Industry News

Will tougher in-office mandates encourage people to go freelance?


Campaign's Question of the Week asks various industry leaders whether adland should be bracing itself for a shift to freelancing.


With more agencies and organisations calling on staff to return to their office desks and reacquaint themselves with the daily commute, overpriced sandwiches and having to fight for decent desk space while your colleague lays out the contents of their rucksack next to you, will staff start to ponder the joys of the freelance life?


Read Liberty Hive Co-Founder Kate Merritt's response here


Liberty Hive win Marketing Week Award for Digital Transformation


How investing in digital helped Liberty Hive grow 600%


Liberty Hive’s digital recruitment platform has attracted brands including Channel 4 and Aldi, with 71% of companies returning to post jobs within six months. With attracting and retaining talent a key priority for any business, Liberty Hive identified a gap in the market for a ‘new era’ digital platform tailored to media, marketing and martech specialists.


Read our award winning showcase here

Campaign Tech Awards winners 2023: Start-up of the Year

Two years ago, Liberty Hive set out to disrupt the media and marketing industry with a new era SaaS connections platform, positioned for the digital revolution of hybrid working and flexible talent acquisition.

To date, its community consists of nearly 1,000 candidates and 79 companies using the platform for hiring, including Hearst, Yahoo!, Aldi and L'Oréal. Described by one user as "a real breath of fresh air in their approach to recruitment"

Read the Campaign Magazine article here

Government response to Liberty Hive Salary Transparency campaign

The Government is urging employers to adopt salary transparency and has acknowledged the important work Liberty Hive has done in promoting fair pay.  

The response to our open letter from the Equality Hub at the Cabinet Office outlines how the Pay Transparency Pilot scheme will be moved under the Inclusion at Work Panel.  The panel aims to “tackle bias and ensure fairness in the workplace.”

Read the Government's response to our open letter here

Campaigners write open letter to government on future of pilot study

A year since the Government launched its pay transparency pilot, the founders of the technology-led talent platform, Liberty Hive, are asking the UK Government what’s next for salary transparency?

Read the open letter here

Salary transparency could fix the UK’s pay gaps

Financial Times - Isabel Berwick and Sophia Smith

The UK’s salary transparency is at a six-year low, according to data from Adzuna, a popular UK job board. Meanwhile, pay gaps have widened and this is no coincidence, according to the US National Women’s Law Center.

It’s against this background that talent platform Liberty Hive is launching its campaign “Great Salary Reset”, which aims to bring more salary transparency to the UK. Liberty Hive wants companies to be legally required to list salary ranges in job listings, and has called on employers to stop asking candidates for their salary history.

Read the full article here

Liberty Hive Founders lead campaign for fairer salary listings

Recruiter - DEEDEE DOKE

A campaign to make salary transparency law has launched this week by the technology-led talent platform Liberty Hive.

The campaign calls for a ‘salary reset’ and demands that it becomes illegal for companies to ask a candidate’s salary history, while adding a legal requirement to list salary details on job adverts.

A statement from Liberty Hive said: “Failure to list salaries on job adverts as well as asking a candidate’s salary history are two processes that uphold inequality and slow the pace of change, especially for those who’ve been historically underpaid, mainly women and those from underrepresented groups.”

Full article here


New campaign aims to make job adverts without salary details illegal


There are three little words every jobseeker dreads seeing: Dependent on experience.

It’s an ambiguous term, one that means you can get all the way to interview stages before being told what salary is on offer.

A lack of transparency around pay wastes time, complicates the process, and entrenches pay inequality… and it may soon become a thing of the past...

...Now, Consultancy firm Liberty Hive is following suit, encouraging partners to list a salary range during the recruitment process and when posting job adverts.