All items: Recruitment and retention

  • Are we too British when it comes to recruiting?

    14 November 2017

    How we recruit and manage people in different countries varies more than we might think. But how do these cultural norms affect HR decisions? Rob Smith from Xref explains.

  • Gig economy: three ways to attract and retain freelancers

    10 November 2017

    Research shows that sought-after technical workers increasingly want to work on a freelance basis. So how can employers stand out from the crowd to attract this talent and keep skilled workers coming back? Hired's Donna Yelmokas offers three key pieces of advice.

  • Attracting millennials: What businesses can learn from Labour and the Tories

    3 November 2017

    After an unexpected election result and a fresh wave of scandals at Westminster, it's not surprising that the millennial generation has lost faith in political leaders. What can employers learn from these events, asks Mufid Sukkar from Nest Investments.

  • Internal vacancy engines: Developing the SME talent you already have

    24 July 2017

    Many smaller organisations are too fast to recruit externally. They look for new talent outside rather than considering the people they already employ. Cath Everett looks at internal vacancy engines.

  • Swipe right for the best candidate? Recruitment enters the Tinder age

    17 July 2017

    Recruitment systems are evolving so candidates can use artificial intelligence to match themselves to roles in a similar way they might seek out a partner online. This has benefits for employers too, explains Cath Everett.

  • How can we tackle low levels of employment for those with learning disabilities?

    6 July 2017

    Learning Disability Week in June put the spotlight on low levels of employment for those with learning disabilities. Mencap's Mark Capper explains how an initiative with PageGroup could offer a new approach to getting more people with learning disabilities into work.

  • Why Brexit means business for interim talent

    15 June 2017

    Demand for interim managers has risen impressively since the UK's decision to leave the EU. Jo Sweetland, managing partner at recruitment specialists Green Park, considers why this might be the case.

  • Millennials: Is your employee experience relevant enough?

    14 June 2017

    There are hordes of clichés around millennial workers, but which attributes should your organisation keep front of mind when hiring and retaining the best talent? Marcus Underhill of Staffcare looks at how employers can ensure their employee experience is relevant to this important generation.

  • Why recruitment and talent management strategies need to change

    5 May 2017

    For those involved with the hiring, development and retention of key employees, there are challenging times ahead. Talent analyst Mervyn Dinnen examines the changing landscape for talent acquisition and management and provides four key areas where HR's approach needs to change.

  • Don't let candidates be put off by an outdated hiring experience

    17 April 2017

    Finding the balance between effective candidate selection and a positive candidate experience is no mean feat. Charles Martin, CEO of Ipsemet, looks at the trade-off between subjecting job applicants to tests and positioning your brand as a forward-thinking place to work.

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