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The Importance of AI and Automation in the Recruitment Process

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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Developing an agile workforce in a new era

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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How to Become an Exceptional Hiring Manager

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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Do you know what the “Sunflower Lanyard” represents?

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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Should the number of vacancies be the measurement of workload?

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…

Bounce back from redundancy

How to come back from redundancy after the pandemic.

Is the jobs market as bad as we’re being told? The economy, both in the UK and globally has seen a marked contraction. Even though the government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme to protect jobs during the lockdown, the effects on employment have been significant. Redundancy after the pandemic can be hard, we’re here…

Graduate Recruitment During Coronavirus

How Graduate Recruitment has evolved since Coronavirus.

Despite the biggest pandemic since the Spanish Flu in 1918 and the prospect of a global recession, rest assured, companies are still focusing on graduate recruitment. They still value talent and want to grow and develop the graduates they bring into their organisations. Learn what we do to help. Life before the pandemic. Graduate recruitment…

COVID-19 Re-entry

How do we strategically prepare for Covid-19 re-entry? | Returning to work after lockdown

Coronavirus has had a significant impact on every area of life over the last few months, principally the devastating effect of the disease on our health and wellbeing. Returning to work after lockdown will be hard, but we’re here to help. As the curve is flattened and Covid-19 is brought under some semblance of control,…

10 ways to boost productivity

10 ways to boost productivity.

Since the Coronavirus lock-down began back in March, working from home became mandatory for everyone who was able to. The appeal is obvious; no commuting, no suit and tie and the freedom to plan your day as you choose. However, if you’re not used to working from home, managing the unfamiliar distractions while retaining your…