Talent Acquisition and Retention

Archive of articles on talent management issues for UK SMEs. Guides and expert advice on attracting and retaining talented employees for your small business.

Masterclass Series

Adopting a small business mindset is key

Precision FM's CEO, Brij Thankey, talks about how values of a small business – like flexibility and patience – are helpful to every business

Office & home working

How to keep staff happy and productive

Retaining staff and making a profit are key objectives for most businesses. Craig Joseph, chief executive officer at intY, the cloud distributor explains how he goes about keeping staff happy and improving the bottom line.


Digital transformation: Innovation and talent management

The speed in which a business adopts digital technology can reveal how it manages its staff, according to new research.


Two thirds of UK SME bosses face recruitment and retention difficulties

New study suggests that one in five SMEs report having problems with a high level of staff turnover and recruitment.


Demand for Europe’s tech talent drive growth for UK companies

There has been a growing demand for tech talent for blue chip companies turning to certain European tech hubs. The article focuses on how this appetite has contributed to significant growth for one UK company.


Talent shortages endangering the UK’s growth engine

Smaller and growing businesses are struggling to hire the right talent, according to the most recent survey from Smith & Williamson.

Employing & managing staff

Why are businesses struggling to attract and retain top performing talent?

With the news that 29 per cent of employers have declared employee turnover is growing, we take a look at why businesses can't keep top talent.


Businesses face imminent war for talent, warns Fujitsu

A Fujitsu-commissioned whitepaper outlines that businesses must rethink social and technology strategies to plan for the future workplace – or risk being left behind.

Employing & managing staff

Why you should never overlook a candidate’s natural talent

Here, Lee Biggins goes through some of the key natural talents which should never be overlooked during the recruitment process.

Employing & managing staff

How a small business can retain its talent

David Cartwright, founder of OBD Academy, discusses how strategic investment in your team can prevent employee churn.

Employing & managing staff

Brands with outdated talent acquisition will fail in the customer age

CAB Studios have commissioned the white paper ‘Power to the Customer’, revealing how brands must evolve in the customer age and what the industry needs to do to keep pace.

Business management

Tech giants are hungry for SME talent – is your workforce prepared?

Here, Martin Ewings, director of regional sales and specialist markets for Experis, highlights the opportunities for SME M&A with big tech giants.

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...

Partner content

What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Hospitality businesses have faced a number of challenges in the last couple of years. Find out what funding and support is available.


6 types of business funding for UK tech companies

Here we explore six types of business funding that can help your UK tech company expand and reach its goals.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.