3 Ways CSR Can Boost Employee Satisfaction

More and more companies are finding that corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives positively impact employee satisfaction and business in general. In 2018, the highest levels of volunteering were seen in students (24%) and in people employed for under eight hours a week (25%), according to a study by Caf UK. This is likely to be… Read more »

How to Create a Culture That Promotes Both Personal Development & Wellness

With 21% of employees in the United Kingdom being set goals by their managers, it’s clear that personal development is on the minds of many in the professional industry. While goal setting can be a great way to do so, it’s important to keep in mind that there are even more ways to achieve maximum potential… Read more »

Upskilling Tech Talent Through Assessment Based Learning

The majority of businesses are currently suffering from a skills shortage; not helped by Brexit and the significant reduction of EU nationals joining UK workforces (61,000 – according to the Guardian). And this skills shortage is showing no signs of improving, with 63% of organisations reporting this problem during the last 12 months. This, coupled… Read more »

3 Ways to Create a Workplace Culture Based on Employee Wellbeing

Encouraging employee wellbeing, and in return productivity, is likely to be a top priority for HR Leaders. Regardless of the size of your organisation, a business is only as good as the people in it. As a business looking to build your employer brand, it is crucial that you not only recruit the right candidates,… Read more »

What to Say When Handing In Your Notice: 4 Top Tips

So, you have decided you are ready for a new job. You’re not alone, a study revealed that 60% of workers have quit or are considering quitting their jobs right now… So how do you make a smooth transition from your current job into your next? Read on to learn more about ‘resignation best practice’… Read more »

Delivering an Effective Succession Planning Strategy

According to Barton for Talent Wins, two-thirds of companies have no formal succession plan in place. Quite an alarming fact when you consider the risk associated with not identifying and growing talent for leadership and business-critical roles. Whilst the traditional 9-box grid has previously been fundamental for supporting succession planning, is it still as relevant today?… Read more »

7 Steps You Should Follow When Implementing a Recruitment Data Strategy

Despite popular belief, internal recruitment teams don’t tend to suffer from a shortage of data. From payroll insights to candidate source information; there’s a great deal of insight that can be gleaned from standard activities to help benchmark your function and inform business decisions. However, without understanding what data you actually need to collect, interpret… Read more »

Upskilling: The Solution to the UK’s Post-Brexit Woes?

You’ve seen the headlines; the post-Brexit economy is scheduled to change the way UK businesses operate. To sum up a long and overly reported story, businesses are fearing, among other things, that a talent exodus coupled with migrant flow restrictions will create more talent shortages. In fact, it’s already starting to happen. Since the Brexit… Read more »

6 Things to Consider When Preparing for Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

Addressing workplace equality can significantly benefit an organisation’s culture and reputation. It ensures talent is supported and helps businesses achieve their organisational objectives. And whilst diversity headlines have largely been dominated by the Gender Pay Gap over the last couple of years, we’re now moving into the age of ethnicity pay gap reporting. The consultation… Read more »

5 Ways to Build a Successful Employer Brand That Truly Reflects Your EVP

A well-executed employee value proposition (EVP) is reported to decrease staff turnover by 69%. So how do you build an impactful EVP and Employer Brand that will elevate your employee retention efforts, as well as engage and attract prospective talent? (Hint: You do it exactly in that order). Everyone says their business is going through… Read more »

5 HR Processes You Can Improve With the Use of HR Automation Tools

The HR department is responsible for the security, management and transfer of high-compliance employee data. Many of the processes managed by HR are time-consuming and require the highest attention to detail and utmost accuracy. Afterall, no matter what process, one-single piece of inaccurate information could mean the difference in an employee getting paid or not,… Read more »

5 Simple Steps to Help Recruitment Operate Like Marketing

Businesses are increasingly embracing the concept that recruiters should be thinking and behaving more like marketers. After all, there are numerous parallels with selling products/services and selling job opportunities/employers. However, there is one stark difference; marketing generally benefits from relevant training and funding, whereas recruitment often does not. This enables marketing functions to effectively promote… Read more »

5 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy at Work

If you want your business to really succeed, it’s crucial you take care of your employees. Their happiness at work determines how motivated and productive they are. Therefore, if they aren’t happy, they aren’t going to be working as hard as they could be. This can have a significant impact on the business. The question… Read more »

4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Structuring Your Sourcing Team

Structuring your sourcing team in the most effective way has never been more important than in today’s candidate-driven market, where recruitment has turned into a sport of ‘who can win the best talent, the quickest’. And whilst speed and quality are obviously clear drivers, resourcing teams continue to be pushed to make these top-quality hires… Read more »

9 Things You Should Consider Before You Update or Transform Your HR Policies

With the growth of digital, AI and data-science, businesses have needed to adapt and evolve to remain relevant in today’s world. In particular, there’s been significant disruption in the Fintech space and many Financial Services organisations , like banks, have needed to reengineer themselves and their propositions to maintain success. This has presented a huge… Read more »

8 Tips for Developing Employee Career Paths

Talent management is an integral element of HR’s core responsibility from a development, retention, engagement and a skills depository perspective. Developing internal career paths is an important component of this talent management mix and can influence whether an employee meets business’ expectations, underperforms to the detriment of the individual and employer, or leaves the business… Read more »

10 Top Tips for Selecting and Implementing the Right ATS

Many organisations complain about their Applicant Tracking System (ATS), even if they have just implemented a new system! Given that selecting an ATS is such an important decision, how can organisations ensure they choose a system that appropriately supports their business, aligns against their budget and resource levels, and successfully integrates with other relevant systems?… Read more »

6 Tips for Hiring Generation Z Candidates

In five year’s time ‘Generation Z‘ (those born between 1990-1999) will represent over 20% of our workforce and, just like millennials, are entering our employment landscape with fresh ideals and drivers. Speaking generally, this generation is likely to be: highly ambitious; passionate about cause and purpose; will seek clear career direction and development; and will… Read more »

7 Questions an HR Leader Should Ask Before Implementing Flexible Working

Despite UK workers having had the right to request flexible working for almost two decades, it seems that only 27% of the population actually take their employers up on it. The government defines flexible working as a “way of working that suits an employee’s needs, for example having flexible start and finish times, or working… Read more »

Why Taking a Career Break Can Boost Your Career

While it was once considered a risk to take a career break, around 31.7 per cent of UK professionals have successfully taken time out during their careers. People may choose to take a career break to concentrate on family commitments, volunteering, travelling or studying, before returning to their job. But while as an employee, you… Read more »

4 Things to Consider When Transforming a Culture Following a Merger or Acquisition

Cultural misalignment is regarded as one of the biggest influencers on whether a merger or acquisition (M&A) is a success. Our strategic community, the HR Leadership Think Tank, brings you four key areas to consider when embarking on a cultural transformation post-M&A. A strong internal culture can prove invaluable for a business. It can help… Read more »