Posts Categorised: Resourcing Think Tank

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 »

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 »

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 »

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… 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 »

Turning Recruitment Metrics into Meaningful Business Success Indicators

As strategic HR professionals (who want to be taken seriously!) aren’t we bored of simply talking cost and time when it comes to measuring our impact? Our HR Think Tank Series partner, Hollaroo, share their take on what it means to turn recruitment data into genuine indicators of success… The internet is full of great… Read more »

RTT – GDPR as a Candidate Opportunity

Whilst the message surrounding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been associated with legal compliance and risk mitigation, we believe that, viewed through a slightly more positive lens, employers can use the change to create competitive advantage in their quest to attract and retain the very best and inclusive talent. These are the thoughts… Read more »

RTT – Developing a Successful Referral Programme

An effective referral programme can be a powerful, economical channel to source fantastic talent; however one that can often be challenging to master. From structuring and incentivising the scheme, through to successfully marketing and managing the process, there are several elements deemed critical to ensure a referral scheme success. It seems that all too often… Read more »

RTT – Inducting and Onboarding New Starters: Getting the Basics Right

Onboarding is a complex and often poorly executed part of the employee engagement cycle. Whether it’s inducting an external hire or supporting an internal move, perfecting this process is crucial to establishing a positive employee relationship.  A common challenge associated with onboarding is maintaining control of a central process that’s consistent for all employees.  These… Read more »

RTT – High Volume Recruitment: Assessment Methods and Candidate Experience

Delivering a poor candidate experience is a surefire way to damage your brand. And with 72% of candidates sharing negative feedback online or with a peer, it’s never been more important to get this part of the recruitment process right. For businesses dealing with high volume recruitment, the emphasis placed on strengthening the candidate experience is… Read more »

HRLTT – Automation and its Impact on HR

Over the past decade we’ve experienced tremendous advancements in the field of technology, and as such, various HR processes and activities can be completed much faster and more accurately than ever before. With the rise of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence, innovators in our sector continue to truly push the boundaries of what’s possible. However, as… Read more »

RTT – Getting to Grips with GDPR in Recruitment and HR

In light of the increasingly digital landscape that dominates the world of today, a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into force next May to help protect personal data. These regulations will undoubtedly have huge implications for businesses who possess or control data, therefore it’s crucial our policies and procedures help ensure… Read more »

RTT – Recruitment Supplier Value: Getting More For Your Money

The majority of businesses will have a degree of reliance on recruitment suppliers. Whether it’s down to drivers relating to time, quality or unique skills, most companies will have external agencies tucked away in their recruitment arsenal to fill certain positions. However, as we’re all aware, using a recruitment supplier inevitably comes with a price tag. For… Read more »

RTT – 5 things to Consider when Selecting and Implementing an ATS

Many organisations complain about their ATS, even if they have just implemented a new system. Given that an ATS is such a crucial piece of technology, how can organisations ensure that they select a system that appropriately supports their business, aligns against their budget and resource levels; and is future proof? While other business areas… Read more »

My HR Director does not ​want Accurate Recruitment Data, Reporting or Analytics!

“The HR Director does​ not want accurate data and reporting in case they d​o​n’t like the answers…” “​We ​know ​our ​current data is really poor but we don’t know where to start…” “​Our​ head is in the sand…” These are just three snippets from recent conversations I’ve had with Talent Acquisition professionals working for FTSE… Read more »

RTT – I know you’re not… but is the Government ready for the Apprenticeship Levy?

In spring this year the way the government funds apprenticeships will be changing. From 6th April we will see the introduction of an Apprenticeship Levy that requires UK organisations with a ‘pay bill’ of over £3m a year to invest in apprenticeship schemes.   For many businesses, offering apprenticeship schemes is new territory and will require… Read more »

RTT – Strategic Workforce Planning and Forecasting

In times of unprecedented change, many organisations struggle to adequately balance supply and demand when it comes to their workforce. Once the preserve of the management consultancies and professional services organisations, the need for solid insight that supports better resource planning decisions (in a function already flooded with data) is now routinely sought by HR… Read more »

TTT – Global Talent Development Programmes and Measuring their Success

Organisations are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to developing talent programmes to help their employees fulfil their potential, and achieve and maintain competitive advantage. What’s critical is that such talent programmes are closely aligned to the business’s long-term objectives and succession planning needs. During this session we discussed talent programmes on a global scale… Read more »

RTT – Managing a Large Pool of Contractors

The growth of the contractor market has played an incredibly significant role in shaping the UK’s economy over the last 12 months. And for some industries, notably IT and construction, the demand for skilled contractors is showing no signs of slowing. More people than ever are seeking opportunities that provide greater flexibility than a traditional 9-5 ‘job for… Read more »

Recruiting Redefined: How Marketing and Sales Changed the Game

In today’s highly competitive field of recruitment, landing the best available talent requires organisations to rethink their resourcing strategies. In recent decades recruiting has undergone a paradigm shift. Traditionally, top organisations outsourced their recruitment work to external agencies. Yet as the demand for skilled employees increased and unemployment decreased, organisations began bringing their recruitment processes in-house. Human… Read more »

DTT – Diversity as a Business Strategy

HR functions have been proactively championing and pushing the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) agenda for a long time; but does it have the required buy-in from the rest of the business or is it still just a ‘tick-box’ exercise for many organisations? It’s often easy to find yourself repeating the same practices out of habit… Read more »

RTT – Integrating Marketing and Recruitment

An increasing number of organisations are embracing the concept that recruiters should be thinking more like marketers, and rightly so. However it is often challenging to integrate marketing with recruitment to ensure that there is a consistent message and clear lines of accountability. Successful recruitment marketing tends to come down to two key components; firstly… Read more »

RTT – Using Technology to Enhance Candidate Engagement and Experience

Candidate experience seems to be on everyone’s agenda.  Companies are beginning to join the dots and understand the wider implications that an applicant’s experience can have on their brand. One American airline calculated that their rejected applicants spent over $40m a year on flights. They started to give rejected candidates $10 vouchers off their next… Read more »

RTT – Video and the Recruitment Lifecycle: A Tool to Attract, Engage and Select

Over the last five years, using video for interviewing and as a candidate engagement tool has become widely used within the recruitment process across an ever-growing range of industries. In addition, its use has expanded far into the employee lifecycle. This Resourcing Think Tank looked at how we can ensure it becomes an intuitive part of… Read more »

RTT – Is your Selection Process fit for Purpose?

An organisation’s selection process provides a valuable window to assess the potential value a candidate can offer. It’s therefore important to make sure that you understand the attributes of a good hire and that the screening tools you use are helping recruit these individuals. Measuring the potential impact they have on the business’s bottom line… Read more »

RTT – External Resourcing Metrics and Analytics across Financial Services

Having access to accurate MI, reporting and analytics is essential to maximising the performance of any Financial Services Resourcing function. Whilst many Financial Services companies have their own internal analytics capability, enabling them to analyse historical performance, most don’t have access to accurate external market analytics or performance data. Those that do usually rely on… Read more »

RTT – Inclusion Across your Organisation: From Resourcing to Harnessing the Diverse Workforce

Topic Overview: Inclusion is rightly in the front of everyone’s minds, but is it only HR and the Board that really care about it? Most Hiring Managers are focused on their view of the ‘best’ candidate and often give little regard to Inclusion when making selection decisions. Therefore, is it Recruitment’s role to provide inclusive attraction methodologies, data… Read more »

RTT – Talent & Skills Incubators

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank held on Thursday 25th February and hosted by BAE Systems, Applied Intelligence’s Adam Blacker (Global Head of Recruitment). This Think Tank sought to discuss approaches to the “Talent and Skills Incubators”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the… Read more »

RTT – The Evolution of the Referral Programme

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank held on Thursday 11th February and hosted by Mace. This Think Tank sought to discuss approaches to the “Evolution of the Referral Programme”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior Talent Acquisition professionals from… Read more »

RTT – Developing a Culture where Everyone is a Recruiter

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on 28th January 2016 hosted by James Ryding, Head of Talent Acquisition, Easyjet. This Think Tank sought to bring together thoughts and experiences in regards to Developing a culture where everyone is a recruiter. The following summary has been prepared to… Read more »

RTT- Designing and Implementing a fit for purpose multi-site Resourcing model

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank held on Tuesday the 3rd of December and hosted by Jenny Parry, Group Head of Talent @Bakkavor Group. This Think Tank sought to discuss the approaches to “Designing and Implementing a fit for purpose multi-site Resourcing model.”. The following summary has been prepared… Read more »

RTT- 2nd Generation Talent Pooling

Talent Pooling

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank held on Tuesday the 12th of November and hosted by Ian Woodward, Group HR Director @Caesars Entertainment. This Think Tank sought to discuss the approaches to “2nd Generation Talent Pooling”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion… Read more »

RTT- Candidate engagement and expectation in Financial Services

candidates expectations

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank held on Tuesday the 13th of October and hosted by Harrods’ Hannah Howe. This Think Tank sought to discuss the approaches to “Candidate engagement and expectation in Financial Services”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held… Read more »

RTT- Increasing Direct Hiring in an Agency Reliant Business

Direct Hiring

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank held on Thursday the 29th September and hosted by Wates’ Laura Underwood. This Think Tank sought to discuss approaches to “Increasing Direct Hiring in an Agency Reliant Business”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst… Read more »

RTT- Employer Branding: Taking Recruitment to a Marketing Level

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank held on Tuesday 15th September and hosted by Diageo’s Andrew Porter. This Think Tank sought to discuss approaches to “Employer Branding: Taking Recruitment to a Marketing Level”. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior… Read more »

RTT – Gender Diversity: Overcoming the Obstacles of Attracting and Recruiting Women into Male Dominated Industries

Gender diversity

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 9th July 2015 hosted by Verizon’s Anthony Lasocki (Head of Talent Acquisition, EMEA) titled ‘Gender Diversity: Overcoming the Obstacles of Attracting and Recruiting Women into Male Dominated Industries’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of… Read more »

RTT – Bridging the Gap Between Resourcing and Talent

Jigsaw puzzle piece

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Wednesday 24th June 2015, hosted by Which?’s Emily Woolley (Resourcing Manager), and titled ‘Bridging the Gap between Resourcing and Talent’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior Recruitment and Talent professionals… Read more »

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 »

RTT – Segmentation vs. 360: Structuring the Internal Recruitment Function

Business Structure

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 »

RTT – Redefining Recruiter KPIs

KPI graphs

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 »

RTT – The Real Impact of Video Interviewing

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 »

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

Technology

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 »