Do not disturb

Do not disturb

When so-called disruptors become a disturbance...

As it stands political and social changes aren’t showing signs of steadying. With many businesses withholding investment until Brexit negotiations finalise - as morsels of potential outcomes are drip-fed via hyperbolic headlines – organisations are still grappling with digital disruptors and staying abreast with legislative updates. Just thinking about the future world of work can send us into head spin.

But Recruitment Grapevine has got you covered. In this issue, we look at why HMRC still haven’t decided on whether to roll out IR35 to the private sector and how the Government are still unsure on how they will ease workforce pressures with access to EU talent. With disruption difficult to ignore, we’ve talked with industry experts to debunk some of the myths fogging the roadmaps ahead. As ever, there’s no need to panic, just prepare. Headlines exacerbating concerns about the talent shortage, the looming threat of AI, and political uncertainty, should only serve to heighten focus on recruitments’ fundamental aim: preparing to add value to people’s lives.

We also speak to the Founder of Ferris Slater, who started up his firm the same day he was fired, map out the journey of one of 2017’s biggest recruitment ire’s - IR35 - and discuss whether ‘Google for Jobs’ will really disrupt the industry.

Rianna Fulham
Rianna Fulham
Online Editor

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
Chair Director

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. In 2016, Keith was awarded a Home Office Commendation Award for services to recruitment and was recognised by the Queen for services to tackling labour market abuse in 2018.

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.

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.