Salary Benchmarking: Guide for Employers

salary benchmarking

Unless you have worked in HR or recruitment, you may not have heard about salary benchmarking, yet this is an important tactic that can be used by employers to benefit their business, not least when it comes to boosting recruitment and retention rates. The following guide for employers looks at what salary benchmarking is and […]

AI in Recruitment

AI in recruitment is the application of artificial intelligence to the talent procurement process, where machine learning can learn to shortlist your ideal candidate and automate manual tasks.   How can AI help employers transform how they attract, hire and retain talent? AI technology is intended to streamline or automate a portion of the recruiting […]

Advantages & Disadvantages of Group Interviews

Making the recruitment process as efficient as possible is a reasonable commercial objective for employers. One solution is to use group interviews during the early stages of recruitment. When conducted successfully, group interviews can be an excellent method for eliciting the best performance from candidates. A group interview can increase hire quality while decreasing time-to-hire […]

How to Optimise Workforce Planning

Continued shortages of skills and labour are placing talent attraction and retention high on organisation’s business risks. A proactive approach to workforce planning is one way that employers can safeguard their people needs. Workforce planning is a process that analyses current and future workforce trends, or human capital, allowing organisations to identify their business needs […]

Equality & Diversity in the Workplace

Equality and diversity in the workplace are proof of a positive environment and effective people management. All employees and applicants must be given equal opportunities, regardless of their age, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. To ensure that employees of minority groups are treated fairly, implementing equality and diversity policies in the workplace is important. […]

How to Calculate & Improve Staff Turnover

Given current talent and skills shortages across all areas of the economy, it has become business-critical for employers to understand their staff turnover rates and optimise employee retention. Organisations with higher than industry-average staff turnover rates will be facing higher recruitment, training and development costs, and risk damage to their reputation and employer brand. Delving […]

Open Hiring: Pros & Cons

Open hiring, or open recruitment as it is also commonly known, is the practice of hiring on a first-to apply basis. In this guide for employers, we discuss what open hiring is and how it works in practice. We also examine the pros and cons of open hiring, the key legal risks for employers when […]

7 Steps to Successful Talent Planning

A talent planning strategy is important to ensure that, at all times, you have the right people in the right roles to meet the needs of your organisation. As the needs of a business are constantly evolving, so becomes the need to keep your talent planning strategy closely aligned to your business objectives at any […]

Top 5 HR Trends 2021

The working environment going into 2021 is vastly different to that of the start of 2020. What are the HR trends employers should be considering to support workforce management, performance and positive engagement into 2021?   1. Remote working In response to lockdown rules, 2020 saw universal effort and upheaval to establish employees for remote […]

HR Challenges of International Business

What are the main HR challenges of international business? Organisations with global operations face complex and relentless personnel issues. From increased legal risk exposure across borders to dealing with a worldwide scarcity of talent, the HR challenges of international business must be overcome to maintain advantage at scale through a high performing, mobile workforce. Legal […]