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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…

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LATEST

TechTalks with Nick Shekerdemian

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Dave Savage talks to Headstart co-founder Nick Shekerdemian to understand more about Headstart, and how our blend of data science and machine learning is helping organisations to transform their hiring process.

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Headstart co-founders make Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs list

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Forbes third annual 30 Under 30 Europe list features 300 young disruptors across a diverse list of categories, including entertainment, finance and technology, and includes Headstart co-founders Nick Shekerdemian and Jeremy Hindle.

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Watson Talent Talks with Gareth Jones at HR Tech World Amsterdam

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IBM Global Director David Green turns the Watson Talent Talks mic over to Gareth Jones, CEO of Headstart, at HR Tech World Amsterdam.

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HR TECH AND TIPS

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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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SOCIAL MOBILITY

Social mobility and problems with the student recruitment process

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Here at Headstart, we’re passionate about improving social mobility. We want to find ways to champion underprivileged candidates — people…

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The power of offering entry-level jobs with “no experience” required

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Should we expect workforce newcomers to have impressive employment histories? ‘Experienced early talent’ is something of an oxymoron really and,…

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EARLY TALENT

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…

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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.…

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DISABILITY

“Stop stepping on eggshells.” The truth about getting a job with a disability.

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There are certain career paths that require full physical ability. But for most other jobs, disability needn’t be a barrier.…

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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…

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