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

Tool for discovering content on HR

Anthony Haynes writes: Some years ago we featured a useful tool for discovering good content on human resource management. It was Humane, Resourced, an ebook edited by David D’Souza and made available free of charge on Kindle. The book provided tasters from dozens of blogs on HR. Since then, D’Souza has published a sequel: This… 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

Open plan offices revisited: what is the effect on communication?

Anthony Haynes writes: Back in the early days of this blog (12 Dec 2013), we published a post reporting research on the effects of open plan offices. The research was sceptical about some of the supposed benefits of open plan, including the belief that open formats promote personal communication. ┬áNow a new piece of research,… 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