All items: Recruitment and retention

  • How employers can break the re-offending cycle

    13 September 2016

    Young entrepreneur Jacob Hill has just launched Offploy, which guides businesses through the HR, legal and ethical minefield associated with ex-offender employment. He considers the role that employers can play in rehabilitation and the challenges that need to be overcome to give ex-offenders a second chance.

  • Mindset and match: recruiting millennials is about more than speed

    8 August 2016

    Speeding up recruitment processes may appease some applicants, but it will not get to the heart of why some employers are failing to attract millennials. Tim Drake looks at assessing the mindset of candidates.

  • Why HR should embrace the gig economy

    19 July 2016

    Acuity Coaching's Simon Coops feels the gig economy has been heralded by a host of emerging online platforms and HR should tap into the opportunities it offers for harnessing talent and competitive advantage.

  • How HR analytics can transform recruitment

    18 July 2016

    Recruitment and retention are ideal starting points for HR professionals to harness the power and potential of HR analytics, discovers Michael Carty at the recent IBM HR Summit.

  • UK Border Agency compliance inspection visits: top 10 tips for tier 2 sponsors

    26 February 2013

    Solicitor Nisha Patel sets out some practical tips for tier 2 sponsors to follow before and during an inspection visit.

  • Managing volunteers in the workplace

    28 May 2012

    Volunteering is a major activity in the UK, with many employers either sponsoring their staff to volunteer outside the organisation, or relying on volunteers themselves to carry out their work in the community.

  • How maternity coaching can attract and retain female talent

    11 January 2012

    Targeted coaching for mothers can ensure a smooth return to work after maternity leave, and help employers attract and retain valued female employees. XpertHR examines this rising trend and looks at what is on offer to help support new fathers.

  • Social media background checks - a minefield for recruiters

    1 October 2011

    Using social media checks on candidates could lead recruiters into troubled waters, reports Virginia Matthews.

  • The costs to employers of labour turnover

    10 April 2007

    This section of the IRS guide to labour turnover 2007/08 focuses on the financial impact of labour turnover. It shows how the costs of labour turnover can be calculated, and gives the latest national figures. It concludes with some examples of named employers’ labour turnover costs.

  • Benchmarking labour turnover, 2006 (1)

    17 February 2006

    Our two-part guide to labour turnover starts with coverage of the business case for managing turnover, the ways of doing so, and how to make benchmarking comparisons.

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