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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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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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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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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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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 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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