Why your Business needs a Recruitment Plan for 2022

Why your business needs a recruitment plan

A 2021 CIPD Resourcing survey reported that just 30% of organisations report that their CEO has had talent management, including talent attraction, as a key priority over the last 12 months. This represents a substantial fall compared with 2020 at 48%, and 2017 at 54%. Clearly, the immediate challenges of the pandemic demanded a different…

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The importance of staff retention

According to a recent 2021 CIPD Resources Planning Survey in conjunction with Omni, the focus on talent management has fallen during the pandemic and fewer organisations have undertaken specific initiatives to improve employee retention in the last 12 months compared with previous years. Even in organisations that reported talent was increasingly difficult to retain, only…

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Is Psychometric Testing the right tool to use?

Today there is a vast range of psychometric tests on the market, used routinely to identify and/or help develop individuals for appropriate roles in many different industries. Some organisations use them routinely for most roles, while others select them for specific roles. It pays to understand the tangible benefits of the tools; the why and…

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How candidate referrals can enhance your talent acquisition strategy

Sourcing and attracting good quality candidates has become one of the most frequently mentioned recruitment challenges of the last few years. Employers throughout the UK are having to put far more effort into talent acquisition and are continually seeking new channels and strategies to attract candidates towards their business. A tactic that is gaining in…

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How to avoid discrimination while recruiting – Protected Characteristics

The topic of discrimination in relation to recruiting is vast, that’s why we’ve created this four part mini-series to give you the tools and knowledge you need to help safeguard your businesses from the threat of discrimination during the recruitment process. In part one we discussed how to remove discrimination when creating job specs and…

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How to avoid discrimination while recruiting

How to avoid discrimination in job specs and adverts With the current UK skills shortage making it harder than ever to attract the best quality candidates to your business, knowing how to make your business really standout amongst the other offerings on the market is a must. But beware, there are a wide range of…

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Here comes the sun! Summer employment issues

The sun is shining and the British summer has finally arrived – but what comes with it is a series of legal summer employment issues surrounding holidays, hot weather and dress codes. Keep your cool We all want a comfortable working environment, so when things really start to heat up (like today) many employees might…

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How to spot a stopgap candidate

We’ve all been there – thinking we’ve found the perfect person for our vacancy only for them to jump ship a few months later without any real reason or explanation. These stopgap candidates can not only cost you valuable time and money, but can be very difficult to spot if you don’t know which signs…

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Chancellor Job Funding Update

Announcing a package of measures, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has released the summer economic update including job funding support. ‘Our plan has a clear goal: to protect, support and create jobs. It will give businesses the confidence to retain and hire. To create jobs in every part of our country. To give young people a better…

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5 staffing challenges and how to overcome them

As we start to get back to some kind of normal, the staffing landscape will come with its own set of challenges. The change that the pandemic has caused, means you are likely to face certain barriers and challenges. The Appointments team are in touch daily with our clients and from the information we have…

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