All of us have heard of the term ‘work-life balance’. However, not many of us actually have it or appreciate the real need for it. How many of us really sit down and think about how to achieve work-life balance? What does the term actually ‘work-life balance’ mean? And why isn’t it ‘life-work balance’? After all, our life as a whole is surely more significant than our work, which is only one component of it — something that we tend to forget once dragged into the rat race.
Employers Preparing to Interview
How are you feeling about interviewing ? Confident prepared and relaxed? Do you know exactly what you are looking to achieve from the interview process, exactly what do you want to know about the people you are interviewing? Are you confident that you are able to control each interview and ask the same questions of each candidate?
Do you know how to find out that they really do have the level of skills and experience you are looking for?
So you have decided to grow your team to meet growing business demand. How can you keep the time spent on your recruitment campaign to a minimum whilst still making sure that you get the right person for your business?
It is worth planning your recruitment campaign carefully. You might decide that you would like to handle it yourself or you may like to consider working with a professional recruiter.
The International Monetary Fund has raised its forecast for Britain’s economic growth rate for the second time this year.
The Washington-based organisation said Britain would maintain its status as one of the world’s fastest expanding major economies following a surge in growth to 3.2% by the end of the year.
Noel Rodriguez –Training Manager at Swatch Group
Adding a new member to your staff is a complicated business. It can revitalize your team and drive it to success or demoralize it beyond repair.
Employees with the wrong values not only hurt your daily business they can also exposed you and your company to legal issues and place other team members at risk.
I was having a one to one with a member of my business network this week and we were talking about how hard it is to find good candidates. The candidates that I looking for are skilled experienced people with proven ability in their professional careers. We talked about the price of taking on good professionals and how it seems to be a real sticking point for growing businesses “ I need the extra skills and expertise but we can’t afford a full time person” is something I keep hearing at the moment.
Will you be recruiting to achieve growth?
The media via the government are telling us that this is the year for small businesses, this is the year when we are going to see growth in small businesses and new ventures. What will you do to achieve this growth and ride this wave of success and expansion? Do you have the bandwidth to encompass this growth? Will you be thinking about recruitment?
Wondering about what you need to do?
Having made the decision that you need to take someone on to work with you in order for your business to grow, you will need to give some thought as to how you are going to do that.
Perhaps you don’t have much experience of recruiting and are wondering where to start.
With who? Based on what? How will success be measured? You don’t want to be in a position to be coming to the end of a probationary period and discover that you don’t really know if things are working out and if you should confirm or extend probation and how to do that. Having all these things in place, at this stage will protect you from difficulties in the future. Read more “First Employee Starting Soon?”