Recruitment

Skills gaps is over-exaggerated by poor recruitment strategies 

Too many firms are lazy by assuming their recruitment problem is a skills gap.  

Unconscious bias observers could boost interview inclusivity

Including impartial unconscious bias observers in interviews could help to make recruitment more inclusive for LGBT+ job seekers, according to research from the University of Manchester.

Barty retirement should inspire young workers to chase dreams

Ashleigh Barty's retirement from tennis at 25 shocked the world – but others could learn from the courage it take to quit at the top of your game.

ESG values a deciding factor for job candidates

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are a huge draw for job candidates, many of whom are taking advantage of transferable skill sets and their ability to move around the world to work...

How HR can help dyslexic employees

Dyslexia is the most common neurodiversity. Statistically speaking, as many as one in five of your employees is likely to be dyslexic, so it’s incredibly important HR understands it and supports...

Jealousy over new starters’ bumper pay leads to resignations

Booster salary and benefits packages for new starters aimed at helping recruitment are instead fuelling resignations.

Inclusive Britain: what the Sewell report on race means for employers

The report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, released by Tony Sewell last March, was controversial and disappointing to many. On 17 March, the government's equalities minister, Kemi...

Half of employers advertising legal requirements as job perks

UK employers are advertising pensions, sick pay and training as job perks despite them being obliged to offer them by law.

Under appreciated young workers on brink of exodus

Half of young workers (49%) aged 18-34 say they are planning to quit their jobs in the next 12 months due to pandemic working conditions, according to a new report commissioned by HR software...

Ukraine crisis: how HR can help refugees

More than 2.8 million people have fled Ukraine following the Russian invasion, according to the UN. With a large group of British businesses, including M&S, Asos and Lush now pledging to hire...

Government supports pay transparency and STEM returners

UK minister for women, Deborah Stedman-Scott, has today announced two new initiatives to help improve women’s equality in the workplace: a pledge to advocate for pay transparency in job adverts, and...

How can employers champion single mothers?

There are 1.8 million single parents in the UK, the vast majority of whom (nine out of 10) are women. Almost all are in work or want to work, and pre-pandemic single-parent employment hit record...

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