Recruitment Matters June-July 2020
In this edition...
- Top story: REC welcomes Chancellor’s Covid-19 package
- The view: Neil Carberry
- Tom Hadley: Lessons from the crisis
- Latest data: drop in employer confidence because of coronavirus
- The intelligence: Good mental health can increase productivity
- Big talking point: Supporting our mental health
- Legal update: Delayed, not cancelled: the next steps for IR35
- Q&A: Kellie Gordon
- What I know: St Giles Trust
- Food for thought: How to avoid human and machine bias in recruitment
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The View with Neil Carberry
Picture the scene. You’re a recruitment professional. It’s early 2020. You’re thinking about how recruitment can help businesses to overcome their biggest problems – productivity, staff engagement and adapting to new technology. Skills shortages, Brexit uncertainty and IR35 tax changes dominate the debate in our sector.
Then a pandemic strikes. There’s a lockdown, client demand drops in most sectors, but rockets in a few. Big policy changes come in instantly, and your business goes digital. Things change with lightning speed. I don’t know how things look as you read this, but here are a few observations.
This too, shall pass. This isn’t a slowdown caused by economic problems. To protect our fellow humans we must pause the economy. It’s a choice – that’s why governments are supporting firms...