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Minimising recruitment agency usage

We all know that hiring can be stressful, complex and time consuming, which is why so many businesses turn to recruitment agencies for help. However, with fees averaging 15-20% of an employee’s

How to simplify the recruitment process

Too often businesses go straight to recruitment companies to handle their staffing needs as they believe that talent acquisition is more complicated than what it really is. However, by doing this,

Recruitment health-check: What you need to get right

As technology, AI and changing attitudes towards work constantly drive change in talent acquisition, it’s important that businesses conduct regular recruitment health-checks and ensure that their

Recruitment is not over when the new person starts: Why onboarding matters

Good recruitment is not just about finding the right person for the role. It also includes helping the new employee become a productive member of the team quickly and ensuring they stay around.

How can you guarantee recruitment compliance in 2020?

Going above and beyond to ensure that your firm is compliant throughout the recruitment process is a necessity. You may remember the infamous case a few years back of a Swedish pilot who flew

How to boost diversity? Tap into underutilised talent pools

Building a diverse and inclusive workforce has crept to the top of most businesses’ priorities list. That’s because, around the world, across all sectors, leading companies have noticed how much

Achieving efficiencies in the assessment process

We have previously written on the power of employer brand, which is communicated through the entire recruitment lifecycle – and candidate assessment is no exception. Efficient processes not only

Closing the gender pay gap in SMEs: What you need to do

Following countless studies, we have now accepted that closing the gender pay gap is not only ethical, but hugely beneficial to businesses too. However, despite ongoing conversations across the

How to build an effective talent pipeline

The days are gone where you could just post and pray, seek staff when someone left or count on luck to find the best employees. In today’s competitive and skill short market, you must think one

Why employers need workplace flexibility

A secure, office-based, nine-to-five job was once considered to be the best working position to be in, and for many, the ultimate or only goal. However, today millennials, gen Z and baby boomers

How to increase employee engagement with help from technology

When it comes to increasing employee and candidate engagement, not much else is as effective as technology when utilised correctly. The jobs of today are more machine-powered and data driven than

What are the benefits of data driven recruitment?

Data driven recruitment is on the rise – and for very good reasons. You may have heard of this term as people, talent or HR analytics, but essentially, they all mean the same thing - the

Improving efficiencies in recruitment – Saving time, money and quality

An efficient recruitment process significantly increases your capability for finding high-quality talent and the right people to help you achieve business growth. However, due to it often being

In-house vs. agency recruitment

The success of any business can be linked directly to both the quality and volume of talent it possesses. However, accessing and securing skills that will propel a venture to the next level can

IR35 changes are coming – What business leaders need to know now

Businesses in the private sector that work with contractors have until April 2020 to become fully familiar and compliant with the updated off payroll rules in the private sector (IR35). Although

The Growth of Direct Sourcing

The growth of dedicated in-house talent acquisition departments has been well documented in recent years, with an increasing number of senior strategists realising the numerous benefits of direct

How to secure niche talent in a candidate short market

If you find yourself wondering how to secure niche talent for your company, don’t worry, you are not alone. PwC research shows that 63 percent of global CEOs are concerned about not being able to

Five quick fixes to curb recruitment agency fees

The financial burden which comes with the reliance on recruitment agencies to sort what is arguably your company’s most important resource should not be underestimated. According to the latest

How to successfully attract more direct applicants to your company (Direct Source)

Sourcing and securing quality employees for your company is key to ensuring that your business will thrive. However, this task is not only arduous, but time-consuming and costly too. A reliable

Why strategic workforce planning matters

The benefits of strategic workforce planning are now almost universally accepted within business circles - and with good reason. By predicting both the behaviours of internal employees and market

The power of an employer brand

Amid the battle for top talent, a strong Employer Value Proposition (EVP) can be the difference between attracting the skills and expertise your business needs to flourish – or losing them to the

Building a diverse workforce: Why diversity matters

The business and ethical case for building a diverse workforce has been well documented, encouraged and enforced in recent years, however, following Google’s disheartening recent annual diversity

Getting a handle on recruitment agency spend (Recruitment Solutions)

Investing in talent is crucial to set your company up for business growth. The right hires will strengthen your existing foundations by bringing in vital skills and fresh perspectives. However,

Why recruitment process review is the first step to talent acquisition success

With many CEOs and HR leaders pressed for time, it’s understandable that recruitment process reviews can slip to the bottom of the to-do-list. However, revisiting your procedures frequently and

What are the benefits of talent mapping?

Identifying your talent needs for today is not enough. You need to be able to predict your future challenges and prepare solutions. Knowing how to utilise talent mapping will allow you to do this,

Why candidate experience really matters

In today’s candidate led market, job seekers should be treated more like consumers and businesses need to strive for high levels of candidate satisfaction, like they do with customers. The chances

Implementing an employee referral scheme – the fast track to top talent

Did you know that 88% of employers said that referrals are the number one source for above-average applicants? There are, of course, many fantastic ways to attract top talent, but none have quite

Why passive candidates are valuable and how to source them

Around 70% of the global workforce is made up of passive candidates who aren’t currently job searching. This enormous and extremely valuable talent pool is often underutilised during recruitment

Talent Acquisition in the Digital Age

According to the REC’s annual Recruitment Industry Trends report for 2017/18, the talent acquisition sector’s current worth is over £35 billion to the UK economy, showing how much advancement

Avoiding costly mistakes when rapidly growing headcount

Rapidly growing headcount because of business growth is generally considered positive, however, this period opens businesses up to vulnerability through rash hiring decisions. During this