Commentary and analysis

All items: Recruitment

  • How to get ahead in the labour market race

    11 April 2019

    Matt Weston, managing director of recruitment firm Robert Half, looks at the current UK labour market and provides some insight into how business can attract and retain the best talent.

  • Is blind recruitment truly gender blind?

    22 March 2019

    More and more employers are turning towards blind recruitment methods such as removing names from CVs to reduce bias. But nuances in language mean that female applicants may still be getting a rough ride, according to Charles Hipps - founder and CEO of recruitment technology company Oleeo.

  • How inviting feedback can drive a positive candidate experience

    14 March 2019

    It's no secret that poor candidate experience can be harmful to an employer's brand, but many organisations don't know where to begin improving it. James Bull highlights the importance of asking candidates for feedback at various stages of the recruitment process, without overburdening them.

  • Recruitment process outsourcing: the future is 'total talent'

    7 March 2019

    Employers are battling economic uncertainty but still struggle to source much-needed skills. In such a volatile jobs market, what role does recruitment process outsourcing have in workforce planning and hiring strategies? Jo Faragher investigates.

  • Does Google for Jobs signal an upheaval in recruitment marketing?

    24 January 2019

    When Google for Jobs launched in the UK last year, recruiters warned it would disrupt the online jobs market. Despite ruffling a few feathers, this is yet to be the case. Adam McCulloch investigates.

  • 'Ghosting' in recruitment: a growing candidate trend

    16 January 2019

    In the world of modern dating, few things leave the sting of confusion and despair as much as being ghosted. Othamar Gama Filho suggests three ways of avoiding the phenomenon crossing over into recruitment

  • Could your hiring processes be damaging your employer brand?

    14 December 2018

    In a candidate-driven market, many businesses put their trust in agencies and external recruitment partners to find the best talent. But do they know the impact these partners have on candidate experience? Juliet Eccleston, CEO of AnyGood? investigates the issues.

  • Fifth of employers ask about criminal records in potentially unlawful way

    25 October 2018

    Around a fifth of national employers - including a number of household name companies - ask jobseekers for information about criminal records they are not legally entitled to.

  • Can LinkedIn's analytics tool help HR beat the talent squeeze?

    4 October 2018

    Last week, LinkedIn launched a new tool it claims will deliver "data on demand" to HR and recruitment professionals struggling to find the right talent.

  • Businesses gunning for cyber skills should consider ex-forces personnel

    21 September 2018

    Recent research highlights how much companies could gain in fields such as cyber security from recruiting ex-armed services staff, writes Lee Holloway of the Officers' Association. But employers' perceptions of military personnel still get in the way.

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