How do you go about hiring the right people for your business? I don’t believe there is anything more crucial than employing the correct calibre of people to make your business successful. You need to decipher what skills you should be looking for in these people, and how you go about measuring them. What is […]
Seventy one per cent of British Businesses do not believe David Cameron’s target of full employment will be achieved in the next five years, according to new research by leading UK job website, totaljobs.
Posted on 11th February 2016 in Recruitment.
By Adam Walsh, business director, The Right Fuelcard Training Company (TRFC) When the average recruitment cost of filling a vacancy clocks up between £3-4k – the importance of getting it right as a boss and manager can’t be understated. Finding the right staff remains a perennial concern for both small and medium sized businesses […]
Hiring the right person should be easier than ever before. We no longer have to rely on a newspaper advert, networking, or who we know to source candidates and, what’s more, we can manage the process easily online. So why is it that employers admit that one in three new employees are “less than ideal for the role”?
Whilst George Osbourne’s recent productivity plan focuses on boosting growth and productivity in the UK, the skills gap is an issue that needs tackling with urgency. Despite the increasing number of third-level graduates, the specific range of expertise required to fill medium skilled jobs is severely lacking.
The digital revolution has brought about change in almost every aspect of running a business, and recruitment is no exception. Using social media as a tool for sourcing potential candidates has become increasingly commonplace in recent years.
When competition to win over the ideal candidate is fierce, as an employer can you be doing more of to motivate these candidates to choose you and your role?
Posted on 1st September 2015 in Recruitment.
It’s summer. And that means businesses up and down the country, large and small, will be recruiting the latest graduates from schools and universities. The yearly intake of fresh talent is a time for businesses to embrace new ideas and perspectives and for new hires to show what they can do.
Recruiting and retaining talented sales staff, particularly in a telephone sales environment, continues to be a perennial challenge.
As if the time leading up to graduation would not have been demanding enough, the real challenge starts once young professionals leaving college who have managed to master job hunting and interviews: have got the job. Now, new joiners have to face a dramatically different world: new colleagues, new tasks and challenges, longer working days and less vacation, more work and most importantly, more responsibility.
Posted on 29th July 2015 in Recruitment.
Businesses are worrying about recruitment. Not all businesses but certainly a fair proportion. NatWest Mentor recently surveyed more than 500 firms across the UK and among the findings was the fact that recruitment has been the biggest HR issue among those companies in the last year. And what was identified as being the most likely HR issue over the coming 12 months? That’s right – recruitment.