Insights.

This page is regularly updated with our thinking and insights into the talent industry, as well as a snapshot view of life inside Elements. We invite our people and our partners to collaborate and interrogate each other to keep our thinking fresh.

Recruitment 22nd November 2023

The Three C’s: Understanding how to communicate in TA

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak – Epictetus. Communication was ranked as the most important soft skills for recruiters to have over the next five years, according to

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Recruitment 19th September 2023

Using Technology for Innovation: The Human Edge in a Digital Talent Acquisition Strategy

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” Steve Jobs, Rolling Stone, 1994 In the realm of talent

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Recruitment 21st August 2023

Powered By Curiosity: Using Data to Enhance the Employee Experience

“We explore because we are curious, not because we wish to develop grand views of reality or better widgets.” Brian Cox, Physicist “Quiet quitting” ‚ “productivity paranoia“, and the “Great Regret” are just some of the phrases that have been

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Recruitment 2nd August 2023

Elevating Your Talent Acquisition Strategy: Going Beyond the Confines of Traditional Recruitment

Not long ago, the talent acquisition (TA) function was seen as a secondary player in business operations. But as the way, where and how we work changes for good, it has become clear that TA teams hold the key to

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Recruitment 14th March 2023

Embedded Talent Consultancy: The Cost-Effective Recruitment Solution for Your Business

As businesses continue to grow and expand, the need for top talent becomes increasingly important. Finding and retaining the best talent is a critical factor for success, yet many companies struggle to find the right recruitment solution. This is where

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Recruitment 30th January 2023

How To Find The Right Talent In A Candidate Heavy Market

In a candidate heavy market, where there are more job seekers than jobs available, it can be difficult to find the right talent. With so many candidates to choose from, how can you be sure that you’re making the best

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Recruitment 25th January 2023

Emerging Hiring Trends That You Should Pay Attention To

In today’s business climate, it’s more important than ever to stay up-to-date on the latest hiring trends. By paying attention to emerging trends, you can ensure that your company is ahead of the curve when it comes to attracting top

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Recruitment 19th January 2023

Why Businesses Should Reconsider Their Recruitment Model

There’s no denying it, the way businesses recruit employees has changed dramatically in recent years. With the rise of social media and online job boards, the traditional model of recruitment is no longer as effective as it once was. Consequently,

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Recruitment 29th November 2022

Succession Planning: Beat the UK Skills Shortage And Plan For The Future

Have you ever heard the saying “Fail to plan, plan to fail”? Well, it turns out that this age-old adage rings especially true for UK businesses when it comes to succession planning. As recent reports have shown, the UK is

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Recruitment 10th November 2022

Why Gender Equality In Your Workplace Is Important: Part Two

And so to Part Two…In our last article we considered the economic and societal reasons as to why gender equality in your workplace is so important. We discussed some compelling statistics on the effects to the wider world and communities

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Recruitment 20th October 2022

Why Gender Equality In Your Workplace Is Important: Part One

According to the World Bank’s 2022 ‘Women, Business and Law’ report, just 12 countries in the world have the same legal rights for men and women. Just 12. As a country that’s boasted equal pay laws since 1970 and as

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Recruitment 23rd September 2022

Dig Deep – Mining for Talent: Where are the Diamonds of the Tech Industry and How do you Find Them?

The current market for tech talent is a uniquely challenging one. There are reports of increased redundancies and cancelled vacancies, signalling an economic slowdown. And yet at the same time, companies are having a difficult time finding the people they

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