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
XpertHR research looks at the current state of the graduate labour market, focusing on how employers recruit, retain and reward graduates.
Updated to include a reference to the Migration Advisory Committee's call for evidence and briefing note on EEA workers in the UK labour market.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the number of staff appointments made by recruitment consultancies grew at its fastest rate for more than two years.
The Government has commissioned an in-depth report into how immigration will be managed after Brexit.
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.
Updated to include information on the Trade Union (Wales) Bill, which provides for a prohibition on engaging agency workers to replace workers taking lawful industrial action.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruitment and retention.