Candidate Experience : Why It is So Important Not to Screw It Up

If you are about to start the hiring process in your business and haven’t thought about candidate experience, you might want to hit that pause button! What is candidate experience? In short, candidate experience is: the experience candidates have with your company whilst working their way through the recruitment process.  The candidate experience involves everything […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Characteristics of a New Employee for SMEs

Hiring your first employee? Or expanding your team? Don’t know where to start? Worried about getting it wrong? In terms of looking for what you need, start with these 7 core questions every time you hire.  As the business owner, can you afford to go wrong when hiring your first employee or adding to your small team? You’d […]

Interview Questions for Your Assistant

While hiring an assistant is similar to hiring someone for any other position, there are key differences. This person will serve as your right hand. You must trust this person without any doubt. It’s also important to like them. You’ll be spending a lot of time together, so take the time to find the best person for […]

3 Mistakes to Avoid when Hiring for a Small Team

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If you’re a small business owner, you know that hiring the right person for your team is crucial. Here are 3 mistakes to avoid when hiring for a small team: – Not paying attention to how their values align with your own– Hiring too quickly and not taking enough time to get to know them– […]