Commentary and analysis

All items: Recruitment

  • Why virtual onboarding can still be a warm welcome

    Date:
    9 September 2020

    It may be a tough labour market at the moment, but a number of key sectors continue to hire and many graduate schemes are still going ahead. But how are they welcoming new starters into the business when a face-to-face induction is not always possible?

  • Lack of women in top roles sees leading firms miss out on profits

    Date:
    28 July 2020

    FTSE 350 companies are not fulfilling their financial potential because of their failure to appoint more women to key executive roles.

  • What does coronavirus mean for executive search?

    Date:
    2 July 2020

    Finding the right leaders to navigate organisations through the pandemic and beyond has never been more important, but executive search practices must also evolve to meet new and fast-changing demands, says Craig Pointon.

  • The new immigration system for the UK

    Date:
    30 June 2020

    The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020, with no indication that this will be extended in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. European nationals who arrive in the UK from 1 January 2021 will require immigration permission to work here.

  • Acting now to obtain a sponsor licence will avoid recruitment delays from 2021

    Date:
    23 June 2020

    As the end of the Brexit transition period approaches, organisations that rely on European staff may need to start the process for obtaining sponsor licences. HR teams that take action now will ensure they have everything in place to continue recruiting from overseas from 2021.

  • Brexit: Employers get last chance to identify shortage occupations

    Date:
    15 June 2020

    As a consultation exercise on the government's points-based immigration systems comes to an end, employers have a final opportunity to influence the roles that will be on the list of those given more favourable treatment when the Brexit transition period ends.

  • Police sector: Returning to duty during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

    Date:
    19 May 2020

    We look at how the police service is bringing returners back into its workforce to help support policing needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • Why graduate recruitment doesn't need to be on lockdown

    Date:
    13 May 2020

    Although some organisations may be putting graduate recruitment and internships on hold to reduce cost, there's no reason why they should be postponed for practical reasons. Nicola Sullivan looks at how technology can allow new recruits to work, learn and meet colleagues entirely online.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the rise of remote recruitment

    Date:
    5 May 2020

    With social distancing guidelines and the increase in remote working due to the coronavirus, employers have been forced to rethink how they recruit and select staff. Graham Brown reports on the rise of video interviews and remoteĀ onboarding of new starters.

  • Does the latest Covid-19 immigration policy generate more questions?

    Date:
    30 April 2020

    As international travel remains disrupted, the Home Office has confirmed people planning to live and work in the UK can request a replacement visa with extended validity dates. But does this change leave more questions than answers? Chetal Patel, partner at Bates Wells, looks at some areas of confusion.

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