Why a heavy-handed return to work mandate can hurt your employer brand.

Not long ago, working from home seemed like the future of work and had become normal practice in most companies, particularly with younger members of the workforce who expected a flexible approach to how and when they completed their daily tasks. However, in the last year it seems as though some in older generations, particularly […]

Why you should recruit in September with Pioneering People

September and January are always great times of year to start recruiting for your company. The summer months and Christmas are over, and many people are looking for new jobs, after having the time to think about their careers and discuss any changes with their family. If you know you are going to have vacancies […]

Will AI Kill Off Your Job?

The increasing adoption of AI in various sectors is undoubtedly reshaping the future of work. While the specific impacts may vary across industries, here are some general trends that can be observed: It’s important to note that the impact of AI on specific sectors will vary. Some sectors, such as manufacturing and transportation, may experience […]

Why you should consider a hybrid working model

Why you should consider a hybrid working model. Are you considering implementing hybrid working for your employees? If so, here are some great reasons why it’s a good idea. Hybrid working, which refers to a work arrangement where employees split their time between working remotely and working in a physical office, is increasingly becoming popular […]

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Is Recruitment Process Outsourcing the correct route for your business? You may have heard of Recruitment Process Outsourcing or RPO for short, but what exactly does this mean, and is it right for your business?   So, what is RPO? Well in a nutshell it is the long-term transfer of ownership of all or part […]

Why Cheaper is Seldom Better

As Oscar Wilde once said, “A fool is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing” and that is particularly true in business, and specifically true when recruiting using a fixed fee model. Yes, price and cost are important, especially in today’s market, but often taking the cheap option can end […]

Are Large Scale HRIS Failing Recruiters?

Whilst a large scale HRIS (Human Resources Information System) will do a great job overall for an HR department, but the one place they often fail is for recruiters. The technology inherent in them often lags behind that of stand-alone operators, and many are slow and clunky, lacking many of the more sophisticated features of […]

Social Mobility in 2022

Is Social Mobility still a problem in the UK in 2022? Yes, social mobility is still a problem in the UK in 2022. In fact, it’s a big problem! Let’s start with what social mobility is, to understand why it is a problem at all in the modern day. Well social mobility is, put simply, […]

Ageism in the workplace in 2022

What is ageism? Ageism, in a nutshell, is when someone is unfairly disadvantaged for reasons, which cannot be objectively justified, relating to their age. Despite being explicitly illegal to single out employees because of their age since 2006 a pre pandemic government report found that discrimination, bias and outdated practices on age grounds exist across many workplaces […]