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GDPR: Consent & Legitimate Interest

Posted Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Sterling Talent Solutions is offering a 10 part webinar series about the changes to the way personal data is protected in the European Union when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies on 25 May 2018. The first webinar in the series, “What You Need to Know with 12 Months to Go” introduces the...

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Social Media Screening-The Key to Targeting Your Ideal (and Not so Ideal) Candidates

Social Media Screening: The Key to Targeting Your Ideal (And Not So Ideal) Candidates

Posted Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 by Julianna Haase, Sterling Talent Solutions

Almost half of the world’s population actively uses the internet (46%), and by the end of this year, over 30% of the populace will be using social networks on a daily basis. We live in an era where social media is intertwined with our lives from the minute we open our eyes in the morning to when we go to sleep at night. The world is deeply engulfed in social media - at home, in public places and it simply does not end when we walk into work. It is now an integral part of business models and strategies from marketing to recruiting.

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Article 29 Working Party Recommends Restrictions on Social Media Screening

Posted Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

As the applicable date of the GDPR is drawing near, there has been a steady stream of recommendations and opinions from The Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”). The WP29 consists of representatives from the data protection authority of each EU Member State, the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Commission. The main mission of the group is to provide expert advice to the EU states regarding data protection, promote the consistent application of the Data Protection Directive to all EEA member states, and make recommendations to the public on matters relating to the processing of personal data and privacy in the European Community.

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How to Choose the Right Candidate Background Checks for Your Organisation

Posted Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

It’s a basic fact; background screening is complicated. Deciding which type of background screening check an employer needs to run to find the best candidate can often seem like a daunting task. In reality, background screening helps to ensure that the right people are in the right role. From employment verification to criminal record checks,...

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Best Practices to Make Your CV Stand Out

Posted Monday, July 24th, 2017 by Julianna Haase, Sterling Talent Solutions

just might give you that extra edge over your competition. Whether you’re a first-time CV writer for an entry-level position or are simply looking for some fresh insight for improving your CV, Sterling Talent Solutions would like to share with you some basic tips for creating a CV as well as some suggestions that can help your CV stand out.

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The “Gig” Economy and Contingent Workforce in the UK

Posted Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

The UK economy has changed dramatically over the last 50 years from relatively stable employment in the public or private sector to an increased reliance on temporary or contracted labour. While the manufacturing world has shrunk, the on-demand or contingent workforce (or gig economy) has grown. Freelancers are relying on websites and apps like Deliveroo, Uber and TaskRabbit to connect them with paying jobs. Today’s contingent workforce includes highly skilled specialists and consultants that can be found in nearly every industry. Large corporations are continually hiring more flexible, contingent workers to fill their staff. The contingent workforce is growing at a phenomenal rate in the UK, and is showing no signs of slowing down.

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