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Workplace diversity through recruitment: A step-by-step checklist to inclusive hiring in 2022

By HR News, HR Software, Natural HR, Recruitment

In today’s world, many HR teams will be working towards having a diverse workplace, but you can’t have diversity without inclusion, much like you can’t have strawberries without cream or Ant without Dec. For HR teams, creating an atmosphere that welcomes all individuals and encourages equal engagement and representation is necessary to build a diverse team and a modern and enjoyable workplace culture. In recent years there has been a real drive in the UK to push for equality, to the point that employers are setting quotas around gender, BAME, disability, and even sexuality. In the workplace of today, there…

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What exactly is blind recruitment? 6 steps to implement 2021’s hottest HR trend into your business

By HR News, HR Software, Natural HR, Recruitment

Over the past few years, one of the biggest challenges facing HR teams has been addressing the unconscious bias that can be presented against possible new employees. As a result, the HR sector has developed several new recruitment methods to combat this workplace trait. One such method is called blind recruitment, but what exactly is it? Blind recruitment introduces changes to the entire recruitment process, from writing the job description to conducting first-stage interviews and onboarding. Its implementation into the recruitment process will help minimise a range of biases, some that you may not even be aware of, ranging from…

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The 3 biggest challenges facing recruitment and talent teams today

By Recruitment, Talent Management

The state of the current global labour market is making it increasingly difficult to find the right candidates to fill open vacancies and close skill gaps. The perfect storm of the pandemic and Brexit is making the labour market progressively more complex, making recruitment teams’ jobs harder than ever before. Data from the Office for National Statistics reported that from July to September 2021, the estimated number of vacancies recorded was at its highest level since records began. With industries including transport and storage, accommodation and food service, and manufacturing reporting vast surges in the number of open positions, labour…

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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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