Insight

Post referendum the demand for talent continues

Date: 26 Oct 2016 Type: Insight

Britain’s buoyant jobs market seems to have brushed off concerns surrounding Brexit to maintain its record employment rate of 74.5% this quarter, the same as the previous quarter. This has taken the total number of people in employment to just below 32 million. Meanwhile a rise in wages, excluding bonuses, to 2.3%, from 2.1% in July is also positive sign.

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Create teams not talent – a sporting parallel

Date: 29 Sep 2016 Type: Insight

Hiring and retaining talent is often touted as the CEO/company’s key focus but what is rarely discussed is why hiring key talent is so crucial. Comments such as ‘we only hire the best’ and ‘our business relies on great talent’ are great sentiments but often get lost in the rhetoric of talent debates. To be clear, I absolutely agree that talent is the key differentiator between today’s businesses, but there is immense value in leaders stepping back to understand what their talent strategies are attempting to achieve and why.

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I was struck by the recent news that from 1st January 2018 in a groundbreaking effort to close the wage gap between men and women, Massachusetts will become the first US state to bar employers from asking about applicants’ salaries before offering them a job. The new law will require employers to declare a compensation figure upfront, based on what an applicant’s worth is to the company, rather than on what he or she made in a previous position.

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Adapt and Thrive

Date: 15 Sep 2016 Type: Insight

Watching the Paralympics over the past couple of weeks I can’t help feeling enthused by such an amazing event with countless brave, inspiring and motivated individuals and above all else unbelievable athletes.

Categories: Procurement & Supply Chain Recruitment

Skills, experience, fit & fashion…

Date: 05 Sep 2016 Type: Insight

Last week both the FT and the BBC carried a story about investment banks selecting not to hire perfectly capable candidates who were sporting brown shoes and less than conservative ties. As you can no doubt imagine this provoked quite a mixed response; extremes of horror, moral outrage and huge amusement. But then I suspect that it was written to do just that.

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