Recruitment and retention

Jo Jacobs

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

Latest items in Recruitment and retention

  • Take part in our recruitment trends survey

    Date:
    23 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR would greatly appreciate your help with our research to investigate key recruitment trends among employers.

  • Date:
    22 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Fans of the Great British Bake Off are still reeling from the news it will move from the BBC to Channel 4, without presenters Mel, Sue or Mary Berry. We examine how employers should react when there's a risk of key people leaving, and if there is anything they can do to mitigate losing top talent.

  • Date:
    20 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    An employer that discovers that an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK, or that immigration permission is due to expire, needs to take action to avoid criminal and civil penalties.

  • Podcast: Employees who no longer have the right to work in the UK

    Date:
    16 September 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss how employers should deal with a situation in which an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK.

  • Podcast: Dealing with an employee who no longer has the right to work in the UK

    Date:
    16 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    We discuss how employers should deal with the situation when an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK, while complying with their employment law obligations.

  • Date:
    15 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.

  • Candidate attraction

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to include information on trends in candidate attraction.

  • How employers can break the re-offending cycle

    Date:
    13 September 2016
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Young entrepreneur Jacob Hill has just launched Offploy, which guides businesses through the HR, legal and ethical minefield associated with ex-offender employment. He considers the role that employers can play in rehabilitation and the challenges that need to be overcome to give ex-offenders a second chance.

  • Hermes could be subject to HMRC investigation

    Date:
    13 September 2016
    Type:
    News

    Business minister Margot James has asked HMRC to consider launching an investigation into pay and employment practices at courier company Hermes.

  • Employees who no longer have the right to work in the UK

    Date:
    8 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    This new "how to" guide provides practical guidance on dealing with the situation in which an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK, while complying with employment law obligations.

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