Human beings are complex and unique. Our personality is built on years of social conditioning, family influence, the ideas and notions of our peers, and of course, things we see and read in the media as well as thousands of other influences. [Read more…] about Is unconscious bias affecting your recruitment process?
Let’s start with the last part of the title of this article first. In a business environment, it is reasonable to expect actions to produce clear, favourable, results. A sales drive produces more sales, a marketing campaign raises awareness, and so on. [Read more…] about Employee engagement, what is it and what are the benefits?
There are few things more demoralising for a dedicated manager than receiving the formal resignation notice of a good employee. Apart from the questions it will inevitably raise about whether you could have done more to help keep them, it signals an immediate period of disruption. [Read more…] about Staying the course – How to boost your employee retention rates
Everyone is talking about the gig economy, and everyone, it seems, has an opinion. For some, it is a curse that has caused an upheaval in a perfectly fine system of employment, for others it is a breath of fresh air bringing alternative employment options to millions of skilled workers and flexibility to employers. [Read more…] about Job by job – How the gig economy affects your workforce
The subject of flexible working has probably been the core discussion of meetings in practically every business in the UK at some point in recent years. A more flexible approach to how your team sees the working week has a lot to offer, and while, of course, there are potential issues you should not let this deter you from considering it. [Read more…] about Flexible working – Possibly a major benefit to your business
We all work hard! It is a fact of life, because, unless you are financially independent, then you need to work to pay the bills and live a reasonable lifestyle. Also, most people are at least relatively happy with their jobs. Yet, if you ask someone what they want out of life, they are very unlikely to mention work at all. [Read more…] about Productivity and loyalty – The importance of work-life balance
This could probably be the shortest blog ever posted because the answer to the question is ‘yes’. The recruitment industry will be affected by the continuing development of artificial intelligence (AI) because it is set to influence just about every sector of the working world.
We all want the best people in our business. Great teams with high-performers are the lifeblood of a successful enterprise from SMEs to huge multi-national concerns. If you have the best workforce, there is a very high chance it will bring you success. So, it is no surprise that our clients often ask us how they can encourage the best people to join them. As recruitment professionals, we suggest a few things that businesses can do internally to help things along the right path.
We sometimes interchange the words skill, ability and knowledge, but in actual fact, they are very different things. The reason we often mix them up is that they are inter-related to such an extent that they not particularly efficient as solo players. It’s rare that an employer is looking for a single aspect of them and even rarer for a career to be built on just one of them. [Read more…] about Knowledge, Ability and Skills – It is all about the balance
When you look back even just a couple of decades, you see a very different approach to the workplace. The last 20 years have probably seen one of the biggest changes in modern history, though, with the rise of the understanding of business culture. [Read more…] about Business culture and attracting talent – There is an I in team after all