Resourcing Insight Blog

With poor onboarding repeatedly held responsible for why employees resign in their first year, we challenged senior Resourcing and HR leaders from our Think Tank community to shed some light on best practice onboarding. Collectively, we've prepared seven questions (and answers!) that you should ask yourself before you define your strategy. This Resourcing Think Tank, hosted by Canon's Claire Gray, specifically...

Working for an organisation with a true sense of 'purpose' can be incredibly empowering; particularly when working in an HR role. For European Talent Manager, Claire Gray, buying into Canon's philosophy of 'Kyosei' is so important because it helps unite the business with a shared common ground. Ahead of the Resourcing Think Tank that Claire's running with us on 24th October...

Whilst the message surrounding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been associated with legal compliance and risk mitigation, we believe that, viewed through a slightly more positive lens, employers can use the change to create competitive advantage in their quest to attract and retain the very best and inclusive talent. These are the thoughts and takeaways from a Resourcing Think...

Delivering a poor candidate experience is a surefire way to damage your brand. And with 72% of candidates sharing negative feedback online or with a peer, it’s never been more important to get this part of the recruitment process right. For businesses dealing with high volume recruitment, the emphasis placed on strengthening the candidate experience is heightened. More candidates, and less...

These are the thoughts and Takeaways from a Think Tank, held for senior strategic focused recruitment professionals.  For further information and insight please contact its co-founder Jeremy at Oasis HR – 0207 11 88 444 |  jeremy.thornton@oasishr.com We are two years on from the first Think Tank session on Social Media, and the world has moved on from thinking that advertising...

Thoughts and takeaways from a Think Tank held at Barclaycard on the 20th July 2011.  For further information and insight please contact Jeremy at Oasis HR – 0207 11 88 444 / Jeremy.thornton@oasishr.com Last week’s Think Tank on the identification, engagement and development of external executive talent brought together some of the markets leading senior thought leaders.  Following a fantastic case...

Thoughts and takeaways from a Think Tank held at the Financial Services Authority on the 19th October.  For further information and insight please contact Jeremy at Oasis HR – 0207 11 88 444 / Jeremy.thornton@oasishr.com Top Issues: 1. Diversity is still a “hot” topic within the Recruitment industry. However, people are scared of the ‘D’ word and there are still challenges in...

These are the thoughts and Takeaways from the last Direct Resourcing Think Tank, the UK’s largest face to face networking group for senior strategic focused recruitment professionals. For further information and insight please contact Jeremy at Oasis HR – 0207 11 88 444  jeremy.thornton@oasishr.com Always a hot topic of conversation this Direct Resourcing Think Tank lived up to its billing and was...

Here are some of the main thoughts and takeaways from a Think Tank held in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire on 10th November 2011. For further information and insight please contact Jeremy at Oasis HR – 0207 11 88 444 / Jeremy.thornton@oasishr.com One small step… Be clear on your desired outcomes and work in partnership with the rest of the HR...

These are the thoughts and takeaways from a Think Tank on future innovation in resourcing. For further information please contact its co-founder Jeremy at Oasis HR– 0207 11 88 444 | jeremy.thornton@oasishr.com From start to finish, the recruitment process is a complex one. And, one that needs to be enjoyable for the candidate from the offing; it could be the difference...

These are the combined thoughts and takeaways from two Think Tanks on the Onboarding process. For further information please contact its co-founder Jeremy at Oasis HR – 0207 11 88 444 | jeremy.thornton@oasishr.com Challenges… Whether you’re an established retail company or a global giant in the construction industry, all businesses seem to face similar challenges when it comes to onboarding. With technology,...

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the last Think Tank on Social Media in Resourcing. For further information please contact its co-founder Jeremy at Oasis HR – 0207 11 88 444 | jeremy@oasishr.com It’s fair to say that the arrival of Social Media, and its place in business, hasn’t exactly sprung up overnight, but like many things, it’s often easier...

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the most recent Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 21st June 2012 hosted by Foxtons, titled ‘Future Innovation in Graduate Recruitment’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals from leading UK and international businesses. For more information on the group, or to discuss...

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the most recent Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Friday 29th June 2012 hosted by Eversheds, titled ‘Effectively Tackling Diversity and Disability in Recruitment’.  The event was endorsed by The Clear Company and positioned Kate Headley, Development Director, as an expert speaker on inclusivity in the recruitment process. The following summary has been...

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the inaugural Singapore Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Tuesday 4th September 2012 hosted by Standard Chartered, titled ‘The Challenges and Opportunities Singapore’s Competitive Talent Attraction Market Offer’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals from leading Singaporean and other...

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the most recent Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 5th July 2012 hosted by Eversheds, titled ‘Referral Programmes – the Secrets to Success’.  The event was co-chaired by Rob Brown, top motivational presenter and the UK’s leading authority on business relationships and referrals. The following summary has been prepared to reflect the...

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 12th October 2012 hosted by Thales’  Martin Wiles (Head of Contingent Resourcing), titled ‘Managing a Contingent Workforce’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals from leading UK and other international businesses.  Specific company...

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 25th October 2012 hosted by Barclaycard’s Toks Adebayo (Talent Acquisition Manager), titled ‘RPOs vs. Talent Acquisition; which model works best?’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals from leading UK and other international...

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 1st November 2012 hosted by Harrods’ Jenna Davies (Lead Resourcing Partner), titled ‘The Benefits and Pitfalls of Assessment Centres’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals from leading UK and other international businesses. ...

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Wednesday 28th November 2012 hosted by Lloyds Banking Group’s Lynda Price (Head of Resourcing), titled ‘Industry Benchmarking of Resourcing Metrics’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals from leading UK and other international businesses. ...

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Tuesday 4th December 2012 hosted by Clifford Chances' Abbas Jaffer (Head of Resourcing), titled ‘Identifying the Right Time to Attract Undergraduate Talent’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals from leading UK and other international...

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 13th September 2012 hosted by SAP’s Susan Bor (Senior VP of Talent Acquisition), titled ‘The Benefits and Challenges of Dedicated In-house Sourcing Teams ’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals from...

In light of the increasingly digital landscape that dominates the world of today, a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into force next May to help protect personal data. These regulations will undoubtedly have huge implications for businesses who possess or control data, therefore it’s crucial our policies and procedures help ensure we’re compliant. As a sector, we...

Whether inducting a new hire or promoting from within the organisation, employee onboarding is one of the most critical and difficult steps in the employee engagement process. With 1 out of every 25 employees leaving their jobs due to poor onboarding and with 20% turnover within the first 45 days of employment, it’s evident that companies need to focus their...

The majority of businesses will have a degree of reliance on recruitment suppliers. Whether it's down to drivers relating to time, quality or unique skills, most companies will have external agencies tucked away in their recruitment arsenal to fill certain positions. However, as we're all aware, using a recruitment supplier inevitably comes with a price tag. For businesses with a chunky agency spend,...

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 9th July 2015 hosted by Verizon’s Anthony Lasocki (Head of Talent Acquisition, EMEA) titled ‘Gender Diversity: Overcoming the Obstacles of Attracting and Recruiting Women into Male Dominated Industries’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR...

Many organisations complain about their ATS, even if they have just implemented a new system. Given that an ATS is such a crucial piece of technology, how can organisations ensure that they select a system that appropriately supports their business, aligns against their budget and resource levels; and is future proof? While other business areas allocate experts to assist with such...

In spring this year the way the government funds apprenticeships will be changing. From 6th April we will see the introduction of an Apprenticeship Levy that requires UK organisations with a ‘pay bill’ of over £3m a year to invest in apprenticeship schemes.   For many businesses, offering apprenticeship schemes is new territory and will require considerable thought to ensure what’s put...

In times of unprecedented change, many organisations struggle to adequately balance supply and demand when it comes to their workforce. Once the preserve of the management consultancies and professional services organisations, the need for solid insight that supports better resource planning decisions (in a function already flooded with data) is now routinely sought by HR and Talent Acquisition (TA) functions...

Organisations are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to developing talent programmes to help their employees fulfil their potential, and achieve and maintain competitive advantage. What’s critical is that such talent programmes are closely aligned to the business’s long-term objectives and succession planning needs. During this session we discussed talent programmes on a global scale that specifically relate to developing senior...

The growth of the contractor market has played an incredibly significant role in shaping the UK’s economy over the last 12 months. And for some industries, notably IT and construction, the demand for skilled contractors is showing no signs of slowing. More people than ever are seeking opportunities that provide greater flexibility than a traditional 9-5 ‘job for life’ style of working; one...

HR functions have been proactively championing and pushing the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) agenda for a long time; but does it have the required buy-in from the rest of the business or is it still just a ‘tick-box’ exercise for many organisations? It’s often easy to find yourself repeating the same practices out of habit without reflecting on their tangible outcomes...

What a brilliant couple of days at the 2017 In-house Recruitment Expo! Resourcing Insight were in full swing speaking to some great delegates about all things recruitment data. Additionally our founder, Jeremy Thornton, delivered a fantastic seminar on 'the 10 critical steps to help demonstrate resourcing's value through data and analytics'. If you have any questions or would like to follow up with him on an element...

In today’s ever more competitive candidate landscape, it is crucially important for all employees in your business to actively be part of a culture where they are invested in recruiting strong talent. Get this right and the compound effect of this collaborative ‘snowball’ will have a significant effect on the volume and quality of talent pro-actively coming to you....

Businesses are ever faced with the challenge of HR’s capability regarding recruitment. Effectively implementing a strategic recruitment model will enhance HR’s credibility in finding quality candidates. Ultimately, it all comes down to line managers; building that relationship will ensure the smooth runnings of the resourcing model....