What employment law changes will there be in 2022?

Over the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many of the previously anticipated employment law changes have been delayed or postponed. With the hope that we are starting to see the end of the pandemic restrictions, 2022 should see legislative developments start to progress further.

In this article we look at some of the confirmed and proposed developments in employment law that businesses need to be aware of, due to take effect in 2022 and beyond.

The Great Resignation? Record numbers of workers are switching jobs but vacancies rise again

Brits are leaving their jobs in record numbers as a phenomenon dubbed the ‘Great Resignation’ hits the UK.

Job-to-job moves totalled 979,000 between July and September, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.

ONS statisticians said it was largely driven by resignations rather than dismissals, backing up polling that shows workers are feeling more empowered than ever to change jobs.

The ‘Great Resignation’ was first seen in the US over the summer, with the phrase credited to business and management professor Anthony Klotz.

10,000 Black Interns Programme

We’re proud to be supporting the fantastic 10,000 Black Interns programme, and are looking forward welcoming an intern to the Roseland team next summer! The programme aims to transform the horizons and prospects of young Black people in the UK by offering paid work experience across a wide range of industries, as well as world-class training and development. To find out more about it / to apply visit https://www.10000blackinterns.com/


Like all other businesses across Europe, today a new Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement have come into effect for our business and our website, in accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

As a business we’re quite fortunate to have set up when quite a lot of information was already available on the requirements and impacts of the GDPR. This meant that from the outset we were educating ourselves and were mindful of obtaining consent for data processing, and ensuring our (then relatively small amount of) data was ‘clean’. Nonetheless, it’s been a lot to learn and implement over the last few months!

But, now the flurry of GDPR emails requesting consent to process our data from businesses far and wide have been dealt with (or not!), we have no doubt that this will be a positive step for individuals and for the recruitment industry – ensuring that people’s personal information is handled responsibly and securely.

For those engaging with our website and our business, you can find all of the updated information using the links at the bottom of our homepage and here: Privacy Policy, Cookie Statement and Terms of Use. Additionally for candidates and potential candidates, we will be introducing a new, easier way for you to give your consent for us to process your data from next week.

We welcome any questions or comments, including from other small businesses on the GDPR journey. Contact Caroline on caroline@roselandpartners.com or +44 (0) 7974 579022.

Our candidate referral scheme

We’ve now been in business for just over a month and have really enjoyed the start-up phase, and both getting to know and reacquainting ourselves with candidates and clients. The market is buoyant given the time of year, and we’re looking forward to seeing how 2018 develops.

As Co-founders of the business we’re also really enjoying working together again. We worked closely for several years in our first recruitment jobs, and after an 11 year hiatus it’s good to be in partnership again! Between us we have experience spanning contingent and in-house recruitment, executive search (including search to search), human resources and running businesses.

Not surprisingly, the most important thing for our business is to constantly grow an excellent quality candidate base. And we know that good people know good people. So, if you can recommend a candidate to us, we would like to show our appreciation with a gift with a bit of a difference…

Win a beautiful Planet Organic hamper

Enter a draw to receive a special thank you from us – when you simply refer a candidate who is looking for an opportunity in executive search. Just follow us on LinkedIn and introduce us to the person by the end of December (share their contact details with us (with permission), or have them contact us and mention your name), and you could win the fantastic ‘Luxury Hamper’ pictured here.

A different approach to incentivising referrals

If you’ve already had a look around our website, you’ll have noticed that we’re trying to have a small positive impact on the world through our business – from how we light our offices through to who we bank and insure our business with. You can read more about this here. We’re continuing this theme with our ongoing candidate referral incentives, which are available to anyone who recommends a candidate to us who we later place in a position.

Once the candidate has passed their probationary period, you can choose one of the following gifts*. In addition, Roseland Partners will make a £50 donation to a charity of your choice.

 1. A £100 gift voucher towards a meal for two at Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s latest addition to his River Cottage Canteens – River Cottage Winchester (just one hour from London), AND a night’s stay at the beautiful and uber cool boutique B&B Hannah’s Bed & Breakfast as featured in the Telegraph.


2. One day memberships for two people at the fabulous Bhuti Eco Spa  in Richmond. Bhuti Eco Spa is an eco wellbeing centre, day spa, yoga studio, wellbeing members club, as well as a café with tasty organic, vegan dishes. The day memberships include two hours of treatments, unlimited yoga, and delicious organic tea and cakes in their gorgeous café.

3. A wide selection of organic wines, beers and ciders from Ethical Superstore, an online UK-based ‘superstore’ offering eco-friendly and fairly traded products. The gift pack will include six bottles of red wine, six bottles of rose, six bottles of white wine, as well as 20 bottles of mixed beer and cider – all delivered to your door.


To be eligible for one of these gifts, simply follow Roseland Partners on LinkedIn then introduce us to an executive search candidate on email, share their contact details with us (with permission), or have them contact us and mention your name. When that person gets placed in a position by Roseland Partners, we will contact you at the time their probationary period is coming to an end to organise delivery / dates, and your chosen charity for the donation. 

* Note that for those living outside of South East, we will be happy to provide alternative gift options.

Surviving the Christmas season

Is your office closing between Christmas and New Year? We hope that whether you have to work or not, you have a happy and healthy festive period. As it’s the season for over-indulgence, here are some handy pointers from BBC Good Food about how to survive the holiday party season.


From Louise and Caroline at Roseland Partners, we wish you
very happy Christmas and New Year.
We very much look forward to working with you in 2018!