Employers are finding it more difficult to source top talent due to a steady decline in labour turnover since the recession began in 2008.
This is according to the latest Resourcing and Talent Planning Survey published by the Chartered Instit More...19 June 2013 14:24
Making yourself and others aware of unconscious bias can make for a more inclusive culture and wider pool of talent. So how should organisations tackle it? Fairness and objectivity are surely two of the unwritten job specifications of working in HR More...18 June 2013 09:46
Zero hours contracts are the subject of a fact-finding exercise by the Government amid concerns of their misuse by some employers, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) confirmed today.
BIS told Personnel Today that it aimed to More...13 June 2013 16:25
Firms employing foreign nationals need to ensure they are up to date with legislation, say solicitors Jamie Cameron and Ian Taylor.
The number of foreign nationals employed in the UK has been rising steadily over the past few years. Recent statistic More...10 June 2013 00:01
Many organisations are dependent on volume recruitment, whether as part of an annual programme intake, seasonal requirements or expansion. The roles required are often front-line, customer-facing positions critical for business success and brand buildin More...30 May 2013 00:00
Skilled workers that companies rely on to drive their businesses forward are becoming increasingly elusive, and it's likely that thousands of companies across the UK will face significant skills shortages in the coming years. Manpower's 2012 Talent More...29 May 2013 00:00
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has announced that the Update Service, which will allow employers to check the status of criminal record checks online, will be launched on 17 June 2013. Candidates will be able to subscribe to the serv More...23 May 2013 16:01
Graduate job applications are becoming sharper and more targeted as graduates seek to increase their employability, or "E Factor", according to research published today by talent management specialist Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS).
As a result of t More...23 May 2013 12:08
One in five small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been encouraged to expand following the Government's introduction of the employment allowance, which offers £2,000 a year towards businesses' national insurance (NI) contributions.
The More...22 May 2013 13:56
Managing HR in a business where the very nature of what it does means it is going to get smaller is a challenge few might relish. But Andrew Donovan, HR director at nuclear decommissioning company Magnox, seems to take it all in his stride. At 2012's Pe More...17 May 2013 09:05
This line manager briefing examines the issues that line managers should take into account, and the steps that they should take, when making a job offer. This line manager briefing includes information on: Making the offer autho More...13 May 2013 11:49
This line manager briefing looks at the law and good practice on recruitment interviewing, including how to avoid bias and discriminatory questions. This line manager briefing includes information on: Sickness absence during pregnancy I More...10 May 2013 14:59
Summary Click on any of the hyperlinks to go to more detailed guidance below. Recognise that there is a statutory duty under the Equality Act 2010 for employers to safeguard against discrimination on grounds of disability, and that this applies More...10 May 2013 13:11
Our latest research explores the key issues arising when carrying out background checks on potential recruits - for example, how best to obtain references and how employers deal with references or criminal records checks that reveal adverse information More...10 May 2013 12:32
Psychometric testing has been in the news recently, and not in a good way. According to recent reports, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has required unemployed people to take "bogus" psychometric tests, and threatened to take their benefits a More...10 May 2013 11:16
Our latest research looks at the use of social networking media for recruitment, including how employers use such platforms as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google+ in their search for suitable candidates. On this page: About th More...10 May 2013 10:27
The recession - and the very vivid fear of dipping back into it - has affected many areas of our personal and working lives over the last few years. When it comes to recruitment and resourcing, employers are responding to the challenging econo More...29 April 2013 13:00
A mismatch in expectations between employers and young people is contributing to high levels of youth unemployment, according to a report published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Business in the Community. Th More...25 April 2013 15:07
Eight employers out of 10 agree to the majority of flexible working requests from employees, according to research published today.
The XpertHR survey found that 79% of respondents grant between 75% and 100% of requests from employees to w More...22 April 2013 11:37
"Big data" offers HR an opportunity to take a more data-driven, analytical and strategic approach to recruitment, and enables businesses to ask new kinds of questions. Traditionally, they focused on: "How has the business performed?" Now, More...19 April 2013 09:20