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Four recruitment trends to watch out for this hiring season

KPMG and REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) have produced their latest UK Report on Jobs.  In the press release, the findings suggest that recruitment in the UK is being affected by uncertainty around Brexit.  Their latest report took a look at figures from May 2019, and found further decline in permanent placements, which continues the steady […]

Five tips to optimise your job adverts for Google for Jobs

What is Google for Jobs? Google for Jobs is a powerful new tool that enables job seekers to find and apply for roles in a few clicks… all from the Google search bar. It works in a similar way to collated job boards such as Indeed, which pulls data and vacancies from across a multitude […]

Unconscious Bias in Recruitment

Is unconscious bias damaging your recruitment process?

If you’ve experienced an unsuccessful recruitment process in the past, you may be overlooking how unconscious bias could be preventing you from finding the right candidate for your role. To reduce the impact of unconscious bias, it’s important to first understand how it occurs, and then consider what you can do to overcome it. What […]

Employee Benefits

Pay and benefits: Which are the most popular?

Why do companies need to offer employee benefits? It’s an employee’s market. Unemployment is at a low and job seekers are able to search through thousands of jobs on their phone in an instant. They quite literally hold the power in their hands. And whilst employee benefits will never outweigh a fair and competitive salary, […]

Why SMEs should care about Gender Pay Gap

Should smaller organisations care about the Gender Pay Gap?

The results are out, the gender pay gap varies across industry sectors, but three quarters of the companies that participated in gender pay gap reporting pay men more than women. This is as a result of both society-led and organisation-driven reasons. But why should organisations with under 250 employees care? Closing the Gap To close the […]

DBS checks: the future of DBS checks following a recent ruling

The Court of Appeal recently ruled that the current system for checking criminal records (DBS checks) is ‘disproportionate’ and requires change. The DBS check system is in place to provide employers with information about an individual’s suitability for a particular role. However, it has been ruled that this is insufficient in protecting a person’s right […]

5 pitfalls to avoid when hiring a new member of staff

Recruiting a new member of staff can be a lengthy and expensive process.  There’s the cost of placing the advert itself, the time it takes to sift through the CVs, interview candidates, draft contractual documentation and obtain references. Since you’ve invested this effort the last thing you want is to fall foul of any potential […]

Attracting three generations of employees

Much has been written about the different generations in the workforce and the characteristics possessed by each.  This is not just sensationalist journalism. The reality is that we have more generations in the workplace than ever before and with longer life expectancies this trend is set to continue. This, combined with the increasing pace of […]

Disability and Recruitment

Many employers can find themselves in a situation where they become aware that a recently appointed employee has a disability. This often causes significant concern for the employer as they worry about the potential costs of making reasonable adjustments. However, this need not be the case: reasonable adjustments are not necessarily expensive or difficult to […]

Withdrawing Offers of Employment on Health Grounds

Many offers of employment within schools are conditional upon the satisfactory completion of a medical assessment.   This is a sensible precaution as it allows the employer to be aware of any underlying conditions that may affect the individual’s ability to do the role, as well as provide guidance on reasonable adjustments that might be necessary.   […]