Recruitment

How HR can step up and support Afghan refugees

The Taliban’s reconquest of Afghanistan has created a humanitarian crisis with many thousands fleeing the country. Peter Crush finds out what HR can do to help resettlement.

Breaking down the hidden stigma of mental health career gaps

There is no doubt that much has been done to broadly reduce the stigma of poor mental health, but in the working world, there is often still a culture of silence and shame that can impact a person’s...

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Majority of businesses struggling to recruit specialist skills

Almost two thirds (63%) of business leaders have said they are struggling to recruit as candidates lack the specialist skills and relevant experience they need.

The Body Shop to recruit on first-come first-serve basis

The Body Shop is launching a new policy for recruiting candidates offering roles on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of background, and without any interview or CV required.

Chancellor’s extended job support will need consistency to succeed

Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday (4 October), chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further £500 million to help alleviate the jobs and skills crisis. While extended job support...

Talent war boosts maternity and parental leave packages

A majority (79%) of employers now offer enhanced maternity pay, compared with 57% in 2017, according to a new poll.

Global hiring boom expected with post-COVID expansion

A global battle for talent has been predicted by HSBC, with the bank forecasting a 13% rise in headcount across businesses. 

How to support employees with dyslexia

Even a learning need as common as dyslexia, which affects up to one in 10 people in the UK, is frequently misunderstood and stereotyped.

Shift resources away from selection to ensure recruitment success

Recruitment will always be hit or miss. Reliable prediction is impossible. Further focus on perfecting selection is a case of diminishing returns. Organisations should concentrate instead on helping...

No jab no job adverts double in September

The number of job adverts requiring applicants to be vaccinated spiked by 116% between August and September this year.

Ghosting on the rise in recruitment

Almost two thirds (65%) of UK adults have been ghosted during the recruitment process, negatively impacting candidate experience and employer brand.

Pay gap reporting isn’t perfect, but greater transparency is necessary

While COVID-19 has undoubtedly accelerated new ways of working, the Black Lives Matter movement has – rightly so – created an unprecedented urgency for more genuinely diverse and inclusive workplaces...

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