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Can Boomerang Employees Mitigate the Great Resignation?

​In 2022, we have found ourselves in a unique position. There’s a record high of 1.3 million vacancies in the UK. Meanwhile, unemployment rates fell to 3.9% - higher than pre-pandemic levels. Attra...

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How To (Not!) Drive Away Talent

​Never forget that an interview is a two-way process. Yes, you might be assessing a potential employee for their suitability for the role… but remember that they are assessing you right back.It’s e...

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Recruiting in 2022: A Q&A with GYDA & We Are Adam

​Our Co-Founder and Agency expert, Léon Milns, joined GYDA’s Robert Craven to co-host a Q&A on tackling key challenges around recruitment and retention.Two years ago, the pandemic threw us all ...

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​Does HR have an Image Problem?

There appears to be a growing number of posts on social media at the moment, relating to the HR profession. TikTok especially seems saturated with content branding HR departments as ‘evil’, ‘backst...

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The Secret To Attracting and Retaining Talent in 2022

​It’s never ever been this competitive for talent, period. Just like the property market right now, people are snapped up within a week, having received multiple offers above expected value. Can...

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Soft Skills Are The New Critical Skills

There can be no denying that the working world has faced massive upheaval over the past two years. As we prepare to head into the third year of the global pandemic, the long-term effects of prolong...

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Employee Benefits Trends 2022

​In case you’ve been living in a cave for the last 18 months, the pandemic has revolutionised the way we work. But whereas 2020/21 were years of uncertainty and chaos, 2022 will be about embeddin...

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The Great Resignation: How to Improve Your Employee Retention Rate.

At times it feels like turnover is a natural part of the employee lifecycle.  Some business owners write off an inflated attrition rate as the price of doing business, a cost associated with the eb...

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What is your B2E strategy?

​We’ve all heard of B2B and B2C marketing, but have you ever considered B2E?Sometimes referred to as Cradle to Grave HR, your organisation can use a B2E (Business to Employee) strategy to catch the...

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Guest Blog: Five Years Later - Mental Health in Professional Services

Andy Salkeld is a Chartered Accountant and member of the ICAEW. He is the Finance Director of Leeds-based tech company, dscvr. ​On World Mental Health Day in 2018, Andy gave a keynote speech about ...

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Guest blog: It's not just about the salary

This week, we're handing over the reigns of the blog to Tamsin Caine MSc., FPFS. Tamsin is a Chartered Financial Planner and Director of Financial Planning at Smart Financial and Smart Divorce.At S...

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Helping Charlie secure the perfect position

​Charlie Wrigglesworth has many years’ extensive experience in Communications, and after finishing up a contract at a major broadcaster, she was looking to settle down into something new and exciti...

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We Are Adam Turns 15!

​At the end of July 2021, the We Are Adam team celebrated our 15th birthday!Although our official birthday is July 30th, we kicked off the celebrations the day before, with a few drinks at our offi...

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A Neurodivergent’s Guide to Inclusive Hiring Practices

​In 2021, we should all be looking at how to make our businesses more equitable and accessible to everyone. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is the talk of HR and management teams up and down the co...

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Five tips for using Instagram to attract talent

​When it comes to attracting talent, it’s a real jungle out there right now. You only want the best for your business, but the current job market is a nightmare to navigate. As we explored recently...

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Four! Pete rounds off gruelling golf challenge for charity.

​Picture this. You wake, bleary eyed and irritated by your alarm at 4am. While mentally preparing yourself for the challenge ahead you hear it – torrential rain. The kind of rain that only falls on...

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“The perfect CV doesn’t exi…”

​Or does it?In January 2020, recruitment expert Rita Chowdhry claimed to have created the ‘perfect CV’, a one-sided, 450-word CV designed for senior management positions in business, finance, or he...

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Employers vs Employees: Who will win the WFH battle?

​With ‘Freedom Day’ fast approaching, public discussions around the future of work have increased at a rate of knots. However, we’ve spotted a huge disparity between what employees are looking for ...

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The candidate rich, job poor myth

​According to the ONS, unemployment is currently at 4.8%, and is forecast to continue rising as high as 6% as the Job Retention Scheme (aka furlough) winds down at the end of September. Their repor...

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Why You Should Care About Workplace Wellbeing

At We Are Adam, we’re downright fanatical about workplace wellbeing. Our people are our greatest asset, and it’s vital that we keep them healthy and happy at work. As employers, we have a duty of c...

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The journey that led me to becoming a Trustee of George House Trust

My journey with George House Trust started, like most things, with my network. I’m delighted to be a part of such an incredible HR community, one of whom was fundraising for GHT. They approached me...

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