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Perfecting the Candidate and Employee Experience

Last week we were lucky to host a packed event for HR professionals in London on how to create great candidate experiences from the very first point of contact between a candidate and a company. [embed]https://youtu.be/xid5H0gbKgs[/embed] It was a joint event sponsored by bob, Teamtailor and Talentful and featured talent experts from the tech space Ruth Penfold (VP of People at Onfido), Jessica Hayes (Group Head of Talent at McCann Worldgroup), Michael Kenway (Recruitment Manager at Box), and Anna Roe (Global Head of People at Airsorted). The panelists did a…

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Five Tips You Can Use Today to Close a Top Candidate

The research is conclusive: today’s job market is 90% candidate driven. What this means is that recruiters aren’t picking talent, the talent out there is picking who to work for. Because the best-qualified people have so much leverage, the price tag for using a recruiter can be anywhere from 15 to 25% of the employee’s annual salary. And one report found that companies pay an average of over $16,000 for each job placement.   With so much being invested in recruitment, is there anything recruiters can do to boost their…

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7 Best ways to boost employer branding

Companies with positive reputations get more job applications from top-notch candidates and hold on to their best and brightest people, who tend to be more productive and save their organizations money over the long term. A strong employer brand also creates its own momentum, since happier, more productive employees become their employers’ good will ambassadors, a powerfully effective way to promote your company. But getting employer branding right is based on planning and putting certain proven strategies into place: Know yourself: The first step to successfully branding your company is…

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Five Best Ways HR Professionals Can Influence Their CEOs

Today’s C-level executives are realizing that they can’t regard HR merely as a back-office function anymore. The world of work is evolving and we’ve come to realize that when human resources is included in the strategic aspects of an organization, company-wide progress is much more likely to be fast-tracked.   Below, are the parts of an HR department’s role and responsibilities that can best promote the CEO’s main goal, to achieve runaway success for the organization.   Doing it with data: An HR team can prove its value to the…

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How to Put Real Value into Your Employer Branding

In September, we were the proud hosts of an event in London looking at how companies can develop an employer branding strategy that truly reflects their values. The meetup featured four highly respected experts: Dave Hazlehurst, director at Ph. Creative, Francesca Campalani, head of attraction & employer branding at Deloitte UK, Natalie Brock, head of talent acquisition & employer branding at Gympass, and Jenny Tillgren, employer branding strategist at Applied. The night was full of insightful discussion - here are our top takeaways. What is employer branding? And why does…

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4 KPIs that Every HR Department Must Have

The competition for talent is heating up just as the workforce is shrinking. In today’s talent-driven economy, staying on top of your people data is more important than ever. Effective metrics and KPIs can help HR teams flag areas of trouble early and make the necessary adjustments quickly. There are many metrics that go into workforce analysis. Below, are four KPIs that every HR department should include to get the most out of their recruiting processes, workplace culture, employee programs and other aspects of people management. Turnover rate: Too many…

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Four Ways to Know Whether Your Teams Have Enough Autonomy

As a manager, you’re focused on achieving and facilitating the best results for your team. To do this you need to create a workplace culture where team members are motivated to give their best while also supporting their colleagues’ efforts. Getting the most out of your teams depends on keeping team members engaged, and this can only happen when they feel free to make important job-related decisions. It’s all about choice, but how much autonomy should your teams have?   Too much choice? Having complete autonomy can make it difficult…

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Are You Accidentally Dismissing Good Job Candidates?

I’ve never met someone who enjoys going to a job interview. My first full-time job interview after graduating from university was a superday. If this is a new term for you, a superday is the final round of a hiring process that consists of up to 20 interviews in a day, group discussions, presentations and testing. I was nervous but excited as I walked into the huge New York City office. After a day of intense interviews, I walked out exhausted. One of the other candidates turned to me and…

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How America Works: Six HR Trends for 2018

This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday, meaning that millions of Americans will get four full days to celebrate with fireworks, parades, and barbecues. With Independence Day being the unofficial start of America’s vacation season, this seems like a good time to look back over the first half of 2018 and the HR trends that have bubbled to the surface.   Upskilling: America’s shift to a service-based economy over the last three decades has led to a serious skills gap. Currently, there are 6.2 million job openings in…

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How to Harness Company Values into Effective Employer Branding

The HR, Talent & Culture meetup group invites you to join us for a timely discussion: How to Harness Company Values into Effective Employer Branding. Recruitment is estimated to be a $400 billion industry, with employees today only staying 1-2 years at a company. Meanwhile, more and more people are freelancing, as opposed to being employed at a full-time job. These trends along with the growth of a global job market have created a generation of top talent that is harder to attract and retain. As such, employer branding is…

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The Four Things You Must Do to Create High Performing Teams

On June 27th Hibob hosted an event in Manchester, What Makes High Performing Teams So Productive? The meetup featured three highly respected experts: Aidan Kearney, business psychologist; Ben Whitter, employee experience expert and Viv Parry, performance management expert.   Below, are the key points I took away from this insightful discussion:   1. Why do we need this team? One of the most important ways to bring a team together is to define its purpose. It’s a huge mistake to only focus on KPIs and outcomes as the only reason…

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Why Companies Need to Support a Flexible Workforce

“Only 42% of organizations are primarily made up of salaried employees…” (Source: Deloitte 2018 Global Human Capital Trends Report) We’ve heard it before: the world of work is changing. HR professionals are on the frontline of this fast-moving battle to adapt to the latest workplace trends. Today’s HR teams are being recruited, by design or circumstances, to deal with tightening resources, rapidly evolving technologies, and employees who oftentimes care more about having a positive work experience than how much they earn. Forward-thinking companies looking to stay one step ahead of…

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How HR Can Help Care for Their People’s Mental Health

“While stress isn't a mental health problem in itself, it often leads to depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide. It can also lead to physical health problems such as cardiovascular disease and joint and muscle problems.” -Mental Health Foundation As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, the Mental Health Foundation conducted a survey of over 4,500 people regarding stress. The study cites that 92% of people sometimes feel that they are under too much pressure at work. Today, most companies understand that employees who are encouraged to be in touch…

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Six Skills You Need to Strike from Your CV

The future of work is here. Most HR pros know which skills people must have to survive and thrive in this hypercompetitive working world. We all need good emotional intelligence, to adapt to new technologies, to work well in different cultural settings, and to be able to effectively solve complex problems – either alone or in a group. But what about the talents you shouldn’t waste time emphasizing? If you don’t want to wake up one day and realize you’ve become redundant, check out these skills that are no longer…

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5 Powerful Ways to Green Your HR Processes

"The blind pursuit of profit at all costs is untenable. It is essential that we make money the right way. After all, if communities suffer as a result of a company’s actions, those returns are not sustainable." - Indra K. Nooyi, CEO Pepsico Earth Day 2018 is the perfect opportunity to green your HR processes. HR demands a great deal from the environment. Besides doing your part to keep our planet healthy, you’ll also get your people excited about working for an organization that wants to be sustainable. One surefire…

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