Employer Brand : How to portray your company

As business owners, we each have a unique story. How did we get here? Why did we set up our company? Who are we striving to help? And what’s it like to work at our companies? So why is it important to think about this when hiring new people? When looking to grow your team […]

Promoting mental health for a global workforce is crucial to your business

The first step in promoting mental health in the workplace is understanding that everyone has a right to healthy work conditions. As an employer, you can set yourself and your employees up for success by creating and maintaining a positive workplace culture. This involves practising self-awareness of the strengths and values of both you and your team […]

How to maintain goals around diversity in a challenging recruitment landscape

Achieving diversity in your hiring process is important, but we all know it’s not always easy to sustain. Diversity quotas and efforts to hire from underrepresented groups have been around for years, and the effects of racial and gender discrimination are pervasive. While some companies have made great strides towards equitable hiring practices, many still […]

How to create innovative recruitment campaigns that work

The hiring process and creating innovative recruitment campaigns is one of the most expensive, time-consuming and, frankly, painful tasks that companies face. While it’s true that finding talent is tough in a fiercely competitive environment when top candidates are being snapped up faster than you say “interview”, many organisations make the challenge even more difficult by failing […]

Why is Recruitment so expensive?

Is it the shiny new offices? The huge pay packets? Keeping the owners / directors in new sports cars and luxury holidays? What is it that makes recruitment so expensive? It’s hard to be sure. Whilst the preceding list is a little tongue in cheek, there is no doubt that’s how the recruitment industry is […]

What do Recruiters do?

What do recruiters do exactly? Good question. I know some of you will answer “as little as possible”. Whilst that is a tempting stereotype, and we do have to acknowledge that there are recruiters out there who give the industry a bad name.  Undoubtedly, it is also true that there are business owners / hiring […]

How much does recruitment cost?

So how much does recruitment cost exactly? The short answer is …it depends. Most recruitment companies will understandably try to push their fees as high as possible. It is not unknown for companies to charge 30% of starting salary, sometimes even more for executives or difficult to fill roles. However fees are more commonly pegged […]

Is it difficult to recruit good employees?

Building a business and deciding to recruit employees is rewarding, but can be fraught with danger, and the costs of getting it wrong are considerable. Recruiting employees is risky and it makes good sense to stack the odds in your favour.  UK businesses are failing to recruit the right person for two out of five roles […]

How do I get my team to perform better?

Are you building a business and want to make sure you get the best out of your employees? Are you a manager who needs to make sure people are performing?  It can be really daunting! The thought of having to keep a whole team of different personalities on track, productive and happy can be a scary […]

Freelancer or Permanent Employee?

With rapidly changing external environments (political, technological, environmental etc) and an inevitable increasing demand for highly skilled and talented individuals it can sometimes make sense for businesses to consider hiring a freelancer. As a business owner, I have to be innovative, flexible and adaptable to all the changes happening in our workplaces today in order […]