#AdamExplains Whitepapers

Adam Explains lets us share with you our knowledge and experience on business growth and people management.

Our downloadable content series helps companies develop and improve their talent acquisition, employee retention and engagement. Building on decades of in house resourcing and HR experience, we’ve analysed market trends and captured great insight from some of the UK's finest business leaders.

Unveiling the Power of Quality Hiring in Today's Talent Market

The war for talent is real. In a recent LinkedIn survey, a staggering 54% of recruitment professionals believe that the ability to make quality hires will be the defining factor shaping the recruitment landscape over the next five years. This isn't surprising. In this cost-focused world of business, efficiency reigns supreme. We strive to streamline processes, optimise resources, and maximise outputs. Yet, amidst this relentless pursuit of effectiveness, one crucial aspect often gets relegated – hiring the right person. Let's face it, a bad hire can be a costly misstep, impacting everything from productivity and morale to client relationships and the bottom line. Here's where the concept of quality hiring takes centre stage.

What you'll learn in this report:

  • More Than Just Filling a Slot

  • The Ripple Effect of a Bad Hire

  • The Virtuous Cycle of Quality Hiring

  • Unveiling the Gems: How to Measure Quality

  • Playing The Long Game with a Talent Pipeline

  • Partnering for Pipeline Power

  • Investing in Your Future


Future Proof Your Workforce

Imagine yourself steering a ship through a turbulent sea. Unpredictable currents shift the course, demanding constant adjustments to stay afloat. This is the reality facing businesses in today's rapidly evolving landscape. New technologies emerge at breakneck speed, consumer preferences constantly change, and entire industries undergo seismic shifts. In this dynamic environment, finding and retaining the right talent is no longer just a competitive advantage, it's mission-critical for survival.

What you'll learn in this report:

  • The Challenge of a Shifting Landscape

  • The Cost of Inefficient Hiring.

  • Investing in the Right Assessment - A Smart Business Decision.

  • The Case for Learning and Development.

  • Benefits of Investing in Future-Proof Talent

  • The Growing Demand for Future-Proof Skills in the Green Economy


Do your employees switch off when the Christmas lights switch on?

​As the festive season rolls around, workplaces face the challenge of balancing productivity and holiday cheer. Like navigating reindeer through a blizzard —keeping the team engaged while the glittering lights of festivities tempt them can be tougher than present shopping on Christmas Eve.

What you'll learn in this report:

  • The percentage of employees who admit to 'taking it easy' during December.

  • Ways to show gratitude to employees

  • The benefits of having flexibility during the festive season.


The Evolution of Recruitment: Balancing AI and Human Expertise

In today's dynamic business landscape, where the competition for top talent is fierce, Talent professionals find themselves at the forefront of a recruitment revolution driven by cutting-edge technologies. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation have transformed the Talent Acquisition (TA) landscape, promising increased efficiency, cost savings, and faster results. However, the journey into AI-driven recruitment is far from straightforward; marked by complexities, ethical considerations, and an ongoing debate about the indispensable role of human expertise in this evolving landscape.

What you'll learn in this report:

  • Expanding on Efficiency: Data-Driven Recruitment

  • Beyond Automation: Unleashing Efficiency

  • The Dehumanisation Dilemma: Striking a Balance

  • Can AI-Centric Recruitment Ever Be Ethical?

  • Partnering for Success: TA Specialists and AI



A Terrifying Tale of Talent Attrition

October - the season of falling leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and...talent attrition? While it might not sound like a classic Halloween horror, the chilling truth is that for many businesses, employee retention can be a bone chilling nightmare.

What you'll learn from this report:

  • ​What percentage of the UK population are expected to leave their current company in 2023

  • The average financial cost of losing an employee who earns £25,000

  • How to reveal the true depth of your talent attrition challenges

  • How to combat talent attrition head-on


Are You Struggling to Retain Your Employees?

You are not alone. We all have to eat to keep a roof over our heads. Which makes pay an important motivating factor for all employees and in any business. But people want more.

What you'll learn from this report:

  • How to bring 'Total Reward' theory to life

  • 7 Ways to engage your workforce

  • All about the package


Make Your Onboarding Outstanding

Onboarding new employees is a busy time. Everything from the interview and hiring to the first week of work takes planning and effort.
However, when you prioritise your onboarding process, you ensure the success of your company by retaining employees for longer. 

What you'll learn from this report:

  • How Many UK Millennials plan to leave their jobs within 2 years

  • What Does the Onboarding Process Include?

  • How to Support New Employees During Onboarding


Why EDI is Crucial to a Thriving Workplace

​Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are pillars of the modern workplace, with most brands now aware that if they don’t embrace people from all walks of life, they’re going to fall behind. So, why then, are women and ethnic minorities still more likely to be let go of?

What you'll learn from this report:

  • What Is EDI?

  • Why Is EDI Important in the Workplace?

  • How to Improve EDI in the Workplace


How you can help employees tackle the cost of living crisis

Soaring inflation. Sky-rocketing energy bills. Crippling food prices. Obscene fuel costs. Ridiculous mortgage rates. Rumoured recession. The future is looking financially bleak for many.

What you’ll learn in this whitepaper:

  • How, as an employer, you can help your employees tackle the cost of living crisis


We Are Adam's A-Z of Enhanced Leave

Thinking of introducing additional leave policies in your workplace but not sure where to start?

What you’ll learn from this report:

  • We Are Adam's helping hand of enhanced leave policy options.



Why An Inclusive Culture Gives Your Business a Commercial Edge

What you’ll learn from this report:

  • 10 Steps to improving diversity & inclusion at work