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To win the war for talent, you need to nail the Talent Attraction Lifecycle. The stages which job candidates move through in their ongoing relationship with an organisation are (1) Attraction, (2) Recruitment, (3) Onboarding, (4) Development, (5) Retention, (6) Separation. Every stage is a chance for you to attract, engage and retain talent.

May 29, 2019 8:46:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

A greater focus on staff development can result in a ‘win-win’ scenario for your organisation and for your people. From increased staff loyalty and engagement through to boosting your ability to bring on home-grown talent, opening up development opportunities can bring multiple benefits for everyone involved.

May 14, 2019 10:01:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

Does it feel as if you’re in a last minute scramble each time you need to fill a position? Is your company among the bulk of businesses struggling to make the hires they need? These are signs that it’s worth going back to the drawing board with your recruitment process.

So where exactly are you going wrong? Take a look at these common errors to see whether any sound familiar…

May 2, 2019 10:58:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

It’s easy to make a strategy look great on paper. But once you start to put it into practice, things can quickly go awry.

All too often, production teams can find themselves overextended - trying to do too much with too little support.

Lack of synergy is another common problem. On the one hand, you want your employer brand to have as strong a presence as possible across multiple channels (and for lots of people to have an input in the production process). It’s just that once you attempt all this, your central message becomes garbled - and no-one seems to be on the same page.

Nov 1, 2018 4:36:21 PM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

Your all-new employer branding initiative has just gone live. So what happens next?

Read on for our essential tips on measuring early stage performance - and for ensuring that any campaign-related “teething troubles” are spotted and dealt with.

Sep 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

If there’s a problem, you’ve got a much better chance of solving it if you can spot it early. This applies to all manner of workplace-related issues - and it’s especially true of employee onboarding.

Early employee feedback helps you on two fronts. For the individual employees concerned, it gives you a chance to identify and address any teething troubles they may be having - which could be anything from IT niggles, through to understanding what your company culture is all about.

Jul 5, 2018 10:04:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

These are the people who give their best each day. They ‘get’ what your business is trying to achieve - and they’re committed to help you reach it. And chances are, these are the people who are with you for the long haul...

Jun 25, 2018 8:46:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

“What can you contribute to our company?”. This question has been a mainstay of job interviews forever.

But just remember that you’re not the only one who has contribution-focused questions that need to be answered. From the other side of the desk, try these for size...

Jun 12, 2018 10:11:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

Employees who are “coasting”, who aren’t being challenged - and who aren’t developing and progressing represent a significant retention risk. In fact, in one study, 70% of people who wanted to leave their organisation were ready to move on because of progression/development reasons.

May 21, 2018 8:38:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

On May 25th 2018, a new set of regulations called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the EU.

Designed to give consumers more control over who has access to their personal data and how that data is used, GDPR is changing the way that businesses collect, store and use information about their customers.

One important change is that businesses will need to receive positive consent to use private data for marketing purposes in the future. This means that customers need to expressly opt-in to being contacted - it’s no longer enough for companies to assume that you want to receive their emails.

May 11, 2018 10:04:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment