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#CIPDACE21: Opening the door and closing the skills gap with the help of your HR platform.

By Performance Management, Personal Development, Recruitment, Talent Management

Looking at the news, you would have seen the skill shortages within the HGV industry and their impact on the United Kingdom. But outside that industry, it sets a worrying view on the impact of a skills shortage. Why? Because for countless other industries, this shortage could be just on the horizon if findings by McKinsey are to be believed. Their report suggests that the current skills gap with the UK will only get bigger and that in 2021, they discovered that 44% of their respondents say their organisations will face skill gaps within the next five years, up to…

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7 reasons why your people data holds the key to your workplace culture

By Employee Engagement, Employee Retention, Natural HR, News, Performance Management, Recruitment

In modern business, the data contained within your HR system is a valuable tool in providing your HR team with the analytics needed to power your entire workplace culture and drive changes that can bring long-term benefits to your staff, your customers, and through both your bottom line. Through the correct use of your people data, your HR team will be able to complete any number of tasks that at their core impact your workplace culture, from assessing your candidate pool to identifying training opportunities and improving retention. But as your teams grow and the amount of data in the…

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Leadership transitions in a virtual world: Setting up for success in the first 100 days

Leadership transitions in a virtual world: Setting up for success in the first 100 days

By Employee Management, Recruitment, Team

The type of remote work insurgence COVID-19 ushered in was never intended to be permanent – it was a crisis response. Prior to the pandemic, it was estimated that just 2.9% of the world’s workforce operated from home permanently, compared to the 88% since national lockdowns were imposed. Remote working has caused companies to rethink – to tweak, test and improve existing formulas for a more favourable outcome. The sudden shift to distributed work has highlighted the importance and unique challenges of integrating new talent into the business – where adapting through ‘osmosis’ is no longer feasible. With the current…

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8 tips to conduct an effective virtual interview

By Recruitment, Technology

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned our working lives upside down. In April 2020 alone, unemployment claims surged by 70%. As candidates looking for work flood the market, businesses that are actively recruiting have turned to virtual interviews as a means of growing their team safely. What’s the difference between face-to-face and virtual interviews? Interviews are typically a very personal affair between candidates and interviewers. And yet, for recruiters and candidates alike, virtual interviews can seem a little less natural and more casual than in-person interviews. While video interviews occur in real-time and are as similar to…

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How can HR software cut your recruitment costs

How can HR software cut your recruitment costs?

By HR Software, Recruitment, Software

The cost of a new staff member can be eye-watering. A study by Oxford Economics revealed that replacing a member of staff can cost upwards of £30,000 per employee. This includes advertising for the job, bonuses, office equipment, training and other HR and recruitment costs. Whether you choose to source candidates yourself using social media and jobsites or enlist the help of a recruitment agency, it’s clear that finding a new recruit is certainly not cheap. Modern HR software can enable recruitment professionals to simplify their processes and save a significant amount of time and money when sourcing new recruits….

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