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Five outdated recruitment practices you really need to change


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!


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


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?


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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How much faith should you put in CVs?

If the latest survey by the Risk Advisory Group is anything to go by, it’s more important than ever before to take what you read on CVs with a pinch of salt. In an analysis of 3,000 CVs, they found the number of candidates lying about their background or achievements had increased by 15 per […]

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How HR can help the business hang on to good people

Worrying news this week in the shape of research from Investors in People (IIP), which shows that six out of ten UK workers are not happy in their jobs. The organisation’s annual Jobs Exodus survey found a 10% increase in people who are considering jumping ship compared to this time last year. Lack of job […]

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