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9 Things Your Competition Can Teach You About Talent Acquisition

The war for talent, skills shortages and jobs growth are topics which dominate recruitment headlines on a weekly basis, piling more pressure on struggling HR functions. For those in need of inspiration, you may discover it in the unlikely source of your competition. Look a little closer at the most successful for positive lessons about talent acquisition like the nine below:- They carry out background checks on every prospective employee : 42% of UK companies fail to carry out background chec...

Author: Donna Hickman
Published: 22 Mar 2016

UK starting salaries rise faster in February 2016

Starting salaries for newly recruited permanent staff in Britain rose in February 2016 at the fastest rate in three months, but pay growth for temporary workers was the weakest in nearly three years, a survey of recruiters showed on Tuesday. Last month the BoE cut its forecast for British wage growth, which Governor Mark Carney named as a key determinant of future interest rates in a speech at the start of the year. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) monthly jobs report poin...

Author: David Edwards
Published: 15 Mar 2016

People don’t leave companies. They leave leaders!

I have employed hundreds of people over the years. And every time one resigned, a little part of me died. (OK, I lie. I have actually danced a celebratory jig around my desk on the odd occasion!) Mostly, my natural reaction has always been a human one I suppose. “What possible reason would they have to do that?” or “What’s wrong with them?” or even, “She must be leaving for money. The fool!” But I grew wiser. Mostly, people don’t change jobs solely for money. They almost never resign on a whi...

Author: Donna Hickman
Published: 04 Mar 2016

Start People Ltd support Alzheimer’s Society Charity

On the 22nd May 2016 a number of the Start People team will be trading the telephone and the office for trainers and shorts by running the Manchester £10k in support of the Alzheimer’s Society. Over the course of the next few weeks we will be cutting out the weekend beers and take away food and hitting the gym in readiness for the up and coming event in May. For those athletes out there that are friends or family of the Start People team we would welcome you to join us on the day, to show you...

Author: Alan Jarque
Published: 01 Mar 2016

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