How to fast-track the recruitment process and keep new hires happy
The latest digital solutions can help HR professionals streamline and speed up recruitment processes, while improving staff engagement and retention
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Simon Fanshawe OBE is a diversity consultant, broadcaster and author. He is the co-founder of Diversity by Design which supports organisations to truly diversify their senior people. His latest book “The Power of Difference – where the complexities of diversity and inclusion meet practical solutions” will be published on December 3 rd 2021 (in the UK and 28th Dec in the US) by Kogan Page.
Diversity by Design is currently running a significant trial of Recruiting for Difference (RfD) – the process we have developed to design out the bias in hiring and promotion. Clients include: 12 NHS Trusts over the last year, Sheffield, Cardiff, Exeter, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Universities; Amey, the Civil Service, Chubb, College of Policing, Co-op Food, Costa, Coventry Council, East Sussex Fire & Rescue, GCHQ, Leeds Building Society, NSPCC, Skipton Building Society, The Army, Thomson Reuters, Toyota.
He is currently on the Board of Powerful Women and is Chairman of Hexagon Housing Association. He was Chairman of Sussex University 2007-13, a non-exec director of Housing & Care 21, a Governor of the Museum of London and on the Board of Brighton Dome & Festival. He was a co-founder of Stonewall and of the Kaleidoscope Trust.
He was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to Higher Education and made an Honorary Doctor of the University of Sussex for services to diversity and human rights.
I work as Product and Strategy Director for Civica UK Ltd’s Workforce Solutions business supporting over 200 organisations' People Teams with their software and operational strategies. My mission is to deliver the best intelligent software to improve people’s lives. Being the best means high value without compromising on quality, delivering a great user experience, and collaborating to deliver integrated capabilities. I’m passionate about people management, workforce strategy and technological innovation.
After graduating from Sheffield Business School with an MSc in Human Resource Management and becoming an Associate of the CIPD, I’ve worked in the HR departments of Social enterprises and Community Interest Companies. There I began to employ innovative recruitment techniques to support clinicians with their delivery of care.
Working for Civica since 2010, I’ve strived to go above and beyond when supporting customers and communities. Most recently during the pandemic I’ve made a difference on several pivotal recruitment projects, maximising exposure of job roles specific to the pandemic, fast-tracking Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and facilitating the delivery of remote interviews and identity checks.
I’m also a passionate Geographer who brings economic, environmental, and social sustainability goals into my work, recognises the importance of culture in organisational change and uses data to obtain insights and improve.
Edward Craig is head of Content Labs at People Management Insight.