The Oasis HR Blog

Why Hiring for Experience is Insane!

Albert Einstein defined insanity as: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Taking his lead from Einstein’s definition in his recent DisruptHR talk, Why Hiring For Experience Is Insane, Tom Quayle, President of The Chemistry Group Inc, explained why experience is the least reliable predictor of behaviour and used it to… Read more »

Mental Health & Wellbeing – We do ‘wellness’… But do we?

This blog is a contribution to Rachel Hodgson’s (HR Consultant) ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing‘ series which documents the reality of mental health conditions and how we should ALL be focusing on prevention to provide a lasting change: My focus this month is on inclusion of mental health in overall wellness programmes to support the effort on… Read more »

My HR Director does not ​want Accurate Recruitment Data, Reporting or Analytics!

“The HR Director does​ not want accurate data and reporting in case they d​o​n’t like the answers…” “​We ​know ​our ​current data is really poor but we don’t know where to start…” “​Our​ head is in the sand…” These are just three snippets from recent conversations I’ve had with Talent Acquisition professionals working for FTSE… Read more »

Everything you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy

Following a recent Resourcing Think Tank titled ‘Responding to the Apprenticeship Levy’, we wanted to provide a simple resource to answer all your questions around what the Levy actually means. Kate Temple-Brown, Apprenticeship Levy consultant and enthusiast, addresses the key headlines of the Levy below: Apprenticeship Levy – the background From April 2017 a new tax is being… Read more »

Franki goes to… Myanmar

Senior Consultant, Franki Crosse, is currently on a five month sabbatical from Oasis HR. In this blog series titled ‘Franki goes to…’ we follow her travels around the world and keep up to speed with what she’s been up to on her adventure! As is becoming the pattern for my blog writing, I’m now sitting… Read more »

RTT – I know you’re not… but is the Government ready for the Apprenticeship Levy?

In spring this year the way the government funds apprenticeships will be changing. From 6th April we will see the introduction of an Apprenticeship Levy that requires UK organisations with a ‘pay bill’ of over £3m a year to invest in apprenticeship schemes.   For many businesses, offering apprenticeship schemes is new territory and will require… Read more »

The Oasis of Recruitment – 5 Reasons I LOVE my Job

I’ve been putting off writing this blog for awhile now. Not because I don’t enjoy writing, or that I don’t believe in what I’m writing about. I do. However, I was worried that the words I jotted down would come across cheesy, overly promotional and a bit too ‘gushy’… The reason I’m writing this blog… Read more »

RTT – Strategic Workforce Planning and Forecasting

In times of unprecedented change, many organisations struggle to adequately balance supply and demand when it comes to their workforce. Once the preserve of the management consultancies and professional services organisations, the need for solid insight that supports better resource planning decisions (in a function already flooded with data) is now routinely sought by HR… Read more »

3 Reasons you’re finding it so Difficult to Hire Reward Professionals

So it’s that time of year again, bonuses are due to be paid and in the reward world the ‘other side’ is in reach as year end activities start to wind down, and as such many reward professionals are now toying with the idea of speaking to a recruiter and weighing up the opportunities available…. Read more »

TTT – Global Talent Development Programmes and Measuring their Success

Organisations are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to developing talent programmes to help their employees fulfil their potential, and achieve and maintain competitive advantage. What’s critical is that such talent programmes are closely aligned to the business’s long-term objectives and succession planning needs. During this session we discussed talent programmes on a global scale… Read more »