May 2019
May 2019

Editors Letter


Overcoming mistakes

American Businessman and best-selling Author Roy Williams once said: “A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again.” Yet, being human, we are prone to making mistakes. They can be small, such as sloppy grammatical errors in a work report, a bit bigger, such as forgetting to pick the kids up from school, or, in the eyes of the law, even bigger, such as committing a crime.

We all know some mistakes carry graver consequences than others too. For some of the more severe mistakes, a person can be haunted for years to come. In this month’s cover feature ‘Thinking Outside the Box’, we look at the challenges facing ex-convicts when it comes to finding a job, with some candidates struggling for years to find a job, with an exploration of how recruiters can help to stop the hiring stigma.

Also, in this issue, Recruitment Grapevine takes a look at the big issues facing UK contractors and freelancers with additional IR35 reforms just around the corner, as well as speaking to recruiters about whether the traditional CV is outdated or not.

 

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Sophie Parrott - Online Editor

Contents


Advisory Board

Bev White
Gi Group

Bev White

UK & Ireland CEO

Bev joined Gi Group in January 2017 as the UK & Ireland CEO. Her responsibilities include temporary and permanent recruitment across a UK wide network of branches and onsite managed client operations, professional search and selection, coaching, career development, career transition and training.

Keith Rosser
Safer Jobs

Keith Rosser

Chair Director

Keith chairs Metropolitan Police founded charity, SAFERjobs. He was also recently appointed to the Ministerial Advisory Panel for UK Government on the Taylor Review of Modern Employment Practices and is a Committee Member of ECHO, a Home Office body advising on legislation around right to work.

Adrian Marlowe
ARC

Adrian Marlowe

Director, Chair & Chief Spokesperson

Adrian is the Founder and Managing Director of Lawspeed, the recruitment law specialist consultancy. Adrian has been involved in various legislative consultations including the Conduct of Employment.

Ann Swain
APSCo

Ann Swain

Chief Executive

Ann has over 30 years’ recruitment experience that includes time as Managing Director of Learning Curve and UK Sales Director at Computer People.

Tom Hadley
Recruitment & Employment Confederation

Tom Hadley

Director

Tom Hadley is the Director of Policy & Professional Services at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) - the professional body for the UK recruitment industry, representing 3,200 corporate members and over 10,000 individual members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP).

Publishing Team