Analysis

Opinion: office spaces will evolve into cultural hubs

A glut of articles and thought pieces have emerged on the death of the office, rejoicing in the huge saving that can be made by cutting real estate overheads. Yet thought pieces predicting the death of the office conceive of an office space one-dimensionally: as a neutral space for the completion of labour. 

Opinion: office spaces will evolve into cultural hubs

A glut of articles and thought pieces have emerged on the death of the office, rejoicing in the huge saving that can be made by cutting real estate overheads. Yet thought pieces predicting the death of the office conceive of an office space one-dimensionally: as a neutral space for the completion of labour. 

Three-quarters of employers struggle to find appropriate skills

Almost three-quarters of firms are struggling to find the right hire, according to the latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with careers site Totaljobs.

Employer confidence plummets amid Brexit uncertainty

Employer confidence in the UK economy has dropped to its joint-lowest level since mid-2016, according to the latest JobsOutlook report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). 

Social care, Healthcare/Medical 30 October 2019

Siloed hiring prevents talent mix being optimised

Organisational silos are the biggest barrier to employers hiring the optimum mix of employed and non-employed talent, such as contingent workers, freelancers, independent contractors and consultants, according to a report commissioned by recruiter Alexander Mann Solutions.

IT/Telecoms 15 October 2019

Jobs report finds fastest fall in permanent appointments for three years

Permanent staff appointments have declined at the quickest rate for more than three years, according to the latest KPMG and REC UK Report on Jobs.

6 September 2019

Recruitment M&A activity in the UK returns to pre-recession levels

Mergers and acquisitions involving UK recruiters have returned to pre-recession levels, with a 167% increase in deals over the past two years on the same period a decade ago.

22 August 2019

Graduates call for clearer phrasing in job ads

Have you ever placed an advert for a graduate recruitment consultant, who must be a ‘self-starter’ with an ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ and something of a ‘ninja’?

Job ad research shows ‘recruiter’ is one of top 20 roles not needing a degree

The role of ‘recruiter’ features in the top 20 jobs that do not require a degree.

20 June 2019

Programmatic advertising

Black art or a recruiter's saviour?

Marketing, IT/Telecoms 19 September 2017

Candid talking from candidates

Asking candidates what they think of you can benefit hiring – and employer brand.

19 September 2017

Recruitment sees recent spate of MBO activity

Management buy-outs (MBOs) have always been a feature of the recruitment industry, but could a recent spate of MBO activity be a sign of things to come? Colin Cottell investigates.

18 May 2017

Dreaming of a big payday

How can recruitment owners achieve the best rewards for their hard work after building a successful new business? Recruiter’s Executive Briefing, sponsored by Panmure Gordon, revealed the secrets, as Colin Cottell reports

14 March 2017

Bitter pill to swallow: the Apprenticeship Levy

On the surface, the Apprenticeship Levy seems like a good move for the UK and its workforce. But as DeeDee Doke reports, Randstad is leading the charge for common sense to prevail as its abiding principles don’t add up for recruiters, businesses and apprentices alike

IT/Telecoms, Legal 18 November 2016
Research

Building tomorrow's workforce

Research from best practice insight and technology company CEB reveals a worrying demand...

Job boards: Searching for a better solution

Sue Weekes looks at how jobseekers are demanding a lot more from the new technology now available to job boards

IT/Telecoms 17 November 2016

Make it Snappy: Recruiting with Snapchat

The photo-messaging app Snapchat is a lot of fun.

A firm approach to proactive recruiting

According to a recent report from The Forum for In-house Recruitment Managers (The FIRM), in-house recruiters are becoming far more proactive in their approach. Colin Cottell reports

24 October 2016

Tried and tested: candidate assessments

The range of online testing and assessment tools is vast and readily available, so recruiters have no reason not to take them up and offer candidates a much better recruitment experience. Sue Weekes explains

Picture sourcing: How Instagram can help you recruit

Instagram has shown the world the sense of community that can be built largely by sharing pictures and video. Since launching in 2010, the social network has acquired 500m active users per month but what relevance does it have for sourcing?

Keeping the momentum going

Although latest reports reveal a rosy picture for the recruitment industry, the sector needs to look internally at how to attract and maintain their own talent to keep riding the success story wave. Colin Cottell reports

HR 24 October 2016

Helping prisoners dance to a new rhythm

For those who spend time at Her Majesty’s pleasure, the punishment is likely to continue long after they walk back out through the prison gates.

Education 4 October 2016

Flexing those working terms

A review is underway to modernise the UK’s employment and tax policies, including whether even the various means of describing workers are still valid.
Colin Cottell investigates

Education 4 October 2016

Techno dreams become reality

Sue Weekes looks at four technologies that are gathering momentum in the recruitment world

HR, Legal 4 October 2016

SAP's big bang theory to attract talent

To compete with the sexy tech firms, SAP decided to overhaul its employer brand in a quest to find out what great looks like. Sue Weekes discovered how SAP went about it

4 October 2016
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