Creating An Effective Employee Experience

Posted by Kate Smedley on 11 May 2017

Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends survey identified culture, or the ‘employee experience’ as one of the top priorities for HR in 2017. 80% ranked it as ‘important’ or ‘very important’ but only one fifth rated themselves as excellent at building that experience.

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AI At Work : Benefit Or Threat?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 18 Apr 2017

Has the obliteration of jobs by automation been over-exaggerated? At the end of last year Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned that up to 50% of UK jobs could be wiped out by automation. A recent report suggests that so far the AI-jobs apocalypse has yet to materialise.

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How Will Brexit Affect Your Talent Pool?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 12 Apr 2017

The impact of Brexit on candidate availability was raised again this week in a new survey from REC which found that the number of temporary and permanent job seekers are falling. Numerous warnings about skills shortages have been issued across a variety of sectors.

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Data Driven Recruitment Is The Key To Improved NHS Workforce Planning

Posted by Kate Smedley on 6 Apr 2017

As a potential NHS nursing crisis was averted at short notice last week, the lack of a comprehensive long-term workforce planning strategy was identified as a serious threat to the NHS’s sustainability by the Lord’s Select Committee.

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Article 50 : What Now For HR?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 29 Mar 2017

Today sees the historic triggering of Article 50 by the Prime Minster and the start of two years of Brexit negotiations. If all goes to plan, the UK will no longer be a member of the European Union by April 2019.

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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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6 Ways To Recruit More Tech Talent Into Your Business

Posted by Kate Smedley on 16 Feb 2017

The demand for candidates with tech skills rose by 10% in the UK last year, as the total number of vacancies reached 1.3 million[1]. As Snapchat followed Google and Facebook by announcing expansion plans in the UK that demand – and the competition – will continue to soar. Here are six ways to improve your hiring strategy and recruit more tech talent into your business:-

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The NHS : Finding A Way Through The Staffing Crisis

Posted by Kate Smedley on 3 Feb 2017

The NHS is facing a widely reported staffing crisis, highlighted by frequent reports throughout this winter period of A&E departments unable to cope with unprecedented patient levels.

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The 2017 Tech Trends HR Can't Ignore

Posted by Kate Smedley on 4 Jan 2017

Technology will yet again be the driving force behind changes to HR practice and hiring processes in 2017. Here are the 6 tech trends HR can’t ignore this year:-

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UK Jobs - Apocalypse Now?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 7 Dec 2016

The Governor of the Bank Of England (BoE), Mark Carney raised the alarm bells over automation in his speech at Liverpool’s John Moore University earlier this week, describing the ‘machine age’ as one that will ‘mercilessly’ destroy jobs. He warned of 15 million jobs being replaced by automation – around half of the UK workforce.

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