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.

Paying the price of service level agreements

Procurement-led and cost-driven service level agreements (SLAs) are damaging the relationship between RPOs (recruitment process outsourcers) and their recruitment agency suppliers. Colin Cottell investigates

Executive search, HR 21 July 2016

Mobile-friendly searching

Google recently finished rolling out its ‘mobile-friendly algorithm boost’. This means that mobile-friendly websites appear higher up the search results if the user is searching on a mobile phone. Those that aren’t mobile-ready may find themselves slipping down the rankings.

Transitioning from refugee to worker

A not-for-profit social enterprise company is venturing into an area that most employers and recruitment agencies fear to tread. Transitions London, founded in 2010, aims to help arguably the most marginalised group in the UK labour market: refugees. The figures tell their own story, with the unemployment rate for refugees at around 70%, according to a Department of Work and Pensions research paper in 2002, far higher than for the general population.

Education 19 July 2016

Technology gets to the source of the talent

Whether you are a Sourcing Ninja or an absolute beginner, technology offers recruiters tools to help unearth even the most hidden talent, says Sue Weekes

IT/Telecoms 24 June 2016

Background screening: Who are you hiring?

Employers aren’t treating the screening process for international workers with the seriousness it deserves, warn lawyers and compliance companies. Colin Cottell investigates

IT/Telecoms, Legal 23 June 2016

Samantha Ramsay in the retail House of Fraser

Describing yourself as someone prone to “come up with crazy new fandangled ideas”, and “a bit of a loon that comes up with some random stuff”, is not the sort of thing you expect to hear from a senior resourcing executive.

23 June 2016

Why friendly workplaces are the least innovative

Innovation is crucial to an organisation’s success, and while friendly employee relationships seem to make an ideal working environment, this may not produce the desired creativity a business is looking for. Dr Tom Mom reports

IT/Telecoms, HR 23 June 2016

Will the M&A bang carry on through 2016?

The rest of the year and beyond is set to be an interesting period for recruitment mergers & acquisitions, but potential headwinds on the horizon may dampen activity, says Mark Maunsell

IT/Telecoms, HR 19 May 2016
Data

Data demands

Information has always equalled power, but in 2016 it’s more accurate to replace the word ‘information’ with ‘data’. Sue Weekes investigates

19 May 2016

Winning recruiters rock the night away

Recruitment professionals from across the UK, Europe and as far afield as India gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Mayfair to celebrate an outstanding year in the industry. Hosted by comedian Romesh Ranganathan, who did a splendid job in presenting 29 awards accompanied by a thumping rock & roll soundtrack, the event was hailed as the best yet. Here are just a few snapshots of the evening’s winners

19 May 2016

Sue Cooper: Giving her heart and soul

Three decades or so ago, Sue Cooper successfully managed to lose what she imagined was “one the safest jobs in the country”.

Education, Public sector 19 May 2016

Boom and bust: recruiting in the oil & gas industry

The price of oil has plummeted in the last two years and recruiters in the oil & gas industry have been hit hard with thousands of job losses across the sector. Colin Cottell reports

Time to fold the umbrellas?

Recent changes to the law around T&S have made the future look rather stormy for umbrella companies, reports Colin Cottell

Creative/Digital/Media 27 April 2016

Dash of inspiration

Kevin Blair is blending innovative technology, data and market intelligence with years of experience to change the face of recruitment at networking giant Cisco

IT/Telecoms, HR 26 April 2016

Is unethical behaviour going unpunished?

The characteristics that keep the recruitment industry performing at its peak could be the very ones that encourage unethical behaviour, claims Dr Niek Hoogervorst

HR 22 April 2016

Taking talent under its wing

Bringing on future resourcing talent so they can really take off needs a regimented mentoring scheme, resourcing experts believe. Colin Cottell reports

IT/Telecoms, HR 15 March 2016

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