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The Benefits Of Equality And Diversity In The Recruitment Process

Blog - The Benefits Of Equality And Diversity In The Recruitment Process

Recruitment is a difficult process for many businesses. The right candidate can make or break a team, which puts recruitment teams under significant pressure to find the right person for the job. However, most businesses look at recruitment the wrong way, especially when it comes to equality and diversity. Many look at diverse recruitment from a legal position, meeting diversity targets instead of the many benefits that come with diverse teams.

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Reasons to Use Recruitment Support

Blog - Reasons to Use Recruitment Support

It’s no secret, recruitment is difficult. It’s a resource heavy process that puts a strain on your finances, time and employees looking for candidates. Recruitment can also be risky for businesses. According to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), 40% of businesses realise they’ve hired the wrong candidate within two weeks, costing them around £132,000.

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What Followers Want From Leaders

Blog - What Followers Want From Leaders

When it comes to effective leadership, everyone has a different opinion on the best leadership style. Some believe in visionaries like Steve Jobs and Richard Branson, while others look towards empathetic leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk and Oprah Winfrey. While leadership styles vary from one individual to the next, there are certain traits that followers prefer over others. These traits lead to effective teams, revolutionary ideas, and great workplace environments. But what makes a good leader?

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Flexible working uptake

Blog - Flexible working uptake

With its many benefits, we believe flexible working should be the norm - not the exception - for UK workers, and central to the creation of inclusive and productive workplaces. In the context of a global pandemic, flexible working remains as relevant as ever for both employers and policymakers. 

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Employee Health And Wellbeing

Blog - Employee Health And Wellbeing

Employee health and wellbeing should be a core element of any HR strategy and central to the way an organisation operates. This is especially critical given the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on employees' mental health and wellbeing.

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The Most Important Characteristics of Effective Managers

Blog - The Most Important Characteristics of Effective Managers

A lot has been said over the years about management styles. Some of it is true, but much of it is also misleading. For instance, it’s true that everyone has a preferred management style, however, it’s not true that you can’t change it. We all do some things naturally, though if we want to expand our skill set, then we can learn to do things in a way that supports the style that you’d like to have - the style that will make you more effective. Of course, you have to want to change, ...

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How to Make Ineffective Teams Effective

Blog - How to Make Ineffective Teams Effective

Teams have been in existence for millennia. For example, until the widespread use of the internal combustion engine, teams of animals were yoked together to provide transportation of freight and people and, to this day, this method is still used in less-developed nations as well as in communities that shun modern life such as the Amish.

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What Has the Pandemic Taught Us About Working?

Blog - What Has the Pandemic Taught Us About Working?

The pandemic, infamously referred to as Covid-19 - even though its impact wasn’t really felt until the following year or so - has profoundly changed what we now know to be true of working. It’s hard to remember what working was like beforehand. Shops opened and closed at regular hours just as they always had done. Public transport was used by those who normally commuted. Others drove to work, or bicycled, or walked.

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Is It Possible for Your Employees to Be Too Engaged?

Blog - Is It Possible for Your Employees to Be Too Engaged?

Employee engagement has become commonplace. It’s no longer the newest term in the neighbourhood. In fact, it was first mentioned in a 1990 academic paper where the author described engaged staff as those who expressed or employed themselves in the work, and the disengaged as those who withdrew and defended themselves from it.

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Creating a Culture for Competitive Advantage

Blog - Creating a Culture for Competitive Advantage

Most of what passes for competitive advantage these days is a myth, and that’s because of a phenomenon that Doris Day once sang about in the 1946 musical Annie Get Your Gun. The opening lyric is, “Anything you can do, I can do better.” And that’s about the size of it.

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