap personnel group owner Gary Dewhurst. Founded as part of the gap personnel group in 2007, the Ellesmere Port-based company enjoyed strong growth, which led to the appointment of four directors in 2013, who have now undertaken the Management
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25 September, 2017

Specialist EU division ensure skill shortage gap is filled

Specialist EU division ensure skill shortage gap is filled
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gap personnel’s EU division, which launched in Poland in August 2015, has continued its rapid expansion through partnerships with some of the UK’s top furniture manufacturing businesses, including Westbridge Furniture. The demand for skilled workers, including upholsterers, frame assemblers and sewing machinists is so high that the division has supplied over 100 skilled candidates since
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