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.

Strategy 8th January 2024

Navigating the Talent Landscape: The Power of Strategic Thinking in Talent Acquisition

Shaping a talent strategy that best identifies the talent and skills needed to fulfil organisational needs continues to be a vital goal for all businesses – with a recent Gartner survey revealing that CEOs rank workforce issues as the second most

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Strategy 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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Strategy 26th October 2022

How To Do More With Less: Creating A Cost-Effective Talent Pipeline During Economic Turbulence

The perennial challenge of any recruitment team in the current hiring market is how to improve recruitment services whilst battling talent shortages and rising prices. In short – how to do more with less. No one likes to waste money,

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Strategy 13th October 2022

How Companies Can Better Support Women

The benefits of having an inclusive workforce that empowers all genders, races and lifestyle choices, have been acknowledged by business leaders globally. No matter the industry, businesses that closely resemble a broader society in their workforce tend to be more

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Strategy 12th October 2022

4-Day Work Weeks? If You Want to Attract Top Talent, Money and Culture are Not Enough, Here’s Why

In the wake of the pandemic, employees around the world have begun to re-evaluate their priorities and values. For many, the traditional 9-5 work week is no longer feasible or desirable. And, to attract and retain top talent, employers need

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Strategy 31st August 2022

How Companies Can Achieve a Commercial Advantage Through Building an Inclusive Workplace

A leading study has found that company profits and share performance can be close to 50% higher when women are well-represented at the top of the hierarchy. Having an inclusive workplace should therefore be on every business leader’s agenda. However,

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Strategy 26th May 2022

Why Your Business Needs to Adopt an Inclusive Recruitment Policy

Inclusive recruitment is nothing new. The Equality Act 2010 states that discrimination in the recruitment and selection of employees is illegal. However, introducing an inclusive policy is one thing, but making it work in practice is another. Let’s look at

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Strategy 17th May 2022

Talent Management: How to Find, Develop and Retain the Best Employees

Finding, developing and retaining the best employees usually isn’t a recruitment or salary issue these days. The most successful companies are adopting talent management as part of a wider business strategy. Dedicated tactics should be employed across all stages of

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Strategy 5th May 2022

Why Your Talent Acquisition Strategies Are Failing

Finding top talent is no easy task. Those who succeed in attracting and recruiting the best employees for their business have a marked advantage over their competitors. The alternative can be a great expense of both time and money, with

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Strategy 29th March 2022

Managing ADHD in the Workplace: Strategies for Success

Those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can face challenges when it comes to concentration, making deadlines and compulsive decision-making. They can also demonstrate amazing creativity, out-of-the-box thinking and great attention to detail. More and more companies are realising the

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Strategy 11th March 2022

Refining Your Talent Acquisition Strategy to Find the Best Employees

It’s simple – employees make or break a business. If you’re looking for long-term success in your field, sourcing, hiring and retaining the best talent is essential. And this means having an in-depth talent acquisition strategy. Such a strategy is

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Strategy 30th March 2021

How Can Small Businesses Compete in the War for Talent?

Big businesses and well-established brands are usually better equipped to successfully hire the best talent. But how can SME’s and Start-up’s level the playing field and gain an advantage in the war for talent? Pedro Barahona – an Elemigo who has

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