Gearing up for growth in talent acquisition

Fiona Wilson writes: Despite launching in a recession (in 2009), we have established a persistent record of strong growth. Our growth has been organic: we haven’t raised capital through taking on loans or selling shares. We’re also ambitious: our vision is to become the undisputed go-to agency whenever a professional membership organisation, awarding body or… Read More

New Year’s resolution: a suggestion for employers

Anthony Haynes writes: In the UK as a whole, the labour market remains buoyant. According to the latest bulletin from Office for National Statistics (11 December 2018), the number of people in work is high and the number of unemployed is low. This, as we’ve noticed when helping clients to fill roles, presents employers with… Read More

Employer branding: developing your career website

Anthony Haynes writes: One of the regular themes of this blog has been employer branding. On our resources page for employers, we provide links to several resources on the subject. Today, we add a new link, to a practical post on employers’ career sites: ‘Don’t lose them at your career site‘ by Lisa B. Radloff… Read More

How to give the customer a good experience: the case of talent acquisition

Susie Schofield writes: Our experience at FJWilson Talent Services (FJWTS) teaches us that talent companies need to retain a balance: they need to meet the needs of both candidates and customers (that is, the hiring managers). Here we illustrate our approach for achieving this, using our work for the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) and the… Read More

Mental health and talent acquisition: positive steps

In our previous post Susie Schofield reported on the experience of Rob, one of our candidates. Here she continues the conversation, focusing on public issues. Unfortunately, the reality for many people who have a mental health condition or a disability is harsh. According to a report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) three-quarters of people with… Read More