Talent acquisition and mental health: talent agencies can make a difference

In this, the first of two posts on the theme of mental health and recruitment, Susie Schofield reports the experience of Rob, a candidate we recently worked with. Rob: When I left the Forces, I dabbled on the peripheries of recruitment agencies and talent-spotters. I have to admit, to someone with my background, it was difficult… Read More

Digitalisation: implications for talent acquisition

Anthony Haynes writes: If ‘digitalisation’ has become a buzz word, it is for good reason: the trend towards digitalisation at all levels — for example, service delivery, internal communications, marketing, and procurement — continues apace. Few organisations can ignore the trend. The is evident both in our industry — the talent sector — and in… Read More

Beyond digital: no such thing as a free tweet

Anthony Haynes writes: The post below (the second in our ‘Beyond digital’ mini-series) provides the first step in our attempt to articulate the rationale for a hybrid communications strategy founded on the belief that analogue communications can be both effective and exciting. There’s non need to spend time rehearsing the benefits of digital — they’re well… Read More

Improving employee engagement and retention

Anthony Haynes writes (or, rather, paraphrases): How to engage employees and how to retain them are major challenges for employers — particularly so when, as in many Western cities today, sectoral unemployment rates are low. There is a battle for talent going on out there. A study by researchers from Babson College and Workday focuses… Read More

Catching the wave: 21st century careers

Anthony Haynes writes: What’s your image of a university press? Perhaps an organisation that produces esoteric, ivory-tower, publications that sit, largely unread, in academic libraries. Not so Deloitte University Press. Deloitte University specialises in leadership. Its press continues that theme in the sense of thought leadership. Its publications cover contemporary challenges in such areas as… Read More