HSEQ Careers, gender pay, EDI

Improving career paths for women in HSEQ

For many years the health and safety industry has been a male dominated domain. Images of men, wearing hard hats, and clutching a clip boards came with the territory. But in recent times that stereo type has been challenged. There are more women than ever before in the industry, which is increasing the visibility of […]

Gender Pay imbalance? D&I ‘proof’ your recruitment process.

What impact will Gender Pay Reporting have on the organisations required to publish their figures? Where significant pay imbalances are exposed there will be understandable concern about the attendant publicity. In the short term the focus is on the numbers. But the real value of the exercise lies in the narrative that organisations use to explain […]

GDPR, recruitment data

GDPR – Implications for employers and recruiters

The new GDPR guidelines which come into effect on 25th May 2018 will impact everybody working in recruitment. What is the GDPR? GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation will replace the current Data Protection Act and is a new piece of EU legislation which seeks to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals in the […]

Future-proof your recruitment strategy with salary benchmarking

It can be tough recruiting in a market where there is only a small pool of qualified and available talent. Harder still, once you have a team of talented employees, to retain them in a competitive market place. Information and knowledge is key – and that’s where highly targeted and focused salary benchmarking can offer […]

technical versus soft skills

Technical versus ‘soft skills’ in high risk industries

The rise of non-technical skills in high risk industries In 1989 a Midland Boeing 737 crashed into the embankment of the M1 near Kegworth, Leicestershire. It left 47 passengers dead and 74 seriously injured. Later investigations showed that the pilot had mistakenly shut down the working engine instead of the one that was on fire. […]

safety

What’s storytelling got to do with safety professionals?

Perhaps the ability to ‘storytell’ isn’t the first skill that springs to mind when you are hiring your safety team? Technical competencies and relevant industry experience tend to be top of the job requirement list for senior safety professionals. And that’s not surprising. Organisations need to be compliant, manage risk effectively, reduce serious incidents and […]

rejecting candidates

Rejecting candidates isn’t easy, but it’s important.

Most of us have experienced rejection at some point in our lives. It’s not pleasant. When it happens it doesn’t feel like there’s an upside. It just feels personal and can hit us at our very core. It’s perhaps not much of a surprise then to discover that the experience of a rejection, activates the […]

What skills do top performing teams need?

There are few HR professionals or Recruitment Managers these days who don’t have a mandate to employ more diverse teams. Most of us know how easy it is to fall into the trap of gravitating towards ‘people like us’ and the negative impact it can have on teams responding to a global market place. A […]

How to interview with emotional intelligence

Everyone is recruiting for Emotional Intelligence these days. It’s not surprising given some of the persuasive evidence that high emotional intelligence is a strong indicator of potential. Type EI or EQ into google, and you will find plenty of  research demonstrating why someone’s emotional abilities has an impact on their behaviour at work. Few would argue […]

Mentoring, mentor

Mentoring helps great companies attract top talent

What factors do candidates weigh up when considering a job offer? Salary? of course, the role? certainly – but just as important is the opportunity to grow. One of the most frequently asked questions by candidates when we recruit for a client is: ‘what will this employer do to support my career development?’ This requires […]