'Recruitment and HR'

Is video interviewing good or bad for equity, diversity, and inclusion?

September 8, 2021 9:52 am From recruiters’ perspective, video interviewing has heaps of benefits. Not least that it turbocharges the interview process, slashing interviewing time by around 90% and scheduling admin by 95%. But what about from an ED&I perspective? Is video interviewing good or bad for recruiters’ efforts to build a fairer, more inclusive recruitment process? We recently spoke… Read more

Healthcare recruiters! How to solve your six biggest recruitment challenges in 2021

August 10, 2021 9:13 am Healthcare recruitment is on a precipice, facing profound challenges that ultimately threaten care quality and care outcomes. These challenges demand urgent transformation to escape the vicious cycle of ever-more difficult recruitment delivery, ever-increasing turnover, and ever-rising costs. It’s a rocky road – but a faster, fairer, and more cost-effective recruitment function awaits. A few weeks… Read more

12 hands-on ways to build a fair and inclusive recruitment process and culture

July 29, 2021 8:19 am The construction industry has long faced challenges in improving diversity and meeting significant skills shortages. The new HS2 programme – and its huge recruitment needs – offers an opportunity to drive real change. Here are 12 ways SCS JV are making progress.  In June, our Commercial Director Neil Armstrong took to the podium at the… Read more

How local authorities can make progress on ED&I

July 7, 2021 11:46 am Improving equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace is a major priority for every employer, across both the public and private sector. But for local government, ED&I matters even more. For local government, workplace diversity isn’t important only because – as the LGA put it – “everyone should have a right to equal access to employment… Read more

The 6 biggest challenges healthcare recruitment faces in 2021

June 8, 2021 1:41 pm “The global healthcare sector’s problems of escalating demand, budget pressures, and caregiver shortages existed long before COVID-19. However, the current crisis has disrupted both the nature and the timeline of industry transformation.” Deloitte, Global Health Care Outlook 2021 Deloitte say talent-related challenges are one of the four biggest threats healthcare organisations face today. That’s not… Read more

The next COVID-19 recruitment phase: 5 challenges of the Great Rehire and Reboard

May 21, 2021 12:05 pm It’s been a rocky year or so for recruiters. You’d be forgiven for wondering if we’d ever return to “normal”. But as pandemic restrictions start to ease, there are positive signs we’re entering the next phase of COVID-19 recruitment: what the Fosway 9-Grid™ Talent Acquisition Report 2021 call the Great Rehire and Great Reboard. As… Read more

Using devolution to power local government recruitment evolution

April 21, 2021 3:01 pm It’s a turbulent time for local authorities in England. Since devolution was put onto the table in 2014 following Scotland’s independence vote – and Greater Manchester’s groundbreaking deal in November that year – the devolution agenda has been picking up pace. (Read the Briefing Paper). By September 2015, the government had received 38 bids for devolved… Read more

Eight simple-but-powerful onboarding best practices

April 1, 2021 11:59 am Organisations with a standardised onboarding program enjoy 62% greater new hire productivity, Harvard Business Review say. Plus 50% faster time-to-proficiency and 42% lower turnover. Investing in onboarding best practices is an open goal – but lack of clarity and ownership around the process often holds businesses back. Not any more… Here are eight onboarding best practices… Read more

World-class employer branding in four steps

March 4, 2021 11:50 am Employer branding is a big deal, we can all agree. But it’s also an area where there’s still a chasm between the best and the rest. One of the biggest reasons is a lack of clarity around what employer branding actually involves. You might be doing ad-hoc tasks in the name of building your employer… Read more