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
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.
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.
Updated to include details of the Government's proposal on the position of EU citizens living in the UK.
Severe skills shortages in the UK cost businesses more than £2 billion in higher salaries, recruitment costs and temporary staff bills, according to research by the Open University.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruitment and retention.