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5 Easy Ways to Stop Meetings Being a Waste of Time

Our top five tips for making any company meeting more creative, collaborative and productive.

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This is Why Workplaces Don’t Work Without Trust

The importance of trust in the workplace on factors including productivity, creativity, ingenuity and morale.

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Why Algorithms In Your Inbox Are Bad News For Everybody

Algorithms are encroaching further into recruitment decision-making. This is why we should all be concerned.

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Who’s to Blame for the Death of Workplace Loyalty?

Are millennials really less likely to stick around than previous generations? What part have employers played in eroding loyalty at work?

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Candidate Personas: Think Like a Marketer, Win As a Recruiter

Why candidate personas are a powerful hiring tool for savvy recruiters keen to stay ahead of the competition.

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2019 trends

Why We’re Staying Out of the Talent Trend Predictions Game in 2019

In 2019, predicting talent trends is an exercise in pure guesswork.

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Who’s Actually Pushing For a 4-Day Week?

Could employers benefit from getting on board with the TUC’s call for a shorter working week?

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Interviews

Why Interview Job Candidates When You Could Be Auditioning Them?

Job auditions may well be a more useful recruiting tool than job interviews. Here’s why.

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Continuous recruitment

This is Why the Smartest Recruiters Never Stop Recruiting

Continuous recruiting is how companies can have their pick of the talent they need, at the precise moment they need it.

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time management

If You Struggle to Manage Your Time at Work, it’s Because You’re Not Doing This

A simple principle for more effective time management and more productive work.

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Hire With Purpose: Why You Need to Give Candidates Something to Believe In

Put purpose at the heart of your hiring strategy to reach and recruit the best talent.

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5 Ways to Make New Employees Feel Like They’ve Made the Right Choice

Injecting an emotional component into onboarding is the smartest way to connect with new joiners. Here’s how.

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Five things recruiters can do that robots can’t

Why recruitment automation can’t replace the essentially human nature of talent acquisition.

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Why AQ is the New EQ And What That Means For Recruiters

One factor is increasingly defining the best job candidates – and the companies they work for: their Adaptability Quotient.

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Belonging in the workplace

Belonging is the vital concept at the heart of the world’s most successful Diversity & Inclusion strategies.

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Future of Work - Manufacturing

Future of Work Series

Revival and Reinvention: The Future of Work in Manufacturing


Manufacturing is the fourth and final industry sector under the microscope in our Future of Work series.

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Future of Work - Engineering

Future of Work Series

Developing a New Mindset: The Future of Work for Engineering


What does the future of work hold for engineers and their employers?

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The Future of Work - Healthcare

Future of Work Series

Adapt Or Die: The Future of Work for Healthcare


What does the future of work hold for healthcare professionals and organisations?

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Future of Work - Finance

Future of Work Series

The Long Shadow of 2008: The Future of Work for Financial Services


What does the future of work hold for financial services organisations?

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Future of Work - Introduction

Future of Work Series

Skills, Technology and Demographic Shifts: Welcome to the Future of Work


Our Future of Work series takes a sector-by-sector look at the factors shaping the workplace and workforce of tomorrow.

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If You’re Working Hard to Be More Productive, You’re Doing it Wrong

Why you need to work smarter not harder to improve your company’s productivity.

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Talent Pipelining 101: What You Need to Know and Why You Need to Know it Now

In the daily whirl of scarce talent, stretched resources, efficiency drives and information overload, switched-on recruiters are realising the benefits of playing the long game.

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Why Does the Annual Review Refuse to Die?

Performance management: Why it’s better for everyone to finally move beyond the annual review.

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Do employers really care about employer branding?

Do employers really care about employer branding?

If talent professionals are truly committed to employer branding, why do they spend so little money on it?

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Be a Vital Link in the Global Talent Chain


Have you got the tenacity, charisma and research prowess to connect leading global employers to top global talent?

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Goodbye Job Description. Hello Success Profile.

Follow our example and rewrite your job descriptions to work harder, say more with less and diversify your candidate pool.

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Is the Way You Set Your Goals Stopping You from Achieving Them?

Setting goals is easy. Achieving them is hard. What if the best way is to let go of the goal altogether?

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Is Your Talent Shortage Actually Talent Shortsightedness?

We’ve got some positive news for far-sighted recruiters in sectors with systemic skill gaps. A new report suggests most workers globally are interested in working in a different country.

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Is Automated Hiring Making It Too Easy for Candidates to Dislike You?

With every human interaction you remove from the hiring process, you’re creating a new potential pitfall for your candidate experience.

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Employee referrals

Are You Taking Employee Referral Seriously Yet?

If quality of hire is your top recruiting priority, you need to start giving employee referrals the respect and attention they deserve.

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Why Your Job Descriptions Could Be Harming Your Hiring Prospects

If you want to engage candidates motivated to excel in a role, not just do the job, it’s time to rethink the way you approach your job descriptions.

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The World’s Best Software Engineers: Where They Are and How to Hire Them

As much as software engineers are changing the world, the world of software engineering is changing.

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Are Video CVs a Good Thing for Employers?

For many large employers, candidate videos are already an integral part of the hiring process. Video interviews are relatively commonplace (and set to become more so with the advent of predictive analytics offering automated screening). But is there a role for video at the first stage of selection?

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5 Employers who are Winning at Candidate Experience

This summer, we wrote about the most common mistakes made by recruiting teams when engaging candidates. That was the downside. Now it’s time to even things up by revealing the employers getting their candidate experience absolutely right.

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5 Ways to Have the Career You Really Want

Where do your professional ambitions lie? If they’re more or less ahead of you, not veering wildly off at a career-change tangent, we’ve got five practical tips to help you pursue them.

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Is The Way You View Millennials Harming Your Talent Strategy?

What do millennials want from their careers? If you’re tempted to answer ‘Why should I care?’, you’re running out of time to think again. Millennials have come of age at work. They’re occupying leadership roles and starting to knock on boardroom doors.

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Successful people

5 Habits of Successful People You Should Adopt

We all want to get there: Being a leading light in our industry, known for being incredibly effective at work (and by extension, in life). But how do we do it?

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quality of hire

How Early is Too Early to Start Measuring Quality of Hire?

If you’re only measuring quality of hire after they’ve joined, you’re leaving it too late. Finding a genuinely effective way to measure hire quality is the recruiter’s holy grail.

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Crowdsourced recruiting

4 Reasons Why Crowdsourced Recruiting Isn’t The Future

Crowdsourced recruiting is an idea that’s been around for a while. But the last couple of years have seen more and more players emerge offering employers their version of the concept. Can these platforms deliver on their promise of cheaper, faster talent sourcing? Here’s the EWS verdict…

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The 4 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making in Your Candidate Experience

Recruiters, we know you’re stretched. With more ways than ever to source, attract, engage, evaluate, select and onboard candidates, you’re juggling more balls than a circus-trained octopus. But there is one ball you absolutely cannot afford to take your eye off, and that’s your candidate experience.

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The 5 Soft Skills Employers Want To See in Candidates

Which soft skills and character traits separate good candidates from great ones in the eyes of employers around the world?

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The One Email You Need In Your Work Life

Whether you’re an industrious recruiter or a busy executive, you may be resigned to the notion that business meetings = wasted time. You shouldn’t be.

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Why Sourcing Passive Candidates Is Smarter Than Settling For Active Job Seekers

Like most savvy recruiters, you’re probably well aware of the raw numbers on passive vs. active candidates.

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7 Simple Ways to Improve Passive Candidate Response Rates

If you’re a hard-pressed recruiter, there are some less-than-sunny statistics out there about passive candidate engagement.

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