R&MTT – Gender Pay Review

In October 2016 regulations come into force requiring organisations with over 250 employees to carry out an ‘Equal Pay Review’ and publish their findings on the gender pay gap. Are the senior leadership teams of these organisations really prepared for the impact the regulations will bring? How are organisations preparing for the new regulations? Are… Read more »

RTT – Inclusion Across your Organisation: From Resourcing to Harnessing the Diverse Workforce

Topic Overview: Inclusion is rightly in the front of everyone’s minds, but is it only HR and the Board that really care about it? Most Hiring Managers are focused on their view of the ‘best’ candidate and often give little regard to Inclusion when making selection decisions. Therefore, is it Recruitment’s role to provide inclusive attraction methodologies, data… Read more »

HLRTT – What is the Purpose of HR

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Leadership Think Tank (HRLTT) held on Tuesday 26th April, hosted by Workday’s Mandy Jeffery (Senior Director, People, EMEA/APAC), and titled ‘What is the purpose of HR?’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR professionals from leading… Read more »

What is Semantic Search?

“Semantic Search” is the new trend in CV search technology. The promise of this technology is very alluring: No longer do you need to be an expert in crafting complex and arcane Boolean queries, now you can just write down roughly what you mean and get the computer to work out what you really want… Read more »

RTT – Talent & Skills Incubators

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank held on Thursday 25th February and hosted by BAE Systems, Applied Intelligence’s Adam Blacker (Global Head of Recruitment). This Think Tank sought to discuss approaches to the “Talent and Skills Incubators”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the… Read more »

RTT – The Evolution of the Referral Programme

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank held on Thursday 11th February and hosted by Mace. This Think Tank sought to discuss approaches to the “Evolution of the Referral Programme”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior Talent Acquisition professionals from… Read more »

RTT – Developing a Culture where Everyone is a Recruiter

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on 28th January 2016 hosted by James Ryding, Head of Talent Acquisition, Easyjet. This Think Tank sought to bring together thoughts and experiences in regards to Developing a culture where everyone is a recruiter. The following summary has been prepared to… Read more »

Helping the ‘SME’ generation

At a recent networking event in Bristol, I was challenged by several people about how useful consultants are for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).  The challengers owned or worked for such businesses and felt that few professional advisors catered for their specific needs, especially in issues around engagement and ‘softer’ skills.  They either didn’t… Read more »

RTT- Designing and Implementing a fit for purpose multi-site Resourcing model

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank held on Tuesday the 3rd of December and hosted by Jenny Parry, Group Head of Talent @Bakkavor Group. This Think Tank sought to discuss the approaches to “Designing and Implementing a fit for purpose multi-site Resourcing model.”. The following summary has been prepared… Read more »

RTT- Candidate engagement and expectation in Financial Services

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank held on Tuesday the 13th of October and hosted by Harrods’ Hannah Howe. This Think Tank sought to discuss the approaches to “Candidate engagement and expectation in Financial Services”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held… Read more »

RTT- Increasing Direct Hiring in an Agency Reliant Business

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank held on Thursday the 29th September and hosted by Wates’ Laura Underwood. This Think Tank sought to discuss approaches to “Increasing Direct Hiring in an Agency Reliant Business”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst… Read more »

The idea behind Performance appraisals

Performance appraisals themselves are under increasing scrutiny and seen by more and more Organisations to be performing below track. Some leading businesses are scrapping them altogether, or refocusing them on future potential, while others are expanding them to cover not just what people have achieved, but also how they have done it. In many cases this… Read more »

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 »