Monday, 26 June 2017

Apps, interactivity, Big Data in recruiting

“Efficiency” was once a euphemism for redundancies. Today, it is far more likely to mean resourcefulness. Being efficient in our modern, digital landscape means finding creative uses for the Big Data that is collected almost as a by-product of everyday activities. Digital Transformation Necessity is the mother of invention – or so the saying goes. […]

Friday, 16 June 2017

Addressing fears of the ‘robot recruiter’

Recruitment must value long term planning Britain braces for turbulence in the jobs market after an inconclusive general election in the run up to Brexit. But there is a growing sense of time running out if we are to avoid recruitment chaos. So how can an industry achieve stability in these uncertain times? 96 per […]

Monday, 5 June 2017

The right and wrong ways to address skills gap

It seems as though every major economy is experiencing a skills shortage at present. This week, we see how the skills gap has caused one police force to change its tactics – and has provided money-making opportunities for those on the other side of the law, too. The Met opens the door to recruit new […]

Friday, 19 May 2017

Soft skills and respect: the secret to success

Your workplace culture is more important to the success of your business than you may realise. Among the stories making the headlines for recruiters this week were reports into the significance of respect and how soft skills will matter most for tomorrow’s recruits. Improve your work-life balance: expert advice for recruiters The world of recruitment […]

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Migrant, graduate and green: the new workforce

It’s not just jobs and businesses that are changing: workers are changing, too. Although we often hear when opportunities are scarce, or rights are eroded, we know less about the ways recruits are reshaping the workplace to fit their own attitudes and objectives. This week we look at some of the methods that recruiters and […]

Monday, 8 May 2017

Automation, gamification, AI and monetising the CV: the future of recruitment?

This week’s news round-up has a futuristic feel as we take a look at some of the ways the recruitment experience will change to meet the demands of tomorrow’s world: from artificial intelligence to creative interviews; to candidates trading their CV as a commodity. “Fourth industrial revolution” boosts Australian tech Automation will create new opportunities […]

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

SMEs, Stress in the workplace and Skilled Communication

Brexit negotiations will continue to generate headlines until a settlement is reached but, in Australia, new visa restrictions are causing some similar doubts in the nation’s own recruitment market. And do you work in one of the UK’s most stressful regions? Brexit impact on SME recruitment Another voice from the recruitment industry has expressed concern […]