Talent acquisition

Rise in CEOs linking pay to engagement and diversity targets

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are high on the C-suite agenda, and CEOs are increasingly tying their pay to values like engagement and diversity.

Workers unwilling to ask for a raise despite fight for talent

Three in five (61%) UK workers are unhappy with their pay, yet most (55%) have never tried to push for a higher salary.

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...

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.

How HR can close the talent gap 

With the search for talent more competitive than ever, just what can HR do differently to stay ahead in 2022?

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Budget and Spending Review: what did chancellor Rishi Sunak say?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged to address the UK's economic vulnerabilities through a mixed programme of heavy investment and increased taxation.

CIPD calls for urgent measures to plug skills shortages

UK skills shortages predate the pandemic and require a change of strategy, according to the CIPD.

Is TikTok a useful tool in the hunt for young talent?

While 94% of recruiters use social media for their jobs, only 39% of all employers use social media for recruiting and hiring.

UK faces labour shortage: what can employers do to manage?

The UK now has the lowest ratio of unemployed people to vacancies since records began in 1971.

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.

Headhunting on the rise but how does HR get it right?

Almost two-thirds (63%) of talent teams are actively headhunting to find high-quality hires in the UK’s competitive job market, but what's the key to success?