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Recruitment and HR Insight

Employee Experience: What Candidates Really Want To Know About

                         For many recruiters, there's always been a temptation to give candidates as much information about a company as possible. However, is a lecture on the history of an organisation really wha...

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Date Posted: 18-10-2018

Are Your Candidates Excited or Frustrated by Your Recruitment Process?

Are your candidates excited or frustrated by your recruitment process? UX (User Experience|) and customer journeys are frequently talked about these days in marketing and retail (both on and off line).  So it seems eminently sensible that recruiters should also look at creating customer jour...

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Date Posted: 21-08-2018

Employer Branding: Is it becoming Information Overload for Jobseekers?

                           Despite all the effort recruiters put into branding, there's a growing disconnect between candidates' perceptions of the organisations they're applying to and the reality, says Gartner&nbs...

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Date Posted: 26-07-2018

Technology a key consideration for job seekers

What features on jobseekers' wish lists when looking for a new role? Research has revealed that along with factors such as work-life balance, company culture and career development opportunities, technology is also proving a key priority for today's candidates. A recent survey of just...

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Date Posted: 22-02-2018

3 effective ways to attract & hire top talent

Research shows that job boards on average gather 43% of all applications companies receive for new job openings. But while job boards may have the highest number of applications, their conversion-to-hire rates fall drastically behind other sources of hire like employee referrals and co...

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Date Posted: 31-01-2018

4 core skills you should look for in your next employee

With one in two people considering a career change in the future and job applications set to peak in the first three months of 2018, now is the time to look for candidates with core skills and attributes, rather than just those who possess specific skills and experience.  Traditionally, ...

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Date Posted: 31-01-2018

Are companies doing enough to actualise employee potential?

Do you think the company you work for does enough to actualise your potential? If you answered no, you're not alone. A new study conducted by Cascade HR polled more than 440 human resources professionals, and found that 44% felt that the workforce didn't have enough suppor...

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Date Posted: 29-01-2018

Marketing salary survey – how did your sector fare?

What do you look for in a role? Do you prioritise health-conscious perks like gym memberships and free fruit, or are factors such as flexible working and career progression more important to you? Whatever the motivator, one thing that scores serious brownie points across the board is a good sala...

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Date Posted: 29-01-2018

Clearly defined benefits: the key to attracting top talent

Workplace benefits are a significant draw for employees looking for a new role – especially when those benefits are clearly labelled, explains an article on HR News. A study by Canada Life Group Insurance reveals that 85% of workers are more likely to seek employment at an organisation ...

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Date Posted: 28-01-2018

Five ways to keep your employees motivated this Christmas

Christmas may be all laughs, elves and eggnog outside of work hours, but for employers, the holiday season brings with it a whole host of potential problems. 'Tis the season of last-minute holiday requests and the dreaded office flu, after all! So, what's a HR manager to do? In a piec...

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Date Posted: 14-12-2017

Workers who spend less time in office found to be more 'innovative'

It's no secret: stagnancy is a creativity killer and new research from King's College London's King's Business School and the University of Amsterdam has confirmed exactly that. The research found that employees are more 'innovative' if they leave the office ...

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Date Posted: 10-11-2017

One third of employees have experienced a poor onboarding process in the workplace

One third of employees have had a poor onboarding experience in the past, one fifth of whom said it was so bad that they changed their mind about a job, a recent survey of 4,000 office workers has revealed. The poll, conducted by cloud software firm webonboarding and cited by Pers...

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Date Posted: 28-09-2017

How to give effective feedback

Only 30% of companies today provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates after an interview. The other 70% neglect their potential future candidates at the earliest opportunity by failing to provide any feedback whatsoever. Debut, the award-winning student and graduate careers app, has launc...

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Date Posted: 31-08-2017

3 Reasons to Give Unsuccessful Candidates Feedback

Here it is, a dream job, the wait for an interview but after all of that, a rejection! When it comes to interviews, there’s nothing worse than not knowing what went “wrong”. 4 out of 5 people in the UK claim that they have never received feedback after a face-to-face interview....

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Date Posted: 03-08-2017

Skills Shortage Creating Problems for Employers

Whether it's the hours spent posting on job boards, pouring over CVs, vetting potential candidates or conducting interviews, the hiring process can be a stressful and resource-heavy endeavour. Couple this with the fact that Australia and the UK are currently in the midst of a skills sho...

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Date Posted: 27-07-2017

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