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Want to Be More Productive at Work? Pop Music is the Answer

The nation’s working practices have changed dramatically in the last year, with many employees now working from home on a semi-permanent basis, and for those who can’t, they’re facing new working conditions with PPE becoming compulsory. Given the circumstances, it is imperative to keep your workforce as motivated as possible and be sympathetic to the…

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Working from Home: One Year in Review

When recruiting, if you’re not adapting to working trends along with the nation, someone else will. So how is the working world settling into its new routine after a year of lockdowns and restrictions? Whilst many think people prefer working from home, you’ll actually find there are mixed opinions. Some like ditching the commute and…

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Talent Acquisition

5 Ways to Prepare for a Recruitment Market Bounce-back 

Despite a lull in business for some agency recruiters over the past 12 months, the UK job market is expected to take off towards the middle of 2021, thanks to the vaccine rollout and easing COVID-19 restrictions. This means we can look forward to better, busier times ahead in recruitment! Here are a few actions…

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Workplace

How Employee Benefits Will Change Post-Flexible Working

Before the pandemic, flexible working was seen as the ultimate benefit. Whether it was the option to work remotely or to take advantage of a company’s flexi-hours policy, it was lauded as a fantastic perk for any role. Flexibility was offered to many, but not all workers (46% of UK workers weren’t offered any flexible…

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How the Pandemic Has Affected the Future of Work

The fourth industrial revolution has shifted our world into a new digital era and the pandemic has accelerated this from a movement to an immediate necessity. Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work and Oxford Economics’ Work Ahead most recent report, The Work Ahead: Digital First (to Last), examines the most significant trends and tactics…

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Workplace

The Hierarchy of Needs for Home-Working in 2021

It’s been a good few years – 78 years to be exact – since Abraham Maslow published his paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” and introduced us to the ‘Hierarchy of Needs’. Chances are you’re already familiar with it, but it features five stages and is typically stylized like a pyramid. Moving from the bottom…

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Employer Branding

How Royal Caribbean Group Navigates Employer Branding

“Adventure” isn’t just something Royal Caribbean Group offers its customers. It’s also a love shared by its employees, as well as the key to the brand’s exceptional success at engaging new and diverse talent. How do you find the perfect employee when you’re a company as intrepid as an international cruise line? Royal Caribbean Group’s…

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Employer Branding

A Strategic Approach to Employer Reputation Management

What makes your campaigns instantly recognizable as belonging to your brand? When your employees talk about your brand online (and they do), do you know how and where? Your answers to these questions paint a picture of your brand consistency, a crucial element of a unified employer brand. These are also the questions Kirsten Bethmann…

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Employer Branding

Creating an EVP That Serves Multiple Businesses

What if your brand isn’t a single organization but a family of several brands, each with its own priorities, competitors, and target candidates? That’s the challenge LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group (RSG) faced in 2020. Under the leadership of Director for Employer Brand Shelley Jeffcoat, the company launched an EVP that served each of its eight…