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Since the EU referendum in 2016, the UK has been preparing for its eventual exit from the European Union. After years of uncertainty, the time has come for central government to review recruitment plans.

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IR35 is fast approaching and if you’re found to be inside the legislation changes, it can feel like a race against the clock to gain compliance. Watch our free webinar to understand your next steps.


IR35 is being rolled out into the private sector from April 2020, but even with the deadline fast approaching there’s still confusion regarding what the changes mean for businesses.

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A review has been launched into the implementation of IR35 legislation in April 2020 - but what do the changes mean and how can businesses ensure they are efficiently prepared?

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As a business that delivers change projects and consultancy, the changes in the application of IR35 legislation has a big impact on us and our clients. Whether it is making sure we are managing the legislation effectively, or helping our clients ensure they are handling it effectively, it has an impact on what we do.

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IR35 reforms are set to be introduced into the private sector from April 2020, significantly impacting the way organisations engage contingent labour. It’s critical that businesses seek guidance from specialists to effectively navigate these changes - Richard Smith explains how to get prepared.

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It might seem like artificial intelligence and automation has only just started to impact human resources, but Google has been dabbling with recruitment algorithms for a decade. So what can we learn from one of the world’s leading tech companies?

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Give a robot a simple task, and it’ll do it in a second. Teach a robot to analyse the results, and you’ve got a very difficult task on your hands. Robots can’t do everything, which is why human emotional intelligence will continue to be so important.

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HR professionals are notoriously busy — so automation that takes care of all your repetitive tasks sounds great. Even better: the robots are way off taking on the really interesting parts of the role…


As the Consultancy+ business has grown over recent years I have seen all manner of different challenges presented to us by clients.

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AI can iron out the productivity issues in the workplace and support the development of new tech to help solve the bigger issues.

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With the changes that Brexit will present, there is likely to be an impact on temporary workforces within the housing sector. This is because recruiters are increasingly looking to EU nationals to fill skills shortages.

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