All posts written by Alastair Cartwright

‘Unconscious Bias’ in recruitment

You’re biased. And I am too. In fact, everyone is biased. You’re not a human being if you don’t naturally ‘pre-judge’ in some way. So it’s hardly surprising that ‘Unconscious Bias’ and how it can affect the recruitment process is becoming an increasingly important issue. If you think this is something of an overstatement, then consider this: how many recruiters in.
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10 recruitment resolutions for 2013

So what are our New Year’s resolutions for 2013? Well I know that from speaking with my clients, their top priorities for next year are reducing cost per hire, taking more control of their employer brand and improving internal processes. This all amounts to employers developing their own direct hiring strategies and reducing their reliance on recruitment agencies. So what.
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A response to gender balanced boards

Gender balanced boardsLast month the European Commission decided to significantly dilute plans for legally binding gender quotas. It’s been greeted by a fairly mixed response. And I’m not surprised. There are probably only very few ways to increase the number of women on boards – and at first glance the ‘quota’ appears a common sense approach. But I think it could be the.
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What came ‘in’ and what went ‘out’ in 2012?

The MD of Ingenium People and prolific HR opinion former, Alastair Cartwright, analyses present and future trends. It’s a scary thought, but it’s already time to review 2012. And what a year it’s been. Following successive recessionary quarters, the Olympics kick started a wave of positive and the green shoots appear to be sprouting. HR actually expanded in the UK workplace,.
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