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Championing employee engagement takes more than just an annual survey. It starts with establishing 'person – organisation – fit', and it continues with keeping your finger on the pulse of what matters most to your people, whether they are joining, leaving or staying. Our range of employee assessment and engagement tools identify key indicators of success and job satisfaction, enabling you to maximise the full potential of your workforce.

Volume Recruitment: Finding The Needle In The Haystack 

If Carlsberg did recruitment processes, there would be just one perfectly matched applicant for every vacancy, and no time wasters would apply. Back in the real world, though, striking candidate ‘gold’ can be rather more like looking for a needle in a haystack.  Volume recruitment, in particular, gets a bad rap (hands up anyone who looks forward to sifting through thousands of applications or conducting days and days of back to back interviewing!).  However, it isn’t always about reacting to employee churn; for many businesses it can play an integral part of their planned hiring strategy.  But, is your volume recruitment drive simply putting bodies in gaps, or is it putting the right people in the right jobs?   Continue reading “Volume Recruitment: Finding The Needle In The Haystack “

Is Referencing The Bottleneck In Your Hiring Process?

According to Glassdoor, hiring processes are taking longer than they used to. Their research reveals that the average hiring time in the UK is between 27.9 and 31.9 days. In a competitive market, in which the race for the best talent is fiercely fought, ‘speed to hire’ is a common measure. Is referencing the victim of this equation? Continue reading “Is Referencing The Bottleneck In Your Hiring Process?”

Referencing Made Easy … In Just £3 And 10 Seconds

Chasing up references for new hires most certainly isn’t one of life’s pleasures – especially when it comes as part of a volume recruitment campaign.  Endless emails, chase up calls and correspondence, with no real guarantees of a quality response (or any response at all).  The frustrating risk that, while this tedious process plays out, you will lose hard won candidates to alternative offers.  And yet the equally worrying risk that if you cut corners on referencing, you could well regret it later. The solution? Outsource it. Continue reading “Referencing Made Easy … In Just £3 And 10 Seconds”

Does Your Volume Recruitment Process Assess ‘Best Fit’?

Which presents the bigger risk (and expense) to your business?  Making the wrong judgement call on a few management level candidates, or making repeated and multiple mistakes at the junior ‘volume hire’ level?  Are you only investing in getting the right candidate fit at senior level, or have you stopped to consider the impact of mistakes at the mass recruitment end?  Continue reading “Does Your Volume Recruitment Process Assess ‘Best Fit’?”

Does Your Structure Help or Hinder Your Business Performance?

These days, corporate structure comes in many guises, from the traditional ‘top down’ pyramid approach to leadership and business design, to the more informal non hierarchical approach.  But, structure is not necessarily all about the layout of the organisational chart.  By necessity, it exists in every business, however ‘relaxed’ the culture. It is the keystone underpinning organisational alignment, accountability and agility, and it is core to the performance of every business. Continue reading “Does Your Structure Help or Hinder Your Business Performance?”

Why Marginal Gains Make For Organisational Achievement 

That which defines a winning team is the same in sport as in business.  It boils down to alignment.  In other words, everyone striving with unwavering commitment towards the same goal, with clarity of purpose and shared values.  But the devil is also in the tiniest of details.  Otherwise known as the aggregation of marginal gains …  Continue reading “Why Marginal Gains Make For Organisational Achievement “

The Link Between Organisational Alignment & Change Management 

How positively or negatively your employees feel about the experience of change is largely influenced by the leadership underpinning it.  No pressure, then!  Here’s our take on why keeping employee engagement and goal alignment front of mind is the only recipe for successful change management.  Continue reading “The Link Between Organisational Alignment & Change Management “

Manage Turnover The Smart Way; On The Way In 

Employee retention is an issue that plagues many employers, and often the knee jerk reaction is to focus on two things.  Rehiring.  Fast.  And analysing leaver data.  Neither strategy is necessarily wrong.  But smart employers take a more holistic view, and manage the turnover crisis at all points of the employee journey, starting with the way in, and going full circle (where necessary) to the way out.  Continue reading “Manage Turnover The Smart Way; On The Way In “

Employee Referencing; Relax – We’ve Got It Covered 

Pre-employment referencing falls firmly into the ‘boring, but important’ box. Important, because it delivers the peace of mind that you’ve hired the right candidate for the job.  Boring because, for such a repetitive, mundane and simple task, it absorbs a disproportionate amount of HR time, endlessly chasing down elusive referees.  But it doesn’t need to be that way. Continue reading “Employee Referencing; Relax – We’ve Got It Covered “

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