Archive for September, 2012

The Real Benefits Of An eRecruitment System


As more and more prospective applicants are using the internet to look for vacancies, increasing numbers of businesses are turning to eRecruitment systems to cater for the trend.  Systems such as iRecruit offer many advantages over the more traditional methods of both advertising the vacancy, and administering the application process.

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Why SaaS?


Traditionally, companies had to purchase, install, configure and maintain the IT environments required to run business critical systems (like CIPHR).  The costs involved in purchasing servers, software licenses and upgrades etc, although exponential, were accepted as a necessary evil……….until SaaS (Software as a Service) arrived on the scene.

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iPhone Apps For HR Professionals


With the emergence of mobile technology and the explosion in the number of apps available at a very small cost, connecting with friends, colleagues and business acquaintances has never been easier (and some might say ‘more fun’).  The sheer number of apps available has resulted pretty much in any question you have being answered  “there’s an app for that”.  But what about apps designed for the  HR professional to connect and collaborate?

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Are Flexible Hours The Way Forward?


In a recent report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, it is argued that businesses should be encouraging flexible working. Highlighted in the news by the recent London Olympics, flexible hours were granted temporarily by many organisations in order to ease congestion on public transport and the road network around the UK capital.

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Top Tips for Successful Onboarding


By Chris Berry, managing director of Computers In Personnel.

The decision to stay in a new job is usually made within the first six months and research suggests that the main reason that new hires leave is a lack of cultural adaptation – they don’t feel the love!  Although some recruitment failures can’t be avoided, they should be limited where possible because their cost to the business can be dramatic.  In fact, most organisations agree that replacing an employee in the first year of their employment costs upwards of twice their annual salary.  And, that’s before many of the less obvious, sometimes more peripheral, costs are taken into consideration.  Continue reading →