Responding To The Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Posted by Kate Smedley on 5 Oct 2017

October is National Cybersecurity Month and concerns over data breaches remain high. The government’s National Cyber Security Centre reported over 1,000 incidents in its first year of operation, highlighting the problems faced by all employers. Over half of these incidents posed what has been described as a ‘significant threat’.[1]

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The Gig Economy : Creating A 'Fit And Proper' Hiring Strategy

Posted by Kate Smedley on 26 Sep 2017

The complex issues surrounding the gig economy have been brought into sharp focus again by recent events.  

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HR In Crisis : Planning For The Skills Shortage

Posted by Kate Smedley on 25 Aug 2017

The talent shortage continues to throw HR into disarray. The latest JobsOutlook Survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found that two in every five businesses would need to recruit to meet additional demand in their business.

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How 'Bias Proof' Is Your Hiring Process?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 10 Aug 2017

The emergence of a memo from a Google software engineer blaming the lack of women in top tech jobs on ‘biological differences’ underlined the fact that not-so unconscious bias is still alive and in some cases thriving in the workplace. While the tech giant was quick to denounce his views, it underlines the problem of stereotypes and bias that are also evident in hiring processes.

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Cybersecurity & The Role Of HR

Posted by Kate Smedley on 2 Aug 2017

Your company’s ability to secure its data will be one of the major challenges in the next few years.

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Is It Time For HR To Change Its Attitude Towards Its Temporary Workforce?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 26 Jul 2017

As the skills shortage preoccupies HR, employers are increasingly relying on temporary agency workers to fill the gaps in their organisations.

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The Taylor Review : What Now For The Gig Economy & HR?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 12 Jul 2017

The much anticipated Taylor Review into modern working practices was published yesterday. What does it mean for the gig economy and how should HR respond?

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Recruiting Tech Talent : Essential Trends & Hiring Solutions

Posted by Kate Smedley on 6 Jul 2017

A new report from Dice[1] found that nearly three quarters of hiring managers intend to increase tech hiring in the second half of 2017. At present, there are an estimated 1.64 million digital tech jobs in the UK and the creation of new jobs in the sector outpaces non-digital. In this article we look at the three key recruitment trends affecting the sector and explore effective hiring solutions for tech talent.

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The NHS : Responding To The Nursing Recruitment Crisis

Posted by Kate Smedley on 4 Jul 2017

The nursing recruitment crisis facing the NHS has been brought into sharp focus this week. For the first time, the number of people joining the Nursing and Midwifery Council is lower than the number of those leaving it.

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The Queen's Speech & HR

Posted by Kate Smedley on 22 Jun 2017

Just two weeks after the election result left the country in a state of uncertainty, yesterday’s Queen’s Speech outlined the Government’s plans for key areas. What is the impact for HR?

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