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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

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)

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)

The Evolution of Industry 4.0: Interconnected Robots, Guided Vehicles & Automated Warehousing

Posted by Ben Paling on 05-Sep-2018 10:48:00

Back in January last year, we wrote a guide depicting the key changes associated with the possibility of a new industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, and how it has the potential to completely revolutionise supply-chain management. 

Since then, we've seen advancements in cognitive, automation and data technology that has further accelerated the idea of Industry 4.0, thus making it almost inevitable that a new industrial revolution is very much upon us.

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

Omega Download: The Five Technologies Destined to Shape our Future

Posted by Ben Paling on 28-Aug-2018 12:27:50

We live in an era where technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate. In just over 10 years, we've seen the rise of the smartphone, the Cloud and of course, the smart world of connected devices.

Our daily lives have been transferred and influenced by new technology, but what's next? 

In our latest guide, we look at five brand new technologies that will no doubt shape our future.

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

Omega's Fast Facts 2018: UK Automotive Industry

Posted by Ben Paling on 20-Jul-2018 16:08:04

The UK’s automotive industry has grown steadily since 2009 and continues to thrive, despite a soon-to-be British exit from the EU. It is a vital part of the UK economy, with monetary and employment contributions growing year on year. We have compiled an overview of the UK’s automotive sector, just for you.

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

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in recruitment: would you trust a robot to find your dream job?

Posted by Ben Paling on 09-Jul-2018 14:21:17

Advancements in AI have continued to stun the world, with the likes of Siri, Alexa and Cortana now almost having the capability to hold a civilised conversation, as you would with your neighbour catching up on a sunny Sunday evening over the fence.

It's involvement in the world of recruitment is also startling, with more and more companies introducing AI to the recruitment process. Whilst AI continues to prove itself as powerful software for automation, does it have the capability to replicate a human recruiter? 

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

World Cup Secrets: How businesses could learn from Jordan Pickford

Posted by Mark Norton on 06-Jul-2018 09:03:14

With World Cup fever hitting the nation and football almost certainly coming home, its been quite interesting to see how the teams and in particular the England team, have been using science (arguably a football equivalent of Management Information (MI)) to formulate battle plans in a innovatively sneaky way.

As we sat in awe watching our heroes deliver our first ever penalty shootout win, its quite easy to be drawn into the tide of comments around ‘luck’, ‘lottery’ and ‘chance’ – but - don’t you believe a word of it – as with so many aspects of a successful operation, or attributes of a budding entrepreneur, its about doing your homework, understanding trends and mitigating risk.

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

Introducing Omega's In-House Marketing Agency: Modernising the Traditional Recruitment Service

Posted by Ben Paling on 05-Jul-2018 09:45:11

At Omega Resource Group, we believe that our clients deserve more than just a recruitment solution. Our mission is to provide premium, bespoke solutions to our partners, which include a range of added-value services, one of which being our in-house marketing agency. 

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

Omega Download - How to Double your Job Applications

Posted by Ben Paling on 19-Jun-2018 11:30:13

During this period of UK-high employment, we understand the struggle of hiring and receiving applications to your job vacancies. 

In our latest guide, we provide our top 5 strategies to attracting candidates and increasing your application numbers, offering an insight into how to implement these strategies and how Omega can help in the process.

Additionally, we provide a free competency-based interview template for those shortlisted candidates.

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