English briefs - Attracting talent

An important target population when looking for top talent are passive candidates – employees who aren’t actively looking to change jobs but want to know what’s out there and would consider attractive offers. A new recruitment platform called Poachable now makes it possible for passive candidates to build a profile that gives potential employers an […]

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When assessing potential hires, two things matter the most: what to assess and how to assess it, says Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems. HR managers need to look for some universal traits, says Chamorro-Premuzic — eagerness to learn, problem solving abilities, willingness to work hard, and a pleasant personality. Three new approaches can […]

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Companies that want to ensure a solid talent pipeline for the next decade need to already start working on Gen Z recruitment plans, says Alex Fleming, MD at staffing firm Adecco. An Adecco survey revealed that Gen Z has some expectations that are similar to millennials but tend to have more traditional expectations. Like millennials, […]

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One of the most important factors to keep in mind when developing recruitment, engagement, or skill building programmes in any organisation is the element of fun. Gamification is a great way to incorporate more fun into the workplace, be it to attract top talent or to engage existing employees, and HR managers should consider it […]

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Deloitte’s recent Millennial Innovation Survey asked nearly 5000 millennials what they thought the purpose of business was. 36% of respondents said the purpose of business was to improve society; 35% said it was to generate profit and 33% said it was to drive innovation. Companies that fulfil these expectations and truly invest in developing talent […]

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Millennials are notoriously difficult to retain and a significant reason behind this is that HR managers aren’t able to offer benefits that really matter to them, says Ram Palaniappan, founder of Activehours, an app-based pay service. Palaniappan contends that millennials are extremely tech-savvy and as customers they’re accustomed to having unprecedented amounts of information and […]

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A survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that nearly 90% of millennial employees seek out employers with well-known and well-established CSR programmes. The PwC survey makes it abundantly clear that companies need to have a high-visibility CSR programme if they wish to recruit the best and brightest millennials. The study also suggests that during actual recruitment […]

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The most important factors that Gen X (and previous generations as well) used to consider before accepting a job offer used to be salary, benefits and job title. But with millennials arriving on the scene and poised to take over the workforce, employers need to take notice of what factors they consider when gauging the […]

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In today’s business environment your brand equity is of paramount importance. Your company brand has a significant influence on HR’s activities, especially its recruitment strategy, because the way that prospective employees perceive your brand determines if they will want to come work for you. This is where HR technology can help, says L&D manager and […]

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A recent Gallup poll found that only 13% of employees reported being truly engaged at work. This seems like an alarmingly low percentage, considering the millions that employers spend on engagement initiatives every year, argues Susan LaMotte, founder of HR consulting firm Exaqueo. Culture is crucial here, says LaMotte. A culture that is authentic and […]

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