Inappropriate interview questionsDid you know that around 70% of all job interviews contain inappropriate questions? If you are involved in interviewing potential employees but don’t want to fall foul of the law, read on. We can help you avoid posing queries that could land you in serious trouble.

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Employees in the UK are expected to receive a salary increase in 2019. But don’t break out the champagne just yet! The latest Salary Trends Report from ECA International reports that salaries are expected to increase 0.8 per cent. That’s the equivalent of almost £20 a month or £237.35 per annum for the average worker before taxes are deducted.

It may sound like a modest increase but it’s actually double the 0.4 per cent rise in salary that UK workers received in 2018. Real salary is based on the difference between the forecast nominal wage increase (3 per cent) and the rate of inflation (2.2 per cent).

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What do you think is a reasonable waiting time to hear from a potential employer after interviewing for a position?

According to a study conducted by Shortlister, 71% of Brits believe that 7 days is more than enough time for a potential employer to provide feedback after an interview.

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Criminal History

Searching for a new job is a challenge; hiring the right talent for the job – also a challenge. There’s a multitude of factors to consider with every candidate, and one that sometimes rears its head is criminal history. The question is though: do you need to know?

Whether you check this through a system or ask them directly can be seen as controversial but necessary, especially depending on the industry you’re in as there are differing levels of risk.

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Living Wage

According to the latest research, more than six million jobs in the UK are failing to pay employees a living wage. This figure has increased by 300,000 to more than 6million. Recent analysis of the  Officefor National Statistics (ONS) data shows, the 3 million full-time jobs and 3.3million part-time jobs that pay less than the rates set by the Living WageFoundation translate to roughly one in five UK workers earning less than theyrequire to meet the costs of living.

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Background Checks

At some point, you will have to face the inevitability of recruiting new staff. It can be an exciting time, especially if it represents growth, but it comes with its own set of challenges. Research shows that background checks are failing employers. Several factors are causing this to happen, but there are solutions to these problems that plague recruitment agencies.

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