Dealing with recruitment difficulties

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and development reports that organisations are finding recruitment harder with 75% reporting recruitment difficulties. With the lower value of sterling, the uncertainty over Brexit and with unemployment at a 42 year low of 4.8% we may see increasing pressure on recruitment at all levels of the labour market. Following from […]

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Is recruitment bleeding profit from your organisation?

Loss of employees whether it be by dismissal or more commonly resignation is frequently regarded as simply a matter of fact and the recruitment of new employees part of what managers are employed to do. Have a look at our identification of the issues and our suggested actions to improve your profit. Recruitment is costly […]

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Make more profit with a better brand

Choosing our consumer purchases on brands, Samsung, Apple, Asda, Waitrose is familiar. But choosing an employer by brand is increasingly important to job applicants. Recognising the change in that buyer-seller relationship can reduce recruitment costs and help you acquire more productive employees. Recent research reveals that having a poor employer brand means the need to […]

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Saving costs on employee selection is false economy

We assume you want your business to grow and that means you will need more employees; perhaps even an employee who will grow your business for you. What so often goes wrong? I used to tell HR professionals that if they recruit the wrong employee then, if they are lucky, the recruit will leave within […]

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Look beyond the law to understand HR

As a professional, it is disturbing to see HR and Employment law in one sentence. It is a bit like seeing “Relate” and divorce courts lumped together. In every case the aim is to improve situations but HR and lawyers each have very different approaches as do “Relate” and the courts. At its heart HR […]

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Time to tighten up on your employment checks

With the Immigration Bill looming, and £20,000 fines on the cards, now is the time to tighten up your checks on whom you employ and their right to work in the UK. This Bill, expected to be law by the summer or shortly afterwards, means you could face that £20,000 penalty or even criminal prosecution […]

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Do you know potential when you see it?

With the unemployment rate at around 5% finding the right people for your business will become increasingly challenging. Furthermore low literacy levels, poor numerically abilities, and weak cognitive skills among the 18-25 year old group will add to the challenge. Recruiting on potential, rather than current abilities, may hold the key. CIPD research has found […]

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Do employees with a disability have to declare it?

We frequently hear employers mildly aggrieved when it emerges that an employee has a disability that they never declared on applying for a job. In 2015, it was reported that 42% of disabled people seeking work found the biggest barrier to getting hired were misconceptions around what they could do. (Source ACAS) The reality is […]

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Are your employees proud to work for you?

Do you know? A recent survey suggests that many (1 in 5) are not proud of their employers. They do not feel treated with  respect and that this is a serious adverse factor in retention and recruitment. It is often the small things that suggest, correctly or otherwise, that an employer does not value, and […]

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