Recruitment

  • Opinion: What is ‘social capital’ worth to your business? by

    In a competitive marketplace, organisations often seek more from staff, but walk a fine line attracting the best talent for the right price. When digital and social skills are highly sought after, should organisations pay for the privilege? Roger Christie explores the concept of employee ‘social capital’

  • Opinion: What is the role of social in the war for talent? by Contributor

    For years HR and corporate affairs teams have fought to keep employee social media activities under wraps. In the ongoing war for talent, what would be gained if they stopped? Roger Christie investigates

  • Hiring for Engageability by External

    An enormous amount of time and money is spent by companies on employee engagement, under the premise that a more engaged workforce contributes to the bottom line. Much of the effort afforded to engagement is via employee surveys used to identify how the work environment can be optimised to engage people further. While there is no doubt considerable benefit to be gained from implementing change initiatives aimed at optimising engagement, we feel too many organisations concentrate their efforts on engaging people once they are in the organisation. Yet engagement is a two-way street – it depends on how you treat people as well as on who you hire.

  • Job ads drop as employers ease back on hiring intentions by Cameron Edmond

    Job ads are approaching new lows as employers pull back on hiring…for the time being, at least.

  • The final frontier of executive search: Finding the next CEO by

    Although the process has only just kicked off, the search for Microsoft’s next CEO has already taken some interesting turns.

  • Managers and Gen Y: The mindsets that keep them apart by Cameron Edmond

    Young Gen Y workers and their managers continue to clash in many organisations. But could it be that the two sides want the same thing?

  • Are referees still important? by Cameron Edmond

    Good references were once a game-changer when hiring applicants, but has social media and online recommendations rendered them irrelevant?

  • Education vs Experience: what’s the best start for HR? by Caitlin Nobes

    Why are young HR graduates struggling to find work in the industry? Are they unprepared, or are HR recruiters still valuing experience over education?

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