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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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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HR's Workforce Wake-Up Call

Posted by Kate Smedley on 9 Feb 2017

The impact of Brexit and the ageing population on the UK’s employment market is the focus of Mercer’s newly published Workforce Monitor[1] which it describes as a ‘wake-up call’ for UK employers amid predictions of an ‘unprecedented labour shortage’.

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Is Your Business Guilty Of These 3 Employer Fails?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 12 Jan 2017

Be prepared for a talent exodus from your business in the coming months. That’s the underlying message from Investors in People's (IIP) Job Exodus Trends Report[1] for 2017. Nearly 6 out of 10 people are thinking about moving jobs this year, representing a rise of 10% on last year. A quarter of employees have already begun their job search according to IIP.

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CEO Pay : A Case Of Deja Vu?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 6 Jan 2017

A year ago, we published an article posing the question ‘are UK leaders out of touch?’ following Fat Cat Tuesday, which highlighted the chasm between the pay of the UK’s top bosses compared to the average worker.  At the time, the CIPD called for a ‘dramatic rethink’. Fast forward one year and we seem to have a clear case of déjà vu.

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We Need To Talk About HR Analytics

Posted by Kate Smedley on 23 Nov 2016

HR analytics is a topic which employers often choose to avoid or defer yet it is a valuable asset in talent management. According to Bersin by Deloitte, organisations with mature analytics capabilities are twice as likely to improve their recruiting success compared to those without. When it comes to HR analytics, HR isn’t engaging in the conversations it needs to have.  

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5 Recruitment Lessons From the US Election

Posted by Kate Smedley on 11 Nov 2016

Like Brexit, the US presidential election result was another upset for the polls at the end of an increasingly negative campaign on both sides. As the world waits to see what’s next, we draw out the lessons HR can learn from this eventful time:-

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Gig Economy Or Zero Hours Contracts? How HR Can Get It Right

Posted by Kate Smedley on 12 Oct 2016

The traditional 9 to 5 job is disappearing. A new report from McKinsey Global Institute[1] highlights the continued growth of the gig economy and the changing nature of work. Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy, found that 162 million people in the US and Europe now take on freelance or independent work – representing roughly 30% of the working population.  

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Why Cutting Back On Hiring Is The Least Of HR's Concerns

Posted by Kate Smedley on 22 Aug 2016

For some weeks now the focus has been on the referendum fallout in the jobs market with much talk about slowing down or cutting back on hiring but are things really that bad? Not according to the latest statistics.

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3 Recruitment Strategies For An Unpredictable Jobs Market

Posted by Kate Smedley on 15 Jul 2016

Less than one in five UK CEOs are happy with their organisation’s talent management strategy, according to a new report from Corporate Research Forum (CRF) entitled Rethinking Talent Management. For UK businesses to effectively prepare for a potential change to the UK’s talent pool this has to change.

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