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Skills Gap

Why Businesses Should be Focusing on Upskilling Their Workforce

It’s undeniable that the way we work is about to undergo significant changes. After the corona virus has made working remotely the norm, businesses can’t expect to return to their pre-COVID ways of working. If the way a company operates evolves to meet changing attitudes, then employees will also have to adapt. As we prepare […]

National Coding Week: The women who programmed the future

In 2019, despite women having paved the way for many of tech’s most brilliant innovations, women are still both underrepresented and underpaid in the tech industry. While steps are being made to make tech and STEM subjects more accessible options for young girls, through initiatives such as Girls Who Code and the Grace Hopper program, […]

Tech recruitment: 5 reasons why you should utilise RPO

There is a war for talent in the tech field. According to research, 86% of recruiters said they “find it challenging to find and hire technical talent”. So, why is it so difficult to hire tech talent? In short, there is a limited pool of candidates. Technical innovations over the last few years have, rather […]

Talent mapping: Get ahead of the game

What is talent mapping? In advance of live vacancies, a recruiter scours the market and identifies the top talent in a field. This process is called talent mapping. Potential candidates are sought out by the recruiter with short, medium and long-term employment goals in mind. As such, talent mapping ensures that emergency hiring situations don’t […]

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) FAQs

What is RPO? In simple terms, RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) is where an employer transfers all or part of its recruitment processes to an external service provider. Is RPO just for big companies? When RPO first originated it was popular with large organisations and followed a specific structure. This usually consisted of external recruiters working […]

5 tips on how to reduce costs during a skills shortage

Significant skills shortages in the UK are costing businesses in excess of £2 billion per year in higher salaries, recruitment fees and temporary staffing according to new research by the Open University. The Open University Business Barometer has found that 90% of UK-based businesses have struggled to recruit candidates with the relevant skills in the […]

Beyond the Purple Unicorn

The Purple Unicorn used to be how Talent Acquisition leaders described the unique challenges they faced in finding talent. It’s no longer simply the case that talent is rare. More and more companies know how to find those purple unicorns – and many of them are deploying incredibly sophisticated search, tracking and selection systems to […]

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