Posts Categorised: HubSpot

How to Optimise Your LinkedIn Profile to Attract Recruiters and Hiring Managers

Are you being overlooked for job opportunities? Well, maybe your LinkedIn profile is letting you down… It’s time to get discovered. LinkedIn is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with others and brand yourself. Yet, many professionals including those working in HR, don’t know how to use it to their advantage. Simply publishing… Read more »

Standing Out In a Competitive Candidate Market

Looking for a job in today’s climate is tough. If you’re currently out of work or between assignments, you’re probably feeling… Disheartened by the lack of opportunities out there, Intimidated by the volume of applications each job is receiving, Disappointed not to hear back from the roles you are applying for, Disillusioned by overly positive… Read more »

Returning to Work: Supporting Employees Against The Dreaded Commute

The daily commute has always been met with distaste by workers. And whilst COVID is responsible for depriving the world of many experiences, pleasures and basic activities, the commuting-slog is arguably not one we’ve been missing. However, many businesses are now preparing phased ‘return to work’ plans which will, of course, see the resurrection of… Read more »

4 Reasons Why Performance Management is Not an HR Exercise but a Critical Business Process

The traditional paradigm around performance management, for most of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st, has been of an annual or semi-annual process driven by HR. This has largely involved a cursory check-list driven discussion centering primarily around compensation. Whilst it was arguably not even fit for purpose during the industrial… Read more »

How to Support and Nurture the Wellbeing of a Remote Workforce

In 2019, only 30 percent of the UK workforce had worked from home, according to statistics from the Office of National Statistics. Fast forward to the current day, millions of UK workers are now working from home due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, businesses across the country have had to adapt their employee policies to support a remote workforce, including updating their employee wellness policies to protect and keep… Read more »

10 Things Employers Need to Know When Preparing for IR35

From 6 April 2020, most private sector companies that engage limited company contractors, whether directly or via an agency, become responsible for determining the tax status (known as ‘IR35’) of those assignments. Preparing for IR35 is a major exercise for businesses with large numbers of contractors and therefore, careful planning is essential for mitigating the… Read more »

7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Building a Talent Pool

Building and nurturing a talent pool is one of the most effective ways to support a business’s long term growth plans. When managed well, this approach can help businesses hire top quality talent faster and more cheaply than a reactive recruitment model. However, despite its obvious benefits, many organisations struggle with making talent pooling a… Read more »

9 Facts You NEED To Know About Upskilling Tech Talent

Did you know that one of every four of your employees is looking for a job? That means tomorrow, a quarter of your company could be quitting… As technology innovations accelerate and advance business processes, many senior business leaders are finding that recruitment for sought after talent is taking longer – by an average of… Read more »

3 Ways CSR Can Boost Employee Satisfaction

CSR for employees

More and more companies are finding that corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives positively impact employee satisfaction and business in general. In 2018, the highest levels of volunteering were seen in students (24%) and in people employed for under eight hours a week (25%), according to a study by Caf UK. This is likely to be… 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 HR Processes You Can Improve With the Use of HR Automation Tools

The HR department is responsible for the security, management and transfer of high-compliance employee data. Many of the processes managed by HR are time-consuming and require the highest attention to detail and utmost accuracy. Afterall, no matter what process, one-single piece of inaccurate information could mean the difference in an employee getting paid or not,… 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 »

5 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy at Work

If you want your business to really succeed, it’s crucial you take care of your employees. Their happiness at work determines how motivated and productive they are. Therefore, if they aren’t happy, they aren’t going to be working as hard as they could be. This can have a significant impact on the business. The question… 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 »

4 Reasons Why Having an Office Dog is a Good Idea

Owning a dog not only brings joy and unwavering companionship to our lives, it’s also a great decision as far as our health is concerned. It’s widely known that owning a dog helps support our health and well-being; they fill our hearts with love and help keep our hearts healthy! Research shows that owning a… 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 »