HR Must Act Now To Address The Tech Talent Crisis

Posted by Kate Smedley on 23 Mar 2017

There was good news on the tech front for the UK this week. It is now officially the ‘digital tech capital of Europe’ according to Tech Nation’s third annual report[1].

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Topics: Rants

How To Improve Your Candidate Response

Posted by Kate Smedley on 22 Mar 2017

Attracting qualified candidates to job posts is becoming more of a challenge for UK employers. Last week, unemployment fell to its joint lowest level since 1975. According to the Office for National Statistics, employment now stands at a record high of 31.85m after 92,000 new jobs were created in the three months to January 2017. More people secured full-time positions too, suggesting that the quality of available jobs is also improving.  

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Topics: talent engagement

Can Apprenticeships Bridge The Skills Gap?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 15 Mar 2017

Can apprenticeships bridge the skills gap that Brexit is expected to create? That’s the suggestion made by the 5% Club last week which was set up to encourage action to address the skills shortages and reduce unemployment among young people.  

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Topics: graduate recruitment

5 Talent Acquisition Strategies To Boost Your Hiring Confidence

Posted by Kate Smedley on 14 Mar 2017

ManpowerGroup's latest Employment Outlook Survey suggests that hiring confidence is low in the UK, particularly in London and Scotland where it reports recruitment levels are at their lowest for three years. The uncertainty over Brexit is behind this fall.

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Topics: HR software

9 Ways HR Software Takes You Closer To People Analytics

Posted by Kate Smedley on 7 Mar 2017

This year’s Human Capital Trends Survey from Deloitte[1]was released last week and again, people analytics featured prominently.

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Topics: HR software

Addressing Talent Management & Retention In The NHS

Posted by Kate Smedley on 3 Mar 2017

The recruitment issues facing the NHS continue to mount.  Imminent changes to the IR35 tax system will affect its ability to attract and retain talent, as well as increasing its financial burden.

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Topics: industry-article

Is Your Talent Acquisition In La La Land?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 28 Feb 2017

The most talked about event of this week is the mix-up over the Oscar for Best Picture when La La Land momentarily eclipsed Moonlight. Could your talent acquisition strategy be at risk of a similar La La Land moment? Here are the signs it might be:-

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Topics: HR software

Weekly Recruitment Roundup

Posted by Kate Smedley on 24 Feb 2017

This week’s roundup features the 20 toughest interview questions, the nine UK companies that offer employees unlimited annual leave and the e-mail habits guaranteed to make your colleagues cringe.  

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Topics: recruitment-roundup

How Your Disengaged Workforce Affects Your Hiring Success

Posted by Kate Smedley on 23 Feb 2017

As employers compete to attract qualified candidates to their businesses, they are neglecting their biggest asset, their existing talent.

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Topics: Rants

The Most Common Mistakes People Make With Recruitment Software

Posted by Kate Smedley on 21 Feb 2017

Cloud based recruitment software helps to make your hiring process more efficient but it can’t fix fundamental issues within your talent acquisition strategy.

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Topics: HR software

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