Posts Categorised: HR Think Tank Series

Upskilling Tech Talent Through Assessment Based Learning

The majority of businesses are currently suffering from a skills shortage; not helped by Brexit and the significant reduction of EU nationals joining UK workforces (61,000 – according to the Guardian). And this skills shortage is showing no signs of improving, with 63% of organisations reporting this problem during the last 12 months. This, coupled… Read more »

Delivering an Effective Succession Planning Strategy

According to Barton for Talent Wins, two-thirds of companies have no formal succession plan in place. Quite an alarming fact when you consider the risk associated with not identifying and growing talent for leadership and business-critical roles. Whilst the traditional 9-box grid has previously been fundamental for supporting succession planning, is it still as relevant today?… Read more »

7 Steps You Should Follow When Implementing a Recruitment Data Strategy

Despite popular belief, internal recruitment teams don’t tend to suffer from a shortage of data. From payroll insights to candidate source information; there’s a great deal of insight that can be gleaned from standard activities to help benchmark your function and inform business decisions. However, without understanding what data you actually need to collect, interpret… Read more »

6 Things to Consider When Preparing for Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

Addressing workplace equality can significantly benefit an organisation’s culture and reputation. It ensures talent is supported and helps businesses achieve their organisational objectives. And whilst diversity headlines have largely been dominated by the Gender Pay Gap over the last couple of years, we’re now moving into the age of ethnicity pay gap reporting. The consultation… Read more »

5 Ways to Build a Successful Employer Brand That Truly Reflects Your EVP

A well-executed employee value proposition (EVP) is reported to decrease staff turnover by 69%. So how do you build an impactful EVP and Employer Brand that will elevate your employee retention efforts, as well as engage and attract prospective talent? (Hint: You do it exactly in that order). Everyone says their business is going through… Read more »

5 Simple Steps to Help Recruitment Operate Like Marketing

Businesses are increasingly embracing the concept that recruiters should be thinking and behaving more like marketers. After all, there are numerous parallels with selling products/services and selling job opportunities/employers. However, there is one stark difference; marketing generally benefits from relevant training and funding, whereas recruitment often does not. This enables marketing functions to effectively promote… Read more »

4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Structuring Your Sourcing Team

Structuring your sourcing team in the most effective way has never been more important than in today’s candidate-driven market, where recruitment has turned into a sport of ‘who can win the best talent, the quickest’. And whilst speed and quality are obviously clear drivers, resourcing teams continue to be pushed to make these top-quality hires… Read more »

9 Things You Should Consider Before You Update or Transform Your HR Policies

With the growth of digital, AI and data-science, businesses have needed to adapt and evolve to remain relevant in today’s world. In particular, there’s been significant disruption in the Fintech space and many Financial Services organisations , like banks, have needed to reengineer themselves and their propositions to maintain success. This has presented a huge… Read more »

8 Tips for Developing Employee Career Paths

Talent management is an integral element of HR’s core responsibility from a development, retention, engagement and a skills depository perspective. Developing internal career paths is an important component of this talent management mix and can influence whether an employee meets business’ expectations, underperforms to the detriment of the individual and employer, or leaves the business… Read more »

10 Top Tips for Selecting and Implementing the Right ATS

Many organisations complain about their Applicant Tracking System (ATS), even if they have just implemented a new system! Given that selecting an ATS is such an important decision, how can organisations ensure they choose a system that appropriately supports their business, aligns against their budget and resource levels, and successfully integrates with other relevant systems?… Read more »

6 Tips for Hiring Generation Z Candidates

In five year’s time ‘Generation Z‘ (those born between 1990-1999) will represent over 20% of our workforce and, just like millennials, are entering our employment landscape with fresh ideals and drivers. Speaking generally, this generation is likely to be: highly ambitious; passionate about cause and purpose; will seek clear career direction and development; and will… Read more »

7 Questions an HR Leader Should Ask Before Implementing Flexible Working

Despite UK workers having had the right to request flexible working for almost two decades, it seems that only 27% of the population actually take their employers up on it. The government defines flexible working as a “way of working that suits an employee’s needs, for example having flexible start and finish times, or working… Read more »

4 Things to Consider When Transforming a Culture Following a Merger or Acquisition

Cultural misalignment is regarded as one of the biggest influencers on whether a merger or acquisition (M&A) is a success. Our strategic community, the HR Leadership Think Tank, brings you four key areas to consider when embarking on a cultural transformation post-M&A. A strong internal culture can prove invaluable for a business. It can help… Read more »

Brexit: Scenario Planning for HR and Recruitment Professionals

It’s less than a month until B-Day (Brexit, for anyone that’s also bored of hearing that word) and we’re still none the wiser about what’s actually going to happen on 29th March! Following our third Brexit-related Think Tank held last month, we are pleased to share a presentation delivered by Jonathan Hearn (Legal Director at DLA… Read more »

Coffee with… Matt Sanderson, Senior Resourcing Manager at RBS

Meet the host of our Agile Working Think Tank, Matt Sanderson, who’s running a session with us around using flexible working to drive productivity and retain staff in the changing landscape of employment. For more information on the agile working Think Tank, taking place on 7th March, click here. 1. What does it feel like to work at RBS? RBS feels… Read more »

Deliver Beyond your Potential by Joining the HR Think Tank Series Community

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The HR Think Tank Series (HRTTS) is an exclusive peer-to-peer HR community that empowers its members to deliver beyond their potential. Directed at senior level strategic HR professionals, the community provides members with the opportunity to: stimulate and validate ideas, improve their effectiveness, and stay informed of best and next practice. Unlike many HR networking… Read more »

The HR Think Tank Series Launches 2019 Partnership with Talent Pipelining Platform, Candidate.ID

There’s nothing like a big announcement to turbo-charge the start of the New Year! And as such, our strategic community, the HR Think Tank Series (HRTTS), is delighted to welcome Candidate.ID onboard as an official community partner. Now in its 10th year, the HRTTS has run in excess of 400 face-to-face events and is excited… Read more »

7 Questions Recruitment Leaders Must Ask Themselves Before They Define an Onboarding Strategy

With poor onboarding repeatedly held responsible for why employees resign in their first year, we challenged senior Resourcing and HR leaders from our Think Tank community to shed some light on best practice onboarding. Collectively, we’ve prepared seven questions (and answers!) that you should ask yourself before you define your strategy. This Resourcing Think Tank,… Read more »

Coffee with… Jackie Wybrow, Senior Director (People Operations) @ TripAdvisor ☕

Ahead of 2018’s most rapidly sold-out Think Tank, we caught up with our host, Jackie, who’s holding this much anticipated session for us on Brexit. In addition to discussing our withdrawal from the EU, Jackie shares her insight on setting up international ‘Site Leadership’ teams at TripAdvisor, and her top recommended book of the moment…… Read more »

How can I make Succession Planning Effective for my Business?

As organisations mature and grow, a critical component of future-proofing their success is to ensure that ‘ready now’ successors (or as close to ‘ready now’ as possible!) have been identified for business-critical roles. So how can we make succession planning effective in our businesses? We put the question to our esteemed HR community, the HR… Read more »

Coffee with… Natalie Brock, Director – Head of Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding @ Gympass ☕

Leading the Talent Acquisition function of a rapidly growing technology business is far from straightforward, particularly when you’re trying to maintain company culture and support ambitious headcount plans. In advance of a HR Think Tank we’re running for strategic HR and Recruitment professionals next month with Gympass, we caught up with Natalie Brock to understand the… Read more »

Coffee with… Claire Gray, European Talent Manager @ Canon Europe ☕

Working for an organisation with a true sense of ‘purpose’ can be incredibly empowering; particularly when working in an HR role. For European Talent Manager, Claire Gray, buying into Canon’s philosophy of ‘Kyosei’ is so important because it helps unite the business with a shared common ground. Ahead of the Resourcing Think Tank that Claire’s… Read more »