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With the referendum on Britain’s continuing EU membership less than three months away, employers in all sectors are busily debating the positive or negative impact that a ‘Brexit’ (BRitish – EXIT) from the European Union would have on their business. While we are not in a position to advocate one position or the other, it is interesting to read some preliminary opinions from people working within the recruitment industry.

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For many years, so-called umbrella companies have featured heavily in the world of recruitment. This is soon to end, as from 6th April 2016 contractors will no longer be able to claim travel and subsistence allowances as tax rebates from HMRC. The impact on both contractors and on recruiters is likely to be dramatic,

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Social media has been a mixed blessing for people working in HR. LinkedIn, in particular, sometimes seems to have been designed specifically with hirers in mind. Millions of people use LinkedIn as an online CV, complete with endorsements and references from former employers, candidates and customers. Hirers can find high quality candidates from their required industries and verify background information,

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The employment contract is a standard agreement between an employer and yourself. The more comprehensive the contract, the more specific an employer can be about your duties and responsibilities. Ultimately, the employment contract allows you to understand exactly what your employer expects of you.

Although there are many cases which don’t require the contract to be in writing for legal validity,

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An employment contract details the terms and conditions of employment, as well as the responsibilities and rights of you and your employer. This document is required by law to be given to you no later than two months from the first day of employment, but ideally on your first day with an employer.

The Purpose

The purpose of an employment contract is to ensure that both you and your employer have a clear understanding of what is expected during the term of employment.

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An employment contract can contain any number of terms and conditions to which both an employer and you, the employee agree. However, there are some elements of an employment contract which hold more importance than others.

Every employer is required to comply with basic employment law. But what items should you ensure are included in your employment contract before you sign?

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