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 »

HRLTT – HR Analytics: Utilising Big Data in a HR Business Partnering Role

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest HR Leadership Think Tank (HRLTT) held on Thursday 26th March 2015 hosted by HCL’s Jaya Satish (Europe Sales HR Lead and Sales HRBP) titled ‘HR Analytics: Utilising Big Data in a HR Business Partnering Role’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of… Read more »

The battle buses are out…

And so we are off. Last week’s “The ITV Leaders’ Debate” effectively signalled the start of the 2015 General Election campaign. No doubt you will have read the media pundits’ verdicts on the debate’s winners and losers, studied the graphics via social media, charting which of the 7 leaders managed to impress the British public,… Read more »

RTT – The Real Impact of Video Interviewing

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 19th March 2015 hosted by Clifford Chance’s Sarah Langton (Head of Resourcing) titled ‘The Real Impact of Video Interviewing’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals… Read more »

9 things you should NEVER do on Social Media when Job Hunting

There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that having an active social media presence will actually aid your transition from one job to the next. Ensuring your experience and skills are well documented and searchable undoubtedly helps you to stand out from competitors and of course be discovered for relevant opportunities. However, social media is a… Read more »

TTT – Creating a Great Employee Experience by Borrowing from the Customer Model

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 12th March 2015 hosted by TalkTalk’s Gemma Jones (Global Talent Lead) titled ‘Creating a Great Employee Experience by Borrowing from the Customer Model’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior… Read more »

DTT – Utilising Employee Networks to Support the D&I Agenda

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Diversity Think Tank (DTT) held on Thursday 26th February 2015, hosted by TSB’s Maria Fletcher, (Diversity and Inclusion Manager) titled ‘​Utilising Employee Networks to help Support the D&I Agenda’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR… Read more »

RTT – Industry Benchmarking: What is the Optimal “Recruiter Req Load” for Technology Businesses?

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 12th February 2015 hosted by Polycom’s Nick Turner (Talent Manager, EMEA) titled ‘Industry Benchmarking: What is the Optimal “Recruiter Req Load” for Technology Businesses?’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst… Read more »

God Save Our Generation!

“Why don’t you all fade away And not try to dig what we all say I don’t want to cause a big sensation Just talking ’bout my generation” My Generation, The Who “God Save The Queen A fascist regime They made you a moron A potential H-bomb” God Save The Queen, Sex Pistols These are… Read more »

ER&ETT – Meeting Long-term Commercial Goals through an Innovative Approach to Defining Vision and Values

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Employee Relations & Engagement Think Tank (ERTT) held on Thursday 5th February 2015 hosted by Thames Water’s Tanya O’Doherty (Employee Relations and Engagement Manager) titled ‘Meeting Long-term Commercial Goals through an Innovative Approach to Defining Vision and Values’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect… Read more »

The HR Think Tank Series Expands to Incorporate Employee Engagement and HR Leadership

The HR Think Tank Series is excited to announce it’s rebranding and expanding two of six sub-groups within its community offering. The former Employee Relations Think Tank will become the ER and Engagement Think Tank and the HR Business Partner Think Tank will become the HR Leadership Think Tank. The primary reason for the change… Read more »