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Springboard into recruitment

Starting any business from scratch is a daunting task. It’s no different when it comes to starting a recruitment business. But it’s a darn sight easier if you’ve got a ready-made database of clients and candidates. It’s an all-too familiar scenario in the recruitment sector: a member of staff leaving to set up on his …

Springboard into recruitment

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GDPR and Recruiters

25 May 2018 – take note of the date as this is becoming affectionally known as “GDPR” day.  It is the day when the old Data Protection Act 1998 is superseded by GDPR.  The aim; to effectively standardise rules across the EU and create greater transparency, responsibilities and liability in relation to how data (held …

GDPR and Recruiters

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business isn’t Business

For lawyers, words matter. A lot. And for good reason. In a recent case in the High Court, Sherrards successfully defended a claim in which a former employer in the recruitment sector was trying to punish a former employee for having had dealings with one of its customers after the employee had left and joined …

business isn’t Business

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Recruitment agency fee disputes: Do you abide by your own terms and conditions?

A recent case handled by Sherrards’ recruitment specialists, Barney Laurence and Hannah Jones, brought into sharp focus the importance of the client recruitment agency (“Company A”) following its own terms of business. Company A was engaged by Company B to source a candidate for a role. Company A supplied a quality candidate, whom Company B subsequently …

Recruitment agency fee disputes: Do you abide by your own terms and conditions?

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The ‘Shot across the bows’ letter

Unless you intend to – and are in a position to – follow through with formal action, think twice before sending a warning letter to an ex-employee. So-called “shot across the bows” letters are commonly sent out to warn against breaching post-termination restrictive covenants, but they invariably do little more than tip the individual off …

The ‘Shot across the bows’ letter

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