10 Things Employers Need to Know When Preparing for IR35

From 6 April 2020, most private sector companies that engage limited company contractors, whether directly or via an agency, become responsible for determining the tax status (known as ‘IR35’) of those assignments. Preparing for IR35 is a major exercise for businesses with large numbers of contractors and therefore, careful planning is essential for mitigating the… Read more »

Self-Promotion: Why it’s important and how to do it well

As a coach for women, I have come to learn that no matter what age, stage or background, we all face common challenges and one that features highly is self-promotion. During the lead up to International Women’s Day, I pondered why this skill (yes, it is a skill) was so fundamentally important for us to… Read more »

Influential Women in HR and Recruitment: Melanie Punch

To mark 2020’s International Women’s Day (IWD), Oasis HR is showcasing four influential women in our network that we feel have shown resistance, passion, and determination in their fields. We are excited to introduce our third ‘International Woman Of The Year’… Melanie Punch. Mel is an influential careers advisor who has been a big part… Read more »

Influential Women in HR and Recruitment: Mieke Contreras

To mark 2020’s International Women’s Day (IWD), Oasis HR is showcasing four influential women in our network that we feel have shown resistance, passion, and determination in their fields. We are excited to introduce our third ‘International Woman Of The Year’… Mieke Contreras. Mieke is a Senior Talent Partner, who has built a substantial career… Read more »

7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Building a Talent Pool

Building and nurturing a talent pool is one of the most effective ways to support a business’s long term growth plans. When managed well, this approach can help businesses hire top quality talent faster and more cheaply than a reactive recruitment model. However, despite its obvious benefits, many organisations struggle with making talent pooling a… Read more »

4 Tips for Explaining Career Breaks and Gaps in Your CV 

Gaps in your CV are never ideal. But there are plenty of perfectly good and justifiable reasons for career breaks! If you’re searching for a new role and have found yourself faced with a problematic gap in your past experience, don’t be disheartened. Many employers will simply be looking for an explanation for the gap,… Read more »

Influential Women in HR and Recruitment: Ruth Musetti

To mark 2020’s International Women’s Day (IWD), Oasis HR is showcasing four influential women in our network that we feel have shown resistance, passion, and determination in their fields. We are excited to introduce our second ‘International Woman Of The Year’… Ruth Musetti. Ruth is an influential HR Business Partner who has excelled in her HR… Read more »

9 Facts You NEED To Know About Upskilling Tech Talent

Did you know that one of every four of your employees is looking for a job? That means tomorrow, a quarter of your company could be quitting… As technology innovations accelerate and advance business processes, many senior business leaders are finding that recruitment for sought after talent is taking longer – by an average of… Read more »

Influential Women in HR and Recruitment: Margaret Buj

To mark 2020’s International Women’s Day (IWD), Oasis HR is showcasing four influential women in our network that we feel have shown resistance, passion, and determination in their fields. We are excited to introduce our first ‘International Woman Of The Year’… Margaret Buj. Margaret is an influential recruitment leader pushing to hire more women in the… Read more »

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 »