Recruitment & retention

Upwardly mobile: Why phones are now first choice for assessment

With changing candidate preferences, smartphone assessment has become the top priority for employers, says Richard Justenhoven...

Building executive search in-house? Six mistakes to avoid

15 Mar 2018

More organisations are looking to source talent for senior roles in-house so they can build their employer brand and save...

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Tattoo bias could mean employers missing out on talent

15 Mar 2018

Image bias could be causing employers to miss out on the best candidates, according to research that revealed the majority...

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What the Oxfam scandal can teach us about background checking

5 Mar 2018

The recent scandals involving Oxfam and other charities have come as a surprise to many, but could these embarrassing allegations...

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Brexit and immigration: At last some progress on citizens’ rights

2 Mar 2018

The immigration question has loomed over Brexit negotiations for some time now, but a policy paper published by Theresa May’s...

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Counting the cost of the non-EU immigration cap

28 Feb 2018

The NHS recently called into question the cap on non-EU migrants coming into the UK, claiming it was blocking access...

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Fifth of employers uncertain about permanent hiring plans

28 Feb 2018

Economic uncertainty continues to affect hiring decisions, with almost one-fifth (18%) of employers unsure whether they need to increase their...

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Part-time work in senior roles on the rise, according to Timewise

26 Feb 2018

A quarter of workers would rather work part time, for less money, if they knew it would have no impact...

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Number of EU citizens leaving UK highest since 2008

22 Feb 2018

The number of EU citizens leaving the UK has reached its highest point since 2008, according to the latest migration...

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A prison officer in Wormwood Scrubs

Ministers over-egging prison officer recruitment success, says union

19 Feb 2018

The Prison Officers’ Association has criticised Ministry of Justice claims that the Government is ahead of schedule in achieving a...

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Oxfam sex scandal spreads to UK charity shops

13 Feb 2018

The sex scandal engulfing Oxfam’s operations overseas has now extended to its charity shops in the UK, after its former...

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Why the right benefits can help in the new war for talent

13 Feb 2018

Employee experience has become a watchword for employers looking to recruit and retain the best staff and avoid high turnover....

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Boom in agency worker use over last five years

12 Feb 2018

Four in 10 (43%) organisations increased their use of agency workers over the last five years as they struggled to...

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Personnel Today turns 30: Highlights from our first issue

9 Feb 2018

Did you work in human resources in the 1980s? Or perhaps you worked in personnel? We mark the 30th anniversary...

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Skills gap will worsen after Brexit, say employers

6 Feb 2018

Half of employers believe Brexit will exacerbate the shortage of skilled professionals in the UK, according to new research.

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