RTT – Operating a Flexible Working Model

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Tuesday 19th March 2013 hosted by Legal and General’s Charlotte Johns (Head of HR Operations and Resourcing), titled ‘Effectively Attracting and Recruiting Flexible Employees’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior… Read more »

Building your Online Personal Brand – a few tips but mainly common sense

I recently introduced a policy in the office called “time swapping”. You can no longer ask anyone to do anything extra on top of their current workload. You have to take something out if you want to add anything new into their agenda. The principle behind it is a really simple one. We’ve all reached… Read more »

7 Reasons why it’s better to use a Recruitment Consultancy to secure your next role

As Internal Recruitment teams become better at driving direct attraction, it does beg the question ‘what are the benefits of using an external Recruitment Consultancy?’. More so, you may even question whether a Consultancy is going to have access to the roles you want if the company are hiring directly… Ultimately, there are some roles… Read more »

RTT – Bridging the Gap Between the Recruitment Team and the Wider Business

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Tuesday 26th February 2013 hosted by Expedia’s Roopesh Panchasra (Recruitment Director)), titled ‘Bridging the Gap between the Recruitment Team and the Wider Business’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR… Read more »

TTT – Satisfying the Demands of Talent when Progression Opportunities don’t Exist

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Wednesday 6th March 2013 hosted by Centrica’s Ruth Bastian (Head of People Development and Talent), titled ‘Satisfying the Demands of Talent when Opportunities to Progress don’t Exist’ . The following summary, prepared by our TTT partner the Chemistry group, reflects… Read more »

Oasis HR Shortlisted for Two Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2013

After flicking through the latest edition of the Recruiter magazine, we were delighted to learn that we have been shortlisted for two entries at this year’s Recruiter Awards for Excellence – Best Client Service and Best Recruitment Marketing Team. Judges were specifically looking for agencies who add outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships,… Read more »

30 Minutes Social Networking Could Secure Your Next Job

Blog author – Richard McMunn, Founder and CEO at How2become Unless you are unbelievably happy with your current job, the odds are high that you will eventually be looking to make a career move. In the current down economy connecting with the right people who can help you land that dream job is absolutely essential…. Read more »

RTT – Building the Internal Recruitment Brand

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Tuesday 19th February 2013 hosted by Experian’s Wendy King (Talent and Recruitment Manager), titled ‘Building the Internal Recruitment Brand’ . The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals… Read more »

TTT – What makes a Great Talent Strategy?

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Tuesday 12th February 2013 hosted by Mondelēz International’s Charlotte Moss (Head of Talent & Organisation Effectiveness), titled ‘What makes a Great Talent Strategy? Refocusing your Business Lens’ . The following summary, prepared by our TTT partner the Chemistry group, reflects… Read more »

RTT – On-boarding – How are Companies Managing the Challenges? (UK)

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 7th February 2013 hosted by Telefónica UK’s Fiona Davidson (People Delivery Manager), titled ‘On-boarding – How are Companies Managing the Challenges?’ . The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR… Read more »

Is it ‘reasonable’ to provide some candidates with adjustments during a recruitment process?

Blog author – Kate Headley, Director at the Clear Company The fact is, it’s reasonable, it’s good practice and, of course, it is the law. In my experience all employers want to give candidates applying for jobs the best opportunity to display their true potential. The biggest challenge employers face is getting candidates to share… Read more »

RTT – On-boarding – How are Companies Managing the Challenges? (Singapore)

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Singapore Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Tuesday 15th January 2013 hosted by ANZ’s Suzie Custerson (Head of Recruitment & Resourcing APEA/ Head of HR Shared Services), titled ‘On-boarding – How are Companies Managing the Challenges?’ . The following summary has been prepared to reflect a… Read more »

DTT – Engaging the Wider Business on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Diversity Think Tank (DTT) held on Tuesday 29th January 2013 hosted by Lloyds Banking Group’s David Marsden (Senior HR Business Partner – UK Wealth), titled ‘Diversity – the Business Case to Engage Colleagues’ . The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held… Read more »

Market Update – Predictions for 2013 in 4 Words: Pace, Flexibility, Differentiation and Movement

Following the Christmas period (when the majority of organisations wound down their hiring and general business activity) we were prepared for a relatively slow January. How wrong could we have been! Our initial predictions of a ‘quiet’ start to 2013 (based on the wake of the Olympics last summer) were soon dashed when we returned… Read more »

RTT – How to Avoid Damaging your Employer Brand

It’s commonly acknowledged that it can take 20 years to build a reputation and only five minutes to destroy it. Developing an attractive employer brand is no different and it is ultimately Resourcing / Recruitment’s responsibly to ensure this reputation is upheld and strengthened. The HR Think Tank Series, a networking platform founded by Oasis… Read more »

Students Take Career Planning More Seriously as University Fees Increase

Based on the introduction of higher university fees, the HR Think Tank Series (HRTTS) highlights that students are taking career planning more seriously and becoming more vigilant when sourcing work experience and job opportunities. Employers suggest that failing to engage with undergraduates during their first year of university will prove detrimental to graduate sourcing plans,… Read more »

TTT – Retaining Top Talent within your Business

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 15th November 2012 hosted by L’Oreal’s Isabelle Minneci (Human Resources Director), titled ‘Grappling with Talent Retention’. The following summary, written by our TTT partner Chemistry Group, has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and… Read more »

RTT – Effectively Attracting Graduate Talent

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Tuesday 4th December 2012 hosted by Clifford Chances’ Abbas Jaffer (Head of Resourcing), titled ‘Identifying the Right Time to Attract Undergraduate Talent’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals… Read more »

RTT – Measuring the Recruitment Process

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Wednesday 28th November 2012 hosted by Lloyds Banking Group’s Lynda Price (Head of Resourcing), titled ‘Industry Benchmarking of Resourcing Metrics’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals from… Read more »

ERTT – The Future of Employee Relations

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest ER Think Tank (ERTT) held on Thursday 22nd November 2012 titled ‘The Future of ER’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and ER professionals from leading UK and other international businesses.  Specific company details, experiences and… Read more »

HRBPTT – Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles of Holding Effective Performance Appraisals

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest HR Business Partner Think Tank (HRBPTT) held on Tuesday 20th November 2012 hosted by Ashurst’s Paul Wray (HR Manager), titled ‘Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles of Holding Effective Performance Appraisals’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR professionals from… Read more »

The Power of Networking – Attending an HR Think Tank Series Event

In a world propelled by the continued development of technology and communication channels, it often seems that people forget the need to fully engage with market peers, suppliers, clients and occasionally, even colleagues. Whilst it’s easy to ascertain how individuals hide behind their computer screen and telephone, why is it that we avoid doing what… Read more »