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    Tips to Reduce your Cost to Hire

    When times are good, trimming recruitment budgets becomes an ongoing project. When times are testing, however, it's a necessity. In both good and bad times recruiting continues, whether it is increasing headcount during the good times or replacement hiring during periods of economic slowdown. By employing creative recruiting strategies you…

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    5 things you may not know about Contract Recruitment

    The use of skilled and experienced contract workers to manage sudden changes in demand and other project work is increasingly becoming a favourable option for employers. In fact it is an absolute necessity to hire certain skills as they simply don’t exist in the permanent side of the talent pool.…

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    So you have streamlined your recruitment processes have you?

    It isn't easy being an employer. Often over-stretched and under-resourced, HR practitioners are increasingly faced with the dual challenge of finding the best talent for their organisations and maintaining a consistent employer branding while keeping their recruitment costs to a minimum. No easy task. So how can organisations reduce their…

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    The Fragmenting Workforce – Part Two

    The rise in contingent  working - from the  Hirers’ perspective The previous blog article covered sentiments leaning towards increased use of contingent labour and this was highlighted in the REC’s 2011 Working Paper ‘Talent Acquisition in Turbulent Times’ and by other sources. Of note, Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA - http://www.staffingindustry.com/row/)…

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    Let the Platform do the Work

    Here’s a scenario for you. Imagine that you need a freelancer. Your previous method of finding such a one would probably have been to get in touch with the two or three recruiters who hadn’t nauseated you by making your life miserable with endless – and no doubt fatuous –…

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    Contingent Workforce: A Critical Talent Segment

    The use of contingent workers has increased dramatically over the past decade as businesses have struggled with rising labour costs and the need for a workforce that can quickly adapt to market conditions. Contingent workers are people who provide services to an organisation but are not paid on the company…

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    5 legal points for creating Employment Contracts

    The UK has perhaps the most comprehensive employment laws in Europe, and in 2013 there will be a number of additional amendments to existing legislation which will have a direct impact on all new employment contracts issued. Here we take a look at 5 of the most pertinent aspects of…

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    The Fragmenting Workforce – Part One

    In this article I will explain how and why workforces globally are radically changing. This takes some doing with quite a lot of data and references to look at so this article will be split over two posts. The way we work is changing. Across the world, there has been…

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    Has Online Recruitment Reached Tipping Point?

    The UK online recruitment market has become increasingly diverse over the last 2-3 years. The job board sector has seen a dramatic rise in the number of vertical (or niche) job boards entering the market, while the use of social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter have added…

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