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The blog contains our opinions and views as well as, where identified, those of others. The content is job market, recruitment and recruitment-technology centric - reflecting our business. We hope you will find it informative and some items even entertaining. It is provided under our published corporate Terms of Use and does not constitute professional advice. Note: content may also be syndicated to other websites, with our Approved Partners free to use and repurpose content as they see fit.

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Another post on Candidate Selection methods. Even a brief internet search reveals most interviewing is not done well. We discuss the issues and what you can do to make it work better for your business.

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COVID-19 and Employment

It's been a very uncertain time with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Unprecedented - at least in modern times.  Many are worried about what the future may hold.  Not least what the possible effects may be on employment. This post looks at employment (and unemployment) trends in some of our key markets:  USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand during the midst of COVID-19.

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Older Workers

In this post we examine why younger may not be better.  Or at the very least, why it may be incorrect to assume that older workers wont perform just as well.  We will look at some examples and research and why you might just find; that there are a lot of advantages to both hiring and keeping older workers in your organisation.

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In this post we are going to discuss "Neurodiversity". Its thought that 1 in 7 people in the UK are in this overall group that are referred to broadly, as Neurodivergent. That is a lot of people. And, it's a group many employers overlook.  However some (dare we suggest) 'smart employers' - are actively seeking out people in this group.

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How safe and secure is your Website?

A post on some of the risks that have been highlighted recently around website security.  We have focussed in of three of the main risks and more importantly include some advice on what you can practically do about them.

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Why you should move your database apps to the cloud

In this post we will look at why we think you should consider the Cloud for all (or at least much of) your database app needs.  We will also look at creating your own dedicated database applications in the Cloud or using Cloud-based database apps.

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Data Security

There has been several articles and news items about data leaks in the couple of months. So this is very topical area. In this post we specifically look at HR data breaches.

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Robot Interviewing

Yes its now here. The world's first robot designed to carry out 'unbiased' job interviews is being tested by Swedish recruiters. So what do we think of it all?

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4 Recruitment Trends for 2019

Ok here are our views for 2019 and the four main trends we will see in recruiting. They should reflect other commentaries and opinions and we believe they are fairly universal across all the world markets we get experience of.

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Web Design and the Golden Ratio

A post about website design. This time its about a tool and technique that is literally timeless:  the Golden Ratio. Seen throughout nature and common in landmark ancient buildings and art. This is a technique that is simple to use and can often help making decisions about design elements.

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Do you actually need employees anyway?

It may seem a strange question to ask.  But these days, with recent changes in work and in the workplace, perhaps it's not as strange a question as it may at first appear. This post is about thinking another alternative to employees. Here, we are looking at the "Gig Economy" or "Freelancing".

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Selection - Hidden Bias

Most of HR professionals are keen to get a diverse and multi-cultural workforce. However, is this really working in your organisation?  We suggest that in too many cases it might not be.  See here, for some tips and ideas on how to ensure that you, and your managers, are not discriminating without meaning to.  

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