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In 2021, we have managed to quadruple our headcount and maintain a 4.9 rating on Glassdoor. How I ask myself?

The overriding factor must be the value we place on our people – they simply are eSift’s biggest asset.   However, it has not all been plain sailing. 2020 challenged us like never before. We simply “fell off a cliff overnight” (The downside of providing businesses with a model that offers agility – switch on…

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How to take steps to diversify your talent pool

Workplace diversity has become an increasingly common topic amongst recruiters, employers and hiring managers. Now, business leaders appreciate the tangible benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce for both the company and its employees. However, in 2021 diversity isn’t just about factoring in age, gender and race but hiring a wider range of people to…

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Graduates and talent of the future workforce

How the workforce is changing and the need for agility The world of work is experiencing a seismic shift requiring employers and employees to reconcile with a new work environment where job security is no longer the priority and flexibility and adaptability take precedence. This shift is being driven by certain trends that are fundamentally…

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The challenges boutique and small businesses face

The rise in boutique and small businesses As the Covid-19 pandemic hit hard in March 2020 and the UK went into lockdown to protect the nation, the number of new businesses fell rapidly. In March, new businesses fell by 19%, April by 29% and May by 3%, according to the analysis of Companies House data…

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There is light at the end of the tunnel

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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How to identify and close the skills gap to accelerate digital transformation

The speed and scale of digital transformation has accelerated due to the Covid-19 pandemic and turned digital initiatives into digital imperatives. This escalation puts significant pressure on HR leaders to rethink the skills needed as business models are continually changing. As HR Leaders looked at what will be needed to digitalise their companies, they saw…

Challenges Talent and HR Leaders face in 2021

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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Priorities for Talent and HR Leaders in 2021

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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Why AGILITY has been our saving grace! | Agile Recruitment

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…