The 7 step formula to attracting top talent with facebook ads

More and more companies are taking advantage of Facebook’s wide reach to target and attract the right candidates for their organisation. Social Media Recruiting using Facebook opens up a unique advertising medium for you. Did you know that 83% of job seekers use Facebook to look for work? That’s 830 million people. Of course, that’s a…

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HR professionals as ‘stage directors’ of change management

New report shows HR providing increasingly sophisticated support behind the scenes of transformational change. A new report from the CIPD and the University of Bath highlights that, just as CEOs and business leaders have demonstrated a greater understanding of what is necessary to implement deep and sustainable change in recent years, senior HR professionals have…

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7 talent acquisition mistakes to avoid

A bad recruitment decision is not just bad for business, it can be very costly as well. International talent management experts estimate the average cost of a poor hiring decision to be at least 30% of that hire’s first year’s probable earnings. For example, replacing a senior executive can reach upwards £70,000! Factor in productivity…

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UK labour market hits the pause button

Commenting on the latest UK Labour Market Statistics, Mark Beatson, Chief Economist at the CIPD, said: “While today’s numbers show a drop in unemployment back towards the low point seen three months ago, the main point to draw from this set of figures is how little the overall levels of employment and unemployment have changed…

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How to write a job advert that magnetically attracts your ideal employee

Ever asked yourself “Why aren’t my job adverts receiving more applicants?”, or despaired at the poor quality of the responses? You might have come to the conclusion that the talent pool is simply lacking the skills and qualifications you need. However, there’s a good chance that might not be the case. The chances are that you’re just attracting the wrong…

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Are you going to the CIPD Annual Conference?

  The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has announced the programme for its 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition, taking place at Manchester Central on 4 – 5 November.  This is the major HR conference and event of the year, attracting thousands of attendees and visitors nationally and internationally. This year the…

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New report highlights heavy bias in UK recruitment processes

CIPD research shows Jobseekers often face heavy and unconscious bias in the selection process. Latest insights into behavioural science have shown that recruitment processes are often heavily skewed by a number of unconscious biases on the part of those hiring, according to a new report from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development.…

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How to create a personality-based job description for any role

Have you ever hired someone with the exact training and experience you wanted, only to find they still didn’t perform in their role? Despite having worked in very similar roles before, they just didn’t seem to ‘fit’ into this one well. The problem may well have started all the way back in the job description.…

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