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what is employer branding

What is employer branding and why should you care?

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Recent research by analyst firm, Gartner has revealed that 62% of chief human resources officers (CHROs) report that their organisation’s talent attraction strategy is not aligned with their future workforce needs. Citing employer branding as one of the most important parts of attracting talent, Gartner’s research paints a worrying picture for firms that are hiring. While employment in the UK is at its highest since 1971, employers need to find distinctive ways to stand out from the crowd in what has become an employee’s market. Employer branding can help businesses to do just that. With a similar purpose to your…

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attract the best talent

How to attract the best talent

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In this ever-changing world of work, competition for talent is fierce. Despite this, a staggering 62% of Chief Human Resource Officers report that their talent attraction strategy is not aligned with their future workforce needs according to Gartner Inc. Attracting the best talent is one of the leading challenges for HR professionals. Sourcing the correct talent is the essence behind a company’s success, but it can also be extremely costly if a hire is sourced wrong. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation found that a poor hire at mid-manager level with a salary of £42,000 can cost a business more than…

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HR employee recording the required SMCR finance training in their HR system

Preparing for the SMCR extension: How the new rules will impact HR

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In 2016, the Financial Conduct Authority launched the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR).  Initially applied to all UK banks and building societies, the regulations aimed to set a new standard of conduct for those working in financial services.  In turn, it hoped to protect consumers and strengthen the integrity of financial services, following years of perceived malpractice that culminated in the 2008 financial crash. This year, the regulations are to be extended. From the 9th December 2019, the SMCR will apply to all FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) solo-regulated UK financial services firms – bringing almost 50,000 further businesses under…

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How to get started with recruitment automation

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Just as technology is rapidly reshaping the way people work, it’s also changing the way people get into work. Online talent platforms are increasingly connecting the right people to the right jobs – and that trend is set to have a profound effect on global productivity. According to McKinsey, online talent platforms could help boost global GDP by more than £2 trillion over the next half-decade – both through improved productivity as a result of better matches, and greater levels of employment through faster matches. It’s a clear illustration of the increasing importance of technology in the recruitment space, at…

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How better onboarding can boost employee effectiveness

By | Employee Management, Recruitment

Onboarding is viewed by many as an essential business function. However, not all companies have an established onboarding process in place – and those that do are often dissatisfied with it. When you think of the primary goal of onboarding – to minimise the time to the effectiveness of a new employee – it’s a wonder some companies don’t take it more seriously.   A recent study by the Harvard Business Review found that 22% of companies had no formal onboarding programme, whilst 49% only rated their onboarding procedure as ‘somewhat successful’. Yet it’s not just about the missed opportunity,…

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