Talent Management

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5 Tips to Build and Maintain a High-Quality Talent Pool

One of the toughest challenges facing businesses looking to recruit top talent is speed. Every time a new position is created, or an employee leaves, there’s a hole that needs plugging which invariably takes time to execute. If this sounds like a challenge you face, you could benefit from a talent pool.  You may already

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The Talent Gap: What it is and How to Bridge it with Toggl Hire

If you asked 100 organizations whether they had the skills they needed in their workforce, you’d be surprised at the answer. With the rapid growth of technology and the impacts from events like the pandemic, many organizations are suffering from a talent gap.  This problem is compounded by the fact many organizations don’t even realise

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What Is Talent Acquisition and How To Do It Well

Ask any business leader the most important part of a successful business, and many will tell you it’s the people that matter most. Whilst most people know what recruitment is, ask someone “what is talent acquisition?” and you may not get a clear answer. By the end of this article, you’ll understand what talent acquisition

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People Management Software: 8 Tools to Try

While we’re all about hiring here at Toggl Hire, we recognize that once an employee joins your team, that’s only the beginning of their journey. From managing their sick leave, organizing payroll and taxes, setting up training and more, there are a variety of activities for an HR team to manage and lead. Today, we

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How to Handle a Bad Hire – 6 Practical Tips

This situation isn’t ideal, but if/when it does happen, here’s how you can handle it gracefully, respectfully, and professionally. 1. Ask around with their coworkers first The first few weeks of a new role can be stressful and it’s normal that it takes time to adapt. Is the hire really a bad one, or could

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Talent Planning in 2021: 4 Best Practices

So, you’ve got a team running at max capacity, and there is still more to be done. You know you need to hire someone new, or maybe even hire for a few positions. But now the questions start. Do I need 2 junior developers or one senior developer? Do I need a product owner or

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Employee Attrition and How to Prevent It

Here we explore employee attrition: what it is, how it’s different from employee turnover, why it should be tracked, and how you can improve it. What is employee attrition? The official definition of employee attrition is that it is an “unpredictable and uncontrollable, but normal, reduction of the workforce due to resignations, retirement, sickness, or

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7 Tips on How to Let Someone Go

We frequently write about hiring remotely (surprise), but today, we are venturing over to the flip side. The “F” word – the art of letting someone go. It can be challenging to fire someone when you work from an office, but even more so when you’re working remotely. So, how to let someone go over

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8 Tips for Writing a Compassionate Rejection Letter

Getting a rejection letter for a job you really wanted is never an easy experience. Also, writing a rejection letter can be stressful, even for the best of us. This is truer than ever nowadays when the pandemic forces candidates to be extremely competitive. How you as a company handle this rejection is a critical