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Mismanaging workloads and losing talent top fears

New research from leading recruitment specialist, Robert Half UK shows that managing the workloads of their employees (39%) will be one of the greatest internal pressures facing UK finance leaders in 2016. Retaining top talent (38%) - in particular those with niche, specialised skills - and delivering efficiencies and growth targets (36%) follow closely behind as key concerns for CFOs and FDs as they enter into 2016.

Article by: | Published: 26 January 2016

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Businesses must push the envelope on talent retention

Netflix has been making waves with its new parental leave policy, offering unlimited leave for new mothers and fathers in the first year after their child’s birth or adoption. Julie Windsor, Managing Director at Talentia Software UK, discusses why more companies should be following Netflix’s lead and pushing the envelope on talent retention.

Article by: | Published: 7 October 2015

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From Baby Boomers to Echo Boomers – how do you become a Talent Magnet?

Having survived leavers’ prom, a lads’ trip to Zante and T-in the Park I asked my 18 year old how long he would stay in his first job. Ben replied he would stay until a better job came along explaining that “Ideally I would want to get enough experience and develop skills to be able to move on, unless promotional chances were available”. Article by Stephanie Harper Law at Work’s HR Projects Manager.

Article by: | Published: 14 September 2015

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Identifying and leveraging disruptive talent to deliver business results

Paolo Moscuzza is a Chartered Psychologist with over 18 years’ experience of assessing and developing the capability of leaders. He currently heads up OE Cam’s Leadership Development Practice where he has developed ‘disruptive talent’ programmes for some of the world’s leading organisations. In this article, Paolo introduces the ‘disruptive talent’ concept and how it can help businesses to innovate, open up new markets and boost profitability.

Article by: | Published: 11 September 2015

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Talent drought set to get worse

Findings from an independent survey of more than 840 senior HR leaders from across the globe reveal that over a half (53%) believe that there is a shortage of talent quality, with 84% admitting that it is harder than ever before to attract and retain talent.

Article by: | Published: 27 July 2015

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Human watching

Running psychometric profiles on new and existing employees has become the norm for many HR professionals, and the insights they provide in terms of basic - and even sometimes adaptive - behaviour have certainly allowed more effective management styles to evolve. With comment from CEO of Ensize UK, Michelle Mills-Porter

Article by: | Published: 24 July 2015

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Attracting the right talent

There is an abundance of talent in your industry, but how do you attract it? What’s more, how do you attract talent that will complement your existing team but also fit in with your culture? Diane Coolican, Managing Director at Redsky Learning, provides her top tips on how to attract the right talent.

Article by: | Published: 7 May 2015

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Nailing your interview process to find ideal talent

Have you ever interviewed a potential candidate, finalised the job offer and induction process only to realise you’ve made a poor hiring decision? If so you are not alone and you’ll know how frustrating, time consuming and costly it can be.

Article by: | Published: 2 April 2015