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Why your team needs a more proactive approach to recruitment in 2023

Why your team needs a more proactive approach to recruitment in 2023

By Recruitment, Talent Management

Why businesses need a more proactive approach to talent acquisition in 2023 The recruitment landscape entered the year in the grip of the so-called ‘Great Resignation’. Businesses began to suffer with shortages of quality candidates and a war for talent ensued. We’re now at a point where this war is over, and the talent has won. The UK unemployment rate for the third quarter of 2022 was 3.6% according to the Office for National Statistics, which is as low as it’s been in recent history. We find ourselves amidst a cost of living crisis and with a surge of more…

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Ways to remove unconscious bias from the recruitment process

Ways to remove unconscious bias from the recruitment process

By Diversity and Inclusion, Recruitment, Talent Management

We need to discuss the elephant in the HR room: unconscious bias. According to research, 79% of HR professionals believe that unconscious bias exists in the recruitment process. But what exactly is this, and how can we ensure it doesn’t sneak into our decision–making when hiring new team members? In short, unconscious bias is a preference or judgement towards something or someone without conscious awareness. In the workplace, this could refer to certain qualities an employee or candidate possesses, or social categories such as race, gender or disability.  The difficulty lies in the concept name. If it’s ‘unconscious’, how are…

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Three ways to attract talent in an employee-driven market

Three ways to attract talent in an employee-driven market

By Recruitment, Talent Management

Three ways to attract talent in an employee-driven market With job vacancies still peaking, and not enough talent to fill roles, it’s fair to say that the employment market is now driven by candidates. The pandemic marked an important turning point where employees were given more power and, in turn, were able to become more selective about their job requirements.  It’s no longer just about salary. People know what they want from an employer and are willing to shop around until they find it – from flexible working arrangements and unlimited holiday allowance to company incentives and fun socials.  So,…

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What is a zero-hour contract and how does it work?

What is a zero-hour contract?

By Legal, Talent Management
What is a zero-hour contract & how does it work? Zero-hour contracts are designed to offer the opportunity for a more casual agreement between employers and employees. This type of contract works well when organisations have changing workloads and expectations. However, zero-hour contracts have become quite a controversial subject in the UK. In this post, Natural HR looks at what zero-hour contracts are, how they work, their legality, and more. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about this type of contract. What is a zero-hour contract? A zero-hour contract is a type of employment contract in...
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What are the common problems in performance appraisals?

What are the common problems in performance appraisals?

By Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Talent Management

Performance appraisals play a crucial role in any organisation and present a host of benefits for employers and employees alike. However, there are numerous problems that can arise from these reviews, leading to more harm than good.  To prevent you from falling into the same traps as other organisations, we’ve laid down all the common issues that arise from poor performance appraisals, mistakes managers commonly make as well as ways to avoid this.  What are the common problems in performance appraisal? There are numerous issues that can arise from or during performance appraisals, many of which are related to our…

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