Recruitment: why job brand is now more important than employer brand

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Getting a job has become a bit of a race. Candidates are applying for more companies than ever before, and because of this the celebrated ‘purpose’ of employer value propositions are starting to have less impact than we might think. Nowadays jobseekers are applying for roles across a range of industries. Employers now need to […]

Celebrating individualism in the workplace

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The whole may be greater than the sum of its parts, but that doesn’t mean we should view and treat our workers as one and the same. Allowing your employees’ idiosyncrasies to shine in the workplace is key to creating a thriving culture of creativity and entrepreneurialism. Workplace culture is on nearly every people professional’s […]

Do we really need to measure the ROI of our people?

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The answer to this article’s question, through my experience to date, is no, we need to stop trying to measure the ROI on our people. Through my experience to date in international sales and strategic HR, there has been a considerable amount of human potential, and therefore organisational potential, being left on the table. The […]

Taking control of your career journey: preparing for future skills

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How can employers and employees prepare for a future demand in skills, particularly when they may not even exist yet? Well, one thing’s for sure, collaboration will be key to ensure the sustainable evolution of the modern workplace. Skill sets change over time. They always have; they always will. Assessing the impact of this is part […]

Why do we naturally delegate based on personality?

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The ability to delegate effectively is the cornerstone of excellent leadership, so why does it so often become clouded by poor personal judgement. This article examines ways to avoid the personality trap and become a better delegator. Whether we like it or not, we naturally delegate based on personality. Put another way, would we really […]

The future of talent acquisition: traditional recruitment models are no longer enough

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Companies need to address outdated talent acquisition strategies and focus on training, automation, upskilling and nuturing existing talent. For decades, employers have followed the same, standard hiring processes: “I have a demand for X role – and I must find someone to fill that gap.” But this approach no longer works.  Organisations are being disrupted from every […]

Functionary to visionary: changing the skills conversation

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Businesses needn’t be fearful of AI, in fact they should embrace technology to help with functional tasks and encourage softer human skills that computers cannot replicate. The Bank of England’s recent warning about thousands of jobs being at risk from AI is just the latest in a series of scare stories about technology. It seems we […]

How can HR handle demand for cyber security jobs in 2019?

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As global threats increase, cyber security experts are highly sought after. HR professionals need to find new ways to attract, retain and develop talent in this relatively new and competitive market. The year 2018 will be remembered by many as the year that organisations grappled with a smorgasbord of cybersecurity and data-related challenges. From the introduction of GDPR […]

How to solve the diversity crisis in local government leadership

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There is a leadership gulf in local government when it comes to BAME representation – a problem caused by institutions and society as a whole. If there were more role models then individuals would be empowered to reach outside their perceived boundaries.  In October, the Prime Minister announced that public services, including the NHS, armed forces, schools and the police force will […]

The selection process: algorithmic bias or bias against algorithms?

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The use of algorithms to select candidates, or indeed any kind of pre-defined criteria, has its limitations in the world of recruitment. So, can there ever be a definitive way to review applicants efficiently and fairly?  Amazon Gender-Diversity Fail Shows Limits of Tech read the headline from Reuters on October 10. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? The dangers posed by AI is […]

5 ways experience design can drive innovation and collaboration in the workplace

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For the average company, 80% of costs are allotted to talent, meaning that even modest changes to workers’ productivity, satisfaction and engagement can yield demonstrable returns on investment. After all, on average, happy employees have 31% higher productivity, 37% higher sales performance and creativity levels three times higher than their unhappy counterparts. For this reason […]

How can organisations improve job quality?

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There’s so much rich insight coming out of the academic sector that HR professionals need to know. At Academics’ Corner we feature the best HR researchers that tell you what they’ve found and what you need to do differently on the back of the research. Get connected to the academic sector through Academics’ Corner and […]

“That’s not fair!” When individual deals challenge the fairness in teams

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There’s so much rich insight coming out of the academic sector that HR professionals need to know. At Academics’ Corner we feature the best HR researchers that tell you what they’ve found and what you need to do differently on the back of the research. Get connected to the academic sector through Academics’ Corner and […]

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