'Recruitment and HR'

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

Recruiters! Ten things your hiring manager hates about you

October 15, 2020 3:43 pm (And how to turn things around, to create a better working relationship…) We all know why recruiters sometimes get frustrated with hiring managers. A poor hiring manager stalls the recruitment process and loses you candidates (then probably blames you…) They give vague, muddled job descriptions. They’re impossible to please. And they make poor hiring decisions… Read more

31 practical ways to improve quality of hire in 2021

September 9, 2020 10:28 am Quality of hire is recruiters’ most valuable metric, LinkedIn’s Future of Recruiting Report 2019 shows. Some 88% of recruiting professionals said quality of hire would be very important over the next five years. That’s an acceleration of a trend we’ve seen for years. Back in 2016, for example, LinkedIn’s Global Reporting Trends Report showed quality… Read more

Recruiter looking for a new job? Here’s a practical toolkit to help

August 27, 2020 1:08 pm Coronavirus cuts mean lots of recruiters are unexpectedly looking for a new job. Tech recruiters have been hit especially hard, for example. Like Sonder, who’ve had to lay-off 80% of their recruitment team. And in the UK, the latest figures show there are three-quarters of a million fewer people on payroll in August compared to… Read more

Using Rec-Tech to Manage Soaring Application Volumes

July 7, 2020 12:00 pm Recruiters are instrumental to business recovery – but they face a huge challenge. Here’s how to empower them to overcome it.  According to the World Economic Forum, UK unemployment is forecasted to hit 9% by the end of lockdown. In the US, 15%. COVID-19 may cost the equivalent of 305 million full-time jobs globally.   To… Read more