Recruitment

Is it important to keep candidates informed?

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Keeping candidates informed

Is it important to keep candidates informed of their progress? We’ve all been there. You spend hours completing an application, refining your cv, updating your LinkedIn profile, researching the company you are being interviewed by, attending interviews… And then… Nothing. For days, And weeks. How frustrating is it? So it got me thinking, is it […]

Absence

What’s the cost of presenteeism?

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Earlier this year, we looked at the cost of employees being ill but still attending work Click here to view the article. This phenomenon is known as presenteeism. A recent survey by Barnett Waddingham has found that the problem is worsening in the UK. A survey of 3,000 employees found that this issue has tripled since […]

Recruitment

Recruiting for character over competence?

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Recruitment & Induction - Cornerstone Resources

Should we recruit for character over competence? We are constantly bombarded with articles that dramatically tell us there is a skills shortage in the UK but if we are honest, has that made us change the way that we recruit for new talent? The standard cv based recruitment model is very much designed to hunt […]

human resources

IR35 – What is it and why do I need to know about it?

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Are you a contractor? Update. In November 2018, the Chancellor confirmed that IR35 would be extended to the Private Sector from April 2020. The tax man has since taken an aggressive approach targeting nearly 1,500 contractors who have either previously or currently work with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In the letter, HMRC state that they may be […]

Absence

Do you take all your annual leave allowance?

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no holiday entitlement

Do you take all of your annual leave allowance? As I sit here tapping away on the decking, anticipating my next holiday, I began pondering, why on earth don’t all employees take their full annual leave allowance? Depending on which survey you read, between half to two thirds of all UK employees fail to take […]

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Recruitment: How can you find quality candidates?

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Don't just replace a leaver

Last week we looked at the first two stages of the end-to-end recruitment process, specifically focusing on being clear on what your organisation needs and developing a good job description and person specification. This week, we’re looking at the next two stages – how you attract candidates and candidate selection. 1.Where will you find your […]

Recruitment

Don’t just replace a leaver

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Don't just replace a leaver

Don’t just replace a leaver A colleague has resigned. Do you just look to replace them like for like or do you take a step back and see what you need? In this blog we will discuss what steps you should take when a position becomes vacant. It may be just the opportunity you need […]