How to write an effective job advert

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You’re charged with finding someone to fill an open position in the company. Where do you start? Likely, you’ll be using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and/or job boards to help you spread the news—but they won’t do all the work for you! Here are some tips to get you started on writing a successful […]

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Take a new approach to HR this autumn

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The pencils are sharpened, the bags are packed and there’s a definite sense of new beginnings in the air. September is traditionally the time for fresh starts. People return from their holidays relaxed and refreshed and set about their work challenges with (hopefully) renewed vigour. For HR professionals, it’s a great time to take a […]

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Five outdated recruitment practices you really need to change

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Let’s step back 30 years and revisit the typical business. Amongst all the beige boxy PCs with about four pixels on their monitors, endless rows of filing cabinets and other forms of paper storage, all surrounded by the horrendous brown decor leftover from the ‘70s. Thankfully, our office workspaces have changed since then! Yet there’s one […]

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How to get new recruits up to speed… fast!

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In a lively employment market, and at a time when skills shortages are becoming a real issue, employers need to make sure they keep hold of their best talent. But research suggests that many businesses are finding hanging onto their Generation Y workers, for any substantial length of time, a real challenge. A recent study […]

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How to tap into global talent

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In a global, interconnected world, the opportunities for people to work abroad have never been greater. A year in New York opening a new satellite office? A secondment to Germany to oversee a business-critical project? A few months in Dubai investigating opportunities to develop new markets in the Middle East? You might think employees would jump […]

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Are you making the most of your older workers?

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Employers are ‘sleep-walking’ towards a significant skills problem by ignoring the value of older workers, says a recent report from the CIPD. It’s just the latest in a series of warnings to the business world about why hanging on to experienced staff is more important than ever before. Government figures suggest that an estimated 13.5 […]

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Employing overseas talent: staying legal

Employing people from overseas hit the headlines again last month with the Queen’s Speech and the announcement of government plans to crack down on illegal workers, and further limit sponsorship of overseas workers. Employers are ultimately responsible for checking that employees have the right to work in the UK. Deliberately taking on illegal workers can […]

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