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22

Sep

2017

A topic which always provokes much discussion: the ability to work remotely, but at the same time, manage multiple internal and external stakeholder relationships and a team of direct reports.

Did you know that in the UK, more than 4 million people work solely from home? In a recent survey,   77% of employees say that a flexible working policy would make a role more attractive to them.

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15

Sep

2017

Internet bots in their broadest terms have existed for quite some time, for instance the most well known and largest use of bots has been in web spidering. Web spiders or ‘crawlers’ are bots that automatically fetch, analyse and file information from web servers at many times the speed of a human. Traditionally web crawlers have seen the majority of their use in search engines; though they have played a part in the recruitment industry too, particularly in job boards.

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Category: Blog

08

Sep

2017

I’ve worked in the Emerging Talent market for a number of years and the question of how to compete to ensure a graduate accepts your job over a competitor’s offer is a perennial one.  However, a recent survey report from Milkround revealed some surprising – and concerning – statistics about how current graduates handle job offers and how we might need to pay more attention to our offer process.

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Author: Caroline Beaton

Category: Blog

25

Aug

2017

I’m seeing AI being discussed more and more frequently – with headlines such as “AI is to be the most disruptive technology developed”, with businesses being able to use data to adapt to new situations as well as solve problems.

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17

Aug

2017

Around 14.2m people in the UK volunteer at least once per month, which is roughly 22% of the population. So why do charities and voluntary organisations struggle to find the right people?  Where are all the volunteers hiding?

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10

Aug

2017

Buy or Build?

I’m hearing this term more and more and it’s now a regular discussion we are having with our clients.

But what does it really mean?

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04

Aug

2017

I am sure you have heard the saying “If we don’t take care of our customers someone else will!”  Research shows that the majority (c.70%) leave their supplier because they are unhappy with the service they receive and actually it is less than 10% who proactively decide to go out and source the same service from a competitor.  With that in mind therefore surely it is sensible to take a more strategic approach to client retention.

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27

Jul

2017

So in the same week that girl-power triumphed as the thirteenth Dr Who was finally revealed as a woman, the BBC have announced the salaries of the highest earners on their payroll (those in the fortunate position to be earning in excess of £150,000 per year).  

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30

Jun

2017

I'm a Rugby Fan.

Currently this is one of the most exciting times for British Rugby Fan. The British and Irish Lions are touring New Zealand in what most experts and ex pros are describing as the toughest tour ever.

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30

May

2017

I often reflect on my own academic journey and wonder if it actually prepared me at all for the world of work (perhaps more a reflection on my approach to learning than the venerable establishments attended)

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24

Nov

2016

At a recent networking event hosted in the opulent surroundings of a global bank’s private dining room the conversation meandered to the importance of RPO. Perhaps emboldened by the effects of a rather pleasant Sauternes the question was asked “why don’t RPO providers get access to the C-Suite”? At the time it felt perfectly reasonable. If the Talent agenda is so important to CEOs then why weren’t we invited into their inner sanctum? In the words of Richard Branson “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients”. So then, why the exclusion?

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21

Oct

2016

It was recently reported that the number of vacancies post Brexit dropped by 50%. If this did really happen it was clearly very short lived as the recent data coming out from the ONS show that there are more live vacancies than there was this time last year. Another report referenced that in many towns and Cities, particularly in the South, there are less than 0.5 candidates per vacancy. In some major towns and Cities it was as low as 0.1. Has there ever been more choice for candidates? It is very likely that when we find the right candidate and make the offer, they will have another offer on the table or a counter offer coming from their existing employer.

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11

Oct

2016

We collaborated with HR Magazine to produce a short series of articles around talent acquisition. Starting with sourcing the right talent in the digital world; why you should treat candidates as customers and finally utilising the latest assessment techniques to level the playing field and engage with a more diverse talent pool. Recruitment is constantly evolving, and Yocto are always looking for innovative ways to support you to find and deliver better talent.

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Category: Article

27

Sep

2016

New technologies are evolving that will take sourcing, screening and selection out of human hands. When you can identify elements of a Boolean String and then refine the results based on previous results, algorithms and historical data then you are in essence building an automated process.  Predictive analytics will even let companies know when someone is probably thinking about leaving - bringing The Minority Report into our very lives.

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11

May

2016

Working in the recruitment space can be challenging enough at the best of times, so why do we make it harder for ourselves?

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15

Apr

2016

So when you get to certain stage in your career, you can look back on the great influences that helped you get to where you are.  That includes the great and the good, as well as those people or philosophies that didn't quite resonate or work out as planned.

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Category: Blog

08

Apr

2016

A video introduction to Yocto RPO and its key principles.

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Category: Video

15

Mar

2016

Finally. Everything’s signed off. You’ve spoken with the trainers: they’re free. The training rooms are ready, space on the floor is secure and the IT equipment is ordered. To hit targets you really need these people now and it’s go, go, go. Ah, hang on. Has anyone spoken to the recruitment team? 

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11

Mar

2016

LinkedIn recently launched ‘The power of data-driven recruiting’. It outlines what we’ll call ‘the data paradox’. 77% of recruiters say they are more efficient when they have a solid understanding of the market and talent pool they are recruiting from. Yet 75% of recruiters don’t use data and insights to initiate their recruitment processes.

Joe Mongon explores how to make sure you’re in the other 25%.

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10

Mar

2016

Countless words have been written about the relationship between the hiring manager and the recruiter. Numerous articles have been published on how to engage. And understandably: it’s very important. In fact it’s fundamental, the bedrock of any recruitment service.

But how do you go about engaging hiring managers?
Sean Hardingham explores this pressing issue.

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Category: Blog

09

Mar

2016

The war on talent rages on. Recruiters and hiring organisations are feeling the pressure of the so-called ‘talent gap’.

According to figures published by The Independent, we will need more than one million new engineers and technicians in the UK over the next five years. And places on graduate and apprentice programmes will have to double in order to meet demand.

So how can organisations deliver the premium candidate experience this demands? One that’s powerfully branded, technologically innovative and consistently delivered across all your touchpoints?

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07

Mar

2016

My heart always belonged to Vicki. I’d admired her from afar for as long as I could remember. She didn’t even notice me...

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