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Recruitment and HR Insight

Five ways to keep your employees motivated this Christmas

Christmas may be all laughs, elves and eggnog outside of work hours, but for employers, the holiday season brings with it a whole host of potential problems. 'Tis the season of last-minute holiday requests and the dreaded office flu, after all! So, what's a HR manager to do? In a piec...

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Date Posted: 14-12-2017

Workers who spend less time in office found to be more 'innovative'

It's no secret: stagnancy is a creativity killer and new research from King's College London's King's Business School and the University of Amsterdam has confirmed exactly that. The research found that employees are more 'innovative' if they leave the office ...

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Date Posted: 10-11-2017

One third of employees have experienced a poor onboarding process in the workplace

One third of employees have had a poor onboarding experience in the past, one fifth of whom said it was so bad that they changed their mind about a job, a recent survey of 4,000 office workers has revealed. The poll, conducted by cloud software firm webonboarding and cited by Pers...

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Date Posted: 28-09-2017

How to give effective feedback

Only 30% of companies today provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates after an interview. The other 70% neglect their potential future candidates at the earliest opportunity by failing to provide any feedback whatsoever. Debut, the award-winning student and graduate careers app, has launc...

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Date Posted: 31-08-2017

3 Reasons to Give Unsuccessful Candidates Feedback

Here it is, a dream job, the wait for an interview but after all of that, a rejection! When it comes to interviews, there’s nothing worse than not knowing what went “wrong”. 4 out of 5 people in the UK claim that they have never received feedback after a face-to-face interview....

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Date Posted: 03-08-2017

Skills Shortage Creating Problems for Employers

Whether it's the hours spent posting on job boards, pouring over CVs, vetting potential candidates or conducting interviews, the hiring process can be a stressful and resource-heavy endeavour. Couple this with the fact that Australia and the UK are currently in the midst of a skills sho...

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Date Posted: 27-07-2017

6 Reasons You Should Consider Hiring A Freelancer

With winter half over, we can see the spring and summer months at the end of the tunnel - which also means that we're heading into peak holiday season. But before you can switch off and start daydreaming about your well-deserved downtime, you have the pressing issue of resourcing over the su...

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Date Posted: 20-07-2017

6 things every interviewer needs to remember

During an interview, you might now argue that an employer needs to impress candidates as much as candidates need to impress the employer. After all, the best talent only wants to work for the best companies. A recent survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found tha...

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Date Posted: 05-06-2017

Take control of your recruitment process

Do you worry you’re losing out on good candidates to other companies? Or struggling to attract enough talent to make a strong hire? Every recruiter knows the importance of hiring the right people, but sometimes it feels like the right candidates are just out of reach. With the market leanin...

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Date Posted: 15-05-2017

Remote working – help or hindrance?

Is remote working really all it’s cracked up to be? It promises a better work-life balance, but in reality remote workers tend to work longer hours, causing them to blend their personal and professional lives, leading to higher levels of stress, new research has shown. Maybe we need to get ...

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Date Posted: 28-04-2017

The year of the job seeker

Hiring has been on the rise over the past seven years and it’s showing no sign of slowing. In fact, 69% of recruiters reported their hiring efforts increased in 2016 according to research and the word on the industry grapevine is that 2017 is set to be the year of the job seeker. What does tha...

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Date Posted: 07-04-2017

Four tips for recruiting in a candidate-led market

Traditionally, recruiters had the upper-hand in the recruitment process. Not anymore. The power has been transferred into the hands of job seekers – with highly-skilled candidates holding the most clout – and this leaves hiring managers in a difficult position. The market is now candi...

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Date Posted: 16-03-2017

5 steps to creating a healthy workplace

Want to make real, actionable changes to your workplace in 2017? No, we're not just talking about cutting costs or making staff work harder – if you want to see results, you'll need to evaluate how you treat your existing workforce, and ensure that your team is happy and healthy. ...

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Date Posted: 12-01-2017

How can digital recruitment help with the digital skills gap?

A discrepancy between candidates' skills and employer expectations is causing trouble in the world of recruitment. According to On Rec, the UK's digital skills gap is set to keep widening, with 150,000 digital jobs predicted by 2020 and not enough digital professionals to fill them. Di...

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Date Posted: 12-12-2016

How to identify training and development needs

With competition for talent mounting in today’s global marketplace, providing meaningful training and development opportunities is crucial for both staff members and the business as a whole. From the business’ perspective, upskilling employees is a shrewd investment that can boost...

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Date Posted: 17-11-2016

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