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Hiring Advice

Hiring Advice

Looking to recruit someone new? Before you do, spend some time exploring the areas below. We've looked into every aspect of the recruitment process from advertising to orientation to give you experts opinions, tips, hints and advice to ensure an effective hiring process.

Advertising And Selection Advice

Guidance on job specs and adverts, using social media to recruit and evaluating your applicants

How to write a job spec
How to write a job spec

A good job specification is key to attracting and evaluating the best candidates for your organisation. Investing time in writing a job description will save you time later

How to write a person spec
How to write a person spec

A person specification alongside your job description is key to finding the absolute best person for the job.

How to write a job advert
How to write a job advert

The job spec describes what the employee can do for you, the job advert should 'sell' the job to the candidate. Make sure you know the difference…

Advice On Using A Recruitment Agency

How an agency can save you time and money, and whether it is right for you

Why Use A Recruitment Agency?
Why Use A Recruitment Agency?

Using a recruitment agency can be a cost effective and efficient way to hire compared to in-house recruiting, accessing pools of highly skilled workers and saving you time.

 Getting the most from your agency
Getting the most from your agency

Working effectively with your agency is the best way to make your relationship really effective and long lasting. Build trust alongside these points and you have a positive and proficient process to hiring for your business.

7 steps to a foolproof recruitment process
7 steps to a foolproof recruitment process

The recruitment process seemed obvious - until you were the person responsible for it. Here's a one-stop guide that you can use time and again.

Interviewing And Screening Advice

Guidance on how to conduct interviews, top 5 questions to ask and how to close the interview

What is a screening interview?
What is a screening interview?

Recruiting staff to a new opening can be a taxing process for your business. In the current professional climate, employers can receive hundreds of applications for just one role. Screening interviews are key to saving businesses time and resources.

7 foolproof interviewing techniques
7 foolproof interviewing techniques

Here are seven tips, truisms and interviewing techniques for employers to run a steady ship come question time - helping you to pick out the info you need to make informed decisions about your applicants.

How to conduct a job interview
How to conduct a job interview

"How hard can it be to conduct a job interview?" Doing it well can really affect the level of engagement you have with each candidate, allowing you both to make a better judgement on suitability for a particular role. Here's some of our best practices…

Advice On Making A Job Offer

Guidance on how to choose between applicants, making a job offer and what to do if it is rejected

Choosing between candidates
Choosing between candidates

When you have equally impressive candidates, hat exactly should you be looking for when choosing between them? We look at how to make the right choice for you…

How to make a job offer
How to make a job offer

Every vacancy and every candidate is different. Your job offer should be tailored to suit both. Use our key steps to make sure your job offer covers all bases.

Compensation & benefits
Compensation & benefits

Following dramatic change in compensation and benefits over the last 10 years, find out the key elements that you could include in your compensation package when you take on a new employee in your business.

Onboarding And Orientation Advice

Best practice for onboarding and making your new hire feel welcome

Onboarding best practices
Onboarding best practices

The onboarding process is one of the last stages in the recruitment process. Onboarding practices can be different for each employer in terms of structure and formality but a good one will really benefit both parties.

Orientation checklist
Orientation checklist

Help your new hire to make the best possible start by using a clearly defined orientation checklist. Find out what to include here.

Making your new hire welcome
Making your new hire welcome

The 'softer' side of employee orientation can be just as important in affecting employee productivity as the formal side. It is important to get this right on their first day to help them concentrate on the job in hand and keep morale high.

Communication And Teamwork Advice

Advice on motivating your staff, defining company culture and establishing a positive environment

How to motivate your staff
How to motivate your staff

Motivating your staff can be a challenge but can yield rich returns with increased productivity. Find out the key components of motivating your staff.

Defining organisational & corporate culture
Organisational & corporate culture

Defining your organisational & corporate culture is an important step in engaging your employees with your organisation's objectives. Your culture will both describe and govern the way employees think and behave. Here are our key steps for defining your organisational and corporate culture.

Positive workplace culture
Positive workplace culture

Establishing and nurturing a positive workplace culture is known to boost employee productivity and confidence. A positive culture in the workplace also means a workforce will also have less absenteeism, a higher employee retention rate, attract better candidates and help to motivate staff.