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Top 5 tips to improve employee retention

Recruiting top talent is a priority for any hiring manager but keeping hold of these employees is what will set you apart from other businesses.

Winning over millennials with career progression

In industries like manufacturing, attracting millennials is proving a challenge, with companies struggling to recruit and retain young talent. But why is this? What’s missi...

Apprenticeships – the key to attracting and retaining young talent in the manufacturing industry?

With the manufacturing industry dominated by baby boomers coming up to retirement, it’s vital that manufacturers attract and retain young talent in order to sustain a thriv...

Your guide to best practice recruitment

With the cost of ‘mis-hire’ for a business totalling between 4 and 15 times the annual salary for the role (People Management, 2016), HR professionals are under increasing...

What do millennials really want at work?

Attracting and retaining millennials in industries dominated by baby boomers, such as manufacturing, is proving a big challenge for many organisations. So what is a millenn...

An apprentice’s journey & beyond

As part of National Apprenticeships Week, we hear the journey of Thomas employee Rebecca Maxted, whose career was kick-started with an apprenticeship.

[Digital Guide] Apprenticeships

At Thomas, we know first-hand the power that apprenticeship programmes have on an organisation’s talent strategy.

Adding certainty to your people decisions with benchmarking

What is it that makes your star performers so effective in their roles? This is the million dollar question and knowing the answer enables you to find more top talent, eith...

Recruiting in a digital age

In today’s data-rich, technology-enabled world, organisations are realising the need to evaluate their methods to ensure they remain at the forefront of the job market. Wit...

Can recruiters help millennials get back on the front foot?

Amanda Davies, MD of ISV Group shares more insights into the world of recruitment and the ways in which recruiters can support millennials.