Why Aren’t There More Women At Board Level In The Recruitment Industry?

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Earlier this year, The Guardian reported that there are more men called John heading up FTSE 100 firms than there are women bosses. Moreover, there are almost three times as many men with the title ‘Sir’ than there are women at senior level. This harsh reality is actually an improvement on the historical gender imbalance. We take a look at the recruitment sector to see the state of play.

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Placing the Right People: The Google and MI5 Way

Placing the right people for your businessFinding the right people for your organisation is fundamental to its growth and well-being. We take a look at how some of the largest organisations manage to recruit well.

In recruitment, there is no magic formula. On paper a candidate may seem ideal, only for there to be something intangibly lacking at interview stage. Others, who may have been perfect for the role, may fall through the net due to a poor CV. Recruitment is more of an art than a science, and gut instinct combined with years of experience has shown to be the most reliable method of hiring the perfect fit.

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Three Wise Policies For HR Professionals: Part 3 – The Post-Christmas Blues

Post-Christmas Work BluesThe run-up to Christmas in the office will undoubtedly be an exciting, yet frantic time. Spirits will be high as employees look forward to a well-deserved rest over Christmas and members of staff will be working hard to complete any outstanding work in time to enjoy the festivities.

But amid the festive celebrations will be the despondent realisation that, by the New Year, the feeling of merriment and cheer will soon fade, otherwise known as the post-Christmas blues. January even has its own day dedicated to this feeling, known as ‘blue Monday’, which is the third Monday of the month and has been found to be the most depressing day of the year.

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Three Wise Policies For HR Professionals: Part 2 –The Trouble With Alcohol

Christmas partyIf something is going to ruin your office Christmas party, the chances are that it will involve alcohol. In fact, most problems that arise either during or after the office Christmas party are the direct result of employees overindulging on their favourite festive tipples.

While the office Christmas party is an opportunity for members of staff to unwind and have fun, it’s important that some employees don’t get carried away when the drinks begin to flow…

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