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The Headstart blog is a collection of original weekly content designed to provide recruiters with inclusive early talent-hiring practices. Allowing hiring managers to spur their organization's diversity recruiting efforts with forward-thinking resources, expert guidance, and innovative HR tech.

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HR Insights

The Headstart blog is a collection of original weekly content designed to keep inclusive early talent-hiring at the top of your 'To Do' list. Stop your organization from overlooking diverse future leaders, fuel your DEI strategy, and triumph in the boardroom armed with up-to-date info.

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Hiring issues are negatively impacting supply chains — here’s what you need to know

We’ve all been increasingly aware of supply chain issues for several years. Where global shipping routes or a silicon chip shortage might once have been considered specialist knowledge, they’re now front-page news. Despite lockdowns being (mostly) over, the world is still seeing massive supply chain disruption. What many people don’t…

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Performative or progress? Get LGBTQ+ support right year-round

June was pride month when individuals and organizations celebrate the LGBTQ+ people around them. It’s an excellent opportunity to show our staff, colleagues, and customers that they have our support. And who doesn’t love the excuse to cover everything in rainbow colors? We don’t want to rain on anyone’s (pride)…

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COVID means far fewer applications for early talent roles

If you’ve been hiring during the COVID pandemic, you’ll know that the landscape has changed considerably over the last couple of years — particularly when it comes to graduate recruitment. Let’s look at the effect COVID-19 has had on early talent applications and what you can do to increase your…

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Up-to-date workforce analytics your recruitment team need in 2022

Recruiters are already facing big challenges in 2022. The pandemic has prompted new models of working. There’s a labor shortage and a skills shortage to contend with. Competitors are also gaining an advantage with the help of advanced technology and tools. That’s why now, more than ever, workforce analytics are…

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Does your open position really need a degree?

Some jobs require a degree qualification. Doctors, teachers, and lawyers, for example, use their degree knowledge on a daily basis. But does every open position really require a degree? A degree requirement has become something of a staple feature on job ads. According to Harvard Business School, many middle-skills job…

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Recruitment tech: What’s new and what’s next?

Recruitment is a time-consuming process. But with the right recruitment tech at your disposal, you can streamline your workflow and improve your chances of finding top talent. Are you wondering if your recruitment tech is still up to the challenge? Or whether there’s a new software player out there ready…

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Performative or progress? Get LGBTQ+ support right year-round

June was pride month when individuals and organizations celebrate the LGBTQ+ people around them. It’s an excellent opportunity to show our staff, colleagues, and customers that they have our support. And who doesn’t love the excuse to cover everything in rainbow colors? We don’t want to rain on anyone’s (pride)…

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COVID means far fewer applications for early talent roles

If you’ve been hiring during the COVID pandemic, you’ll know that the landscape has changed considerably over the last couple of years — particularly when it comes to graduate recruitment. Let’s look at the effect COVID-19 has had on early talent applications and what you can do to increase your…

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NEURODIVERSITY

Experts talk: hiring (and championing) neurodivergent grads

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Even in the context of DEI, neurodiversity is rarely discussed. Is neurodivergent hiring at risk of being overlooked, especially for early talent? Here’s what our experts had to say… Neurodivergent representation in today’s workplace We’re going to put this plainly: neurodivergent talent has a hard time entering the workforce. In…

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Autism at work: achieving inclusion for a spectrum of needs

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The autistic community represents a wealth of un- and under-utilized skills. It’s in everyone’s interest to change that — making workplaces across the world more inclusive for those with autism. Inclusion and autism — are you doing enough? Autism is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ACA). According to this…

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CAMPUS RECRUITMENT

COVID means far fewer applications for early talent roles

If you’ve been hiring during the COVID pandemic, you’ll know that the landscape has changed considerably over the last couple of years — particularly when it comes to graduate recruitment. Let’s look at the effect COVID-19 has had on early talent applications and what you can do to increase your…

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Forming your talent retention strategy in the Great Resignation era

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Hiring managers are tasked with finding the best talent, but are these shining stars shooting in and then right back out of your business? Early hiring decisions can be an integral part of your talent retention strategy. Let’s explore how hiring for potential can help you find — and keep…

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GENDER EQUALITY

Equality, women and work: damage control in 2021

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COVID-19 has shut borders, closed businesses, and undone decades of progress for working women. Your business may have been top of the class for gender equity pre-2020, but take your eye off the ball now, and the results could be irreversible. 1: Today’s landscape 2: Achievements so far 3: Helping…

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Gender equality in the workplace — lessons for 2021 and beyond

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Gender inequality can be an entrenched issue in the office. It reveals itself in pay grade differences, lack of representation at senior level, and sometimes — incredibly —  minimal intervention against gross misconduct. Reaching gender equality requires radical action in organizations. Here’s what you need to know… HR’s role in…

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