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HR and talent trends in the year ahead

Going into the new year, the market outlook remains positive on the need for talent, particularly with regards to new talent in digital, marketing and regulatory environments. Clients are keen to engage strategic talent pipelining exercises which at this stage shows their approach to 2019.

Article by: David Holloway | Published: 26 December 2018

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Enterprise Ireland – a war on talent or a war on skills?

The ‘War for Talent’ is a concept which has dominated the industry for the last twenty years and has shaped how many organisations view talent acquisition around the world. As initially reported by McKinsey & Company in 1998, the war for talent explored the challenges businesses face when attracting, retaining and developing talent.

Article by: David Corcoran | Published: 7 December 2018

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INTERNATIONAL – The Rise of The Digital Nomad

Labour shortages in financial and business services are to be most severe, according to the study, with innovative technology fields also hit – global tech giant Microsoft announced earlier this year that a global skills shortage is affecting the fast-growing artificial intelligence (AI) field. It’s not news that the desire for greater workplace flexibility is on the rise. Working from home used to be a real coup for employees who would relish the thought of logging into the work system in their pyjamas and breaking off for a cup of tea whenever they liked.

Article by: Article contributed by Ius Laboris | Published: 6 December 2018

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How to Build Digital Talent in the Public Sector

The UK public sector remains in a sustained period of deep budgetary constraints. As a result, investment in digital transformation is more vital than ever before, as it delivers the ability to moderate spending while still improving services. Contributor By Alex Osborne, Sales Director - ServiceNow.

Article by: Alex Osborne | Published: 5 October 2018

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Positive impact organisations winning talent war

New research by leading UK pharmaceutical company, MSD, has revealed that when it comes to work, money is not everything. In an online survey of 2,000 people aged over 18, three quarters (74 percent) of young workers (18-34) and 66 percent of over 35-year-olds would be happier working for a company with a positive impact and purpose in the world.

Article by: Editor | Published: 30 September 2018

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EMEA Businesses must prioritise finding and keeping talent in 2018

The challenge of finding, retaining and developing talent has been long since bemoaned by employers and, perhaps unsurprisingly, over half of EMEA businesses have labelled this as their biggest business challenge for 2018, according to HireRight’s 2018 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report.

Article by: Steve Girdler | Published: 18 August 2018

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Working towards early talent diversity

The Early Talent market is changing and becoming increasingly competitive. In fact, in 2017, the number of students planning to go to university fell to its lowest level in 8 years. Companies are having to adapt and evolve to this changing marketplace where competition and demands are high.

Article by: Will Shepherd | Published: 11 August 2018

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Tackling urgent skills requirements of business and young people

The question of whether the UK is developing a workforce that has the appropriate skills and attitudes to meet the demands of businesses now and in the future is likely to be in the news over the coming weeks in connection with the ongoing discussions about access to talent post-Brexit.

Article by: Mark Fawcett | Published: 10 August 2018

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Our American cousins and that “special” relationship

Of course, it would be a mistake to simply replicate the US process in the UK and vice versa. Indeed, what works in one regional area, won’t necessarily work in another, but there are some best practices being deployed in the US which may very well translate to the UK market.

Article by: Charles Hipps | Published: 14 June 2018