Warnings over a tightening labour market and the impact of Brexit continue to dominate recruitment headlines as the latest unemployment figures reach a 42 year low.. Could a 'boomerang' hire be the answer to addressing the skills shortage in your business or a disaster in the making?
Staff turnover is on the rise as over one third of HR directors report an increase in the number of departing employees according to research from Robert Half. How can you prevent a talent exodus in your business?
As predictions of a skills shortage feature heavily in recruitment headlines, could these six areas be deterring talent from applying to your open jobs?
The latest figures from online jobs search site Adzuna suggests that the number of job vacancies is now exceeding applicants. Advertised vacancies increased by 3.5% from January to reach 1.23 million last month. With the added uncertainty over Brexit, a candidate shortfall seems inevitable. To avoid a skills shortage in your business, your hiring process must be streamlined and responsive but for many candidates that isn’t their experience.
The current state of the gig economy in the UK does not place it in a positive light.. A new report from the CIPD found that only 4% of working people between 18-70 are employed in the gig economy, primarily as a way to top-up their current earnings. But despite the recent negative headlines, the gig economy can offer a viable talent source for companies rather than be perceived as a way to avoid employment costs.
As my main source of income comes from the gig economy this report was of personal interest to me. Where did it all go ‘wrong’?
With the ability to attract the right skills ranked as the biggest concern for UK CEOs this year according to PwC’s Annual Survey, ensuring your job offer is accepted has to be a priority.
If the number of your rejections is mounting, here's why:-
HR analytics is a topic which employers often choose to avoid or defer yet it is a valuable asset in talent management. According to Bersin by Deloitte, organisations with mature analytics capabilities are twice as likely to improve their recruiting success compared to those without. When it comes to HR analytics, HR isn’t engaging in the conversations it needs to have. Here are a few starting points:-
Working in HR or recruitment is both rewarding and painful (often at the same time).
Keeping in mind a few basic rules will help to lessen the pain and bring more hiring success in the year ahead:-
Figures released by the Office of National Statistics yesterday reveal that unemployment fell to 1.6 million in the three months to September, reaching an 11 year low. Accompanying those statistics, REC reports an ongoing drop in candidate availability. Understanding your recruitment metrics is vital to compete for talent and achieve long-term goals. Here are the most important:-
Attracting the right people to your open jobs in today’s competitive market is essential to your long term business success. Jobsite CV Library reported a 9.8% growth in vacancies in September, making it harder to reach those qualified candidates.
These eight tips will help:-
With 18 years of experience in in recruitment, Kate Smedley offers a range of talent solutions for employers and careers advice for professionals.