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’?
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:-
HR’s resistance to data driven recruitment and people analytics is gradually crumbling. Deloitte’s Global Trends Survey 2016 found that nearly one third of companies felt ready for analytics this year, compared to a quarter (24%) last year. That said, it still leaves two thirds of businesses reluctant to engage with any form of data and over half of UK companies relying on manual recruitment systems.
UK employees are unhappy at work, according to a recent 'Global Attitudes To Work' survey. Only 15% of UK employees go to work for enjoyment. With some predictions suggesting that millennials will need to work into their seventies, it paints a grim picture.
Happier employees make for a more engaged,productive workplace, which means it's easier for businesses to attract and retain top talent. Here are five ways to create a happier workforce:-
With 18 years of experience in in recruitment, Kate Smedley offers a range of copywriting and talent solutions for employers..