Can Predictive Analytics really be better than a human recruiter

“Who are all these geeks, propeller heads, mathematicians and former rocket scientists and what do they want with us?” This is a question increasingly asked by HR professionals as data algorithms begin to challenge human judgment in the world of recruitment. The history of Predictive Analytics Predictive Analytics is not a new concept. On the… Read more »

Stop trying to ‘fix the women’

Last Friday I had lunch with a long standing client, a senior (female) manager from a large multi-national professional services firm. As with many businesses today, this particular firm has a diversity strategy which includes increasing the number of women to senior leadership positions. They are making slow progress. This was to be expected, my… Read more »

ER&ETT- Best Practice in Building Relationships with Trade Unions

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Employee Relation and Engagement Think Tank held on Thursday the 24th September and hosted by TLF’s Tom Morris. This Think Tank sought to discuss approaches to “Best Practice in Building Relationships with Trade Unions”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the… Read more »

RTT- Employer Branding: Taking Recruitment to a Marketing Level

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank held on Tuesday 15th September and hosted by Diageo’s Andrew Porter. This Think Tank sought to discuss approaches to “Employer Branding: Taking Recruitment to a Marketing Level”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior… Read more »

TTT- Embedding an Effective Performance Management Strategy and Culture

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank held on Thursday 10th September and hosted by Telefonica’s Kristine Taylor (HR Consultant – Programme Delivery) and Kate Whelan (Head of Reward & Pensions). This Think Tank sought to discuss approaches to “Embedding an effective performance management strategy”. The following summary has been… Read more »

HRLTT- Creating the Business Case for Flexible Working

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Leadership Think Tank held on Thursday 16th July 2015, hosted by PwC’s Eli Burns and Nigel Hutchinson titled ‘Creating the Business Case for Flexible Working’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR professionals from leading national… Read more »

RTT – Gender Diversity: Overcoming the Obstacles of Attracting and Recruiting Women into Male Dominated Industries

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 9th July 2015 hosted by Verizon’s Anthony Lasocki (Head of Talent Acquisition, EMEA) titled ‘Gender Diversity: Overcoming the Obstacles of Attracting and Recruiting Women into Male Dominated Industries’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of… Read more »

RTT – Bridging the Gap Between Resourcing and Talent

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Wednesday 24th June 2015, hosted by Which?’s Emily Woolley (Resourcing Manager), and titled ‘Bridging the Gap between Resourcing and Talent’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior Recruitment and Talent professionals… Read more »

Employee Performance Reviews: Productive or Destructive?

Why do employees overwhelmingly dread their annual performance review with the boss? Quite often, this discussion is tied to the decision of whether an employee will receive a pay raise. What’s more, many of the points a manager makes about an employee can feel personal, even subjective, and not reflective of his or her true… Read more »

TTT- How to set and meet the career expectations of millennials

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Tuesday 9th June 2015 hosted by Guidewire’s Ian Creamer (VP HR  EMEA) titled ‘How to Set and Meet the Career Expectations of Millennials’ The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR… Read more »

RTT – Quality of Hire: Define, Measure, Report

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT), held on Tuesday 2nd of June 2015, hosted by AXA Insurance’s Marcelle Foxcroft (Head of Operational Resourcing) and titled ‘Quality of Hire: Define, Measure, Report’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect the direction of discussion taken by senior Recruitment professionals… Read more »

Stop the CV Clichés !

On average 427,000 CVs are posted on Monster.com each week, to put that into context that would be approximately the entire population of Bermuda uploading their CV every single day. With this staggering number of CVs in circulation it is by no means a surprise that recruiters must use their time efficiently to review and… Read more »

Diversity without Inclusion is not Enough

The title of this blog was a key theme of a recent talk I was asked to give at the London Business School. The audience on the Executive education programme were a group of about 30 aspiring leaders from a number of global businesses. I started in the usual place, by framing the concept of… Read more »

ER&ETT – Strategies and Procedures for Dealing with Grievances and Disciplinaries to Ultimately Avoid Legal Dispute

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Employee Relations & Engagement Think Tank (ER&ETT) held on Thursday 28th May 2015 hosted by Microsoft’s Julia Munday (Head of Employee Relations) titled ‘Strategies and Procedures for Dealing with Grievances and Disciplinaries to Ultimately Avoid Legal Dispute’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a… Read more »

RTT – Segmentation vs. 360: Structuring the Internal Recruitment Function

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Tuesday 12th May 2015 hosted by F5’s Karen Jones (Recruitment Manager, EMEA) titled ‘Segmentation vs 360 – Structuring the Internal Recruitment Function”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing… Read more »

R&MTT – Global Mobility in a Modern Age: Virtualisation of the Workforce

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Reward and Mobility Think Tank (R&MTT) held on Tuesday 28th April 2015, hosted by TUI Travel Group’s Jane Rhodes (Head of Global Mobility) titled ‘Global Mobility in a Modern Age: Virtualisation of the Workforce’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the… Read more »

Candidate Experience and the Path to Enlightenment……

It seems that you can’t read a recruiting blog these days without a well-meaning individual bashing you over the head with the phrase ‘candidate experience’ and foretelling your impending doom if you don’t get it right. In my opinion, what most commentators fail to do for Talent Acquisition is to clearly shine a light on… Read more »

Diversity and disability: Could we do more to increase inclusion?

When we think of diversity, gender, race and sexual orientation often spring to mind. However, from an HR perspective, disabled professionals are often overlooked as a source of talent. This may be because of a gap in knowledge surrounding the definition of ‘disability’, or even the reluctance of disabled professionals to disclose their condition when… Read more »

RTT – Redefining Recruiter KPIs

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Tuesday 7th April 2015 hosted by AECOM’s Stephen Reilly (Director of Talent Acquisition, EMEA) titled ‘Redefining Recruiter KPIs”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals from leading… Read more »

How to Find Talent on LinkedIn – Infographic

Gone are the days when business executives debate whether social media is the flavor of the month at the buzzword ice cream shop. Social media has become one of the most invaluable resources for staffing and recruiting companies.  And, its popularity continues to gain momentum. Today, the vast majority of business professionals and job seekers are… Read more »

The Top Trends in HR Change Management – 2015

After more than 10 years recruiting across the HR market, we’ve worked very closely with organisations undergoing transformational change. It’s clear that over the past two decades, the discipline of change management has been molded and evolved to align with now commercially driven HR functions. In order to see just quite how things have progressed… Read more »