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How to create a data-driven hiring process

Traditionally, recruitment was much less technical and relied on the ability of the Recruiter to spot the ideal candidate for a given role. There was an element of luck involved, and without data to back up their beliefs, Recruiters could only assume that their method of finding candidates for a clients’ role was effective. Data-driven…

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Why 9 out of 10 clients use Social Media to engage with talent

These days when we talk about change, the primary response is to blame the pandemic, lockdowns and all that brought with it. However, though all of the above has affected the job market, companies have become more innovative in the ways they find the talent their clients need out of necessity. What is social recruiting?…

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The five pillars of Talent mobility and when to rethink your strategy

What is Talent Mobility? Talent mobility is the key to a happy, flexible, and productive workforce, but what is it? Talent mobility describes an employee’s ability to move between positions in their company. Companies are using the concept of talent mobility to understand the skills, motivation, and background of their workforce. This allows senior management…

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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…