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7 Business-Critical Changes for Employers and HR Professionals in April 2019

2019 is set to be a big year in terms of planned changes to employment and business law, especially with the advancement of Brexit and a confirmed leave date of 29th March 2019.

In our latest guide, we’ve grouped 7 of the most important anticipated legislative changes in April 2019 for employers, including a general overview of each change, additional key information, an operational date and how best to prepare.

Included in this guide:

  • A general overview of 7 anticipated changes for 2019
  • Non-compliance penalties for each change
  • How best to prepare, plan and execute
  • Operational dates for all of the changes

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Our Top 5 Latest Digital Recruiting Strategies for 2019

During this period of UK-high employment, we understand the struggle of low application numbers to your job vacancies. In our latest guide, we offer our top 5 latest digital strategies for attracting candidates and increasing your applications for the new year, offering an insight into how to implement these strategies and how Omega can help in the process.

Included in this guide:

  • Our top 5 digital strategies for increasing job applications
  • Guidance on how to implement these strategies
  • How Omega can assist in the process
  • Free competency-based interview pack

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Top 5 Latest Digital Recruitment Strategies
Your Complete Guide to the UK’s Most Disruptive Change in Tax Law for Employers

In essence, HMRC are planning to make changes to the UK tax rules in the private sector, specifically for off-payroll working (self-employed contractors), in the hope of minimising tax avoidance from ‘disguised employees’ working as independent contractors.

Included in this guide:

  • An introduction to IR35 in the private sector
  • What is IR35?
  • When do IR35 reforms come in for the private sector?
  • Case Study: Christa Ackroyd vs HMRC
  • Determining IR35 status
  • Using HMRC’s CEST Tool (Check Employment Status for Tax)
  • Summary
  • How can you manage IR35 reform?

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The Five Technologies Destined to Shape our Future: From battery tech to Artificial Intelligence, we look at the latest advancements in technology

We live in an era where technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate. In just over 10 years, we’ve seen the rise of the smartphone, the Cloud and of course, the smart world of connected devices.

Our daily lives have been transferred and influenced by new technology, but what’s next?

In our latest guide, we look at five brand new technologies that will no doubt shape our future.

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How to Double your Job Applications: Our top 5 strategies for increasing relevant job applications

In a period of UK-high employment, we understand the struggle of low application numbers to your job vacancies.

In our latest guide, we provide our top 5 strategies to attracting candidates and increasing your application numbers, offering an insight into how to implement these strategies and how Omega can help in the process.

Additionally, we provide a free competency-based interview template for those shortlisted candidates.

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Your Complete GDPR Video Guide and Presentation: with legal advice from BPE Solicitors

In the final guide of our GDPR series, we offer our entire range of GDPR content from an exclusive seminar, written and delivered by the partner and Head of Commercial, IP and IT of BPE Solicitors.

The GDPR is due to be implemented on the 25th May 2018, but there are still UK businesses that have yet to design a strategy to ensure GDPR compliance. This pack offers a complete overview and recommended action plan for UK employers.

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Modernising the Recruitment Process Using Technology Platforms: Our Top 5 Benefits for Using Technology to Recruit

Within the last decade, advances in technology has given hiring professionals the chance to significantly improve recruitment efficiency and the time-to-hire.

Modern technology platforms offer the very latest in digital  solutions to maximise process efficiency. In our latest guide, (written by Rick Towers, UK Divisional Director), we pursue 5 of our top benefits for using technology to recruit, including key industry statistics and additional contributions from Lumesse, an Omega ATS partner.

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The Most Efficient Recruitment Strategy For Managing A Large Workforce in 2018: 10 Key Factors That Determine Your Need For A Managed Service Programme (MSP)

As the UK’s employment rate continues to thrive and remains at the highest it’s been in 42 years, the need to attract and retain the best staff continues to be increasingly important for businesses with a large temporary workforce.

In our latest guide, we explore 10 key business factors that justify implementing a Managed Service Programme (MSP) as a key recruitment strategy for your business.

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6 Key Employment Legislation Changes in April 2018: A Review of 6 Key Changes for Employers and Employees

In April 2018, the UK government has a number of planned legislative changes that may have an immediate impact on organisations within the UK.

In our latest guide, Omega Resource Group select 6 key employment legislation changes in April 2018, offering an overview, key points and a specific operational date for each change.

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GDPR: 10 Real Life Scenarios – An Exploration of Business-Critical Actions

In our last GDPR guide, we explained the fundamentals of the GDPR and how best to prepare for the forthcoming changes.

As the GDPR due date draws near, there are still a number of unanswered questions and lack of surety around some areas.

In this second installation our our GDPR series (and our most detailed guide to date), we pursue 10 real-life scenarios whereby we apply practical answers and actions to ensure GDPR compliance in various business situations.

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Do you have a workforce strategy for 2018? Your go-to guide to formulating a workforce plan for the New Year

With 2018 soon upon us, employers now know what their budgets are for the coming year.

Whether you’re looking to hire or not, formulating a workforce strategy for the New Year will help you to be fully prepared for any unforeseen hiring challenges and staff shortages.

We’ve created a guide that will offer guidance for developing a hiring strategy and things to think about in the process.

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Your Go-to Guide to Preparing for the GDPR: Including an overview and 10-point action plan

The need to protect personal data has been a major priority under UK governments for decades, specifically underlined by the adoption of the Data Protection Act 1998, the UK law that currently governs how data is looked after by both private and public organisations.

However, almost 20 years to the day after it was conceived, the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is due to be replaced by current data protection laws in line with the rules set out in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Your Ultimate Guide To Attracting Candidates: 10 Key Points To Consider During ‘The War On Talent’

In today’s competitive labour market, candidates now have the power. The war for talent is more prominent than ever before amongst businesses in the UK, and many are strug-gling to attract the right candidates.

The following Omega download pursues a variety of actions that can help to improve your candidate attraction strategy and land that perfect hire.

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Hiring Millennials in the Digital Age: A presentation written and presented by HR & Operations Director, Rachel Harber

By 2025, they will make up 75% of the global workforce, but what are Millennials? How are they best communicated with? How do you recruit them?

In this CIPD approved presentation, Rachel Harber, HR & Operations Director at Omega Resource Group, reveals the key aspects to attracting and retaining Millennials in the digital age.

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Absence Management within High Volume Environments: A thought leadership paper written by Operations Manager, Mark Norton

Absenteeism in the UK is a significant issue within the workplace, especially in high volume operations where downtime can have major consequences. Large organisations often underestimate the importance of addressing this issue.

Mark Norton, Operations Manager at Omega Resource Group, shares his thoughts on proactively reducing downtime within high volume environments, listing his 7 most important factors to consider…

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The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017: The Latest Government Initiative to Improve UK Procurement

In recent years, UK procurement has seen a lack of transparency between large businesses and suppliers. In an effort to combat this, as part of the Industrial Strategy initiative, the government introduced ‘The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations’ on April 6th 2017.

The following guide will provide you with everything you need to know about the new government scheme, including; how it will change UK procurement, which businesses need to report, where and when to report, and more…

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Employers appraisal pack & guide: Including two customisable employee appraisal templates

In a typical work environment, managing and reviewing employee performance is a key aspect to improving employee productivity, motivation and arguably the most important, keeping them feeling valued in their position within the business.

The following guide includes an overview of managing/reviewing performance, tips on how to prepare and conduct an appraisal and two fully-customisable appraisal templates.

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Your guide to choosing an Apprenticeship Levy training partner – including supplier assessment template

Following on from our Apprenticeship Levy Guide, this is the second instalment in our series.

This new guide provides help and assistance for companies who are setting up their Digital Apprenticeship Service Account, information about the  RoATP register, and guidance on what to look for when assessing a training partner.

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An insight into new national wages: current analysis and future predictions

In April 2017, the UK expects to see yet another increase in minimum pay for employees, amidst economical changes and an attempt to reinstate a higher quality of life for residents of the UK.

We have provided an overview of two National wages and a foundation wage with; key points, pay-rates, penalties and exemptions. Using industry trends, we also provide a forecast of predicted wages up to 2020.

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Your Essential Pack for Interviewing Candidates: including an interview template and spreadsheet for assessing soft-skills and key competencies

Competency-based interviews are becoming an increasingly important method within the recruitment process. The idea of competency-based questions is to encourage the interviewee to reference specific events or experiences, rather than providing a generic answer.

This go-to interviewer pack assesses candidates on five essential competencies, together with template questions and a proven scoring system. A colour-specific spreadsheet is also included for Management Information (MI) purposes.

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Everything you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy 2017

In an attempt to expand the total number of apprentices in England to three million by 2020, the Government has implemented an apprenticeship tax to be charged to large employers, which will be introduced in April 2017.

The following document will give you an overview of the Apprenticeship Levy; who needs to pay it, how it’ll be collected, how employers will benefit, choosing Government-approved training and much more.

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Complying with the Modern Slavery Act 2015: with exclusive contributions from PWC

The Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015 came into force on 29th October 2015, with the hope of eliminating elements of corporate slavery and human trafficking in the UK.

This guide will offer an overview of the MSA, a recommended action list for SME’s & larger businesses and guidance on developing an anti-slavery statement with advised content topics, if required.

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Revolutionising Supply Chain Management: Industry 4.0

The logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation industries are going through a time of rapid and unprecedented transformation. The future of these industries is paved with innovation and technology. It was not long ago that ideas like 3D printing and augmented reality were things of science fiction. Today, merchants and service providers within these industries are cautiously adopting these technologies to provide faster, cheaper, more efficient and sustainable business practices.

This guide will provide an extended overview of the sweeping technological trend, and how it is has the potential to completely revolutionise supply chain management. The technology behind industry 4.0 has the potential to transform how factories and warehouses operate, how vehicles are maintained and provides a limitless volume of new industrial processes, purposes and practices.

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Bad hires and indirect costs: Understanding the consequences of a bad hire

To some employers, a thirty-minute interview or a days’ assessment centre is enough to spark a decision, but it’s not necessarily always the right one.

Some employers seem to underestimate the accumulative sum of the more intangible overheads that can arise due to a bad hire.

This guide explores 4 indirect costs of a bad hire, the latter often being misvalued by hiring managers and employers:

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Win the war on talent: your go-to guide to attracting and retaining the best talent

Are you fighting the war on talent?

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to source and recruit the best talent within an extremely competitive environment.

We’ve put together a go-to guide to attracting and retaining the best talent so you can win the war on talent!

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The power of specialist labour contracting: how agencies can help

The concept of specialist labour contracting may not be a new one, but it is often undervalued.

Many businesses have yet to experience the true efficiency of using labour hire to help bolster its personnel.

We have provided five key benefits for hired labour contracting, and how it can profit your workforce:

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Keeping your existing talent: Employee retention

Creating a strong and reliable workforce isn’t just about hiring the right people; you also have to make sure they don’t walk out.

So, how will you retain and re-energise your best members of staff in an ever more competitive job market?

We’ve created a guide that will discuss our top tips to retaining your existing talent in the workplace.

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The key to bottom line profitability: Harnessing a highly engaged workforce

By developing a highly engaged workforce, you have the ability to retain existing talent, raise customer loyalty and increase profitability.

This factual guide includes the latest statistics and industry analysis from the Corporate Leadership Council, Harvard Business Review and Towers Perrin-ISR.

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The hidden costs of recruitment: Focus on total cost of ownership

The act of in-house recruiting, as a whole, is an expensive process. What’s more, it takes time. Finding someone who will truly add value to your organisation, with similar core values and work-culture isn’t a walk in the park.

The initial cost of using a recruitment agency has seen an endless debate. Whilst the use of agencies seems expensive to begin with, their involvement in the hiring process generally helps to reduce two often misjudged headline costs, time and quality of hire.

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The future of recruitment: what you need to do to keep up

As with just about every other aspect of employment, digital has completely transformed almost every facet of recruitment – and shows little sign of reducing its influence any time soon. This obviously offers a real challenge to anyone working to recruit the most valuable candidates, particularly in sectors such as manufacturing and engineering – not sectors as immediately attractive to millennials as, say, technology. So how can you maximise your chances of attracting & hiring the candidates you need?

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A must-follow checklist for recruiting engineers:

When it comes to the engineering industry, we know the recruitment process can be lengthy and that your time is precious. We also know how important it is to maintain a flexible workforce that you can scale up or down when needed, keeping costs low and productivity up – and we definitely know that strict recruitment processes and flexibility don’t always go together very well.

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