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
Workers aged under 25 are missing out on up to nearly £6,300 per year because they're not entitled to the national living wage, according to the Young Women's Trust.
Last month, David Lammy MP published a review recommending that, in certain cases, criminal records could be sealed from employers. Reforms such as this could have positive consequences for businesses and workers alike, argues employment solicitor Catherine Hawkes.
Updated to reflect the average compensation awarded for disability discrimination in 2016/17.
Updated to reflect the average compensation awarded for sex discrimination in 2016/17.
Updated with information on trends in retaining staff.
Updated to include information on trends in recruitment and selection.
Updated to include information on trends in candidate attraction.
XpertHR research reveals attrition rates for employers during 2016, covering voluntary resignation and total labour turnover rates according to organisation size, broad sector and industry.
People analytics expert Sjoerd van den Heuvel demonstrates how organisations are harnessing the power of people analytics to manage retention. Khurram Shamsee from DAC Beachcroft also joins us to discuss the legal implications of using employee data for such projects.
Less than a third of companies are aware of the sanctions for failing to secure right-to-work documentation for overseas workers - and up to 93% could be at risk of having their sponsor licence revoked - according to Migrate UK.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruitment and retention.