When, What and How to Recruit?

It’s heartening to see and hear all the tales of growing businesses and recruitment in times when our news is so perpetuated with very different headlines.  And recruitment is on the cards for some businesses that I’ve been speaking to of late.  What’s striking, is that no matter the size of the business, the same questions remain – When is the best time to recruit?...
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Social Media at Work – What should a Social Media Policy contain?

In todays technology-framed times more and more people and businesses are embracing Social Media and using it for a variety of things.  Be it contributing to industry debates, research, marketing, networking or resourcing, the way we are choosing to communicate with each other has shifted once again.  Sites such as Linked In, WordPress,Twitter, Facebook etc have created a permanent space on...
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What I learnt about The Talent War from The Band of Brothers

Back in the days before Crunch and Credit were in the same sentence, many of us were talking about a War for Talent. In fact I recall going to a conference about it with Gladiators handing out canapés at the Trocadero in London… I digress. This War for Talent, a term coined by McKinsey in 1997, hinged upon a few pivotal themes, in short: The need for great Talent is important Demand for...
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How to write an effective Job Description and Role Profile

So, you know you have a space in your office, you have some tasks that want doing and you even have a little spare cash to pay someone too… but, how do you write an effective job description?  One that really gets to the heart of what you need? Before any job is recruited for or advertised it is essential to identify what exactly your need is, what skills and behaviours are required for a...
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The CIPD’s view of the Horizon for Employment Law in 2010

Here’s details of what can be found at the following link from the CIPD outlining their view of changes to UK Employment Law in 2010. In February Compensation limits for unfair dismissal will go down (for the first time ever) from £66,200 to £65,300 – from 1 February 2010. (The maximum weekly pay to be taken into account when calculating statutory redundancy payments, and the basic...
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What do you value most at work?

I watched an interesting presentation today which talked about the changing face of work values. Conducted by a well-known HR consultancy, the report outlined that people value their relationship with their manager or boss more than trust, purpose, challenge etc and over and above hope and stability. I’m intrigued to know your own views to this, so have created my own poll. I invite you to...
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