Latest research conducted by McKinsey indicates that organisations in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians*. Other research has shown that teams with a wide spread of diversity outperform homogeneous teams.
Posted on 9th July 2015 in Recruitment.
Implementing an effective recruitment strategy and ‘getting it right’ is essential if companies are to drive growth and profitability. The consequences of an ineffective recruitment strategy and ultimately, a bad hire can be extremely costly.
Posted on 1st July 2015 in Recruitment.
High staff turnover can be detrimental to any business, with the cost of replacing an employee averaging around £30,000. A third of UK businesses have turnover rates of above 21%. Staff turnover needs to be kept low in order for businesses to maximise productivity and profits, but that means getting to the root of employee turnover.
Social media has transformed the way we source information, meet people, and find jobs. In the technology industry the most attractive potential candidates are those who have grown up and evolved with digital. These are the people that don’t see Twitter as “just another social media channel”, but as a social search engine to which they contribute, engage and network.
The most challenging thing for any small company is to find and hire the right people. If you’re a service company, you’re essentially selling the skills and expertise of the people in the team, so it is critical to get it right.
Posted on 19th June 2015 in Recruitment.
Let’s go back twenty years to the ‘90s when the air was thick with rumours that the traditional workplace was soon to be a thing of the past. Hot desking was about to replace offices and workers would reject jobs for life in favour of portfolio careers armed with a phone and a laptop
Posted on 17th June 2015 in Recruitment.
For a small business, it’s not always easy to determine what the rules are surrounding interns or apprentices. Internships have seen an increase in popularity in recent years, with young people using them as a method to stand out in a competitive job market. But it’s no longer as simple as just having eager staff working for free, as always there are rules and regulations to follow!
Posted on 5th June 2015 in Recruitment.
When you set up a business, it’s important to put the framework in place so that you protect your business ideas and goodwill, set out clearly the relationship between founding partners and manage any employees you have efficiently. It may not be the first thing on your mind, but a little attention to this at the outset could save you a nasty headache down the line.
There are plenty of reasons companies should invest in an apprenticeship scheme. Hiring apprentices can help you boost employee retention rates, develop specialised skills inside your organisations and do your bit for the economy. By investing in an apprenticeship scheme you are essentially investing in the success or your business — with today’s young talent becoming tomorrow’s leadership team!
Posted on 26th May 2015 in Recruitment.