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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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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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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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The Connection Between Workplace Wellbeing and Company Success

It seems that no industry conference or corporate away day is complete without a rousing segment on wellbeing, specifically employee wellbeing. But how often have you found that once you’re back in the real world, you’re ill-equipped to articulate the business case for wellbeing? Or, if you’re indeed ready to invest in workplace wellbeing, you don’t know where to start? The data on wellbeing is disconcerting. The latest CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) absence management survey finds that stress-related absences are going up every year. Along with an…

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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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Five Surprising Reasons Why GDPR Is Good for Your Business

One of the biggest problems with the massive GDPR regulation that will come into play on May 25, 2018 is that people think it will damage their businesses’ bottom line. But GDPR is mistakenly seen as a legislative pit bull, when it’s really a supportive agency created to protect citizens’ personal information. With the launch of GDPR just around the corner, a healthy dose of truth about this EU regulation on data protection and privacy is in order.   Come together: Some of the data that must comply with GDPR…

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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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Can’t Get and Keep the Best and Brightest? Time to Talk About Your Brand

Once upon a time, ‘employer branding’ was not much more than a buzzword. But companies today understand that to stay competitive and get the best talent on the market, coming up with a compelling employer brand is key. The reason for this is the rapidly changing workforce. The rise of the gig economy; putting talent ahead of length of employment; and the focus on quickly wracking up diverse career experiences are trends that are fuelling the growth of a global job market. As a result, it’s harder to attract and…

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Just GDPR? What Europeans Need to Know About America’s Privacy Shield

It’s been a busy few months in the fast-moving world of data security. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force on May 25 is keeping law firms, IT professionals and legal technology providers up late trying to answer a bunch of new and complicated questions. GDPR is getting a lot of coverage across Europe. But what about something called the EU-US Privacy Shield?   GDPR: european regulation, global scope   The goal of GDPR is to protect all private data. So any organization that stores or…

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Will the Real GDPR Step Forward? Beyond the Hype, What You Need to Know

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will finally and totally keep data private, no? It’s all over the news: companies around are getting ready to comply with a European law that, beginning on May 25, will be the biggest shake-up in personal data privacy since the internet was born. Thing is, there are several issues surrounding online privacy that companies need to pay attention to that go beyond GDPR compliance. Indeed, beyond the hype and hyperbole, several noteworthy aspects of this regulation have quietly slipped underneath the radar.   GDPR:…

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Why Monetising Your Employees’ Wellbeing is a Good Business Strategy

“There is no evidence to show any conflict between economic growth and happiness. And indeed, quite the reverse,” said Professor Sir Angus Deaton, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2015, during a keynote speech at the Business Leaders Summit in Davos, Switzerland, in January. Gone are the days when feeling good about where you worked was little more than a wishful aspiration. Traditional measurements for “being good at your job” - working long hours, being connected to the phone and constantly feeling overwhelmed - are fast falling by…

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