How to prevent unconscious bias when recruiting

Whether we realise it or not, our life experiences, upbringing, background and culture all shape our personal outlook and views of other people. In employment, these innate biases can unwittingly influence recruitment decisions. Get your FREE consultation Unconscious bias is a real and insidious issue that affects not only employees and job seekers but employers, […]

Can you withdraw the job offer?

withdrawing a job offer

COVID-19 advice Looking for practical advice on withdrawing a job offer due to the coronavirus pandemic and other common employment scenarios? Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub for answers. Take me to the Hub You just finished interviewing and you’re convinced you’ve found the perfect candidate. However, after you post the offer, new information comes […]

Pre-employment checks What an employer needs to know

pre employment checks

No matter how rigorous the interview process, you can never really know how a prospective employee will work out. They may have dazzled you throughout the recruitment stage, but can they impress you in the long run? Of course, you want to make the most informed recruitment decision possible. Therefore, you may offer an individual […]

RETAIL | 10 steps of an effective employee induction

new starter induction

The guidance employees receive when starting a new job can mean the difference between feeling welcomed into a new team or completely bewildered. Despite this, inductions are often rushed or overlooked by employers. But how important are inductions really? In a word, very. Getting people through the doors is one thing, but making them part […]

How employers are using social media to make recruitment decisions

social media and recruitment

In the early days of social media, the idea of an employer checking a potential employee’s Facebook page to assess their suitability for a role wasn’t something that many job seekers would have worried about. Users felt that their profiles were a place to express themselves unfiltered – and work was an entirely separate domain. […]

EDUCATION | Interview questions to avoid asking potential employees

disciplinary school

There are few sectors where a rigorous recruitment process matters more than in education. With overall pupil numbers projected to rise by 5% between 2018 and 2024, it’s more important than ever for employers in the education sector to really refine their interview technique. When screening potential teaching staff, you want to make sure that […]

HR GUIDE | 7 Ways to Improve Employee Retention

staff retention

A conveyer belt of people running out the door is very bad for business. It can have a negative effect on employees’ morale as they end up lumbered with the work of their colleagues. It can mean you have to spend valuable time and resource searching for a replacement and hiring a temporary worker to […]

How to reduce employee turnover

How to reduce employee turnover

Employees leave an organisation for different reasons. They could be: Resigning Retiring Being dismissed It is an accepted way of life for businesses that people come and go, but if you are experiencing a high employee turnover, you need to assess the reasons for their departure and take steps to minimise the disruption to your […]

6 ways to attract care workers

With a disappointingly high number of job vacancies available, employers in the care sector are struggling to attract the right talent, but a targeted recruitment strategy can get your recruitment efforts back on track. Here are six top tips for care providers: 1. Widen out the pool of potential candidates In order to get a […]

EMPLOYER FAQs | Recruitment

When employers are making selection and recruitment decisions, they need to make sure that they are not falling foul of equality laws. Our Employment Law Advisers answer some of the questions frequently asked by employers. Is it lawful for an employer to require a job applicant to be of a particular sex? Only in very […]