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 »

RTT – Getting to Grips with GDPR in Recruitment and HR

In light of the increasingly digital landscape that dominates the world of today, a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into force next May to help protect personal data. These regulations will undoubtedly have huge implications for businesses who possess or control data, therefore it’s crucial our policies and procedures help ensure… Read more »

RTT – Defining an Effective Onboarding Strategy

Whether inducting a new hire or promoting from within the organisation, employee onboarding is one of the most critical and difficult steps in the employee engagement process. With 1 out of every 25 employees leaving their jobs due to poor onboarding and with 20% turnover within the first 45 days of employment, it’s evident that… Read more »

HRLTT – Managing the Challenges of Implementing a Global HR Approach across Diverse Territories

For businesses operating across multiple territories, rolling out HR processes or programmes on a global scale can present a number of challenges. This will typically involve juggling the nuances of varying employment law and of course the cultural differences of those affected. Given both the legal and people implications of delivering an inconsistent approach, this… Read more »

Recruitment Transformation: Getting it Wrong is just too Big a Risk…

There are a couple of trends I have seen lately in the Talent Acquisition / Recruitment / Resourcing change and transformation world and to be honest they worry me! I think most people now accept that the act of bringing the right people in to your business at the right time is probably THE most… Read more »

R&MTT – Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Data Interpretation, Presentation and Action

From 2017 onwards businesses employing 250 people or more must submit annual reports detailing the difference between the average earnings of men vs. their female counterparts in a bid to help address gender inequality. The first wave of reporting was on 5th April, so any challenges around the logistics and practicalities of obtaining this data… Read more »

Best Reward Talent at the Time VS. Best Reward Talent in the Market

We’ve all been there, whether you’re an internal/external recruiter or a hiring manager, these questions always rise to the surface during an interview process: Can you find more candidates to use as a benchmark against the candidates we’ve already interviewed at final stage ? Will we attract better talent if we advertise the job again… Read more »

TTT – Modernising our Emerging Talent Programmes

The world of work has changed and the appetite for spending long periods of time employed by the same company simply isn’t there. So what does this mean for our talent programmes? This shift in behaviour throws up a number of questions, particularly when we consider talent programmes designed for graduates, interns, apprentices and entry… Read more »

Franki goes to… China!

Senior Consultant, Franki Crosse, has just returned from a six month sabbatical from Oasis HR. In this blog series titled ‘Franki goes to…’ we document her travels around the world and keep up to speed with what she’s been doing on her adventure! So the time has flown and I’m now sitting on our office… Read more »

DTT – Developing a Career Returner Programme

Powerful Brands are Created through Powerful Employees In today’s working world, there are no set rules for how careers develop and evolve over time. Employers recognise that a powerful brand is created through powerful employees. This means not only allowing, but encouraging staff to use their benefits, leave, and PTO time. Acknowledging the various career… Read more »

RTT – Recruitment Supplier Value: Getting More For Your Money

The majority of businesses will have a degree of reliance on recruitment suppliers. Whether it’s down to drivers relating to time, quality or unique skills, most companies will have external agencies tucked away in their recruitment arsenal to fill certain positions. However, as we’re all aware, using a recruitment supplier inevitably comes with a price tag. For… Read more »

RTT – 5 things to Consider when Selecting and Implementing an ATS

Many organisations complain about their ATS, even if they have just implemented a new system. Given that an ATS is such a crucial piece of technology, how can organisations ensure that they select a system that appropriately supports their business, aligns against their budget and resource levels; and is future proof? While other business areas… Read more »

Franki goes to… Borneo

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! And so I’m sitting down to reflect on Borneo in another slightly… Read more »

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 »