Should Hirers Use Social Media to Research Candidates?

Should Hirers Use Social Media to Research Candidates?

Social media has been a mixed blessing for people working in HR. LinkedIn, in particular, sometimes seems to have been designed specifically with hirers in mind. Millions of people use LinkedIn as an online CV, complete with endorsements and references from former...
What to Include In a Contract between Employer and Employee

What to Include In a Contract between Employer and Employee

The employment contract is a standard agreement between an employer and yourself. The more comprehensive the contract, the more specific an employer can be about your duties and responsibilities. Ultimately, the employment contract allows you to understand exactly...
What Is The Purpose Of an Employment Contract?

What Is The Purpose Of an Employment Contract?

An employment contract details the terms and conditions of employment, as well as the responsibilities and rights of you and your employer. This document is required by law to be given to you no later than two months from the first day of employment, but ideally on...
What Are The Most Important Employment Contract Requirements?

What Are The Most Important Employment Contract Requirements?

An employment contract can contain any number of terms and conditions to which both an employer and you, the employee agree. However, there are some elements of an employment contract which hold more importance than others. Every employer is required to comply with...
What Is Recruitment Of Staff In Common Terms?

What Is Recruitment Of Staff In Common Terms?

No company can satisfy the requirements of its customers or reach its other goals without the right staff. Typically, when a company needs to identify their future staffing requirements they will compose something called a workforce plan. This plan looks at the...
How LinkedIn has made you worse at recruitment…

How LinkedIn has made you worse at recruitment…

LinkedIn has taken off in a big way as a platform for employers to connect with potential candidates. Never before has there been such an easily accessible pool of talent covering so many industries and levels of experience. In theory it’s easier than ever to connect...
Employment and Pay: This Year’s Predictions

Employment and Pay: This Year’s Predictions

Each year the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) releases a document making predictions about the year’s labour market. This gives us great insight into the year ahead and can be a useful tool for businesses writing an expansion strategy as well...