Editor's message: Recruitment begins with defining what type of person the organisation is seeking to recruit before identifying how to attract, and eventually appoint, the ideal applicant.
Having an effective recruitment strategy should help the employer to fill vacancies faster and more cost-effectively, with high-quality individuals ready to make a positive contribution to the success of the organisation.
Once recruited, retaining employees is the next challenge. An effective retention strategy should include a range of initiatives, such as flexible working and an induction programme.
Noelle Murphy, senior HR practice editor
Roles open to apprentices have grown by almost a fifth, vastly outstripping growth in graduate jobs.
Updated to reflect that individuals in England and Wales can use a "responsible organisation" registered with the DBS for basic criminal records checks.
Additional information on the law on recruitment selection for NHS employers, including values based recruitment and the NHS Employment Check Standards. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on recruitment selection.
Three in four recruiters have stated that attracting candidates of sufficient quality is their main concern, according to survey results released today (18 September).
More than a third of new starters have had a poor onboarding experience, while for more than a fifth it has been so bad they have changed their mind about a role, research has found.
Sign up to our webinar on using people analytics to drive retention success, which takes place on 28 September at 2pm. People analytics expert Sjoerd van den Heuvel will demonstrate how organisations are harnessing the power of people analytics to manage retention.
Individuals' criminal records could be sealed from employers as part of a series of recommendations made in an independent review of the treatment of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in the criminal justice system.
Updated to include information on Barbulescu v Romania, in which the ECHR gave its final ruling in a case in which an employer accessed an employee's Yahoo messages.
A detailed 82-page Home Office document proposes to offer low-skilled EU migrants a maximum of two years' residency in a post-Brexit UK, while those with higher skills could receive work permits lasting three to five years.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruitment and retention.