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image of colorful blocks with people icons over wooden table ,human resources and management concept.IR35 will lead to temporary talent drain, survey claims

Three-fifths of employers are concerned they will miss out on temporary talent when the IR35 off-payroll rules are extended to the private sector next year.

According to recruitment company Robert Half, 62% of medium and large employers in the private sector worry that they will not be able to attract skilled contractors and temporary workers after the rules come in on 6 April 2020.

Robert Half also found that two-fifths (42%) of medium and large private sector organisations are concerned about losing current temporary workers to the new IR35 rules if they cannot renegotiate employment contracts in time.

Jobseekers ‘cheating’ recruitment platforms

Jobseekers are increasingly looking for ways to game or ‘cheat’ recruitment systems, according to TribePad research.

Hiring Humans vs. Recruitment Robots surveyed 1,041 employees and job seekers in the UK, and found that two-thirds (67%) of job seekers admit to using ‘optimisation strategies,’ such as using particular phrases likely to be picked up by recruitment algorithms, to improve their chances of getting a job.

Dean Sadler, CEO of TribePad, said there are clear advantages for both employers and candidates to using technology in the recruitment process. “There’s no doubt that recruitment technology systems provide huge benefits to employers and the candidates who use them.”

Recruiters step in to provide benefits to ‘extended workforce’ says Pennel

Recruiters have a key role to play in helping industry meet the talent management challenges posed by an increasingly consumer-led economy.

This is according to Denis Pennel, managing director of the World Employment Confederation, as he opened the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s ‘Future of Jobs Summit’ at the REC’s offices in London yesterday.

Pennel’s speech addressed the challenges of managing an “extended workforce” made of up of permanent and flexible labour – whether they are core…


How degree apprenticeships could win the battle to boost diversity in UK tech

“We have so many technology vacancies that we cannot recruit quickly enough,” says Dara Kirton, a champion for diversity and inclusion at PwC – including in tech consulting, for data analytics, artificial intelligence and blockchain-related roles.

To help achieve this, in 2018 PwC launched the technology degree apprenticeship program in partnership with five leading universities across the UK.

But Patel expects a high proportion of BAME people to feature in PwC’s apprenticeships, since the programmers tear down the educational attainment barrier to tech. PwC has partnered with UKBlackTech, which aims to increase BAME representation in the industry and make the UK tech sector the most diverse globally.