Editor's message: Its employees are any organisation's most valuable asset. With the availability of workers to fill vacancies in decline, finding candidates with the right skill set is often difficult, and good candidates are increasingly able to pick and choose between job offers. An effective recruitment process, providing a positive recruitment experience for candidates, is likely to have a substantial impact on their perception of your organisation as an employer - helping you to fill vacancies more quickly and effectively, and, most importantly, with the right person for the role.
With line managers increasingly participating in the recruitment process, it is vital that everyone involved has the relevant skills and knowledge. In particular, anyone taking part in activities such as shortlisting and interviewing should be aware of the relevant discrimination legislation. Equal opportunities and diversity need to be considered at each point in the process, with regular reviews carried out to ensure that there is no hidden bias and that candidates are being judged fairly on their merits.
Noelle Murphy, senior HR practice editor
As employers begin to ramp up their graduate recruitment programmes for 2019, what considerations do they need to bear in mind for EU and non-EU candidates? Jessica Pattinson, head of immigration at Dentons, offers 10 key pieces of advice.
The construction industry is the sector of the economy hardest hit by a decline of interest among jobseekers from EU countries in working in the UK.
The percentage of services firms finding it difficult to fill vacancies has risen to an all-time high, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Updated to reflect the average compensation awarded for sex discrimination in 2017/18.
Updated to include data for September 2018 on the availability and recruitment of permanent and temporary staff from IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation. The next figures are due to be published on 8 November 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.
The Labour Party has announced that it would shake up how schools recruit supply teachers, claiming it would save them over half a billion pounds.
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.
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?
There's a significant gap between what employees want from onboarding and what HR thinks they need, according to a study by HR tech company Talmundo.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruitment.