Recruitment is no longer about finding the perfect employee

Record levels of employment, the uncertainty of Brexit and the need for new skills for a modern workplace have led to a significant increase in competition for the best talent in what is now an employee-led recruitment market. Organisations are having to work harder and harder to attract the right people. That is not necessarily […]

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Recruitment Advertising

Two things have happened this week which have made me think about the wording of recruitment adverts: 1)    A contact of mine advertised for a young, dynamic person – thus opening themselves up to an age discrimination claim, as an older person may arguably be more dynamic than a young person. 2)    The Army has […]

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Engaging Millennials

According to the HR trade magazine HRD Connect, the issue of millennials in the workforce has yet again managed to make headlines. It appears there is a disconnect between the general workforce and millennials; constantly leaving many wondering how to ensure that this new generation are fully engaged within a workplace. According to a survey […]

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Who you take advice from matters ……… A LOT!

Would you allow a GP to carry out brain surgery on you? Would you want your accountant giving you a manicure? The answer to both, I suspect, is NO! So why do people listen to family and friends when they need advice on their staff? The answer we are sometimes given is “because they have […]

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Vital Statistics …. for your business

Last week there were some interesting stats announced by the ONS (Office for National Statistics): The number of people in work increased The number of unemployed people decreased The number of people aged from 16 to 64 years not working and not seeking or available to work (economically inactive) also decreased The employment rate was […]

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It appears you can have your cake AND eat it

So this is a very quick video to tell you that today, finally, the Supreme Court have ruled on the case of Gary Smith versus Pimlico Plumbers and Charlie Mullins. Charlie Mullins famously said that his workers, the people that work for him, the plumbers, “couldn’t have their cake and eat it”. But it appears […]

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