Easy ways to improve recruitment (and why you need to care)

As a recent graduate, I’m no stranger to the process of job hunting. Scrolling endlessly through online job boards, spending hours writing cover letters and CVs, tailoring them to each individual job spec and then spell checking again and again (and again). It’s an exhausting process, so it’s only fair that companies acknowledge the hard […]

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How to create great onboarding videos on a budget

We’ve all heard the idiom ‘a picture paints a thousand words’ – and it seems that videos are even more effective. According to the leading research and advisory firm Forrester, a minute of video is thought to be worth around 1.8 million words, and viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in […]

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Onboarding – How to help your business win every time

“Onboarding is a magic moment when new employees decide to stay engaged or become disengaged. It offers an imprinting window when you can make an impression that stays with new employees for the duration of their careers.” So says Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal of LA consulting firm The Interchange Group, and the evidence suggests she’s […]

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GDPR: the perils of HR spreadsheets and how to avoid them

The soon-to-be-implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings with it new requirements for businesses, such as better proof of security, enhanced rights for employees over their data and more emphasis on data accuracy. It puts HR teams at the forefront of compliance – and those that haven’t digitised their HR data, but instead rely on […]

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HR Software: The Perfect Valentine?

Since the arrival of the Valentine card in Victorian times, the Valentine’s Day industry has grown to be a multi-million pound, one-day extravaganza. Although it provides an opportunity to ignite some romance with your partner and to shower them with cards, flowers or more extravagant gifts, it’s not without its downsides. Here’s our tongue in […]

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