It’s been arguably the biggest UK news story of 2020 - the shock announcement from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they plan to ‘step back’ from royal duties. In effect, this was a job resignation - albeit not a conventional one but a resignation, nonetheless. The response from both the media and the public has been mixed.
Human Resources Blog
For most workplaces, Christmas is a happy time. Have you managed to foster a family atmosphere within your company or department? If so, then you’ll appreciate what a great time Christmas can be for your people and for your company. Excitement, parties, animated chatter.
Isn’t it a good feeling? After a thorough recruitment process for your vacancy, you’ve made your choice. The successful candidate has accepted your offer and everyone’s happy. Job done. Or is it?
This week is Anti-Bullying week.
Artificial Intelligence is surely the number one tech buzzword of the decade. Each week another story emerges about how this technology is rapidly taking over almost every single aspect of our lives. 20 years from now, will we all be sunning ourselves on the beach or standing in 5-mile dole queue?
In the world of recruitment, there’s a commonly used metric that is used arguably more often than any other. It’s called ‘time-to-fill’. This is the number of days it takes to fill a vacancy - from the time the opening occurs to the time the candidate accepts the job offer.
'Failure’ is surely too harsh a word. Draw a straight line between failure and success. After their World Cup semi-final loss to the world’s number one team, the USA you’ll surely place England’s magnificent footballing lionesses right next to the ‘success’ end of the spectrum.
Of course, this is really a trick question. If you choose to upskill, then you’ll still need to recruit to replace the employee you’ve upskilled.
So, a better question would be - A vacancy needs to be filled. Do you recruit or do you upskill-and-recruit?
It’s Monday morning. You have a spring in your step. Your new staff member starts today and you’re sure you’ve made the best choice. The recruitment process went like clockwork, with your recruiter delivering a promising batch of candidates. Each arrived at their interview armed with more-than-adequate qualifications and the right skill-set.
Just a couple of weeks ago it was Mental Health Awareness Week. Much of the British media devoted hours of air time, column inches and cyberspace to this sensitive and difficult issue. A good thing too.