Seven articles not to miss from 2021

Seven articles not to miss from 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, you might be wondering what you’ve missed out on. Have no fear. In this short post, we’ll be highlighting our five most-read articles of the year to bring you back up to speed for 2022 in no time. And don’t forget to check out our latest news to find out what’s been going on at Lorien for the last 12 months!

eCommerce in Europe: what’s changed and what’s next?

COVID-19 caused an unprecedented surge in digital, as companies of all sizes and sectors went remote. This blog explores how the eCommerce market has evolved in Europe over the pandemic, with a focus on high-growth markets, changes in consumer behaviour, and the role the UK plays in leading the charge. Read the insight from our resident eCommerce and Digital Marketing expert here.

Should geography change salary? And other questions for remote working post pandemic

Written during the second wave of the pandemic as hybrid working became more normalised, this blog addresses some of the tough questions of the time. Should companies pay less for remote workers? Should London pay-weighting be reversed? Will candidates compromise on salary to secure flexibility and home working rights? How will remote working affect diversity? Read here to find out what Lorien had to say on the subject!

Turning the dial on net-zero: key takeaways for helping your workforce go green

Read our top takeaways from one of our most popular virtual events of 2021, where we were joined by experts in sustainability, policy, environmental change, and culture from Nationwide Building Society, Bruntwood Works, Auto Trader, and KPMG, to discuss the green agenda in business. If putting the environment and sustainability at the heart of your business is key to your strategy next year, these takeaways will put you in a great position to begin or continue your journey.

10 questions to ask yourself when you receive a job offer

Have you ever wondered whether you’re making the right decision for your career? This blog goes through some of the fundamental questions you should ask yourself before accepting a job offer to help you get past ‘gut feel’ decisions. With record-breaking vacancies reported this year and rising counteroffers as a result, there’s never been a better time (or arguably, more overwhelming time) to job hunt – this article helps you sort the wheat from the chaff. Read here.

Lorien named as an industry leader in NelsonHall’s 2021 CWS and MSP NEAT Evaluation

Lorien had an incredible year for industry accolades in 2021, winning three awards, and seeing members of our senior leadership team recognised by Staffing Industry Analysts. Another highlight in the Lorien calendar was being named in the ‘leaders’ quadrant of NelsonHall’s annual NEAT analysis for contingent workforce solutions (CSW) and managed service programmes (MSP) providers. This article explores the results from the assessment in more detail, including the matrix for Lorien’s overall performance and for ‘Enabling a transformation journey’. Read here.

Investigating Internal Audit: Q&A with Janice Byrne, Audit Director for Strategy and Operations at Nationwide

Lorien may be known as the house of global digital and technology recruitment, but did you know that we’re also experienced in professional recruitment? In February 2021 Nationwide Building Society selected Lorien to deliver an integrated workforce strategy across its specialist and volume permanent recruitment as an extension of the success of our technology RPO partnership. In this popular blog, we speak to Nationwide’s Audit Director for Strategy and Operations Janice Byrne on the Society, exciting developments within the team, and what it feels like to be part of something bigger. Read the blog here and learn more about Lorien’s work with Nationwide here and here

Diversity and Inclusion Series - Gender Diversity with Rightmove

Lorien’s D&I series saw our Sales Director Joanna Fagbadegun and Solutions Director Darren Topping discuss the challenges and opportunities for inclusion and diversity in 2021 with several of Lorien’s key clients, covering a range of different topics. In this piece Joanna is joined by Tarah Lourens and Zoe Martin from Rightmove to discuss gender diversity and how the pandemic has influenced hiring. Watch the recording here and follow the series! 

Ready for more?

Already ticked these off the to-read list? No problem; we have over 100 articles on the tech and talent market ready and waiting for you at our Insights page. And if you’re an avid reader, don’t forget you can always sign up to our newsletter for the latest insights and events from Lorien. 

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