How can a talent agency complement in-house recruiters?

Anthony Haynes writes: If one of your HR team’s responsibilities is recruitment, there’s no point in using a talent agency – right? I interviewed Fiona Wilson, Managing Director of FJWTS, on this topic: One question that often arises is, how can talent agencies add value to recruitment? Shouldn’t organisations just do their own recruitment? There… Read More

Inclusion eats diversity for breakfast

Anthony Haynes writes: We’ve been very pleased to feature the work of Alison France, Founding Director of Evosis, on this blog before — notably in one of our ‘Behind the scenes’ interviews. Today we’re pleased to reblog her post on the relationship between inclusion and diversity. Alison France writes: Inclusion is a CEO priority In… Read More

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

Pregnancy, career development, and talent acquisition: Jen Watts Welsh’s story

Anthony Haynes writes: By way of contributing to International Women’s Day, I’d like to recommend an article on a key topic — the perception of pregnancy in relation to recruitment and job application. In the article published by Fast Company, Jen Watts Welsh — who is evidently and expert story-teller — reflects on her experience… 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