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Recruiting and retaining top talent remains biggest HR challenge

In an environment plagued by skills shortages, finding and retaining talent remains the biggest HR challenge in 2018: half (51 percent) of HR managers say they struggle to find people with the right skills to do the job, according to a new survey. Adding to the pressure is an awareness that hiring the wrong external candidate now costs in the region of £17,000*.

Contributor: Amrit Saroya | Published: 7 September 2018

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International talent is key to future of UK advertising

The proportion of the current advertising and marketing workforce in London that has migrated here from abroad in the last 12 months is three times higher than the corresponding figure in New York; and also higher than in Paris and Amsterdam. More than a third of this talent comes from within the EU, with many others arriving from the United States and Australia.

Contributor: James Murphy | Published: 24 October 2017

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Public sector losing talent in droves post IR35 tax reforms

The public sector has been decimated following the controversial IR35 tax reforms that came into effect earlier this year. 76 percent of departments have lost highly skilled contractors and 71 percent of projects have been delayed or cancelled. Comment Dave Chaplin, CEO and founder of ContractorCalculator.

Contributor: Dave Chaplin | Published: 5 September 2017

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Talent acquisition efforts misaligned with business objectives

Alignment with business strategy and use of mobile technologies key to unlocking true potential of talent acquisition. A new global study commissioned by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry reveals the missed opportunity for companies that fail to strategically link talent acquisition with business strategy. Comment Jan Mueller, managing director, talent acquisition solutions, EMEA, Korn Ferry, Futurestep.

Contributor: Korn Ferry | Published: 14 March 2017

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Workplace perks key to winning talent war

New research shows wider benefits are key in attracting and retaining talent, but management has a challenge in capitalising on this opportunity. Comment from Phil Ainsley, Equiniti’s Managing Director of Employee Services.

Contributor: Phil Ainsley | Published: 6 February 2017