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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Recruiting for recovery

ARCHIVE: All over the UK employers are emerging from the recession and looking to bolster their talent pools once more. History holds many lessons, but how many have retained the knowledge heeded them? This first of a two-part article looks at the implications of how employers have responded to the serious challenges of recession.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

How many mi££ions does it take?

ARCHIVE: Are UK organisations totally desensitised to inefficiencies? How much does your organisation have to lose in hard cash or productivity before your CEO, Chairman, MD genuinely makes talent a priority?

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

The recruiters' time is nigh

ARCHIVE: This is actually 'Happy 2008 Part 3' but, a feature of modern business life being rolling with change, we've an added twist to reflect how the people market is being shaped by events....

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Monday, January 21, 2008

News: Idle Talk Costs...

ARCHIVE: The finance boom might be over, but that doesn't have to mean gloom for everyone else. This post looks at why listening to the doom-merchants can cost you and your organisation dearly

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Recruitment: whose job is it anyway? Part Two

ARCHIVE: Ownership of hiring performance is one of the key issues that organisations are having to address. Should it remain with the HRD, or is hiring and retention now so critical that it demands a dedicated resource? Part two of this three-part feature takes a closer look at the ownership question.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Employer Brand (again)

ARCHIVE: The last post brought in so much correspondence about the employer brand issue that a follow-up post appears to be in order!

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Glory Glory Hallelujah!

ARCHIVE: Employer branding is just one area where a collaborative approach pays dividends. Instead of vying for individual reward and recognition, maybe speaking with one voice will reap far greater rewards and sooner?

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Recruitment: whose job is it anyway?

ARCHIVE: Hiring, recruitment, talent management, whatever you're inclined to call it, traditionally falls under the remit of Human Resources. Fine back in the days when it was a case of Eeny, meeny, miny, moe and a few administrative formalities.....

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Friday, October 12, 2007

If Blackadder was an HR Manager

ARCHIVE: Like recruitment, Human Resources is a profession that is ever changing and developing. We examine how the various evolving satirical characters of one Edmund Blackadder might have approached a career in HR?

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Why Training Isn't Enough

ARCHIVE: Too many policy makers are in danger of falling into one of two camps: skills shortage denial, or believing training will save the day. One denies what is undeniable whilst the other misses the point of this campaign...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Recruiters; what the heck do they know?

ARCHIVE: Twenty years ago virtually every recruitment advert published would have the statement 'No agencies' as a footnote.

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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Unshrinking the Hiring Process

ARCHIVE: Leading lights of the HR world advocate 'Unshrinking the People' as the route to better performance. Absolutely - but when should this start?

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Mind the gap!

ARCHIVE: Skills shortages are a threat, but there's a bigger one for employers a lot closer to home

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Hurrah For HR!

ARCHIVE: What came first - commercially detached HR departments, or businesses run on the basis of 'numbers first, people second'?

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Get Hiring Right and Have a Nice Day

If you’ve ever had a job when you’ve wondered why on earth one or more of your colleagues was hired by the firm, you’ll get this.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Why hiring is a CEO Issue

ARCHIVE: When still head of the CBI, Sir Digby Jones visited my Nottingham offices to hear some of the early case studies that I had begun to gather as the forerunner to For The Want of a Nail

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