Commentary and analysis

All items: Recruitment

  • How recruitment technology can help boost social mobility

    Date:
    25 July 2019

    The causes of poor social mobility are deep-rooted and complex, but that doesn't mean employers can't do more to attract a diverse talent pool. Jodie Grove explains how technology can break down some of the barriers preventing candidates from applying for certain roles.

  • Has political chaos made us cautious about hiring HR professionals?

    Date:
    5 July 2019

    The ongoing political uncertainty has led to a high level of caution in hiring organisations. Most HR recruitment has come from replacing leavers or for business critical projects. Henry Lee looks at the market for HR professionals during the first half of this year, and offers some advice for both recruiters and jobseekers.

  • Three things recruiters can learn from the viral Radisson Red job advert

    Date:
    13 June 2019

    A bizarre job advert calling for "creatives" to apply for a role at a hotel chain attracted plenty of online attention last week, but not always for the right reasons. Dean Sadler looks at what recruitment teams can learn from the organisation's unusual approach and why it might prove successful.

  • How to get on a HR headhunter's radar

    Date:
    17 May 2019

    A fast-moving and unpredictable environment means solid senior HR experience is in demand. If you're looking for a career move, what's the best way to stand out to headhunters?

  • Police recruitment: Challenges and initiatives

    Date:
    30 April 2019

    We look at some of the initiatives that have been taken to boost recruitment in the police sector, and highlight what the police can learn from HM Prison and Probation Service's recruitment campaign.

  • How to get ahead in the labour market race

    Date:
    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?

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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'

    Date:
    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?

    Date:
    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.

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