Recruitment & retention

Is blind recruitment truly gender blind?

More and more employers are turning towards blind recruitment methods such as removing names from CVs to reduce bias. But...

Unemployment leads young people to value more than pay

20 Mar 2019

Young people who have had a spell out of work value “intrinsic” aspects of employment such as learning new things...

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Strategic workforce planning is a necessity, not a ‘nice to have’

20 Mar 2019

With automation likely to see many jobs displaced in the near future, employers need to prepare now to find areas where workers' existing and emerging skills will be needed

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‘Don’t fund level 6 and 7 apprenticeships’ say learning providers

20 Mar 2019

Training providers have called on the government to remove the highest and degree level apprenticeships from the scope of funding...

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Apprentices need more help with how to dress for work

20 Mar 2019

Employers are four times more likely to worry about how their apprentices dress for work than they would about graduates,...

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Tech jobs enjoy UK boost but banking roles fare better in EU

19 Mar 2019

There is evidence of a “jobs merry-go-round” in European centres as Brexit approaches, according to recruitment company Robert Walters...

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Sharp decline in UK employee confidence

15 Mar 2019

Employee confidence in the UK business environment has slumped, according to global research company Gartner.

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Intuition ‘very important’ in recruitment for nine in 10 leaders

14 Mar 2019

Ninety-six per cent of business leaders say intuition is a “very important” skill in hiring and promoting staff, with a...

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How inviting feedback can drive a positive candidate experience

14 Mar 2019

It’s no secret that poor candidate experience can be harmful to an employer’s brand, but many organisations don’t know where...

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UK must act to boost skills or face ‘perfect storm’ of decline

11 Mar 2019

Cuts in public funding for adult skills and falling employer investment has led to the UK's skills base lagging behind that of comparable countries.

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International Women’s Day: we need better balance in the workplace

8 Mar 2019

Industrialised recruitment practices in the form of AI are a threat to developing the kind of diverse, agile and highly skilled workforce that is required...

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Apprenticeships should be opened up to single parents

8 Mar 2019

Most single parents are being locked out of apprenticeships because of a lack of part-time opportunities and the difficulty of supporting children with such low pay.

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Expecting staff loyalty during Brexit? Think again

7 Mar 2019

Employee engagement, behaviour, productivity could all suffer as UK businesses endure a disruptive, divisive Brexit process, argues Gartner's Brian Kropp. And it will become more difficult to retain highly valued workers, he says.

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Amazon unveils strategy to increase women in STEM roles

7 Mar 2019

Amazon launches plans to boost women in tech roles across its UK business, as research offers fresh insights on women's experiences of the innovation economy

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How Lloyds Banking Group built agile working into recruitment

7 Mar 2019

Offering flexible working may not be enough to attract and retain talent in today’s job market – agile working needs...

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