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  • 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.

  • What does the MAC report mean for employers?

    20 September 2018

    The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) finally published its long-awaited report this week, after it was commissioned by the Government to assess the impact of EEA migration on the UK's economy and society, as well as to consider recommendations for the UK's future immigration system. But what does the report say and what are its implications for employers?

  • MAC report: New immigration system should not favour EEA migrants

    19 September 2018

    A post-Brexit immigration system should make it easier for highly skilled workers to move to the UK and should not favour EU migrants, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended.

  • Financial services: How to resolve your top three HR challenges

    30 August 2018

    With Brexit looming and AI threatening to replace roles, assessment now has a broader role to play in resolving key talent challenges in the financial services sector, says Andreas Lohff.

  • Tier 2 visa alternatives: Employing skilled non-EEA workers

    9 August 2018

    For eight consecutive months the number of applications for certificates of sponsorship for non-EEA workers have surpassed the number available under the Tier 2 (General) system. But there are alternative routes employers can go down to get the highly-skilled workers they need, as well as ways to maximise their success under the Tier 2 system. Ashleigh Wight reports.

  • How paid internships can help boost productivity and cut recruitment costs

    19 July 2018

    Hiring an intern can bag you a motivated member of staff with fresh ideas and new skills: a boost to productivity and your employer brand. Emma Page looks at why interns are worth paying for.

  • Tier 2 visas: how the NHS exemption will benefit other sectors

    19 June 2018

    The removal of doctors and nurses from the cap on Tier 2 visas for highly-skilled workers has been welcomed and could be part of the solution to the NHS's resourcing crisis. But what about other sectors struggling to get the staff they need? Ashleigh Wight looks at how others will benefit and what needs to be done to make the migration system fairer.

  • Tier 2 visa reforms: what would employers like to see?

    6 June 2018

    With a review of the Tier 2 visa system for non-EU nationals promised by home secretary Sajid David, Rachel Harvey from Shakespeare Martineau sets out what employers would like to see.

  • Could crowdsourcing be the answer to finding great talent?

    30 May 2018

    Many of us associate crowdsourcing with raising money or start-up investments, but it can have a valuable role in finding the right people for your organisation. Juliet Eccleston from AnyGood? argues that it can create a fairer and more effective hiring process.

  • Can AI bridge the confidence gap for women in senior positions?

    27 April 2018

    It's well known that men tend to overestimate their abilities while women under-sell themselves when applying for roles - just one of many cultural factors influencing the gender pay gap. Could artificial intelligence help overcome this challenge? Alex Cresswell examines how AI could help.

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