RTT – Tactical Resourcing: Up-skilling Internal Recruiters to Think Long-term

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 11th July 2013 hosted by Foxtons’ Fran Giltinan (Director Recruitment, Training and Corporate Services) , titled ‘Tactical Resourcing: Up-skilling Internal Recruiters to Think Long-term’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst… Read more »

Could you make it as an Interim?

5 key qualities that high impact interims demonstrate With interim roles on the increase, more candidates are considering taking the day rate route. The gains of working through your own limited company coupled with the flexibility and variety appeal to many. However, the best interim candidates are a different breed from a good perm or… Read more »

Trends Set to Shape the Future of Recruitment

The sun’s shining, festivals are in their plenty and mumbles of failed air-conditioning systems are haunting the corridors of businesses everywhere. There’s no doubt about it, summer’s finally here. But before we crack open the champagne, for Recruitment teams (both Agency and In-house) the summer period can prove very challenging. It’s the holiday season, which… Read more »

HRBPTT – Smart Working: Creating and Embedding the Cultural Shift

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest HR Business Partner Think Tank (HRBPTT) held on Thursday 27th June 2013 titled ‘Smart Working: Creating and Embedding the Cultural Shift’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Business Partnering professionals from leading national and… Read more »

ERTT – Can ER ever truly be Strategic?

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest ER Think Tank (ERTT) held on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 hosted by EDF Energy’s Paul Tulett (Head of Employee Relations), titled ‘Can ER ever truly be Strategic?’ The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and ER… Read more »

Oasis HR Globally Recognised as Best Specialist Recruitment Business

Oasis HR has been crowned ‘Best Specialist Recruitment Business’ by the Global Recruiter, following a ceremony last Thursday (27th June) at Café de Paris. The awards, one of the most prestigious of their kind, celebrate the best of recruitment and bring together the most influential professionals within the industry. The accolade marks Oasis HR’s involvement… Read more »

RTT – Creating an Inclusive Recruitment Process

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 13th June 2013 hosted by UK Power Network’s Dawn Collier (Talent Acquisition Manager) , titled ‘Creating an Inclusive Recruitment Process’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals… Read more »

The Employment Market and its Impact on HR and Recruitment

Unlike the highs and lows we’ve been experiencing with the weather, HR job posting continues to increase and Indeed.co.uk reports an 8% uplift since the previous month. Furthermore, a global survey reveals that 13% of HR functions in Western Europe are expecting to hire over the coming quarter; results are indicative of over 9,900 companies… Read more »

9 Tips for Approaching Difficult Conversations with Confidence

The worst kinds of conversation are those when you have to deliver a negative message to a team member. Whether it is a performance, behaviour or skill set problem, there is something in our human make-up which just makes us feel uncomfortable with the whole thing. There are many reasons managers don’t tackle negative influences… Read more »

RTT – Using Social Media to Strengthen Employer Branding and Promote Careers Pages

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Singapore Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Tuesday 9th April 2013 hosted by Mercer’s Leesa Rawlings (Regional Talent Acquisition Leader) , titled ‘Using Social Media to Strengthen Employer Branding and Promote Careers Pages’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held… Read more »

RTT – Resource Planning: Recruiting for Future Capabilities

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Tuesday 21st May 2013 hosted by Cancer Research UK’s Katie Sparrowhawk (Resourcing Delivery Manager), titled ‘Resource Planning: Recruiting for Future Capabilities’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior Resourcing and HR… Read more »

TTT – Performance Management: Creating a Meaningful Process and Dialogue

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 16th May 2013, hosted by Canon Europe’s Tiina Rolig (European Talent Manager), titled ‘Performance Management: Creating an Effective Process and Dialogue’. The following summary reflects a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Talent professionals from UK… Read more »

Making the Move from Agency to In-house Recruitment

So you want to move from agency to in-house? Here’s seven things you may not have previously thought about… During my career at Oasis HR, I have spent a lot of time building my network within the internal recruitment space. I like to think I have a pretty solid understanding of the make-up of these… Read more »

Recruiting for Cultural Fit

How do you define your ‘Company Culture’? Most hiring managers say that ‘cultural fit’ is an important consideration when making candidate selection decisions. While companies often cite certain generic statements about their culture, the truth is that company culture is made up of the sub-cultures of the teams within the company. For example, an engineering… Read more »

TTT – Getting the Best out of your Succession Plan

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Tuesday 16th April 2013, hosted by Microsoft’s Andrea Winfield (Head of Talent, Leadership Development & Culture), titled ‘Succession Planning: What Next?’. The following summary, prepared by our TTT partner the Chemistry Group, reflects a segment of the discussion held amongst… Read more »

Building a Class Leading Recruitment Function

Oasis HR catches up with the Global COO Resourcing at RBS, David Mason and speaks specifically about building a class leading Recruitment Function. In particular we cover: 1. What do you see as the core pillars a multi-national business’s Recruitment Function needs in place to deliver a class leading recruitment service? And, how have you… Read more »

Start-up to Established Business: Managing the Change Challenges

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the first Start-up Business Think Tank held on Tuesday 7th May 2013, hosted by onefinestay’s Helen Bennett (HR and Recruitment Manager), titled ‘Start-up to Established Business: Managing the Change Challenges’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR professionals… Read more »

RTT – The Pros and Cons of a Multi-market RPO Rollout

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 25th April 2013 hosted by American Express’ Thea Fineren (EMEA Recruitment Director), titled ‘The Pros and Cons of a Multi-market RPO Rollout’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior Resourcing… Read more »

Is High Employee Engagement Really the Holy Grail?

Blog author – Gary Cattermole, Director at The Survey Initiative  There is no doubt that organisations are pushing to increase their employee engagement scores. Worryingly many organisations don’t appear to be looking at the wider picture when considering engagement. You’ll be well aware by now that organisations with high engagement (top quartile) purport to have twice… Read more »

ERTT – The Art of Mediation

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest ER Think Tank (ERTT) held on Thursday 21st March 2013 hosted by State Street Bank’s Kathy Paton (Director, EMEA Head of Employee Relations), titled ‘The Art of Mediation’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior ER and… Read more »

TTT – Career Paths: Building, Implementing and Embedding

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 14th March 2013 hosted by Colt’s Aneta Jajkowska (HR Director), titled ‘Career Paths: Building, Implementing and Embedding’. The following summary, prepared by our TTT partner the Chemistry Group, reflects a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and… Read more »