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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

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Preoccupation with process, is costing businesses top talent

We always talk of onboarding as a process, but in order to hire the best talent in any market, we need to think more holistically about the candidate’s experience when joining a business. We should want to ensure an employee will move from new hire to prospective leader in a single positive experience.

Article by: Claire Darley | Published: 10 June 2018

Brexit haven? The pros and cons of businesses locating to Dublin

The country boasts some of the highest education rates in Europe and the city itself is home to a young, cosmopolitan and highly qualified population, willing to work for wages well below London rates. Enter JPMorgan, Facebook and Google, which are just a few of the numerous companies confirmed to be doubling down on already-significant operations in Dublin. CONTRIBUTOR Dan Chester, Managing Director -

Article by: Dan Chester | Published: 8 June 2018

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Dangers of holding back top talent

Many of the UK’s ‘smart talent’ employees unable to reach their full potential at work. The expectations of the UK’s most driven, ambitious employees – smart talent. Top employees feel held back at work; 96 percent claim being unable to contribute their full set of skills and strengths. digital technologies are key to enhancing their experiences and ability to contribute at work.

Article by: Dean Forbes | Published: 6 June 2018

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How to Nurture Your Top Talent

Once you’ve identified your organisation’s top talent, how can you ensure these valuable individuals stick around? For businesses that have identified the ‘top talent’ – the people with the capability to steer your organisation towards future success and create long-term, sustainable growth - holding on to these individuals can be quite a challenge.

Article by: Jenny Straumers | Published: 22 May 2018

An alliance with science
Print – Issue 163 | Article of the Week

One of HR's most pressing challenges in the war for talent, is to meet the needs and expectations of people demanding better experiences in the workplace, with all the agility and flexibility that is expected. Progressive companies that take this seriously are the ones attracting and keeping the best as they shift from HR to ‘people’ science.

Article by: Sarah Andresen | Published: 17 May 2018