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Positive discrimination: the answer to improving diversity?

It’s now widely acknowledged that businesses have a diversity problem at the top of the food chain.

The Parker Review, published October 2017, found that only two per cent of director positions in the FTSE 100 are held by UK citizens from ethnic minorities, though this group makes up 14 per cent of the total UK population. Indeed, over half of the FTSE 100 firms did not have any people from ethnic minorities on their board at all.

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Extension to IR35: Papering over the cracks?

The Government (HMRC) has recently consulted on plans to extend IR35 into the private sector.

In April 2017, changes were introduced to the way in which IR35 was operated for those supplying services to public sector clients. There now seems to be an eagerness to roll out similar changes to the private sector in an attempt for HMRC to recover £1.2 billion of taxes which it says would otherwise be lost by 2022/23.

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Holiday: A RE-for-ME

Are you planning to take time off this summer?

If so, as you plan for your exit from the daily grind, your perfect scenario is for a seamless transition right? The perfect balancing act with your workload of managing expectations, pausing and delegating work so that no balls are dropped!

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It's not the experience of the candidate that matters; it's the candidate experience!

Irony: it’s something that I have come to appreciate more and more over the last two years after receiving a call from an agency recruiter. This recruiter cold called me after having found my profile on LinkedIn and told me she had a job opportunity for me that she would like to talk to me about.

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