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Contributor: Recruitment Watch

At Mishcon de Reya, we have a dedicated Recruitment Services Group, made up of recruitment specialists from our employment, litigation and corporate practices: we act for numerous high-profile recruitment clients on the most important matters which face them, and fully understand the dynamics of today's increasingly complex, competitive and global recruitment environment.

Recent posts by Recruitment Watch

  • Recruitment News

    The new tax year has implications for recruiters who must now record all information regarding any temps or contractors they place in employment but are not paid through the agency’s PAYE scheme. The reports are quarterly and any which are late may incur a fine. The information is passed on to the HMRC. These reports… Read more

  • Recruitment News

    The number of females occupying board positions has increased. This is according to the most recent Lord Davies report that claims the number of women on FTSE 100 boards has doubled in the last 4 years. Dianah Worman from CIPD says ‘ All evidence tells us that greater gender diversity at board level boosts performance’…. Read more

  • Recruitment News

    A recent report from Acas entitled Three Sides to every story: the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations has revealed that many agency workers do not know of and/or too frightened to avail of their employment rights. Some of the complaints lodged by employees to the helpline included, employees expressing uncertainty over contractual matters and… Read more

  • Recruitment News

    Recruitment Watch A rise in the minimum wage has been suggested by the LPC – Low Pay Commission. The recommended increase is 3% which would bring the minimum wage up to £6.70 per hour (for adults). The recommended increases for other employees are An increase from £5.13 to £5.30 for 18-20 year olds An increase… Read more

  • Recruitment News

    The World Employment and Social Outlook-Trends 2015 has predicted that almost 212 million people will be unemployed by 2019.This is due to slow economic growth and inequality. The gap between the rich and poor is also set to widen which, in turn, could lead to social upheaval and discontent.  Whilst some countries have experienced improvement,… Read more

  • Data Theft – Beware Civil and Criminal Sanctions

    A recruitment company’s position in the market is reliant on the value of its confidential information, its trade connections and the ability of its staff to exploit this to broker the placement of candidates. All too often, employees are tempted to steal a recruiter’s candidate database before joining a competitor or launching a start-up. Despite… Read more

  • Starting a Recruitment Business

    As with any business, starting a recruitment business requires detailed planning from the very beginning. This will help you get off to a smooth start and should increase your chances of successfully growing the business, attracting investment if required and, ultimately, achieving an exit. When going into business with others, a key part of the… Read more

  • Team moves: how to defend your business

    Two judgments handed down at the tail end of last year examined the remedies available to employers who are faced with team moves, whether the threat comes from an established competitor, as in one case, or a start up, as in the other. Team moves can happen very quickly and often prove extremely damaging to… Read more

  • Recruitment News Jan 15 – 2

    Research conducted by O2 Business has revealed that only 23% of employees have requested flexible working hours. Some of the reasons cited for this were: they don’t work for an organisation that encourages working outside the office; insufficient technology to allow for flexible working hours; and a ‘lack of trust’. 54% of those surveyed admitted… Read more

  • Recruitment News Jan 15

    Figures released from Astbury Marsden have shown an 18% increase in the availably of jobs in the city in 2014. Out of a total of over 33,000 job positions created in 2014, 924 of those were in December. Adam Jackson, Director at Astbury Marsden warns that “what we are seeing is far from a return… Read more

  • Recruitment News Dec 14 – 2

    Recent figures released by APSCo have shown that the finance, accounting, engineering, media and IT sectors have all seen an increase in the availability of permanent job positions. The growth in the IT sector can be attributed to the growth and popularity of apps which, in turn, has led to an increase in demand for… Read more

  • Financial remedies for unlawful competition where financial losses are hard to prove

    The principle that damages are to compensate a party who has suffered loss as a result of the unlawful action of another is well understood. However, in practice, quantifying damages can be extremely difficult. For recruitment companies, it is often a challenge to identify what, if any, financial loss they have suffered when a former… Read more

  • Top tips for selling your recruitment business

    Selling your recruitment business is like selling your house: to get the best price you need to give it some attention and make it attractive to potential buyers. You should be able to demonstrate a few years of steady growth and profit but you also want to be able to show that you have created… Read more