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Is talent acquisition the best job in HR?

It’s a critical HR function. One that could potentially make or break your business. After all, the people you hire will shape its future. Make a major mistake when hiring new staff and it could cost you. But that’s not to say that this pressure doesn’t come without reward. And we think Talent Acquisition is one…

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Shazam, and the future of recruitment

Since I joined the Recruitment industry, however many moons ago, there has been an incredible shift in the way that people hire. We used to notice the flow of hiring cycles, changing on a bi-annual basis almost. It was either a candidates’ market or a clients’ market. The candidates would either hold all the power…

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What does it take to win?

It’s a question asked by sports teams across the country. What can they do to ensure they win, time after time? It’s a question that Dave Brailsford and his professional cycling team, Team Sky, ask on a daily basis. And one that has resulted in them winning the world’s most prestigious cycling race, Le Tour…

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Hottest Jobs of the Year

January is a busy month for job hunters, with the number of job applications increasing by a whopping 100%. Maybe it’s those torrid January blues, or perhaps a New Year’s resolution that’s actually being followed through.   So with all these applications being made, which job roles will be the most sought after in 2016?…

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Are recruitment agency fees going up?

Will the skills shortage trigger an increase in recruitment agency fees, and do they represent good value? When you sell a car, or house, its value is not determined by you, it’s determined by the market; what similar cars or houses sell for and, therefore, what buyers are prepared to pay for them. You may…

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HR must evolve or it may die

Occasionally, we get a bit frustrated with the mindset of those responsible for recruiting within an organisation — more often than not a company’s HR department — when they are reluctant to try something new. Something like our online recruitment marketplace. We understand that what we do is different. Very different. For many years, companies have…

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Is your PSL holding you back?

Ah the Preferred Supplier List (PSL). That trusty list you can rely on to fill any vacancy that pops up. But is it also somewhat of a convenient excuse to close the door on other agencies (and platforms) when they come knocking?   Don’t get us wrong – PSLs have their place. They can help…

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The most in-demand digital skills

There are 745,000 additional workers with digital skills needed by 2017, so understandably demand for talent is high. Employers are becoming more and more concerned about being able to find the right people to fill roles. And rightly so. But what exactly are the top digital skills being recruited? We take a look at the…

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Bridging the digital skills gap

It’s the hot topic on every HR professional and recruiter’s lips – the skills shortage. And no where is this more pronounced than at the leading edge of technology. But what do we really mean when we talk about a digital skills shortage? Most of the us own a smart phone, are active on at…

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How to build culture

Take a look around. What’s it like in your office? Are people wandering round looking like silent zombies, afraid to speak out or, dare we say it, have fun? Developing a good office culture will help create a more productive atmosphere and encourage teams to work better together. They’ll be more enthusiastic. More effective. And…

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