How much is staff absence is costing you?
We all know staff absence is costly but what can you do to reduce that? Every HR leader understands the impact of absenteeism only too well: on productivity, on operational and legal costs, and even on brand reputation. But for many large organisations, quantifying that impact is tough – and reducing it, even harder. HR […]
Supporting employees who are caring for someone with dementia
As our population ages – and so too our workforce – dementia is becoming all too significant for many who are combining work and caring for older, sick or disabled parents and other loved ones. According to projections by Mercer in its Workforce Monitor Report, there will be 300,000 fewer workers under the age of […]
What are the true benefits of taking a holiday?
We all love going on holiday. Whether it’s a lazy two weeks on a beach or an active adventure holiday, you can’t beat taking some time off to do the things you love the most. However, it is estimated that only a third of employees take their full holiday entitlement. Dr Lucy Goundry, the Medical […]
Is there enough focus on employee benefits?
Look at most research on rewards and the focus is on pay. Such topics as executive remuneration, merit pay or sales-based incentives predominate. Similarly, a lot of public policy attention is given to such issues as CEO pay, minimum pay or public sector pay. However, when it comes to employee benefits, there is little research […]
Why transparency matters to the Millennial Workforce?
Today’s digital world continually brings new challenges for businesses and with the wide range of technology tools that have been created to help drive productivity. Many leaders would argue however, that the answer to future-proofing their business lies not just in optimising productivity, but also in the talent that makes up those teams. In other […]
We walk the talk – eSift and HorrexCole take on “It’s a knockout”
We recently posted a blog on how employee experience drives productivity which discussed the issue of showing your employees that you value and recognise them! Well, we put that theory to the test… eSift and HorrexCole took their employees to Bournemouth this month to attend a corporate “It’s a knockout” day. We were competing against […]
How much should AI contribute to the recruitment process?
We all know that developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation in a recruitment process can deliver benefits and disruption! A survey by Deloitte last year found that 33% of businesses are already using AI at some point in the recruitment process, and this number is set to increase in 2018 and beyond. Three quarters […]
Does employee experience drive productivity?
The short answer is YES! Research has shown that over a third of employees admitted they’re productive for less than 30 hours a week in a recent study we conducted with over 3,500 workers. In fact, there are common themes from the research on what a “great workforce experience” means for employees, and, as a […]
Why an “Escape Room” can reveal your business leaders
Whether you be a team within a FTSE100 or a SME I never thought that something could be so much fun but at the same time provide me with a true insight to individual strengths and weaknesses. In summary, “Escape Rooms” are a physical adventure game where players solve a series of puzzles and riddles […]
Engaging with students and graduates can be fun but ….
We know that engaging with young people through gifs, hashtags and Boomerangs via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram is undoubtedly successful, it’s not always retainable. Competing to secure the interest of young jobseekers when other businesses are doing the same and it is made more difficult when there is a new trend almost daily. What we […]
What financial impact will GDPR have on your business?
The deadline for GDPR compliance is looming and although we all understand and appreciate the need to protect personal data the true cost to businesses can be huge from both a time and financial perspective.….. As Talent Acquisition professionals we have a critical role to play given the exposure to personal employee data. There is […]
Personality assessment and big data have evolved into the leading HR tool
A growing number of top companies are using professional personality assessment and “big data” as a tool for the development of individuals and to steer the HR strategy. At the beginning of the 2000’s new platforms were born every month and big data was starting to gain attention. Many of the solutions have been inadequate, […]