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Government Statement: Status of EU Nationals in the UK:

The government have clarified in an official statement that there has been no change the rights and status of EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the EU following the EU referendum. At the present time the UK remains a … Continue reading

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Is it discriminatory to ask an employee to speak English at work?

No, provided that the reason why the request is being made is not due to the employee’s race, which includes colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins. In the recent case of Kelly v Covance Laboratories Ltd, the Claimant, who is … Continue reading

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Bad grammar and a limp handshake: are these the signs you’ve picked the wrong applicant?

What do recruiters really want? Whatever your area of expertise, when it comes to job applications and interviews, it seems some ‘pet hates’ are universal. Whether it’s a stock CV phrase or an interview bugbear, most hiring managers know exactly what … Continue reading

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Prepare to give the workers a pay rise?

According to the summer budget, there are going to be changes in employment legislation. What exactly are these changes and how will they affect my business? Perhaps the most significant announcement was the introduction of the compulsory national living wage … Continue reading

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Downtown Recruitment launches new look website!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new look website.  We will also be adding some new content in the near future.  Don’t forget that you can get your free guide to “Recruiting Staff Successfully” by clicking on … Continue reading

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Steve Young (Downtown Recruitment’s Managing Partner) to carry out 250Km charity bike ride!

I am going to be carrying out a 1 day 250Km bike ride on Sat 21st July 2012 for two charities (Macmillan Cancer and Orbis). If you or your company would like to donate any money please click on the … Continue reading

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