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
The review looks into the impact of changes to the labour market, addressing questions on issues such as job security, wage levels and employees' rights.
A number of resources have been updated to take into account new Home Office powers to close business premises if it suspects that the employer is employing workers illegally.
New FAQs cover the statutory requirement for customer-facing staff in the public sector to speak fluent English or Welsh.
Updated to reflect that the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public-sector workers was issued on 29 November 2016.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruitment and retention.