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Bridging the Generation Gap – Article 2: Demystifying Generation X

Article 3: Demystifying Generation X Think your work colleagues are from another planet? It could be due to the generation gap. ‘Bridging the Generation Gap’ is a five part series which looks at how the different generations behave in the workplace, with particular emphasis on Generation X and Generation Y. The first article of this Generation Gaps series defined the three distinctive generations at work today and their key characteristics. This article takes a closer…

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Bridging the Generation Gap- Article 1: Leading a Multi-generational Workforce

Article 1: Leading a Multi-generational Workforce Think your work colleagues are from another planet? It could be due to the generation gap. ‘Bridging the Generation Gap’ is a five part series which looks at how the different generations behave in the workplace, with particular emphasis on Generation X and Generation Y. We are all different; understanding and dealing with those differences is a critical aspect of effective management. It helps to know that the different…

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Communicating with Candidates?

Make it Frequent and Fast We all know that candidates can be demanding! But the first step in meeting their demands is understanding them – in depth. That understanding includes how to best communicate with them. A recent survey of 2,800 UK workers, by Reed UK, looked at communications in recruitment. It throws interesting light on what candidates expect. The good news is that talent is very open to approaches. 86.7% of workers are interested…

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The ‘Inch Wide/Mile Deep’ Phenomenon – The Rising Need for Niche Recruiters

The Rising Need for Niche Recruiters As the demand for recruitment agencies continues to grow so their role continues to evolve. A recent presentation by Nick Holmes of The Job Post revisited some interesting statistics. PERMANENT UK HIRES VIA RECRUITMENT AGENCIES 2011/12 – 550,448 2014/15 – 633,992 This in turn has led to an increase in recruitment start-ups – from 1,489 in 2013 to 6,780 in 2016. Looking a little deeper into the stats we…

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Time to End Pay Secrecy?

Time to End Pay Secrecy? A recent Ted Talk by Management Researcher David Burkus looked at the question of pay transparency. This is a hot topic and it was a fascinating talk. Here’s a summary. How much do you get paid?  Or the person next to you at work? These tend to be uncomfortable questions and, whilst we all ask them, we rarely get the answer. Pay is usually subject to secrecy. The assumed reason…

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Sophie Peterson