March 3, 2015

Are you hiring?

dowloadable booklet for B2B

Downloadable booklet aimed businesses that need  help recruiting. As always, useful information abounds!

Seven common mistakes employers make that lead to recruitment disaster

It’s never good news when one of your key employees decides to move on. Not only have you relied on them professionally, but you may well consider them a friend as well as a colleague. However, recruitment, whether through expansion or staff turnover, is part of business and having the skills to recruit the best for your business really does make the difference. 

So, when faced with a vacancy you need to fill, here’s our list of what NOT to do:

  1. Panic – and go with the first agency you find on Google.

    Or the one that’s advertising on the radio, or that friend of your brother-in-law.

    We get it, you need to recruit someone fast. You’ve won that big order, your chief sales person is going on maternity leave and your operations director has won the lottery. You go with the first agency that comes to mind, after all you don’t have time to drag your feet.

    So, what’s the problem? Well, you may think agency hired –  job done; all you need to do is sit back and check a few CVs, interview a couple of people and you’ll have someone hired within a month. We hate to tell you this, but this is unlikely to happen. Many big name agencies will simply trawl through their database of CVs to see which ones are the closest match. Which means that you get a pile of not-quite-right CVs that you have to spend time going through, and at the end you’ll still have no-one. What happens then is that the agency will post your job on a job board and wait for someone to apply – so now you’re waiting. And waiting . . .