Recruitment’s inspiring story

Anthony Haynes writes: To mark International Women’s Day, we republish a post about Sophie Macpherson, as told by Simona Sikimic (London Loves Business, 11 Oct). Sikimic tells how Macpherson went from being told there was “no future” for her in the art world to building a recruitment company — SML — that sources employees for… Read More

Resources required: employer brand

Anthony Haynes writes: On our For Clients page we list links to online resources on central topics in talent acquisition and management. One such topic is employer branding, concerning the way that organisation develop a reputation, amongst both current and prospective employees, qua employer. There’s general agreement that employer branding matters (and has often been neglected). But finding… Read More

Talent Trends for 2017, no. 1: Age

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A new year is born, and the blog is back to cover new developments and research findings within I/O psychology and HRM. The biggest focus will of course be awarded to my own  research topic, namely talent management. Although it has been almost two decades since the term “the war for…

Talent acquisition and membership bodies: ICE’s Liz Brookfield

On this blog we’ve featured a series of case studies concerning talent acquisition in our core market comprising membership organisations. Here we focus on the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Liz Brookfield is one of the employees that we’re pleased to have placed with ICE. Liz works there as Product Development Manager at NEC Contracts,… Read More

Resource for employers: Successful induction

Our new recruit’s starting soon. I’ll have a word with IT about the email address and then when they arrive I’ll walk them round the building. perhaps take them out for lunch or have a team coffee or something.That should do, shouldn’t it? Well, the answer depends on whether you wish to be (a) underwhelming… Read More