Top 10 Recruitment Articles For March

Each month the JobsTheWord team picks its favourite need-to-know, interesting recruitment articles from around the web. This month’s top recruitment articles for march include, staff happiness, big data recruitment, youth employment and more.

1: HR should step outside the day job…

HR leaders and teams should step outside of their day jobs and build external connections to increase their internal relevance, according to Dorchester Collection VP of people, OD HR director of the year Eugenio Pirri. He said: Once you step outside your day job, “you then realise how much more you know and how much more you can offer.”

2: UK could lead the field of big data recruitment…

The Washington Post reported last week that the federal government of the USA surpassed companies such as LinkedIn and Monster in terms of just how much data they hold on people’s professional lives. As a result, the President’s 2016 budget proposal included a $5 million request to study and test approaches to modernise and potentially streamline data collection for O*Net, the Labor Department’s Occupational Information Network Web site, and the closest thing the US has to a standard national data base.

3: 21st century vacancy, 20th century recruitment process…

Mervyn Dinnen wrote an interesting article regarding the historic process recruiters appear to be trapped in. He tells the story of a 21ts century job opening, which is met by a 20th century recruitment process. The recruiter was fixated on his CV. While the interviewee has enormous amounts of knowledge of the role, and that information can be found online; through his website, blogs and online presence, the recruiter dismisses this.

4: The job is not done when it comes to youth unemployment…

Unemployment levels are at the lowest they’ve been in years, some may believe the job is done. However, this is not the truth. Youth unemployment figures have fallen, 13.1 per cent of all UK 16-24 year olds were still unemployed in the fourth quarter of 2014. With this in mind, it’s crucial that the next government acknowledge, and follow through with, the important work that still needs to be done.

5: How to avoid workplace stress to stay focused…

Nick Martindale reports how smart bosses, who take the health and well-being of their staff seriously, see the results in the business’s bottom line. While businesses agree that having healthy staff is likely to lead to greater productivity and engagement not enough genuinely attempt to improve the well-being of their employees.

6: Professionals would switch jobs for less paperwork…

A recent study released by Adobe finds that 83 per cent of workers feel hampered by outdated ways of working with documents, with 61 per cent of professionals would switch jobs for less paperwork. Adobe surveyed more than 5,000 office professionals across the US, UK, Germany, France and Australia. The findings are detailed in Paper Jam: Why Documents are Dragging Us Down, a new report released today by Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) that provides new insights on the attitudes of business professionals toward how work actually gets done.

7: Are candidate building or bashing your brand…

Have you ever considered whether your recruitment process is undermining your organisation’s reputation? JobsTheWord used Net Promoter to gauge the reaction of more than 360 applicants and the results give concrete evidence that the longer recruiters delay applicant feedback, or neglect it entirely, the more the damage to employer brand increases. Download research here. You can comment on the findings of the study by using our official hashtag #ApplicantFeedback.

8: Mobile apps could be the key to staff happiness…

According to new research by software company webexpenses, employees who use mobile apps at work are 21 per cent more likely to be happier in their jobs compared to those who don’t. The findings revealed that the advantages of time-saving apps could have huge benefits for the working world.

9: SMEs risking profits by not investing in employees…

According to research by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the lack of under qualified finance staff means that every SME in the UK could have lost an average of £1,277. The research reveals finance and accounting are largely overlooked when it comes to training, and many finance employees juggle financial responsibilities with their main role.

10: JobsTheWord awarded Everline future 50 title…

We were delighted to appear in OnRec this week with the article celebrating our award for being presented with the Everline Future 50 title, as one of the most disruptive British businesses in 2015. Our very own Will Crandle, said: ““We are thrilled to have been recognised as disruptors of the recruitment industry, but we’re not standing still and excited about plans for the future.” The awards are presented annually by Real Business the UK’s leading title for high-growth businesses and entrepreneurial SMEs. It was great to be recognised for all the hard work the JobsTheWord team do here.

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