As I am sure you’ve read many times over the last year, 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, especially in the job market. Hundreds of high street names have disappeared or regrouped as digital-only enterprises resulting in the loss of many thousands of jobs. Whole sectors have been unable to function for months, especially…

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Challenges Talent and HR Leaders face in 2021

2020 has been a challenging year for HR departments and businesses in general. Contending with an unexpected requirement to work remotely to ensure employees remain engaged with their roles and aren’t adversely affected by isolation away from the office due to the global pandemic, HR teams have stepped up and proven their worth. However, this…

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Now that 2020 is firmly in the rear-view mirror and we can focus on the exciting possibilities that 2021 will offer once the vaccination rollout helps return life to some semblance of normal. We’ve had a look at what the priorities for Talent Acquisition and HR leaders might be for the coming year. A recent…

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To describe this year as having been ‘difficult’ may be the understatement of 2020 however, we have all learnt so much about our business and personal capability. It seems unbelievable that it was only a year or so ago that the first hint of the Coronavirus pandemic emerged in Wuhan in China. Mental wellbeing has…

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What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think and act like humans and is often used for problem-solving and allows machines to learn from experience. AI For Recruiting is a new topic for most in the industry. AI isn’t a new phenomenon…

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The working environment has changed astronomically in the past few decades. The workplace has changed out of all recognition in every conceivable way, in this post we discuss how we have moved to an agile workforce. Working styles have moved from completely office-based to a rising trend in remote working, tech has become an essential…

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Agility

How does a Hiring Manager fit into the recruitment process? There is a perception that hiring managers are just there to get the approval to hire and will then pass the baton to the recruiter and get back to what they were doing. If this really is the case, then it is potentially fraught with…

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We are ashamed to say we did not. However, a member of the eSift team has a brother with Autism and Tourette’s and she explained the lanyard is worn and provides a discreet sign that a person has a hidden disability. It is now recognised by airports, shops, hospitals and public venues etc. and in…

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The answer is NO. Since lockdown was eased and people began returning to work, there has been a steady increase in the number of job vacancies advertised. Numbers are still significantly down with a low of 478,717 between May and July 2020, which has now risen to 736,237 between July and September according to the…

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