Five outdated recruitment practices you really need to change

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Let’s step back 30 years and revisit the typical business. Among 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 buzzing employment market, and at a time when skills shortages are becoming a real issue, employers need to make sure they are holding on to 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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Getting the Most Out of Your Internal Talent

Been feeling a tight squeeze when it comes to talent? According to the ManpowerGroup 2015 Talent Shortage Survey, an average of 38% of businesses are having difficulty filling positions worldwide—making it the highest percentage since 2007. There’s no doubt that employers will be facing a recruitment headache over the next few years and will have to […]

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How Much Faith Should You Put Into Resumes?

According to Steven D. Levitt (co-author of Freakonomics and economics professor at University of Chicago), 50% of job applicants lie on their resumes; this could mean anything between embellishing a skill set to fabricating an academic qualification. Hiring the wrong person can be costly for businesses—particularly if the candidate you’ve decided to hire turns out not have the […]

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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 organization’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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How to: Attract the Brightest Talent to Your SME

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SMEs are expected to drive much of the forecasted job growth  in the upcoming months as the economy continues to pick up. But recruiting the right people has always been a challenge for growing businesses, who often can’t compete with larger organizations when it comes to salaries and benefits. Indeed, in a recent survey conducted […]

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