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.
Jo Jacobs, HR practice editor
Three important benefits can be achieved by integrating your recruitment, HR and talent systems, and allowing data to flow between them, says Dr Achim Preuss, co-founder of business psychology company cut-e.
At the top of the agenda for Brexit negotiations will be freedom of movement and the status of EU citizens working in the UK. We report on how and when these issues are likely to be settled.
Enhanced to include information about the requirement to obtain Home Office approval for change of circumstances, including details of the Home Office priority service for doing so.
We discuss the issues that can arise when a job offer is made but subsequently has to be withdrawn.
Almost half of employers have had to shorten the time it takes to recruit someone because they want to hire new staff more quickly, according to research.
Updated to include information on enforcement action against senior managers.
We discuss the key legislative developments affecting employers in 2017, including: gender pay gap reporting; the apprenticeship levy; public-sector exit payments and changes to statutory rates.
Practical guidance on developing a competency framework, including whether to use an off-the-shelf set of competencies or to develop competencies in-house, using job analysis tools and testing the framework before rolling out to the workforce as a whole.
Updated to include a reference to the Government's Disability Confident scheme.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruitment and retention.