How are work and poverty linked? Developing an evidence-informed view

Anthony Haynes writes: From the outset of this blog, back in 2013, we have been interested in the stories that research can tell us about the world of work. One of our earliest posts, for example, featured some research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) about the extent to which employment provided a route out… Read More

Effective talent management: an overlooked factor

‘Morale’ is a well-known term. In informal discussion at work it can feature a lot — usually, for some reason, when ‘morale is low’. More formally, the term is little used, except with reference to troops and, to a lesser extent, sports teams. Generally one doesn’t get invited to conference presentations or workshops on morale.… Read More

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