Bruno Navalha

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28 04, 2016

The controversy of whether recruiters are needed

By |April 28th, 2016|Bruno Navalha|3 Comments

Every once in a while, there are those in the media that declare recruiting as a profession is coming to an end. It happened after the bust and subsequent recession earlier this century, and it’s happening again. Only this time, it’s not only a recession that’s fueling speculation of the end of the recruiting profession. There are other factors involved, as well, including the proliferation of social media and rapidly advancing technology, both of which have resulted in multiple means of communication. However, rather than spelling doom for recruiters, these developments only underscore the importance of recruiters. In fact, below are four reasons why recruiters are more important than ever: 1) More does NOT mean more. Sure, potential candidates are seemingly everywhere these days, including online and in social media. Not only that, but job postings also attract hundreds of applicants every week, if not every day. However, does [...]

30 03, 2016

Brexit’s potential impact on legal recruitment in London

By |March 30th, 2016|Bruno Navalha|1 Comment

I am often asked on my insight into the impact on a British exit from the EU and its effect within the legal recruitment industry. This would depend on the form the exit would take. Exit 1: EEA but not EU The UK could leave the EU but remain part of the European Economic Area (EEA) and have a relationship with the EU like Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The UK would remain bound by much of EU law (e.g. laws concerning employment, the environment and competition) but would cease to have a vote or formal role in the legislative process. The UK would become exempt from certain EU policy areas including fisheries, energy, justice and foreign policy. The free movement rules would continue to apply, meaning that the UK could not restrict EU immigration. The UK’s financial contributions to the EU budget would be likely to reduce, albeit it would [...]