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June 28, 2018
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Most Employers Optimistic about Hiring in Q2 2018, Finds Manpower Group

Employers around the world reported optimistic hiring outlooks in Q2 2018, according to the latest Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey, which showed that employers in 43 of 44 countries plan to add staff.

The survey showed that hiring confidence is strongest in Croatia, Taiwan, Japan, Hungary and the US.

In the EMEA region, staffing levels are expected to grow in 25 of 26 countries surveyed, with the only negative outlook reported in Italy. Employers reporting the strongest outlooks are in Croatia. In the UK, employers recorded their most optimistic jobs forecast in over a year.

In the Asia Pacific region, employers in all eight countries and territories expect staffing levels to increase with hiring strongest in Taiwan, followed by Japan. The most cautious outlook in is reported in China.

In the Americas, positive outlooks were reported in all ten countries surveyed with employers in the US reporting the region's most upbeat forecast.

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June 28, 2018
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Fraudster who Lied About Education on CV to Land £120k Oil Exec Job is Jailed

A £120,000-a-year oil executive has been jailed for lying about his academic qualifications on his CV.

David Scott, 48, was sentenced to 12 months in jail after inventing three degrees and awarding himself first-class honors in petroleum engineering. He also claimed to have written an acclaimed academic paper.

Scott was managing director of Mech-Tool, a world leader in heat and blast protection in the oil and gas sector, and was paid a salary of £120,000, a resettlement package, a £10,000 car allowance and bonuses.

Scott claimed to have an MBA from Heriot-Watt, a Master of Science (MSc) in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Service Science from Imperial College.

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It's Not Too Late to Get Ready for GDPR

With five weeks until the new data regulation comes into effect, Geetika Bansal is a senior associate, and Khurram Shamsee a partner, in the employment and pensions group at DAC Beachcroft, offer last-minute advice for HR professionals.

Bansal and Shamsee suggest that ""last minute housekeeping"" should focus on carrying out an audit of how the personal data of job applicants, employees and contractors is processed, removing consent clauses from employment contracts, updating data privacy notices, and reviewing the contract terms with third parties, such as payroll or benefits providers.

The authors say that for many employers, GDPR "will be a work in progress and should not cause undue concern, it is highly unlikely that the Information Commissioner's Office will be interested in using its resources to pursue businesses that are actively engaging with their GDPR obligations and taking steps to ensure they are compliant".

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