Analysis

A reality check on purpose: Myth 1

How has purpose transformed some of the world’s largest brands? Hear from the people who work at those organisations and make it happen.

Marketing, HR 23 October 2017

Candid talking from candidates

Asking candidates what they think of you can benefit hiring – and employer brand.

19 September 2017

Programmatic advertising

Black art or a recruiter's saviour?

Marketing, IT/Telecoms 19 September 2017

Recruitment sees recent spate of MBO activity

Management buy-outs (MBOs) have always been a feature of the recruitment industry, but could a recent spate of MBO activity be a sign of things to come? Colin Cottell investigates.

18 May 2017

Dreaming of a big payday

How can recruitment owners achieve the best rewards for their hard work after building a successful new business? Recruiter’s Executive Briefing, sponsored by Panmure Gordon, revealed the secrets, as Colin Cottell reports

14 March 2017

Bitter pill to swallow: the Apprenticeship Levy

On the surface, the Apprenticeship Levy seems like a good move for the UK and its workforce. But as DeeDee Doke reports, Randstad is leading the charge for common sense to prevail as its abiding principles don’t add up for recruiters, businesses and apprentices alike

IT/Telecoms, Legal 18 November 2016
Research

Building tomorrow's workforce

Research from best practice insight and technology company CEB reveals a worrying demand...

Job boards: Searching for a better solution

Sue Weekes looks at how jobseekers are demanding a lot more from the new technology now available to job boards

IT/Telecoms 17 November 2016

Make it Snappy: Recruiting with Snapchat

The photo-messaging app Snapchat is a lot of fun.

A firm approach to proactive recruiting

According to a recent report from The Forum for In-house Recruitment Managers (The FIRM), in-house recruiters are becoming far more proactive in their approach. Colin Cottell reports

24 October 2016

Tried and tested: candidate assessments

The range of online testing and assessment tools is vast and readily available, so recruiters have no reason not to take them up and offer candidates a much better recruitment experience. Sue Weekes explains

Picture sourcing: How Instagram can help you recruit

Instagram has shown the world the sense of community that can be built largely by sharing pictures and video. Since launching in 2010, the social network has acquired 500m active users per month but what relevance does it have for sourcing?

Keeping the momentum going

Although latest reports reveal a rosy picture for the recruitment industry, the sector needs to look internally at how to attract and maintain their own talent to keep riding the success story wave. Colin Cottell reports

HR 24 October 2016

Helping prisoners dance to a new rhythm

For those who spend time at Her Majesty’s pleasure, the punishment is likely to continue long after they walk back out through the prison gates.

Education 4 October 2016

Flexing those working terms

A review is underway to modernise the UK’s employment and tax policies, including whether even the various means of describing workers are still valid.
Colin Cottell investigates

Education 4 October 2016

Techno dreams become reality

Sue Weekes looks at four technologies that are gathering momentum in the recruitment world

HR, Legal 4 October 2016

SAP's big bang theory to attract talent

To compete with the sexy tech firms, SAP decided to overhaul its employer brand in a quest to find out what great looks like. Sue Weekes discovered how SAP went about it

4 October 2016

What's the deal with WhatsApp?

The mobile messaging app WhatsApp passed its 1bn user milestone earlier this year but many recruiters still see it as a tool used by the younger generation.

Digital is booming - but that's not all good news

Recruiters such as Gemini People are riding the wave of the expanding creative and digital market. But, as Colin Cottell discovers, success brings its own challenges that must be overcome if recruiters are to build a sustainable future

PageGroup telethon is good (work) experience

Consultants at international recruiter PageGroup have helped a charity secure 70 work placements for less advantaged students from Tower Hamlets in a single afternoon telethon.

Education 23 August 2016

Managing the fallout from cyber attacks

Insurance experts say the initial impact of a cyber attack is distressing but the ensuing aftershocks can be catastrophic, reports Colin Cottell

HR, Legal 23 August 2016

Rise of the machines

On-demand platforms are potentially disruptive forces for the recruitment industry. Felix Wetzel explores what advantages these new entrants have over traditional recruitment agencies.

11 Most Influential In-house Recruiters: Leading the resourcing challenge

Driving and effecting change is a key theme for deciding who are the top in-house resourcing influencers this year. Scott Beagrie introduces 2016’s list

23 August 2016

Boost for lending with new legal changes

Upcoming legislation aims to give lending to recruitment agencies a shot in the arm. But is it that simple? Colin Cottell investigates the legal implications

HR, Legal 21 July 2016

Moving the story on

Could this be the biggest story of the 21st century to date?

21 July 2016

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