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05/10/2020
  The only thing that is certain in a post-Covid world, is that nothing is certain anymore, and there is no such thing as ‘normal’, be it new or otherwise. Everyone is still trying to guess what will happen next and how they might be able to fit in with that.   In the ‘old…
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29/04/2020
  Making predictions are difficult at the best of times, making one during one of the most momentous disruptions to our working and personal lives probably ever seen in a generation, is harder still. The world of work has changed and is still changing. That much is certain. Companies, both large and small have been…
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13/01/2020
  The idea of reverse mentoring is credited to the former boss of General Electric, Jack Welch in the late 1990’s. He noticed that with the increasing popularity of the internet, it was his most junior staff who were the more technically savvy and so he asked his senior management team to meet the newest…
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31/10/2019
  You see the words ‘Flexible working’ bandied about a great deal these days and it is hard to avoid articles that enthuse about the concept. But, what does it actually mean for the average worker and how easy is it to find a job that offers flexible working as standard?   According to Citizens…
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21/08/2019
  Here at Chapple, we’ve been aware of the increasing use of video in the recruitment process over the last few years, but even we were astonished to see these statistics courtesy of Firefish: 82% of all global internet traffic will be video by 2021 82% of candidates now search for jobs on mobile, and…
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29/07/2019
  In part one which you can read here, we focused on what’s new in the diversity and inclusion arena around neurodiversity and discussed some very encouraging new initiatives within talent acquisition. In part two, the focus is on hiring for diversity generally. While companies are finding it increasingly difficult to hire qualified employees, many…
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11/06/2019
  Following the government requirement for employers to publish their gender pay gap statistics, the debate has widened to include diversity in general and it is clear there is still much work to be done.   Having a diverse workforce isn’t just good for the company image, it is proven to increase profits.  In the…
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29/03/2019
  The current UK employment rate is currently estimated to be 76.1%, the highest figure on record. The UK unemployment rate is 3.9%, the lowest since November 1974. These are encouraging figures if you are looking for a job as they make it a candidate market. But for companies with key vacancies and anyone involved…
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19/02/2019
  There is always a lot of discussion in the corporate world at the beginning of every year about what’s in store for the coming months, and for the HR profession, it is no different. LinkedIn recently published their predictions after surveying 5,000 talent acquisition professionals around the globe, probably one of the largest HR/talent…
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18/12/2018
At this time of year, some of us start to wonder if it is time to move to pastures new to advance our careers, but is it better to stay where you are and work towards a promotion, or move to a new company altogether? If salary is the only thing that matters to you,…
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