Coffee with… Paul Dempsey, Global Talent & Development Director @ King ☕

For busy HR professionals working in fast-paced environments; a combination of clearly defined objectives, role-modelling the types of behaviours you want of your team and leaning on some clever tech-hacks can really enhance your effectiveness in an HR role. We caught up with Paul Dempsey, Global Talent & Development Director @ King (the creators of Candy… Read more »

The 2018 Annual Oasis Recruitment Awards: Winners Reveal

Over the past 12 months we have had the privilege of working with some amazing HR candidates and clients; and what a year it’s been! As we move into our new financial year, we are delighted to share some of the major team achievements we have enjoyed. The Oasis Recruitment Awards (ORAs), now in their second… Read more »

Coffee with… Chris Mussard, Recruitment Manager @ TFL ☕

Ahead of a Resourcing Think Tank event we’re running with Chris Mussard (Recruitment Manager @ TFL) we took five minutes out to understand a little bit more about our host, life at TFL and how he spends his time outside of work… To meet the man himself and learn about how you can turn recruitment metrics… Read more »

6 Key Actions to Tick off your GDPR Checklist

The GDPR deadline might have passed, but HR and Recruitment professionals responsible for processing candidate and employee data still need to consider whether their adapted processes ensure they’re GDPR compliant. A few months ago you couldn’t open your inbox, visit LinkedIn or read an industry publication without seeing the GDPR acronym. And whilst we’re now… Read more »

Five Questions you shouldn’t ask a Candidate during a Job Interview

When it comes to conducting job interviews, there are a handful of questions you simply shouldn’t ask the candidates in front of you. Whether it’s because your words could be misconstrued or cause offence, sometimes you need to look for a way around a certain question if you want to get to know your candidate… Read more »

GDPR at a Glance

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018, with strict new rules and large penalties – up to €20 million (!) – for businesses who fail to comply… Our HR Think Tank Series partner, Hollaroo, have produced a  number of resources to help summarise the relevant elements of GDPR… Read more »

The Top 6 Priorities for HR and Recruitment Leaders

What’s currently hot on the agenda of HR and Recruitment Leaders? We asked our HR Think Tank Series members to shed some light on their top priority areas and the results are below. There’s clearly a theme around developing and retaining staff; indicating a highly competitive talent market. Succession planning came out on top with… Read more »

TTT – Adopting a Digital Mindset for Learning and Development

Digital learning has grown massively over the last decade, with many companies taking a blended approach to training their staff in both hard and soft skills. Tools such as webinars, podcasts, microblogging, eBooks, online lectures and tutorials are being leveraged to provide a consistent, easy to access and cost efficient way to deliver an organisation’s… Read more »

The Reality of Neglecting Workplace Wellbeing

Workplace ‘wellbeing’. It’s a buzzword that’s been thrust into the spotlight and simultaneously landed on the laps of HR departments across the world to try and get to grips with. But it’s not just a trend, the corporate wellness industry is now worth well over £31 million according to the Global Wellness Institute with more… Read more »

RTT – GDPR as a Candidate Opportunity

Whilst the message surrounding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been associated with legal compliance and risk mitigation, we believe that, viewed through a slightly more positive lens, employers can use the change to create competitive advantage in their quest to attract and retain the very best and inclusive talent. These are the thoughts… Read more »

RTT – Developing a Successful Referral Programme

An effective referral programme can be a powerful, economical channel to source fantastic talent; however one that can often be challenging to master. From structuring and incentivising the scheme, through to successfully marketing and managing the process, there are several elements deemed critical to ensure a referral scheme success. It seems that all too often… Read more »

RTT – Inducting and Onboarding New Starters: Getting the Basics Right

Onboarding is a complex and often poorly executed part of the employee engagement cycle. Whether it’s inducting an external hire or supporting an internal move, perfecting this process is crucial to establishing a positive employee relationship.  A common challenge associated with onboarding is maintaining control of a central process that’s consistent for all employees.  These… Read more »

RTT – High Volume Recruitment: Assessment Methods and Candidate Experience

Delivering a poor candidate experience is a surefire way to damage your brand. And with 72% of candidates sharing negative feedback online or with a peer, it’s never been more important to get this part of the recruitment process right. For businesses dealing with high volume recruitment, the emphasis placed on strengthening the candidate experience is… Read more »

DTT – Taking Managers on the Diversity and Inclusion Journey

Developing an internal culture that enhances and promotes diversity and inclusion is paramount. Not just from the obvious moral perspective, but from the standpoint of continuing to develop an organisation’s products and services through a diverse and an engaged workforce. As such, many businesses now find themselves responding to often ambitious diversity targets around gender,… Read more »

HRLTT – Automation and its Impact on HR

Over the past decade we’ve experienced tremendous advancements in the field of technology, and as such, various HR processes and activities can be completed much faster and more accurately than ever before. With the rise of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence, innovators in our sector continue to truly push the boundaries of what’s possible. However, as… Read more »

R&MTT – Incentivising and Retaining the Millennial Workforce

The millennial workforce is plagued by stereotypes – they’re referred to as lazy, having a false sense of entitlement, accused of not working hard enough, considered to demand promotions too readily, and the big one; they’re tarred with the brush of being disloyal. Whilst we’re not suggesting we support these stereotypes, there is significant evidence… Read more »

HRLTT – The Apprenticeship Levy: 6 Months On

In April 2017, an Apprenticeship Levy was introduced, which required organisations with an annual ‘pay bill’ of over £3M to invest in apprenticeship programmes. The levy’s core objectives were to develop vocational skills amongst UK’s workforce and to increase the quantity and quality of apprenticeships. For many businesses, offering apprenticeship programmes was unchartered territory and… Read more »

HRLTT – Brexit: Crucial Planning for HR

It’s been one year since the Brexit decision was made and as we draw closer to March 2019, businesses are preparing for the inevitable change that will take place throughout the UK. Since HR plays a prominent leadership role within an organisation, it’s during times of uncertainty, like Brexit, when the human resource partnership becomes highly… Read more »

The Inaugural Oasis Recruitment Awards – Winners Revealed!

We are very pleased to announce the winners from the inaugural Oasis Recruitment Awards. These awards mark the end of a brilliant 12 months with much success to be celebrated. A huge well done to all this year’s well-deserving winners: Rob Bascombe – Billing Champion & Best Client service Franki Crosse – Lifetime Billings Award… Read more »

Talent Pipeline Playbook – Driving Candidate Engagement and Creating Content

Candidate.ID is the world’s first talent pipeline software used by world leading employers to build deep pipelines of engaged candidates for today’s and tomorrow’s hiring needs. Since building a talent pipeline requires a shift from reactive to proactive marketing, Candidate.ID’s CEO, Adam Gordon, has developed a Talent Pipeline Playbook to share useful insights and advice… Read more »