Why your Business needs a Recruitment Plan for 2022

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 feedback can improve your recruitment process

We all know just how important any kind of feedback can be for our business, but with the skills shortage still in full swing candidate feedback can offer vital clues on how you can improve your recruitment process and become more competitive in the battle to secure the best talent available. What can candidate feedback…

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3 tips to boost your employer brand

It’s no secret that attracting candidates to vacancies is hard work, but have you stopped to think that a boost to your employer brand could be the answer to your candidate attraction troubles? In a study conducted by the Harvard Business Review earlier this year, findings showed that having a poor employer brand costs an…

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What is an Employee Value Proposition (EVP)?

It seems that every week some new buzzword finds its way into the spectrum of business ‘speak’ but here’s one that any business should take the time to understand and create – the Employee Value Proposition. So, what exactly is an EVP? ‘An employee value proposition (EVP) is the unique set of benefits which an…

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Why comprehensive induction processes work

Many businesses believe that the recruitment process comes to an end as soon as their new employee shows up for their first day in their new role. However, if you want your new hire to perform well, contribute to the team and be happy in their new position its essential that you put in place…

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Is unconscious bias affecting your recruitment process?

Although we are unaware that we are doing it, unconscious bias is prominent when it comes to the recruitment process. Unconscious bias is defined as: An inclination or prejudice for against one person or group based on unconscious feelings that influence our judgement. Unconscious bias leads us away for making even or balanced decisions. One…

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8 Questions you really shouldn’t ask at interview

When you’re conducting interviews, the last thing you want – or expect – is to end up on the wrong side of the law by bringing up questions you really shouldn’t ask at interview. But it’s not surprising to learn that in the thousands of interviews that take place every day, illegal interview questions are…

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3 ways to lose an ideal candidate

You’ve spent weeks writing that killer advert, sourcing, sifting and screening candidates until you’ve found ‘the one’. But despite all that hard work, expense and the fact you’ve found the ideal candidate, you’re still at risk of losing them. Let me explain… Towards the end of the recruitment process, some employers think now is the…

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