Be more millennial

A 9-5 working week, 4 weeks holiday a year, and a corner desk were once considered perks to a job, creating satisfaction and loyalty. Not anymore. Todays businesses need to be much more savvy if they want to attract and retain key talent. The so called ‘millenials’ have a different set of expectations; these days potential employees are searching for more of a work/life balance, and a greater sense of fulfilment from their jobs. They are more discerning. The structure of work has broken down and shifted, and small business…

What you need to know if you’re recruiting in 2017

Brexit might have created uncertainly for business owners, but the latest research shows that 2017 could be a wonderful year for jobseekers. According to research by Manpower, the UK has returned to business as usual, and the net employment outlook has risen to 7%. So if you’re planning to recruit to grow your business, what do you need to be aware of? And how can you make sure that you capture the top talent? Here, we tell you what you really need to know. An ad in your local paper…

You only want to recruit the best people don’t you?

1.Before you even think about employing someone, make sure you write a clear job description outlining their Key Responsibility Area’s (KRA’s) that also details the Key Competencies or Skills they need to perform in their role. A good way to test whether the job description you have written makes sense, is to ask someone else to read it. If they can tell you what the person will be doing in their role and what skills they need, then you have written a good Job Description. If they can’t tell you…

Snacking and why its important………..

We all know how hard it is to find good people at the moment, and it’s all the little extras that employers are offering that are making people decide whether to work for you or go elsewhere to your competitors. Because of this, lots of my clients are working with me to look at what they can do or offer their existing employees or potential employees to make them more attractive, and one of those things is FOOD! If you want your team to become as productive as possible, you…

10 illegal questions NOT to ask at interview

Introduction If you’re in the process of recruiting new staff members for your business, you’ll know that the interview process can be more than just a little bit daunting. You need to find the best people for the job as quickly as possible, but you’re also aware that you need to stay on the right side of the law and ensure that your processes aren’t in any way discriminatory. The truth is that most business owners have the best intentions when it comes to recruitment, and want to give everyone…

Are You Wasting your Money on Recruitment?

No one likes wasting money in their business, do they? If your business is growing and you’ve got more customers and clients coming through your doors, then you might be thinking about recruiting more staff during 2016. Your budget is extremely important, and we want to help you to ensure that you get the most out of it, and don’t waste your money making silly mistakes in your recruitment process. Here, we’re going to take a look at three reasons why you could be spending too much money on recruitment.…