When most companies recruit they focus on three main areas: skills, qualifications and experience. However, these are not the areas that cause problems down the line.
You shell out a bunch of money and in return you get a bunch of CVs that are not quite right. Or you spend an arm and a leg for a headhunter to aggressively stalk your ideal candidate – oh, and that’s after you’ve provided the list of names
Recruitment is hard. Yet, sometimes it’s not possible to outsource it to someone else.
Recruitment forces you to discriminate. You have to go through a process that allows you to uncover the distinction between your candidates and choose the best one.
Sometimes, the real show-stoppers to recruitment are not the little things you’ve worked so hard to identify, they’re the big, obvious things that it’s so easy to take for granted.
Limitless Holidays. A foreign idea to most of us, but not to Richard Branson or those at Netflix Inc.
If one of your employees is pregnant then, no doubt, you’ll be gearing up for her maternity leave.
For many businesses July and August are a chance to take things easy. And we can understand why…
“Britain’s couch potato lifestyle contributes to as many deaths as smoking and threatens to bankrupt public services.”
And so the general election came . . . and went. The promised weeks of uncertainty didn’t happen, which seemed to confuse the media at least! As the Conservatives remain in power, albeit by themselves, will it be business as usual?