How employers are using social media to make recruitment decisions

social media and recruitment

In the early days of social media, the idea of an employer checking a potential employee’s Facebook page to assess their suitability for a role wasn’t something that many job seekers would have worried about. Users felt that their profiles were a place to express themselves unfiltered – and work was an entirely separate domain. […]

2018 | HR and Employment Law Changes

It’s been a busy 2018 for Employment Law and HR changes. Ellis Whittam takes a closer look at some of the most significant events that have occurred throughout 2018: Government response to Taylor Review In the last few years, there have been growing concerns about modern working practices, in particular employment status, zero hours contracts, […]

2019 | Important HR and Employment Law Changes

With 2018, employers had to grapple many changes to HR and Employment Law. This includes the introduction of the GDPR and gender pay reporting, changes to taxation of termination payments and increases to the national minimum wage. So what can employers expect in 2019? It is set to be another busy year for HR and […]

STRESS IN EDUCATION | What can be done?

teaching education support

Teachers have taken 1.3 million days off as a result of stress and poor mental health in the last four years. It is yet another reminder of the immense pressure facing those in the teaching profession. 0 Million Days off as a result of stress and poor mental health Stress in teaching With reportedly overwhelming […]

GUIDE | Data Protection, GDPR & Recruitment

health and safety advice

Finding the right candidates for your organisation can be challenge. It takes time, patience and lots of effort to trawl through countless applications and sit through interviews to find someone who meets the role’s requirements. But complying with your data protection obligations during the recruitment process can prove even trickier. With the introduction of the […]

EMPLOYER FAQs | Recruitment

When employers are making selection and recruitment decisions, they need to make sure that they are not falling foul of equality laws. Our Employment Law Advisers answer some of the questions frequently asked by employers. Is it lawful for an employer to require a job applicant to be of a particular sex? Only in very […]

EMPLOYER FAQs | Subject Access Requests

subject access requests

The rules on subject access requests changed under the GDPR. The right of access, commonly known as subject access, allows employees to make a request to access personal data that is held by their employer. In brief, employers need to provide the employee with confirmation of whether or not personal data is being processed. They […]

EMPLOYER’S GUIDE | Health and Disability in recruitment

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The Equality Act is very strict on what health or disability questions employers can ask during the recruitment process. As a general principle, it is not permissible for an employer to ask a job applicant any questions about their health or disability until they have been offered a job. However, in very specific circumstances, you […]

Changes to pay statements


With the GDPR looming, you may be doing last minute preparations for the introduction on 25th May 2018 but employers should not be heaving a sigh of relief. There is much more work for employers to do to ensure they remain compliant with Employment Law. One such change that is coming up is to pay […]