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The Art of the Pre-Hire: Delivering Assessments Your Candidates Want to Take

Clemens Aichholzer, Senior Vice President of Game-Based Assessments, HireVue, discusses why pre-hire assessments are an essential part of the hiring process – but they need to modernise so as to engage the right candidates. Pre-hire assessments are a fundamental part…

Cardiff based Careercake.com secures over £300,000 in latest round of funding

Cardiff-based online learning platform, Careercake, has secured over £300,000 in its latest funding round. The round has been led by existing investor the Development Bank of Wales, with additional funding from a consortium of angels including Sunnybarn Investments founded by…

Pension communications – time to talk better?

Communicating effectively  with employees is a key part of the HR role, yet even the CIPD acknowledge that employees often feel they get limited or no communication.  In some areas of HR, it’s harder than others to obtain engagement. Pensions…

Prevention vs cure: The benefits to employers in shifting their healthcare focus

In the UK we face unique challenges in healthcare – with rates of obesity and depression, to name just two, topping worldwide comparison lists. But many of the healthcare challenges we face are avoidable. The Health Insurance Group is calling on…

Employer Branding – West Wales company leading the way

While employer branding success is often associated with big-name companies in London, Kidwelly-based Burns Pet Nutrition has quietly earned a reputation as one of the top companies to work for in Wales thanks to their unique combination of benefits, flexi-time…

Investing in graduates and making them ‘business fit’

Darren Birt, Operations Director, FHL Cloud Solutions,  discusses how to successfully recruit, onboard and retain graduate talent Many organisations recognise the advantages of recruiting graduates, some of whom are fresh out of University. In fact, figures suggest that 2018 will…

Forget ‘Moaning Millenials’, Gen X public sector workers are ‘most miserable’ at work

Research reveals public sector workers are more downcast than those in the private sector Despite the perception of an ‘easy life’ for employees in the public sector, and demanding millenials, new research reveals than many of the UK’s public sector…

Why employers serious about mental health should look to group risk protection

Supporting mental health in the workplace is at the top of many employers’ agendas, with many recognising that they have a duty of care to look after their staff.  However, a company knowing it needs to offer support, and knowing…

Employee resignations rise for sixth consecutive year

One in five (19%) employees resigned from their job in 2017, up from 15.5% in 2016, according to the latest data from XpertHR. Labour turnover statistics from 398 organisations show the resignation rate has increased steadily since 2012, when it…

World Suicide Prevention Day: Employers need to challenge their perceptions of suicide

World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September shines a light on those who are at risk of taking their own life and those bereaved by suicide. Considering 47 years of our lives are spent at work, businesses have a significant role…