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 »

The Contributing Factors behind Employee Engagement

Employee engagement can be difficult to define or describe and people have different views and opinions. If I had to use one word to define employee engagement it would be “CARING”. Caring about performance and results, about company goals and objectives, about clients, about colleagues and caring about the success of the business. Engagement is “A… Read more »

How to Handle Some of the Trickiest, yet Frequently Asked, Interview Questions

So you’ve found your dream job, submitted an application and now you’ve been progressed to the next stage (congrats!). However, there is just one big thing standing between you and your exciting next career step  – the, often dreaded, interview! The thought of this turns many people into a bag of nerves, conjuring up images… Read more »

RTT – Strategically Managing your Managed Service Provider

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 22nd January 2015 hosted by Centrica’s Austin Breakall (Supplier Relationship Manager) titled ‘Strategically Managing your Managed Service Provider’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals from… Read more »

TTT – Leadership Development to Support the Business of Tomorrow

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 11th December 2014 hosted by ERM’s Jenny Broughton (Leadership Development Programs Manager) and Alison Sayers (Global Leadership Development Director) titled ‘Leadership Development to Support the Business of Tomorrow’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of… Read more »

Oasis HR’s Employee Engagement Strategy Scoops Top Prize at the first EE Awards

Wednesday night’s inaugural Employee Engagement (EE) Awards (28th Jan) saw Oasis HR take first prize for their ‘Three-Pronged’ employee engagement strategy and it’s impact on sales performance, staff retention and overall workforce engagement levels. The London based ceremony, hosted by George Lamb, celebrated industry ‘game changers’ and brought together a selection of SMEs and blue-chip organisations… Read more »