Why the Candidate Recruitment Experience Matters

As anyone who has been unemployed will know, searching for a new job can be a tedious affair. The whole process, from job applications through to interview, seems designed to test one’s patience. We take a look at what the typical application process looks like from the candidate’s perspective.

Servant Leadership – How to Give Your Employees More Autonomy and Choice

According to the philosophy of servant leadership, however, the manager’s job is to serve their employees. This approach flips the traditional pyramid hierarchy on its head, putting the needs of employees above all else.

How Do you Know Someone Is the Right Cultural Fit?

Recruitment has changed a lot in recent years. It used to be that if a candidate’s CV checked out, and they passed the interview ‘test’, then they’d be considered perfect for the job. Today, it’s a bit more complicated and 'cultural fit' is taken into account.

Seven Signs You Need to Schedule a Check-In With Your Manager

While there’s no magic formula for how often you should schedule a check-in, they are meant to be regular, ongoing conversations. It’s wise to schedule one anytime you have something important to discuss with your manager, or as an issue arises – whatever you need to support you.

What Should You Be Thinking About When Going Freelance or Self-Employed?

Self-employment has grown dramatically in recent years. In fact, it’s now predicted that they make up at least 15% of the population. However, there are many things you should think about before going freelance if you want to truly make it. In this guest blog, Mike Parkes explains what they are...

3 Construction Workforce Engagement Practices That Work

It is not an exaggeration to say that employees are the lifeblood of a construction business. A lot of construction firms look for talented and hardworking employees to help them grow their companies and propel them forward.

Is Your Company Culture Really What You Think It Is?

If you’d feel uncomfortable answering any of these questions truthfully, perhaps there are areas of your organisation’s culture that need improving.

Global Engagement – Has Anything Changed?

There has been plenty of talk – and at least some action – regarding ways to fix the engagement crisis. But has anything actually changed?

Looking After Your Mental Health While Running a Business

According to the mental health charity, Mind, it’s believed that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Meaning that statistically, business people are likely to fall into this remit. David Hawkins, Rainbow International's Franchise Recruitment Manager, discusses in this guest blog.

Rebalancing the Power in the Workplace

The employer-employee relationship is inherently unbalanced. The employer has almost all the power, and expectations and demands run one way, but not the other. Why is work like this?

12 Things Not to Miss at the CIPD Festival of Work 2019

Next month, over 7,000 HR and business professionals will flock to London, Olympia for the CIPD Festival of Work 2019. Here's our pick of the unmissable keynotes, talks and networking opportunities.

Why It’s Time We Ditched Engagement Surveys

Engagement is a human issue, and so we need to take a more human approach to fix it, but what's the alternative to engagement surveys?