An onboarding program is essential to the success of your new hires. It eases the new employee’s transition into the organization and lays the groundwork for their employment. There are a number of ways to approach the development of your company’s onboarding program, but no matter how you choose to onboard employees, your process should align with
Blockchain is a new and disruptive technology, little understood by most of us who don’t work in the financial sector or hold cryptocurrency. Yet in many industries — including the HR and recruiting sector — pioneers are finding valuable uses for blockchain that extend well beyond bitcoin. “Essentially, blockchain is an open, decentralized database that is operated by more than one party,”
The days of hard-copy recommendation letters privately shared with prospective employers are over. Now, it’s all about LinkedIn recommendations. LinkedIn recommendations give prospective employers valuable insight into your skills and accomplishments. They stand as public proof of your professional reputation, because they’re tied back to the profiles of those who give them.
The way networking operates is similar to the way a little yeast works through a batch of dough: Both require time, a little massaging, and consistency. Given that, in certain circumstances, 85 percent of all jobs are filled through networking, it behooves every professional to learn how to network.
The latest Robert Walters UK Jobs Index has revealed that job vacancies for HR professionals rose by 25% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year.
Things can change overnight in the tech sector, and savvy companies must stay on top of shifting trends or risk becoming irrelevant. Adapting to recruitment challenges enables companies to attract top talent, while businesses that fail to keep a finger on the pulse of the industry’s workforce might find themselves scraping the bottom of the
At some point in every job interview, the interviewer will ask you to list your greatest strengths. It might seem like a simple question, but not everyone is prepared to give an accurate and impressive answer.
CIPD Acting Chief Economist Ian Brinkley comments on the latest labour market statistics from the ONS
Everywhere you look, employers are complaining about their inability to find qualified applicants for critical positions. But the whole situation is rather ironic: There are 10+ million workers who can’t find jobs, but employers report they can’t find employees.
These days, it seems almost impossible to keep employees on staff for longer than a few years. According to A Snapshot of Competition for Talent in the U.S., a research report from software-as-a-service provider iCIMS, more than half of all full-time employees are willing to dump their employers for the gig economy, and 63 percent of full-time employees
Midlands Engine key to Government’s ‘devolution revolution’, says Business Secretary Sajid Javid The Business Secretary has insisted that driving Midlands growth is key to the Government’s ‘devolution revolution’ following criticism of a lack of focus on the Midlands Engine in the Budget. Find out more
Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Thursday 3rd March, 9am-4pm On Thursday 3rd March, The Nottingham Business Expo will take place at The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham from 9am until 4pm. With over 120 companies attending the Expo this year, it has almost doubled its number of exhibitors since its first year in 2015. The Nottingham Business Expo saw
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.
Finding 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,
The 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
If 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
As the festive season approaches, businesses will be looking forward to the fresh challenges of the New Year, reflecting on the successes of 2015 and celebrating with office Christmas parties. While most members of staff will consider the Christmas party the highlight of the social calendar, for many red-faced employees the evening could be one
A recent report has found that employment in Britain is at an all-time high since 2008. With a record number of people in work over the last seven years, more people than ever before are securing their ideal job placements. Despite this steady rate of growth across the nation, the West Midlands remains a region