The New Year is an excellent time for businesses to begin proactively planning their recruitment strategy for 2016, and beyond, and a good recruitment agency can add real value to this process. In depth recruitment planning could become increasingly crucial in 2016, as employers potentially face an ‘applicant drought’.
We always enjoy being asked to judge the Best Employer category at the Eastern Daily Press Business awards. It always proves to be extremely inspiring and it’s a fantastic way to find out more about the exceptional examples of employee engagement being implemented by businesses in our region.
Today (Monday 9 November) is Equal Pay Day. This date moves each year and is used to mark the point in the calendar where the difference between the average male and female salaries means that only men will get paid for the rest of the year, and that women will effectively be working for free.
Here at Pure we’re looking ahead to Professions Week and highlighting a profession very close to our hearts: recruitment! Professions Week takes place from 9th November, and is designed to increase awareness among young people about different professional careers and the routes into them.
Recently we conducted a survey to explore differences in how employees and executives view issues around employee engagement. We learned a lot and we shared our findings in a white paper. We observed that the strongest predictor of employee engagement turns out to be a tie between the level of employee respect for executive leadership, pride in working for the company, a positive feeling about the company culture, and a sense that your work matters.
We were delighted to host our inaugural Women in Leadership Alumni event last week bringing together our recent graduates and current alumni to network and hear from three inspiring leaders from key industries. Joining the speaker panel were Carole Edmond former CEO from Bright Horizons,; Harry Berry, non-Executive Director BT and Bridget McIntyre, founder and owner of Dream on, a community interest group helping women achieve their best.
This week (21st September to 25th September) is National Work Life Week, which aims to highlight the benefits of a work-life balance to ensure employees remain engaged, motivated and productive at work.
The new shared parental leave legislation has been in place for six months now. But a report from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) shows that while managers are generally supportive of all forms of parental leave, employees are not so confident of their managers’ support.
Interviews will always be a two-way street, at the same time an employer is interviewing a candidate, the candidate is also assessing whether they would like to work for the organisation in the first place. Therefore it’s important to get the balance right between putting interviewees at ease and still finding ways to challenge them.
Charity fundraising challenges are not only an important part of a company’s corporate social responsibility. They can also have a far wider impact on reinforcing a culture of teamwork and camaraderie, making the organisation one which a potential new recruit will aspire to join.