Shortlist's most-read stories, in brief

Labour hire

The most-read stories on Shortlist over the past week have included: underpayments in the on-hire sector; a recruitment consultant claiming he was discriminated against; how an agency halved its attrition by rejecting the usual 'type' of recruiters; and a new challenger in the RPO space.

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The potential for an underpayments scandal involving on-hire employees is huge, because many labour suppliers and their clients are operating on mutual misunderstandings of how workers should be paid.

It's "only a matter of time" before labour suppliers come unstuck, creating a massive PR nightmare for their own brands and those of their clients, says Ratescalc.com founder Col Levander. ...

A recruitment agency has successfully defended a discrimination claim from a consultant who alleged his corporate headshot was digitally lightened.

The tribunal considered the recruiter's allegations "serious", but found the evidence fell short of substantiating them. ...

Davidson has more than halved its staff turnover after recognising and addressing the fact it kept hiring a certain 'type' of recruiter, says COO Jacqui Wightman.

Before implementing its new recruitment framework, Davidson's consultant turnover rate was about 50%, and it has since dropped to 21%. ...

A new business is emerging as a "challenger brand" to the big RPO providers due to employers requiring highly specialised recruitment for their transformations and technology needs.

Talent's RPO has surpassed all expectations in its first year, says chief strategy officer Ian Tyler. ...

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