Recruitment

Putting a price tag on the Great Resignation

While we’ve been talking about the global resignation crisis anecdotally, we now have figures that reveal the scale of the emergency.

Social media is damaging young professionals' careers

Almost half (47%) of graduate and entry-level workers said their online presence has harmed their job prospects.

HR in 2022: taking stock of 2021

2022 will no doubt reprise many of the challenges of 2021, with tight talent markets and office plans upended again. The third year of the pandemic, however, will be more than a replay.

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Recruitment in the metaverse: will it become a (virtual) reality?

Since Facebook’s widely publicised rebranding to ‘Meta’, the metaverse virtual world has been garnering attention as the next step in the technological revolution.

Complex hiring processes are losing talent

Half (50%) of all UK professionals have declined a job offer because the hiring process was too long.

Great Resignation vs staff shortages, part two

The latest skirmish in the UK's war for staff has seen huge numbers of employees up sticks to seek out new roles, meaning HR must fight harder than ever – and creativity will be key, says Beau...

HR consultancy to boom in 2022

A first of its kind survey of independent HR firms revealed that nine in 10 (93%) expect to grow their business within the next 12 months.

Great Resignation vs staff shortages: HR tackles the UK's talent paradox

Just when you thought lockdown was the great leveller of this generation, 2021 kicks up a talent crisis leaving no sector, and seemingly no employer, unmarked.

12 months of 2021: November/December

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Can HR prevent employees from taking up a second job?

Despite the ongoing row over whether MPs should be allowed to hold second jobs, the activity is actually not as unusual across the wider economy as many people think.

2021 was the year of magic for HR

Do you believe in magic? I’m sorry in advance to anyone I bump into during the next few months as I will bore you to tears with just how fantastic and amazing the HR Excellence Awards 2021 were.

Labour market stays strong, but concerns rise over growing inactivity

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey data for August to October this year shows that the labour market remains tight as employment increased and unemployment decreased over the...

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