2016 has proven to be an unpredictable year by all accounts. But, it is in times of great change and uncertainty that companies need a strong HR and Talent team to guide a business smoothly into the next phase of development.
Job adverts are a key piece in every company’s hiring strategy and are a valuable tool for communicating your employer brand. The way a company represents themselves is their adverts can be a determining factor in the quality of candidates who apply for the advertised role. By consciously considering the language used in advert, and working towards using more gender neutral language, organisations can better avoid discrimination in the hiring process.
Operational Excellence (OpEx) programmes are thriving in the Life Sciences industry. This is partially because of a decline in the creation of breakthrough products, the appearance of new competitors in the East, and tightened budgets in light of the challenging financial climate.
When it comes to securing a job, the CV is used across almost all industries and levels. A contractor CV has a different function than a traditional CV. Although in essence it is the same – in that it displays the work history of a contractor – it has a slightly different purpose.
In today’s competitive job market, counter offers are becoming more common as companies strive to keep their valuable talent. However, in many cases the counter offer benefits the company more than the employee. Accepting a counter offer can seem appealing if it means a higher salary at your current firm; however, 70 to 80 percent of people who accept counteroffers either leave or are let go within a year. While a accepting a counter offer may be beneficial in the short term, you may still be better off moving on to a new opportunity.
Diversity is a pertinent issue in the modern workplace across many industries. Disabilities are an aspect of diversity that is often overlooked when discussing underrepresented groups, but it is vital to consider this as part of any inclusive hiring strategy.
Upon reaching Senior Executive level, the number of opportunities available for career development begins to decrease, while the competition increases. As you reach the competitive leadership positions, it’s vital to differentiate yourself from the other candidates in the market. With a recruiter, on the other hand, you will receive information about the relevant roles in the market and receive timely, direct feedback. The recruiter acts as a representative for both you and the hiring company; helping to improve the communication process, as well ensuring that the companies you are interested are also a good cultural fit for you. There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking for new opportunities, now or in the future.
Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove arduous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard to fill role. There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent.
The contractor market is highly competitive. In order to be successful, you must become adept at marketing oneself in order to find your next contract opportunity. Interviews are a vital part of the hiring process for contractors, so it’s important to hone your technique in order to get the most value from any potential opportunities. In reality, it’s not always the best qualified contractors who secure the most lucrative contracts; it’s the ones who are best at marketing themselves to prospective employers – and the interview is a key touchpoint in this process.
Diversity should be a key priority within every organisation. Studies suggest workplaces with a diverse mix of talent achieve better fiscal results than their less diverse counterparts. To mark International Women’s Day this year, we’re highlighting some of the reasons why it’s so important to attract, retain and advance female talent in today’s modern workplace.
Personal branding is centred on the idea that each of us is a brand with our own ‘customers’ to engage. We build our brand with the goal that these people will ‘invest’ in us our aims and ultimately our careers.