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What UK Business Thinks of the Referendum on Brexit

In less than one month, polling stations will be open for voters to make the pivotal decision about whether or not Britain should exit (Brexit) the European Union (EU). Thursday 23rd June is the key date for the referendum, which has been years in the making.The battle lines have long since been drawn, with the Prime Minister, Chancellor, Leader of the Opposition and Liberal Democrat Leader all in favour of staying in the EU ...

Published: Tue 24 May 2016

Guide to Interviewing Part 2: Face-to-Face Assessment Techniques

In the first part of our series on interview technique, we showed you how to design effective screening interviews. Now, in part two, we're going to get to the heart of the matter - the face-to-face interview itself. We guarantee that no matter how much interviewing you've done, there's still much to be learned about interview technique and question design!So, you've screened the candidates for your vacancy, and sorted the wheat ...

Published: Tue 17 May 2016

7 Tips to Stop Job Interview Nerves Once and For All

You practiced it all the night before. Calm, clear and confident. The mirror seemed impressed with your qualifications and work experience. It even laughed at your jokes - said you were charismatic and charming. Fast forward 24 hours and the mirror has been replaced with a very inquisitive, stone-faced manager called Godfrey, who just wants to watch the world burn. Your throat is dry, your hands trembling and sweat is beading ...

Published: Tue 10 May 2016

Does the UK have a workplace bullying problem?

Have you ever stopped to think about workplace bullying? While we may like to believe that bullies are solely confined to the back of the school bus, harassment at work is a serious problem that appears to have slipped under the radar of the nation's employers and HR departments. Does the UK really have workplace bullying problem though? And what can businesses do about it?What is workplace bullying?Before we delve into the ...

Published: Tue 03 May 2016

In-House Vs. External Training: which is better?

No matter what industry your company operates within, there's going to come a point where, as an HR professional, you're going to have to organise some training. You know your budget, and you know what you want people to get out of it, but there's something nagging at the back of your mind - is it better to get it done in-house or find an external provider to do it?Clearly there's a bit of dilemma here, so we decided to have ...

Published: Thu 28 April 2016

Holiday entitlement: the basics

Regardless of where you work, all staff are entitled to the occasional break from Excel spreadsheets and £3 meal deals. Just how many days of holiday and the amount of pay might differ depending on the individual though, so it can be worthwhile to occasionally brush up on your legal knowledge of paid leave. So in case you're new to HR or you just need a refresh, here are some of the basic laws surrounding holiday ...

Published: Thu 28 April 2016

Performance Management: why a positive phrase has negative connotations

It's 9am, you've just guzzled down your dose of caffeine for the hour and then you see the email. A one-on-one meeting with your boss, entitled 'Performance Management'. What are your first thoughts? I think I speak for most people when I say the phrase brings with it negative connotations and a fear of impending disciplinaries. But why?'Performance Management' is basically the assessment of an employee, process or equipment ...

Published: Thu 28 April 2016

Guide to Interviewing Part 1: Essential Screening Techniques

Assessing candidates for a job is a crucial, but often misunderstood skill - and in the first of a three-part series, we explore ways that interviewers can get the most from initial screenings. Generally accomplished remotely, screening interviews are a favourite way to increase hiring efficiency - and our guide lists the questions you mustn't forget to ask every candidate. Even veteran interviewers have something to gain from ...

Published: Mon 25 April 2016

HR Secrets of Speeding Up Your Hiring Process

27.9 days. Doing a constant speed of just 37mph, you could complete a full lap of the world in that time. You could also make four return trips to the moon. Or, if you're feeling really rock 'n' roll, you could hire a new employee.That's right, just 3 days shy of a full month, the average length of the UK's hiring process in 2016 is record high of 27.9 days (according to Glassdoor research). This is a massive increase over recent ...

Published: Tue 19 April 2016

An introduction to mobile recruiting

Technology is perpetually changing the face of talent acquisition and mobile recruitment is the latest trend to impact the way that recruiters engage with clients and candidates alike. While traditional recruitment methods will never fully become obsolete, the advent of smartphones, tablets and wearable-tech has forced recruiters to adapt to 'mobile' at the risk of being out of touch with a growing market. But what exactly ...

Published: Mon 11 April 2016
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