Help with my CV

A Professional CV is an investment and is essential for any job application. Your CV is your opportunity to demonstrate why you are the best fit for the job. We…

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Securing the right candidate continues to be a challenge

Policymakers and employers should focus on inclusive job design to tackle recruitment issues. Responding to today’s ONS labour market figures, Jon Boys, Senior Labour Market Economist for the CIPD, the…

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CIPD Trust secures £70,000 to support women leaving prison

CIPD Trust secures £70,000 to support women leaving prison. The funding will finance mentoring programmes with local employment partners to help women leaving prison develop their employability skills. The CIPD…

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The Government introduces draft legislation on the calculation of holiday entitlement.

The Government introduces draft legislation on the calculation of holiday entitlement. On 8th November 2023, the Secretary of state for Business and Trade introduced the Draft Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation…

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Profession Map features new standards on Artificial Intelligence

The Profession Map is the international standard for the people profession. It helps us to make better decisions, act with confidence, drive change in our organisations and progress in our…

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Employers waiting longer than usual to hire for Christmas

The latest Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and Lightcast Labour Market Tracker finds cautious employers moving more slowly to staff up for Christmas than usual. There is a spike in…

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HR professionals are key to implementing new ways of working

HR professionals are key to implementing new ways of working and should be at the heart of driving change, says a new CIPD report People Profession 2023: International survey report…

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Disability workforce reporting

There are more than 7 million people of working age with a disability or long-term health condition in the UK. Around half of them are in work but many more…

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Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023

On 19th September 2023, the Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill received Royal Assent and will come into force in September 2024. ACAS has launched a consultation on a draft…

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ICO Guidance on Processing Workers’ Health Data

On 31st August 2023, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published guidance for employers on handling their workers’ health data, in accordance with their obligations under the UK GDPR and…

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Inclusion top tips for hybrid working

When organisations offer hybrid working arrangements, HR must ensure that measures to support, equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are considered at every stage in the employment lifecycle. Hybrid work has…

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Attracting the best talent

Why aren’t candidates applying for your job? The job market is extremely tough right now and it is definitely a candidate market. The talent pool is limited with the best…

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Job acceptance – is this the right role for you?

Searching for a job is extremely stressful but making the final decision which role to accept can be a life changing decision not just for yourself but for your family,…

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How to ensure the best candidate accepts your job offer

The job market is extremely challenging with skill shortages. It’s a candidate market and if you want to ensure that the time and money invested by you and your colleagues…

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Should I invest in a Head-hunter

Yes, it is the best use of your time and money. The question to ask is can you afford NOT to have the role filled. Do you feel you have…

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How does an employee or worker qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)?

An employee/worker must satisfy the following conditions before she can qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP): • She must have been continuously employed for at least 26 weeks as at…

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How does an employee or worker qualify for Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)?

Both employees and temporary workers may be entitled to Statutory Paternity Pay SPP (despite temporary workers not being eligible for paternity leave). Employees/workers need to: • Have (or expect to…

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Protection of UK workers

The protection of UK workers is here as the Government announce a new enforcement body to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on workplace abuse. It has been officially announced…

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The Queen’s Speech

Check out the REC reaction the Queen's Speech yesterday. We agree with Neil. It is pleasing to see that unemployment is likely to peak lower than expected and that the…

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Checks when recruiting an interim worker

There are a number of checks when recruiting an interim worker: 1. The agency must ensure that both the client and the work seeker are aware of any legal or…

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Limited Company is opting out of The Conduct Regulations

When a Limited Company is opting out of the Conduct Regulations - there are rules which apply. The Conduct Regulations apply to all supplies of temporary workers, except in the…

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Steps an agency must follow before supplying a workseeker

Employment agencies and businesses must comply with the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (the Conduct Regulations) when supplying a workseeker to clients (except where introducing or…

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Umbrella Admin Fees

Umbrella admin fees are typically £25 per timesheet. Some recruitment agencies who offer an umbrella service will uplift the workers rate to compensate for this charge. MIDAS do uplift their…

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Considerations when providing information to the client when supplying a work-seeker

There are considerations when providing information to the client when supplying a work-seeker 1. Having collected the information to present to the client the agency must consider the following: (a)…

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Job advert numbers stable as lockdown starts to ease

137,000 new job adverts posted in the first week of March, giving a total of 1.33 million active job adverts in the UK Weekly number of new postings has remained…

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Getting recruitment right to boost UK productivity

Getting recruitment right boosts UK productivity by £7.7bn each year – this must be used to drive the recovery says the The REC Professional recruitment and staffing firms increase UK…

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Umbrella and IR35

Did you know that where the umbrella company deducts PAYE tax and national insurance, the agency does not have to consider the off-payroll rules for IR35. HMRC have recently updated…

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Christmas Raffle in aid of Rock FM’s Cash for Kids

MIDAS would like to announce the start of our Christmas Raffle in aid of Rock FM’s Cash for Kids. I think we would all agree it has been a tough…

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Update from Michelle

For anyone who hasn't read our recent update please take a couple of minutes to read about whats happening at MIDAS here: https://bit.ly/35LbUa2 We are determined to take the current…

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Top Tips for Starting a New Job During COVID-19

Starting a new job can be exciting but also stressful, especially during a pandemic. Have a look at our top tips for starting a new job during COVID-19 to get…

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New Webinar: “Securing Workplace Mental Health during the 2nd Lockdown – What are the Key Issues to be aware of?”

We are pleased to promote a further webinar. This months topic is "Securing Workplace Mental Health during the 2nd Lockdown - What are the Key Issues to be aware of?"…

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Candidate Testimonial

At MIDAS we provide an honest, professional service to our candidates, matching people with companies and offering genuine advice.  

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Does working from home affect a contractors IR35 position?

Does working from home affect a contractors IR35 position? Read the full article here - https://bit.ly/37Bafp9  

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Monday Motivational

Whatever your plans today, make it count. Have a good Monday everyone.

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Hot Tips for Writing your CV

In the current market there are a lot of applicants for each role, here are some top tips to help you write your CV to ensure you get the interview…

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Client Testimonial

At MIDAS we are proud to provide an honest, transparent and genuine service to our clients and candidates, ensuring we find the right candidate for the role.

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Respect for Work Relationships

At MIDAS we follow the REC Code of Professional Practice.  We have respect for work relationships.

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Webinar: Understand your mental health

Further to the success of our last webinars MIDAS would like to invite you to Understand Your Mental Health with Ross McWilliam, The Man Who Changed A Million Lives. We…

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Response to the Chancellor’s additional support for businesses

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced some additional support for businesses. Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the REC, responded: “The Chancellor's changes to the Jobs Support Scheme will see more firms use…

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Remote working: Embrace technology, but don’t forget cyber security

There is no question that the business landscape is looking very different since Covid-19 arrived on the world stage like a very unwelcome visitor at an office party! Who would…

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What constitutes a medium or large entity for IR35?

A corporate entity will be medium or large-sized if it meets at least two of the following criteria for two consecutive financial years: Turnover of more than £10.2 million Balance…

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Temporary Worker Written Statement

The written statement sets out the terms the worker will be engaged under by the employment business. The written statement must be in a single document and must include all…

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How to prepare a temporary worker before they attend site

Under the Conduct Regulations, an agency is obliged to carry out several checks being supplying a temporary worker to their clients which are: To obtain sufficient information from you about…

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IR35 changes – are you prepared?

On 6 April 2021, IR35 rules in the private sector will change. The changes mean that where individuals provide their services through an intermediary, the end user client will become…

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Record number of new job adverts posted in mid-September

Record number of new job adverts posted in mid-September Nearly 129,000 new job postings last week, the highest number since lockdown Total job postings in the UK up to 1.21…

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What are the benefits of an Interim Manager

An interim manager will provide a quick solution to a problem which you need addressing now… The problem has generally been caused either a by short term absence, to manage…

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Applying for Executive Jobs

From a survey of Executive CVs reviewed at CV Surgery during the month of April, it has become quite clear that many senior executives applying for Executive, Director or Board…

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Types of CV Review available

The CV Review is ideal for all professionals looking for reassurance and confidence that their CV will receive top marks on presentation, punctuation and most importantly relevance to the role…

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How do I ensure my CV is shortlisted?

Ensure you highlight your key skills, experience and qualifications relevant to the role you are applying for and double check your CV is presented with no errors of grammar, spelling…

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Key Information Document (KID)

Key Information Document regulation comes into effect from today 6th April 2020. Regulation 13A of the ‘Conduct Regulations’ (Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) introduces a requirement…

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Temporary Homeworking

Temporary Homeworking came into effect on 23 March 2020 when the government announced a "lockdown" for all UK residents, excluding those for whom travel for work is essential (essentially key…

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme gives employers the option to offer furlough to employees whilst we fight the Coronavirus. ‘Furloughed workers’ - payments to employers to cover 80% of employee…

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Temporary checks to ID

Due to the Coronavirus there have been temporary checks to ID introduced for a temporary period. The DBS standard and enhanced ID checking guidance will be changed. The change will…

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Coronavirus Bill

The Coronavirus Bill is emergency legislation which will give the government powers to bring in a raft of measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak The two key budget announcements covered by…

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IR35 changes

IR35 On 17 March 2020 the Government announced that it would delay (but not cancel) the IR35 changes in the private sector until April 2021. The delay is to reflect the…

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The Good Work hub

The government has outlined its plan to future-proof the UK’s world-leading labour market. Here’s what you need to know. Currently there are four pieces of legislation that have been agreed by…

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Employers scale back hiring plans in September as Brexit deadline looms

Permanent placements drop for seventh month in a row Weakest increase in vacancies for over seven and a half years Availability of staff continues to drop amid uncertain outlook Summary…

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Hiring intentions remain positive despite the recent uncertainty

New data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) shows that employers’ hiring intentions have remained positive despite the recent uncertainty. The REC’s latest report, which covers June-August 2019, shows…

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How busy men and women can make a decision and stop being indecisive…

How many times do you let an opportunity or a potential recruit slip by because you or your management team cannot make a decision? Change the way you think today,…

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DBS Reduce Fees for checks

With effect from 1 October 2019 the fees for DBS checks are reduced to the following:   Type of DBS check Current Fee Fee from 1 October 2019 Basic £25.00…

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Private Sector IR35 Draft Legislation Released

The changes will apply to payments made on and after 6 April 2020.   The draft legislation is subject to an 8 week technical consultation until 5 September 2019. The…

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Future legislative changes to be aware of

Itemised payslips From 6 April 2019, all workers (not just employees) have been entitled to receive a payslip. This must document any variation in pay across the time worked. You…

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Poor management costs UK business £84 million a year

We are entering a new age of business leadership and management, and it is therefore imperative that we build a cadre of future leaders equipped to deal with the changing…

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Extending the Brexit deadline is limited comfort for employers

Extending the Brexit deadline is limited comfort for employers New data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) shows that UK employers remain in limbo due to uncertainty even after…

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Why chose MIDAS?

Choose a recruitment business who is a member of the REC (The Recruitment & Employment Confederation) as MIDAS is. The REC represents more than 3,500 recruitment businesses in the UK,…

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Are temporary workers on a “contract for services” entitled to Statutory Maternity Leave?

No, Statutory Maternity Leave is only applicable to employees operating under a contract of employment and does not apply to temporary workers engaged on a contract for services It is…

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Reluctance amongst workers to seek new roles

Reports from the latest KPMG and REC survey indicate that there has been a reluctance amongst workers to seek new roles due to uncertainty relating to Brexit, as well as…

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Reverse charge VAT

Will Reverse charge VAT affect Recruitment? The Reverse Charge legislation for the construction sector has been slowly making its way through Parliament since 2017 and will come into force on…

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How Recruitment Professionals cope with the stresses of the job

Counselling sessions, wellness programmes, trips to the gym, as well as just taking time to talk are just some of the ways recruiters are tackling stress at their agencies. Recruitment…

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“Why have you applied for this job?”

Most candidates do not appreciate the importance of this question "Why have you applied for this job?". It is the most important question of the interview. Giving a general answer…

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Report on permanent appointments has fallen the greatest since 2016

With data showing the fastest decline in permanent staff appointments since summer 2016, politicians need to call time on political game-playing over Brexit. This is according to the Recruitment &…

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Happy Mother’s Day

  Many of us have celebrated Mother’s Day throughout the years, but seldom, if ever, have we stopped and given thought to how it started. This morning I decided to…

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Linkedin For Recruitment

  Linkedin For Recruitment In an interview that dealt with online comments made about her on-stage chemistry with Bradley Cooper at their performance of ‘Shallow’ at the Oscars, Lady Gaga…

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How do I write a CV?

How do I write a CV? The experience may seem a little daunting at first but if you follow my simple steps you will soon be on your path to…

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Happy Women’s day

#womensday To all the ladies "happy women's day". https://youtu.be/j4i3t1hAnzU A very inspiring vdeo from #clarins and worth a share. Let's be selfish today and think of us ladies! Why not…

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IR35 – What recruiters should be doing now

In October 2018 the Chancellor announced that HMRC were pushing ahead with their extension of the off-payroll rules in the private sector from 6 April 2020. Assess who amongst their…

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