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Poor employer brand adds 10% to the cost of hiring

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Posted on: April 6th, 2016

New LinkedIn research has revealed that poor employer brands mean companies have to spend more in order to attract the right candidates, the CIPD website reports. According to a study by the professional social network, which was published in ...

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Key Budget takeaways for HR professionals

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Posted on: March 31st, 2016

With chancellor George Osborne recently announcing the Conservative government's 2016 Budget, we decided to round up the changes that will most affect employment and HR. Osborne was keen to highlight the fact that 150,000 new jobs have been create...

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How to retain top talent

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Posted on: March 23rd, 2016

The job market in 2016 is looking pretty positive. The economy is on the up – and hiring is too. But while this is great news for jobseekers, it means the onus is on employers to work even harder to retain their top talent. Good employees are h...

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8 Important Employment Law Changes for April 2016

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Posted on: March 22nd, 2016

  Employment law is constantly evolving, and in April this year a number of changes are due to be announced that both employers and employees should be prepared for. To help you keep on top of the new legislations, here's a checklist of t...

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Traditional team-building can do more harm than good

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Posted on: March 18th, 2016

If you've ever taken part in a traditional team-building activity – I'm talking muddy assault courses, orienteering, building things with Lego and the like – then you'll understand why employees' hearts might sink when a 'Team-building time!'...

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More permanent staff to be hired in next three months

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Posted on: March 16th, 2016

  It's always great to see the British recruitment sector thriving, and the findings from a new Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) survey show that the next three months are going to be full of hiring opportunities. According t...

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How to spring clean your CV

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Posted on: March 14th, 2016

A CV is at the front line of any jobseeker’s search. You choose each word with care, work hard to convey all your good points and fine tune your personal profile to within an inch of its life. That’s a lot of time, care and attention going in...

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How to keep your employees engaged

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Posted on: March 7th, 2016

If only employee engagement were an exact science. Businesses around the world would be more productive, more creative, and have a healthier bottom line, wouldn't they? According to the MacLeod report on Engaging for Success, companies with hi...

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Dos and don’ts for boosting your business on social media

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Posted on: February 24th, 2016

With the average person now having five social media accounts and spending almost two hours a day on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, companies clearly need to sit up and pay attention to these channels and adapt their strategies to build and main...

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More UK employees now have workplace pensions

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Posted on: February 17th, 2016

We understand the importance of workplace benefits and how difficult it can be to start saving for a pension when retirement seems like such a long way off; that's why we were so pleased to come across the recent findings that more UK employees n...

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Mid-sized companies risk losing talent due of lack of retention practices

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Posted on: February 11th, 2016

The so-called war for talent has never been tougher than itis now. That's why we were so surprised to learn that many businesses risk losing the fight by not paying enough attention to one key weapon in their arsenal: employee retention. As O...

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Programmatic ad spend on the rise, but marketers don’t understand it…

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Posted on: February 10th, 2016

One industry that's constantly changing and evolving is the marketing industry – not only because of technological advancements, but also wider trends and changes in society that impact marketing decisions. So if you're looking for a job in mar...

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