UK candidate attraction survey findings

A new report commissioned by Eploy, in association with HR & Recruitment Grapevine, has revealed some interesting findings for how candidates are sourced by sector and how successful sourcing channels are in generating the right quantity and quality of candidates. The UK Candidate Attraction Survey 2017, now in its second year, surveyed over 700 UK

Employers must use data to tackle ‘absolutely dire’ levels of BAME staff

Policies and good intentions will not be enough to drive change, expert panel agrees British businesses must be persuaded or forced to publish data on the numbers of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees in their ranks to tackle a ‘dire’ lack of inclusion, according to an influential panel. A requirement to account for

Technology drivers – efficiencies and candidate engagement

Chatbots and career pages are the future of hiring, say experts Technology and the need for a human touch dominate agenda at The Recruitment Conference 2017 Chatbots and candidate experience apps will become hugely significant mainstream recruitment technologies in 2018 – but the human touch will arguably become more important than ever. That was the

HMRC hint IR35 will hit private sector

HMRC has dropped strong hints that IR35 changes could soon be rolled out to the private sector, despite being slammed as a ‘failed’ reform. The news will put private sector recruiters on high alert, having witnessed the disdain with which their public-sector hiring colleagues treated the tax law changes. At the time, recruiters and contractors

Quarter of retirees head back to work

But former pensions minister warns of ‘unhappy older workforce’ who can’t afford to quit Around a quarter of retirees return to work, with most of those heading back to the daily grind within five years of retiring, according to a new study. The research by the University of Manchester and King’s College London also found

Candidate attraction strategy – getting it right

An interesting article by Kallidus. While some of the views and recommendations are focused on larger volume recruitment and related automation, key aspcects are around making life as easy as possible for candidates. Sometimes employers dont realise how hard they make it to apply for their jobs. Candidates want to feel informed with great insights into

Is unconscious bias blurring recruiter mindsets?

Charles Hipps explains the most common bias traps businesses fall for when hiring In recruitment, two things to avoid are adverse impact and bias. Employers are not allowed to apply any requirement or condition that disadvantages people or makes them ineligible for a job without a justifiable reason, as this could constitute discrimination. Bias, simply

Are UK employers attitudes to career gaps outdated?

British workers are more reluctant to take a career break compared to other nations, due to fears that they will reduce their employability. However, by refusing to take sabbaticals or extended leave, they could be increasing their risk of burnout. According to research commissioned by, UK employees, among other European nationals surveyed, are most

Induction or Onboarding? Whatever… but it is key for new appointments

As recruiters we are often intrigued by the level and quality of induction and onboarding for new recruits or promoted internals. There are significant costs in firstly recruiting, but also the costs of losing someone because they dont settle or fail to perform to the required standard. So why invest time and cost in getting