Posts Categorised: Oasis HR

Why Taking a Career Break Can Boost Your Career

While it was once considered a risk to take a career break, around 31.7 per cent of UK professionals have successfully taken time out during their careers. People may choose to take a career break to concentrate on family commitments, volunteering, travelling or studying, before returning to their job. But while as an employee, you… Read more »

Oasis HR Group’s International Women of the Year 2019

What’s International Women’s Day? “International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. “International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over… Read more »

Staff Turnover Statistics That Every Employer Should Know About

A ‘quick-reference’ staff turnover guide for HR and Recruitment professionals to help understand why employees quit their jobs and what can be done to counter it. Employees quit their jobs for different reasons. However, it’s never a good sign for a business when it experiences a high staff turnover rate. More often than not, the… Read more »

The 2018 Annual Oasis Recruitment Awards: Winners Reveal

Over the past 12 months we have had the privilege of working with some amazing HR candidates and clients; and what a year it’s been! As we move into our new financial year, we are delighted to share some of the major team achievements we have enjoyed. The Oasis Recruitment Awards (ORAs), now in their second… Read more »

6 Key Actions to Tick off your GDPR Checklist

The GDPR deadline might have passed, but HR and Recruitment professionals responsible for processing candidate and employee data still need to consider whether their adapted processes ensure they’re GDPR compliant. A few months ago you couldn’t open your inbox, visit LinkedIn or read an industry publication without seeing the GDPR acronym. And whilst we’re now… Read more »

GDPR at a Glance

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018, with strict new rules and large penalties – up to €20 million (!) – for businesses who fail to comply… Our HR Think Tank Series partner, Hollaroo, have produced a  number of resources to help summarise the relevant elements of GDPR… Read more »

The Inaugural Oasis Recruitment Awards – Winners Revealed!

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We are very pleased to announce the winners from the inaugural Oasis Recruitment Awards. These awards mark the end of a brilliant 12 months with much success to be celebrated. A huge well done to all this year’s well-deserving winners: Rob Bascombe – Billing Champion & Best Client service Franki Crosse – Lifetime Billings Award… Read more »

Franki goes to… China!

Senior Consultant, Franki Crosse, has just returned from a six month sabbatical from Oasis HR. In this blog series titled ‘Franki goes to…’ we document her travels around the world and keep up to speed with what she’s been doing on her adventure! So the time has flown and I’m now sitting on our office… Read more »

Franki goes to… Borneo

Senior Consultant, Franki Crosse, is currently on a five month sabbatical from Oasis HR. In this blog series titled ‘Franki goes to…’ we follow her travels around the world and keep up to speed with what she’s been up to on her adventure! And so I’m sitting down to reflect on Borneo in another slightly… Read more »

Mental Health & Wellbeing – We do ‘wellness’… But do we?

This blog is a contribution to Rachel Hodgson’s (HR Consultant) ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing‘ series which documents the reality of mental health conditions and how we should ALL be focusing on prevention to provide a lasting change: My focus this month is on inclusion of mental health in overall wellness programmes to support the effort on… Read more »

Everything you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy

Following a recent Resourcing Think Tank titled ‘Responding to the Apprenticeship Levy’, we wanted to provide a simple resource to answer all your questions around what the Levy actually means. Kate Temple-Brown, Apprenticeship Levy consultant and enthusiast, addresses the key headlines of the Levy below: Apprenticeship Levy – the background From April 2017 a new tax is being… Read more »

Franki goes to… Myanmar

Senior Consultant, Franki Crosse, is currently on a five month sabbatical from Oasis HR. In this blog series titled ‘Franki goes to…’ we follow her travels around the world and keep up to speed with what she’s been up to on her adventure! As is becoming the pattern for my blog writing, I’m now sitting… Read more »

The Oasis of Recruitment – 5 Reasons I LOVE my Job

I’ve been putting off writing this blog for awhile now. Not because I don’t enjoy writing, or that I don’t believe in what I’m writing about. I do. However, I was worried that the words I jotted down would come across cheesy, overly promotional and a bit too ‘gushy’… The reason I’m writing this blog… Read more »

Mental Health in Schools: What should we be doing to help?

This blog is a contribution to Rachel Hodgson’s (HR Consultant) ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing‘ series which documents the reality of mental health conditions and how we should ALL be focusing on prevention to provide a lasting change: Mental Health in Schools Last month I introduced Mental Health – Workplace, at home and beyond – WHY should… Read more »

Franki goes to… Bollywood!

Senior Consultant, Franki Crosse, is currently on a five month sabbatical from Oasis HR. In this blog series titled ‘Franki goes to…’ we follow her travels around the world and keep up to speed with what she’s been up to on her adventure! It’s Monday morning UK time, I’ve just seen my team group WhatsApp starting our… Read more »

Mental Health & Wellbeing: Workplace, Home and Beyond – WHY should I care?

This blog is a contribution to Rachel Hodgson’s (HR Consultant) ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing‘ series which documents the reality of mental health conditions and how we should ALL be focusing on prevention to provide a lasting change: Introducing Mental Health and Wellbeing This blog aims to introduce Mental Health for the workplace, at home and… Read more »

School is in Session: 5 Lessons on Better Graduate Engagement

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When it comes to successful graduate recruitment, engagement is everything. Tomorrow’s talent wants to connect with real people, experience the authenticity of a brand, and delve into company culture — all before they even consider applying. But what is the best way to facilitate that? Graduate recruitment remains one of the most cost-effective ways to make… 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 »

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 »

Can Predictive Analytics really be better than a human recruiter

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“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 »

How to develop a reusable maternity cover plan

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Having a maternity cover plan in place makes good business sense for all employers. I’m going to take you through the things that you need to consider when arranging maternity cover. Once you’ve written your plan you can easily edit it to suit for each member of staff as you will have a template to… Read more »

Employee Performance Reviews: Productive or Destructive?

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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 »

Diversity without Inclusion is not Enough

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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 »

What Your Business Can Learn From Talent Management In Sport

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With only a few games left in the football league season, thoughts of supporters begin turning to the summer transfer window, during which hundreds of millions of pounds will be spent, as players are traded, based on the talent they have and the demand for their specific skills. However, look past the eye-watering sums of… Read more »

Candidate Experience and the Path to Enlightenment……

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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?

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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 »

The Top Trends in HR Change Management – 2015

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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 »

For the Sake of the Integrity of the Recruitment Profession, Please Stop!

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Having worked in the Recruitment industry for seven years I’ve seen a huge amount of great work, both agency side and in-house. There is, however, something in particular that still happens frequently which I believe creates significant damage to an industry I feel extremely proud to be a part of. I’m talking about agencies and… Read more »

The Contributing Factors behind Employee Engagement

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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 »

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 »

Oasis HR does the Movember Awards

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This November Oasis HR is going a step further than just having team members take part in Movember. We have also extended an invite to all our candidates and clients to send in pictures of their Movember moustaches and have promised to donate £5 to the Movember charities for each picture we receive. We will… Read more »

Oasis HR Shortlisted for an Employee Engagement Award

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We are delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for an Employee Engagement Award within the category of ‘Engagement Project of the Year (Private Sector: 0-50 employees)’. Results of the inaugural EE Awards will be revealed on 28th January 2015 at a ceremony being held at the Brewery, London. The nomination follows the implementation of our… Read more »

Oasis HR wins 7th Recruitment Industry Award

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Oasis HR has been honoured with our 3rd consecutive win at the Recruitment Business Awards, which took place on Thursday 25th September 2014 at the Manchester Mercure Piccadilly Hotel. The prestigious, annual awards pride themselves on recognising and rewarding the elite of the UK Recruitment Industry. Oasis HR managed to ‘pip competition to the post’… Read more »

Oasis HR Team Members Complete Gruelling Tough Mudder Event

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We are very proud to announce that two of the team at Oasis HR completed, the extremely challenging, Tough Mudder at the weekend (and are definitely feeling it today). Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit. Tough Mudder proclaims itself to be one of… Read more »