Recruitment

Recruitment and Talent Attraction
Our blogs on recruitment look at the best way of attracting talent. This covers the entire talent attraction cycle from identifying whether there is the need to recruit a position to the induction of a new employee.
Identifying the need to recruit
Once you have identified that you need a new hire, it is important to look at how the role fits in to the rest of your organisation. If you are replacing a role, do you need a like for like skill set? Or is this an opportunity to redefine roles and do something different? How does the new hire impact other roles? In growing organisations, it might be that some roles need to be split out so that certain tasks move from existing employees to a new employee. So talent attraction strategies here should mix with organisational development work.
Recruitment assessment methods
We will also look at what selection methods should be used. Do some methods work better with certain roles? How many selection methods should you use in a recruitment exercise.
Finding the right candidate
What should you look for in a candidate and where should you advertise? How do you ensure that you are setting a candidate up for success?

Recruitment will be one of the most expensive tasks you will complete with your people. The cost of a bad hire has been costed at over £30k per hire! For this reason it is important that you get it right first time as often as you can. Read our blogs for more information about how you can improve your chances of having a successful hire.

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IR35 – What is it and why do I need to know about it?

Are you a contractor? Update. In November 2018, the Chancellor confirmed that IR35 would be extended to the Private Sector from April 2020. The tax man has since taken an aggressive approach targeting nearly 1,500 contractors who have either previously or currently work with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In the letter, HMRC state that they may be …

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Recruitment: How can you find quality candidates?

Last week we looked at the first two stages of the end-to-end recruitment process, specifically focusing on being clear on what your organisation needs and developing a good job description and person specification. This week, we’re looking at the next two stages – how you attract candidates and candidate selection. 1.Where will you find your …

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Pre-employment checks: Are references worth the paper they are written on?

So you’ve offered a job to your preferred candidate and they’ve accepted. The only thing left to do is to complete pre-employment checks. For most organisations, this includes sending out requests for references from your candidate’s previous employers. But are they worth the paper they are written on? The ‘tombstone’ reference A ‘tombstone’ reference, or …

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Real salary increases in the UK are flat. What does this mean for your business?

So we read again that real pay increases have flatlined. This means that basically the same as it has for the last decade, no increase in real take home spending power for the average employee. The attached article confirms that median pay awards are still rooted at 2.5%, the same rate as the consumer price …

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