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Omega Resource Group Blog

Top Omega eGuides: A 2018 recap

Posted by Omega Resource Group on 20-Dec-2018 10:07:26

Following an excellent year of informative guides and thought-leadership pieces, Omega have issued a list of our most-downloaded content throughout 2018.

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Topics: Hiring Managers (Blue Collar), Hiring Managers (White Collar), Human Resources, C-Level Executive, Procurement

Season's Greetings from the Omega Team

Posted by Rick Towers on 19-Dec-2018 16:31:09

Season's Greetings and a happy new year from the Omega Team.

Omega Resource Group would like to thank you for your continued and valued support and we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your business.

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Topics: Social

Omega eGuide: Our Top 5 Latest Digital Recruiting Strategies For 2019

Posted by Rick Towers on 17-Dec-2018 09:48:17

In today’s competitive recruitment market (with a record-high employment rate of 75.6%, Office of National Statistics), UK companies are finding it increasingly difficult to attract the right candidates and fill positions.

So, what does this mean for employers? Simply, they need to stand out. A company can stand out in many ways but judging by the surge of popularity and use in digital platforms, a good place to start would be improving your digital brand footprint.

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Topics: C-Level Executive, Procurement, Human Resources, Hiring Managers (White Collar), Hiring Managers (Blue Collar)

2018 Charity Bake Sale, Raffle and Christmas Jumper Day

Posted by Omega Resource Group on 14-Dec-2018 16:55:05

What a great way to spend a pre-Christmas Friday afternoon opening presents and wearing festive jumpers? 

On 14th December 2018, Omega Resource Group continued to support the 20 charities selected in 2018 as part of the PAP 20:20 year-long campaign of fundraising activities, events and celebrations.

The joyous day was filled with cakes, an exclusive appearance from Father Christmas, a few Elves and Christmas jumpers. The Group raised £2,724.76 and would like to thank everyone for their kind prize donations and generosity on our BAKE SALE, RAFFLE AND CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY. 

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Topics: News & Media

Omega Resource Group thrilled to support Callowell Primary School in Stroud

Posted by Ben Paling on 06-Dec-2018 13:04:12

Omega Resource Group are proud to be sponsoring Callowell Primary School's sports kit, in an on-going effort to support local schools and businesses within the community.

On Wednesday, 5th December, Kris Smith (Senior Team Manager) presented the new strip to Callowell's year 3 student, Thomas Daniels, a young prospect in the world of rugby! 

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Topics: Social, CSR

November sees major improvement in UK manufacturing & engineering activity

Posted by Rick Towers on 30-Nov-2018 14:20:21

According to the last monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey, manufacturing output growth picked up in the quarter to November, and UK businesses saw overall order books rebound from a fall in October. 

The survey of 381 manufacturers found that output volume growth accelerated in the three months to November, outpacing the long-run average. Output expanded in 13 of the 17 sub-sectors, with growth driven by the food, drink & tobacco, motor vehicles & transport equipment, and chemicals sub-sectors. Firms expect output growth to slow somewhat over the next quarter.

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Topics: News & Media, Social, CSR

Steve Fulwell Employee of the Year Awards 2018: Winners and runners-up announced for each division!

Posted by Ben Paling on 19-Nov-2018 13:01:30

Employee of the Year - a chance to shine amongst your colleagues. Every year is the same, you (and your colleagues) pretend like it's no big deal and you're "not bothered this year", when in fact, in the lead up to voting day, you go home every night plotting how you can grab yourself some extra votes by squeezing in an extra tea round for your team or setting up 'you vote for me, I'll vote for you' false promises.

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Topics: News & Media, Social, CSR

November Anniversaries: Congratulations to Amy Harris - 12 Years at Head Office!

Posted by Ben Paling on 01-Nov-2018 11:29:53

Omega Resource Group are proud to have such outstanding & multi-talented individuals in the Group. With this being said, we'd like to congratulate Amy Harris, UK Operations Manager, on her recent anniversary and long tenure with the company, celebrating her 12th year with Omega Resource Group.

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Topics: News & Media, Social, CSR

Omega Download: Your Complete Guide to the UK's Most Disruptive Change in Tax Law for UK Employers & Contractors

Posted by Ben Paling on 29-Oct-2018 09:40:21

In essence, HMRC are planning to make changes to the UK tax rules in the private sector, specifically for off-payroll working (self-employed contractors), in the hope of minimising tax avoidance from ‘disguised employees’ working as independent contractors.

Currently, in the private sector, contractors determine their own IR35 status via their accountants or through independent worker status tests, however, the planned changes (which could be implemented as early as April 2019) will ultimately shift the liability to determine IR35 status from the contractors to the end user.

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Topics: C-Level Executive, Procurement, Human Resources, Hiring Managers (White Collar), Hiring Managers (Blue Collar)

Tour de Omega: Employees cycle 150 (virtual) miles for #PAP2020 charity support year

Posted by Ben Paling on 26-Oct-2018 16:40:38

On Friday, 26th October, Omega employees took to the (virtual) velodrome, raising just under £200 for the #PAP2020 charity support year through their hard-worked sweat & tears at the Omega Resource Group Head Office.

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Topics: News & Media, Social, CSR