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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

unconscious bias

Is Implicit Bias Affecting your Recruitment Process?

Recently I’ve been writing about diversity and gender parity in the energy, infrastructure and supply chain sector.  As an organisation we firmly believe that recruitment processes and talent strategies for small and large organisations alike, must work hard to reduce discrimination and prejudice. So it was a surprise to me to find that I have […]