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Q1 INSIDE VECTOR MARCH 2018

GDPR

From 25 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into effect which will supersede existing UK data protection legislation. This Regulation aims to enhance privacy rights providing a strict framework for organisations.

GDPR will apply to organisations providing goods or services in the EU and GDPR will remain in force after the UK exits the EU; with a view to harmonise data protection to result in the management of personal data meeting GDPR requirements.

In order to comply with the new requirements, and to ensure that we can best continue to serve you, Vector will be updating its Privacy Policy; this is a fundamental notice that explains at the point of data collection what can be expected to happen to your data.

Our aim is to be responsible, relevant and secure when using your data and you will find our updated policy on our website prior to 25th May, which will provide information how we use and protect your personal information, and your rights in relation to this.

Your data with Vector:

  • We use data to help provide a great service, this includes tailoring the information we share with you to help ensure that it’s relevant, useful and timely;
  • We protect your data;
  • We respect your privacy and ensure we meet the up to date regulatory requirements;
  • We do not sell your personal data to any third parties.

You can control if and how you want to be contacted and you can update your preferences with us at any time by emailing lac@vector-uk.com or calling 01892 771447.

Current Market View from two of our Senior Contractor Recruiters


Ashley Keen

Director - UK & Offshore

Finance transformation programmes, upgrading business systems, Digital and Cloud technologies are most popular with Companies using interim Project Management and Business Analysts to scope and deliver their projects, so these are in high demand for us right now.

The market is busy and rates are holding firm and are ready to rise. There are still some good candidates on the market, but we do find they can have two or three roles to consider at one time.

It’s about moving quickly in this market, as it is just going to get harder to find quality candidates. At the same time we are talking with our Clients about re-adjusting their specifications slightly and encouraging them to start to compromise on certain areas and skills in order to get positions filled.

Emily Coombs

East Anglia Director

People are really investing in development of their systems, resulting in migration of their applications into the Cloud.

Contractor availability is becoming shortened. Generally it used to be that when a contractor became available they would have a few weeks in between roles, now it seems they may not even come onto the market; they finish a contract and are straight into the next one.

Accordingly, we are set to see the return and rise of the ‘counter offer’. Before people are signing a contract, other companies are coming back and offering better terms, meaning that the contractors are then re-thinking those offers accepted.  We deal with this issue through contractor due diligence and close management of the process.

In summary my tips are:

  • Give yourselves enough lead time on a requirement in order to obtain the right skill set
  • Do not draw out interview stages and offer a contract as soon as you have the right fit
  • Make your role appealing and be prepared to invest the time to hire