Commentary and analysis

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  • 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.

  • Recruitment: don't underestimate skills because of background

    13 April 2018

    Putting a job candidate's experience and skills into context can help employers find overachievers. Raphael Mokades, founder and MD of Rare Recruitment, explains the benefits of contextual screening for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • Migration Advisory Committee recommendations: Do the claims stand up?

    4 April 2018

    Last month, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) released its interim report on EEA workers in the UK labour market. Karen Kaur, an immigration analyst with Migrate UK, considers the evidence.

  • Upwardly mobile: Why phones are now first choice for assessment

    16 March 2018

    With changing candidate preferences, smartphone assessment has become the top priority for employers, says Richard Justenhoven - product director at cut-e, part of Aon's assessment solutions group.

  • Building executive search in-house? Six mistakes to avoid

    15 March 2018

    More organisations are looking to source talent for senior roles in-house so they can build their employer brand and save money on headhunters. But it's not always as simple as it seems, as Tim Connolly from human capital consultancy ALC explains.

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