The World Is Becoming More Social

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Social Media is now playing a huge part in most people’s lives.  With approx 62% of adults worldwide now using social media of some kind, there is a huge marketing opportunity for every business sector.  New Social Media sites are springing up daily, some fail, some prove immensely successful,

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Collection Of Free HR eBooks

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There are many different areas of HR Management and finding free information regarding these can be a time consuming task.  Below is a list of eBooks covering many aspects of the Human Resources spectrum.  Let us know in the article comments section if you have a link to any others.

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The Advantages Of Outsourcing

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Outsourcing services have played a key role in many businesses for over a decade.  From call centres to Human Resource management.  The ability to outsource certain areas of the business has many fundamental advantages which  can often be overlooked.

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The Evolution Of Mobile Technology In The Workplace

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We all use mobile technology of some sort or another in our day to day working lives, but how is this technology evolving and what impact does it have on productivity, convenience and the way in which we work?

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The Real Benefits Of An eRecruitment System

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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 →