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How to improve candidate experience to win top talent

Employers are acutely aware of the need to attract talent. But few recognise the ways in which they’re repelling some of the top candidates- through selection processes themselves, and through candidates’ experience of them. By overhauling hiring systems and improving candidate experience in the process, companies can make the best and most diverse hires possible.

Article by: Khyati Sundaram, CEO - Applied | Published: 25 June 2022

Six reasons you’re not attracting enough quality candidates

With our research showing that 58% of HR managers believe delays in hiring are impacting business performance negatively, organisations are quite right to be highly focused on recruitment as a matter of priority. But is it just the market affecting a company’s ability to hire, or could it just be inadequate talent acquisition skills and processes, outdated technology, gaps in branding, data and processes - or a combination of all the above? You might be in an almighty rush to hire people now, but play the long game when it comes to hiring, and you might find short term success too.

Article by: Neil Purcell, founder and CEO - Talent Works | Published: 25 June 2022

How to fix the one common HR practice employees hate

Employers are rolling out the red carpet to attract and retain talent. But to do this many are relying on an outdated practice that most people absolutely hate: how they offer benefits.

Article by: Ally Fekaiki, CEO of employee wellness platform - Juno | Published: 24 June 2022

The dull leader, the boring boss and the robotic manager

 Do you have to be dynamic, exciting , passionate , flamboyant even controversial as a leader or can you be boring, conventional and grey and still be an effective leader.

Article by: Blair Mcpherson | Published: 24 June 2022

The retention crisis: should we be treating employees more like customers?

HR teams have been left scrambling, looking at different ways to not only keep talent engaged, but also loyal. Many have introduced several unconnected initiatives, like offering free lunches or one-off bonuses to salvage any attempt at keeping their staff onboard. While a great quick fix, today’s employees are quick to see through these superficial attempts that are lacking long-term impact.

Article by: Ivan Harding, CEO and Co-Founder - Applaud | Published: 23 June 2022

Hybrid: Beware the one-size-fits-all

There must be a fundamental understanding that no two employees can be looked upon through the same lens - even if they’re working towards the same objective, in the same job role.

Article by: Anna Rasmussen, Founder & CEO - OpenBlend | Published: 23 June 2022

EMPLOYEE VOICE – MY TWO PENN’ORTH – Print – Issue 212 – JUNE 2022 | Article of the Week

A lot has been said about how companies treated their employees during the pandemic. Often the experiences that define us are the ones we didn't anticipate or choose. An unmuted post-pandemic workforce will equip any organisation with the confidence to once again create a sustainable employment experience that will guarantee organisational harmony and business success. Employees need to take their opinions “off mute” and find their authentic voice to inform on a future that is balanced and fuelled with purpose.

Article by: GRAHAM WHITE, HR DIRECTOR (RETIRED) | Published: 22 June 2022

CIO and CHRO: Why their relationship matters

Leon Gilbert is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Digital Workplace Solutions business unit at Unisys. In this role, Leon leads a team that leverages advanced design thinking to deliver outcome-based results that today’s workforce desires and needs, culminating in a modern and differentiated end-user experience.

Article by: Leon Gilbert, Senior Vice President and General Manager - Digital Workplace Solutions | Published: 22 June 2022

EVP is key to unlocking hiring and retention strategies

Getting the employee value proposition (EVP) right is crucial for any business seeking to attract top talent, in what has become a highly competitive field for candidates. It’s also a crucial tool for helping employers hold onto the good people they already have. EVP is more than just a collection of employee benefits, it is the embodiment of all of the advantages to working for a particular employer. It reflects the values and culture of an organisation, helping recruiters ensure that they can attract people who are a great ‘fit’ for existing teams and the overall business, increasing the likelihood that they will stay and build a career there.

Article by: Janette Martin, CEO - Talos360 | Published: 21 June 2022

Shared Services – outdated resource or pivotal protagonist in the new work landscape?

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on how firms operate across the world. Longstanding traditions which were synonymous with the office environment were eradicated almost overnight, creating a brand-new workplace landscape in its wake. As employers adapt to this new normal, it brings a new debate to the forefront of conversations across the nation: what is the future of shared services in HR, and does it have the capabilities to play a pivotal role in today’s modern work landscape or is it simply an outdated resource that is unfit for purpose?

Article by: Neil McLeese, Director - BeyondHR Managing | Published: 21 June 2022