The benefits of encouraging our staff to walk or cycle to work
According to research by social enterprise organisation, Free2cycle, more than two-thirds (67%) of respondents believe that employers can make allowances to help encourage employees to have a more active commute. The survey of 2,000 UK individuals highlighted initiatives such as introducing flexible start times, providing access to changing facilities and offering incentives for equipment, such […]
How much do employers rely on expensive temp solutions in the run-up to the new financial year?
As we move into the new financial year, employers throughout the UK have been busy preparing their budgets for the next 12 months. As we enter the final days of the current financial year, how have demands on recruitment changed? Have companies been scrambling to complete projects, therefore requiring additional staff? How lucrative is this […]
The power of Predictive Analytics in Hiring
In an ever-increasing corporate landscape, making quality hires is critically important for organisations looking to improve their bottom line. To reduce the occurrence of bad hires, a growing number of businesses are turning to predictive analytics and big data. Using algorithms to analyse past and current data, these businesses more effectively can predict and adapt […]
HorrexCole sponsor “Best Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Strategy” award at The FIRM Awards 2019.
Thursday 21st March 2019 marks The FIRM’s Awards 2019 and HorrexCole have the pleasure of being a sponsor of the Best Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Strategy award. The FIRM Awards were established in 2013 to celebrate the very best of in-house recruitment excellence, innovation and best practice. They act as an inspiration to fellow members […]
Work-life balance, what’s the secret?
Work-life balance, it’s something we all aim to achieve for ourselves. Finding that perfect blend of career development and ensuring we pay enough time and attention to our personal lives. It’s easy to give in to the temptation of checking our emails whilst relaxing at home or finishing up some administration that you just didn’t […]
LGBT History Month
February marks the beginning of LGBT history month (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans). A month since 2005 where we celebrate and acknowledge the contribution made by the LGBT community in the UK and reflect on their history and culture. Discrimination in employment on the grounds of sexual orientation has been illegal since 2003, and was aligned […]
Poor mental health affects half of all employees, according to a survey of 44,000 people carried out by the mental health charity Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/. We all know what it’s like to feel stressed at certain times, being under pressure is a normal part of life. However, becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health […]
What makes your staff tick?
With so many rapidly growing and fast-paced businesses across the globe it is easy to miss your employee’s hard work and commitment. Over 60-70% of the population on average spend more than 37 hours a week at work and 51% of employees are not satisfied with the recognition that they receive. Employers providing praise and […]
3 Simple Ways to Encourage Stress Awareness
Stress is part and parcel with being human. When we experience stress, it is our body’s natural fight or flight response which is triggered in order to respond to the stimulus causing us unease. It is an automatic response which is innate, but as we have evolved, we have learnt to adapt the ways we […]
Can apprentices benefit your business?
Undoubtedly, an apprenticeship is a viable and beneficial option for school leavers to progress quickly in working life – but what are the benefits for employers? Apprenticeships are a key part of creating a stronger and fairer economy, where people of all ages and backgrounds can fulfil their potential. They help employers address skills shortages, […]
A recruiter’s reflection on World Religion Day
Today we celebrate the world’s religious diversity. We actively acknowledge different beliefs and faiths and strive to learn more about them. We are mindful of how religion forms an intersection of someone’s identity and is part of making them who they are. However, whilst it is known that the majority of people in the world […]
Does Anxiety or Stress take over your day?
Managing stress and anxiety can have a major impact in the workplace. Employees may decline a promotion or other development opportunities because it drives them out of their comfort zone. It affects people in different ways, but common behaviours include work colleagues struggling to meet deadlines, feeling uncomfortable attending meetings, no longer enjoying “perks of […]