Sponsored by HR Solutions, providers of practical HR advice
Consumer trust in a business has never been so critical. But where do these insecurities derive from?
The performance, talent and skills of zero hours contract staff can be managed, and ROI realised, by the introduction of cloud-based ways of identifying and retaining high performers.
Hiring the right person should be easier than ever before. We no longer have to rely on a newspaper advert, networking, or who we know to source candidates and, what’s more, we can manage the process easily online. So why is it that employers admit that one in three new employees are “less than ideal for the role”?
In the run up to the recent general election, zero-hours contracts became a hot topic. Some held them up as an example of the free market gone mad; others defended the flexibility and increased employment opportunities they offer. The truth, as is often the case, lies somewhere in between these two scenarios.
The biggest story on transfer deadline day was the lack of transfer for Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea. But international contractor management specialist CXC Global is warning that you could end up just like De Gea, if you’re not careful.
Whilst George Osbourne’s recent productivity plan focuses on boosting growth and productivity in the UK, the skills gap is an issue that needs tackling with urgency. Despite the increasing number of third-level graduates, the specific range of expertise required to fill medium skilled jobs is severely lacking.
Keeping the workforce happy has always centred on effectively managing the work life balance, enshrined by the 9 to 5 working day. Despite this, as many as 40% of today’s under 35s would gladly take a pay cut if it meant they could work outside of the conventional 9 to 5 parameters, according to join.me’s latest Mobile Usage Survey.
Posted on 4th September 2015 in HR & Management.
Many business leaders will talk of the importance of a remote, mobile or flexible workforce but ask them to qualify what these terms actually mean and you’ll get a different response every time.
The digital revolution has brought about change in almost every aspect of running a business, and recruitment is no exception. Using social media as a tool for sourcing potential candidates has become increasingly commonplace in recent years.
Think of data breaches and it’s often customer risk that springs to mind. Nevertheless, while companies are right to guard against the theft of customer passwords and credit card details, it’s essential they demonstrate equal care when dealing with employee data.
If you’re lucky the summer includes long nights, exotic trips and days spent at the beach. For those left behind in the office, it’s another story: hot commutes, working on the move and, of course, handovers. Contrary to popular belief the summer is business as usual.
When stuck inside during one sunny day after another, most adults lament the days when they had three solid months off. While it’s not practical for most businesses to take the summer off, there are still ways to make the most of the season without letting work responsibilities slip.