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Candidate experience top priority for The FIRM members

In-house recruiters struggle with the candidate experience, reveals in-house research.

12 December 2019
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Recruiters and employers need written gender belief policies to avoid legal action

Recruiters have been urged to review candidate and worker social media policy in light of a landmark case concerning gender-critical beliefs.

14 November 2019

The art of apology

If your company has made a mistake but gets its apology wrong, the impact on recruitment can be major, as Sean O’Meara explains.

13 November 2019

Biggest drop in job vacancies in 10 years and employment also down

UK unemployment fell in the quarter to September but so did the number of people in work, according to official figures.

IT/Telecoms 12 November 2019

Workplace relationships – check out the policy

Recruiters have been urged to find out if clients have a workplace policy outlawing workplace relationships.

Legal, HR 6 November 2019

RBS joins Lloyds and Barclays in only using PAYE contractors

Royal Bank of Scotland is the latest financial institution that has told its contractors it will no longer engage them unless they go on the books.

The right way to make staff redundant

If the worst happens and your recruitment business needs to make people redundant, employment lawyers Paige Tompkins and Chris Weaver explain the process.

24 October 2019

Flexible work policy would mean inflexibility, say business leaders

Creating a flexible work policy is a warning sign that an organisation will actually exercise rigidity around where and when people work.

Executive search, HR 14 October 2019

Recruiters rally round to assist staff following Thomas Cook collapse

Thousands of UK workers affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook may have to relocate or retrain in order to land new jobs.

Retail, Transport & logistics 23 September 2019

Firms need to have more decisive hiring managers

Organisations simply cannot afford to run their businesses with indecisive hiring managers, according to Vitorio Bretas, senior principal advisor in Gartner’s HR practice.

20 September 2019

Recruiters face having to invest in technology that cuts access to email

Recruiters may have to invest in technology that automatically cuts staff access to email should Ireland introduce rules granting workers the right to switch off from work-related emails outside office hours.

27 August 2019

How to leave a senior role without burning bridges

Competition for highly-skilled candidates at the top can be fierce, but that doesn’t mean it is a good idea to leave your current role on bad terms, as Dan Heathcote explains.

21 August 2019

Emma Watson launches helpline for those being harassed at work

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has launched a legal advice line for those experiencing sexual harassment at work.

Legal, HR 5 August 2019

5 ways to manage stress for yourself and your employees

Burnout at work can leave you feeling severely exhausted, mentally distant, negative, cynical and inefficient, says Samuel Leach.

Totaljobs partners with employer branding experts Universum

Totaljobs has announced a partnership with Stockholm-based employer branding experts Universum.

HR 25 June 2019

Look inside your own organisation to find purple squirrels

Recruiters should identify the critical skills their organisation needs so they can pinpoint the ‘purple squirrels’ required to fill these roles both now and in the future.

Engineering, IT/Telecoms 14 June 2019

Fish producer heralds new dawn for work placements

One of the UK’s largest producers of fish and seafood has taken on all of the young people supplied to it in the past year by a work-placement charity.

Overqualified candidates might be valuable talent source

Recruiters have been urged not to miss out on valuable talent pools by refusing to even consider seemingly overqualified candidates for jobs.

30 April 2019

Management or culture: which is best?

Is it more important to get the management or the culture of an organisation right? It’s a case of neither and both, says Matt Frost.

HR 3 April 2019

No surprise hiring sentiment is down, reveals JobsOutlook survey

Plummeting hiring confidence among employers is no surprise, according to the CEO of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

Public sector, Social care 27 March 2019

Companies accelerate use of tech and digital recruitment to compete for talent

UK firms are turning to new technologies to deliver a better candidate experience and attract the best talent.

IT/Telecoms, HR 27 March 2019

Unions launch passport to support disabled people in work

The TUC and the GMB union have launched a new disability passport to help disabled people, who find themselves out of work or switch employers, access support they need.

25 February 2019

Recruiters see benefits of their staff taking full lunch break

The adage made famous in the 1987 film Wall Street that ‘lunch is for wimps’ doesn’t appear to hold true in the recruitment sector.

8 February 2019

Report finds the UK top of M&A deals globally in recruitment sector

Brexit uncertainty has failed to put a dampener on M&A activity in the recruitment sector, with the UK ranked number one globally for M&A transactions in 2018, according to a new report.

7 February 2019

Pimento offers marketing agencies chance to put staff on transfer loan

A virtual recruitment agency has hit upon an innovative way of enabling marketing professionals to swap marketing agency but subsequently return to their employer.

Marketing, HR 6 February 2019

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