Business Shapers

Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • Shaper: Richard Setterwall

    Show aired on 1st November 2014 Richard Setterwall, the founder and CEO of myDogBuddy, is an avid dog lover first and foremost. He graduated with an MSc in Financial Engineering from UCLA Anderson and LTH before starting his professional career in management consulting and corporate strategy for McKinsey and PWC Strategy. At the age of 31, Richard… Read more

  • Recruitment News

    A diversity survey by Hays Recruitment in Australia has found that recruiters from large companies were more likely to interview male candidates even if female and male candidates were put forward with identical CVs. The same survey also identified a propensity for recruiters to mark the candidate of same sex as the recruiter as more… Read more

  • Shaper: Erik Biorklund

    Show aired on 25th October 2014 Erik Biorklund is the co-founder of European Travel Ventures with William Wenkel. European Travel Adventures is the parent company of the internationally acclaimed The Yacht Week, one of the only companies bringing a sailing, regattas and entertainment experience. The company has gone from strength to strength with the launches… Read more

  • Shaper: Kanya King

    Show aired on 18th October 2014 Kanya King is an internationally recognised entrepreneur and innovator in the British music industry. As CEO and founder of MOBO, she is the dynamic force behind the MOBO brand and has played an instrumental role in elevating Urban music and culture to mainstream popular status in the U.K. Kanya’s… Read more

  • Shaper: Raegan Moya-Jones

    Show aired on 11th October 2014 After moving from her native Australia to the United States, the news in 2003 that Raegan was expecting her first baby triggered many mixed emotions. Although her family was half way around the world, Aussie motherhood traditions were always with her. On the top of her list were muslin… Read more

  • Advertisement of GB vacancies: is there a need for regulation?

    On 2 September 2014 BIS concluded a consultation on a proposal to amend the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 to prohibit employment businesses and employment agencies from advertising jobs exclusively in other EEA countries. This consultation is separate to wider proposed reforms to the 2003 legislation, about which the government has… Read more

  • Building a responsible payment culture

    Earlier this year, the UK Government issued its response to an industry consultation on establishing a ‘responsible payment culture’. The prevalence of ‘pay when paid’ clauses in contracts has long been a bug-bear for the recruitment industry.  The agent could be required to pay the worker on a weekly cycle, despite not being paid by… Read more

  • Paralegal in a pickle spells trouble for recruiters

    A recruiter who decides to hang on to a candidate’s phone number before leaving for a dream job should think again… On 9 September 2014, the Information Commissioner’s Office secured the criminal conviction of James Pickles for unlawfully taking the personal data of more than 100 clients. Mr Pickles was a paralegal at a law… Read more

  • An update on the calculation of statutory holiday pay

    We are now four months on from the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) decision in Lock v British Gas and no nearer to an understanding of how holiday pay should be calculated for recruitment consultants in the UK who earn commission. The ECJ held in Lock that employees who are paid contractual commission determined with… Read more

  • Mishcon de Reya joins APSCo

    Mishcon de Reya has today announced that it has become an Affiliate Member of APSCo. APSCo is a trade association dedicated to representing the interests of the UK Professional Staffing industry. The APSCo brand is a recognised benchmark for quality in the professional recruitment marketplace, with applicants for membership rigorously referenced and required to adhere to… Read more