Editor's message: "Candidate attraction" refers to how an organisation finds and communicates with potential applicants to attract the most suitable pool of candidates for a vacancy. The attraction channels selected by the employer should inform job seekers about the organisation and how the vacancy represents an attractive employment opportunity for them.
Developing an effective candidate attraction strategy involves a range of activities, for example aligning candidate attraction with workforce plans, establishing measures for success and choosing candidate attraction channels that will reach the vacancy’s target audience.
Noelle Murphy, senior HR practice editor
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.
For those involved with the hiring, development and retention of key employees, there are challenging times ahead. Talent analyst Mervyn Dinnen examines the changing landscape for talent acquisition and management and provides four key areas where HR's approach needs to change.
Finding the balance between effective candidate selection and a positive candidate experience is no mean feat. Charles Martin, CEO of Ipsemet, looks at the trade-off between subjecting job applicants to tests and positioning your brand as a forward-thinking place to work.
In this week's podcast, we discuss the factors to consider when carrying out recruitment advertising.
The ban on certain agency staff in the NHS, which was due to come into force on 1 April, has been dropped.
In this week's podcast, we discuss the use of social media in the recruitment process and look at the results of our recent survey on the topic.
XpertHR research looks at the recruitment, engagement and retention of young workers.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to finding job candidates.