This recent spate of Bank Holidays and the little bit of warm weather we have had comes along with the encouraging news that the UK economy is picking up. My role as a professional recruiter and MD of Better People Ltd means that I am always talking to business owners and a current them seems to be that they are all looking to recruit someone new into their business in the next 12 months. Read more “Business is Looking Up”
So you have some promising candidates on your shortlist, you have sorted out how much you can afford to pay, what the “add on” costs are, what equipment you need , potential start dates – could someone start next Monday if they were available to do so? If they give a months’ notice to their existing employer – are you ready for them to start then?
Do you have a training programme in place? A contract, a performance review process, an employee handbook? So now it only remains to carry out your interviews so that you can secure the right person to join you in your business.
Business is looking up and you need to employ someone to work with you, haven’t recruited anyone before? – how are you going to go about this recruitment?
This recent spate of Bank Holidays and the little bit of warm weather we have had, comes along with the encouraging news that the UK economy is picking up. My role as a professional recruiter and MD of Better People Ltd, means that I am always talking to business owners and a current them seems to be that they are all looking to recruit someone new into their business in the next 12 months. Some of them have worked with agencies before and not been impressed,
It seems to me after the week I have had that some people are totally unaware that they mustn’t discriminate on grounds of age and need to be reminded that it is illegal! You cannot tell your recruiter that you don’t want someone who is going to leave and have babies, nor can you say that someone is too old for the job!… So below you can read about The Equality Act and what you are not allowed to do on grounds of age. Fresh from the ACAS website.
I wrote this as a 10 minute presentation for a business networking meeting. The audience seemed interested and asked me lots of questions afterwards so I thought it might be of interest to other people too.
I have 27 years experience recruiting for all types of businesses across all disciplines such as law firms, pension cost, management consultants, marketing, manufacturing, finance, training, publishing, GP practices, dentists, to name a few. I have set up agency supplier contracts, managed on site and off site recruitment teams. I have managed teams of recruiters, trained recruiters and recruited recruiters.
Employers are choosing to settle employee disputes out of court in order to save legal costs, a law expert has suggested.
The claims come from employment law specialist Dan Peyton, who said it was often cheaper for employers to settle tribunal cases out of court, despite good odds of making a successful defence when pursued through the judicial system.