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John Duckworth: How to handle a new era of co-working

Co-working, where different businesses work together in a shared office space, is growing in the UK at a rapid rate. By 2018 it is estimated that the number of members using co-working spaces globally will have reached one million. In addition to the more traditional static office, firms of all sizes, from start-ups to big corporate’s like Orange and IBM, have started to pursue flexible and agile working arrangements that now include co-working. The challenge now for HR teams is how to manage this potentially new territory and to consider how changes to their company’s real estate strategy to include co-working can enhance business performance.

Jean Gamester: The Shackleton Spirit – how to lead our teams through change

One hundred years ago, in early 1916, Ernest Shackleton’s plans lay in tatters.  Having set off two years earlier to be the first to journey across the Antarctic, this Anglo-Irish explorer and his men had lost their ship to crushing ice.  They were stranded on an ice floe in the Weddell Sea facing a bleak and uncertain future.

The employment landscape is changing – how to recruit the best talent

Employers are facing a conflict between the employee skills and changing workforce needs. Research among over 20,000 employees from member-based advisory company, CEB, suggests that managers need 20 per cent more productivity from their employees at a time when the instability of the current economy is impacting the corporate bottom line. Moreover, CEB suggest that…

Ten top tips for recruitment growth from Business Brains on Tour

In November the REC took three experts or ‘business brains’ on the road to Birmingham, Manchester and London. These ‘brains’ shared their thinking with packed audiences of recruiters all keen to learn how to grow their recruitment business in the current market. We captured the key messages to act as a refresher to those that…

Richard Prime: Top tips for recruitment start-ups (part two)

Recruitment is an exciting, fast paced and interactive career choice which offers attractive benefits and potentially substantial wages. It attracts some of the brightest graduates and produces some of the most talented experts in their field. As mentioned last month, it is therefore unsurprising that there has been a big increase in the number of…

Richard Prime: Top tips for recruitment start-ups (part two)

Recruitment is an exciting, fast paced and interactive career choice which offers attractive benefits and potentially substantial wages. It attracts some of the brightest graduates and produces some of the most talented experts in their field. As mentioned last month, it is therefore unsurprising that there has been a big increase in the number of…

Richard Prime: Top tips for recruitment start-ups

The number of recruitment businesses setting up has been growing rapidly, even since 2010 which saw the inception of over 1,490 recruitment startups. But establishing a successful new company in recruitment – as in any sector – is hard work, especially in the critical early stages. Here are some tips for entrepreneurial recruiters who want…

40 Most important social media tips for HR professionals

Human resources is the art of working with humans (hence the name). And anyone concerned with dealing with today’s humans had better be prepared to also deal with social media. Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are now ubiquitous platforms that are not satisfied being confined to our private lives. So for streamlining your responsibilities at work,…

Top tips on taking on an Apprentice

Helen Bloodworth, training manager from Baker Tilly, talks us through starting steps and considerations when taking on an apprentice in the lucrative field of finance and accountancy to tie in with Apprenticeship week (6 – 11 Feb 2012). • Understand that taking on an apprentice is a long term investment. (Our apprenticeship programme is five…