According to a survey conducted by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) in December 2016 – almost half of UK employers are expecting a skills shortage when recruiting in 2017. With the above being noted – recruiters are having to rethink their strategies in order to attract the seemingly ‘hard to come by’ candidates. So, we’ve … Continue reading What can Recruiters do to tackle a Skills Shortage?
In the summer of 2015, Associated British Foods UK Grocery (ABF) made the strategic decision to partner with Cohesion Recruitment to deliver their Graduate Recruitment Programme. Michelle McDonald, Client Relationship Manager and Deborah Edmondson, Talent Director at Cohesion tell of their aim to find the best future talent for the business, whilst providing a market-leading … Continue reading Candidate Engagement – From Application to Offer
The Apprenticeship Levy is fast approaching – before we even know it, it’ll be well under way. At the moment, there’s a lot of speculation around whether or not it’s going to work. Our answer to that – it’ll work for you, if you make it so. According to the 2016 AGR Annual Survey, Apprenticeship … Continue reading The Apprenticeship Levy – Are you Ready?
With the UK job market recovering at a fast pace, and the majority of sectors facing a skills shortage – it’s no surprise that talented people in the UK are being headhunted, and employee turnover is becoming more of an issue. The above statement begs the question: if your best employees were approached with another … Continue reading Exit Interviews & the Science of Employee Turnover
It might be hard for the average British motorist to imagine, as they trundle frustratedly behind yet another lorry on the motorway, but there is currently a chronic truck driver shortage in the UK. In fact, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has calculated that the UK currently needs around 60,000 more truck drivers. With such … Continue reading Will the truck driver shortage jeopardize Festive deliveries?
Monday night’s BBC Panorama: Nursing Homes Undercover made some shock revelations about two homes in Cornwall. Reporter Janice Finch posed as a resident and secretly filmed the conditions of the home whilst another Panorama team member, Lucy, posed as a carer who had not received completed DBS check. There’s no doubt that the images recorded were graphic, emotional … Continue reading BBC Panorama & the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Social Care
The world is still reeling from the news of Donald Trump becoming President of The United States. Me? I’m still busy laughing at this meme. It’s especially funny for recruiters. You know when you have clearly stated 2-5 years’ experience in your advert but somebody with 0 years will just apply anyway? Download our e-book … Continue reading Did America just values-based recruit Donald Trump?
In a previous blog, we talked about what a Neutral Vendor Managed Service model is. Now you know what it is – you need to know why it’s so good. The way a Neutral Vendor is delivered can vary between providers. However, the variance comes in the process – not in the benefits. It’s a … Continue reading What are the Benefits of a Neutral Vendor Managed Service?
Managed Services is a concept that was implemented in temporary recruitment over 15 years ago, in the form of a Master Vendor model. A Master Vendor model meant that one single recruitment agency was the provider of all temporary members of staff. Since then, Managed Services has adapted to the changes in the market and … Continue reading What is a Neutral Vendor Managed Service?
It won’t be long before the new Apprenticeship Levy comes into effect in April 2017. For affected businesses, this is a great opportunity to tackle looming talent challenges such as skills shortages in key industries. The Government want to see 3,000,000 Apprenticeship starters by 2020. So, the big question – are you ready? If you feel … Continue reading How do I prepare myself for the Apprenticeship Levy?