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Do you find recruitment difficult? If your answer is yes, then you are one of the majority of business owners who find the recruitment process often laborious, frustrating and expensive. As the current series of The Apprentice comes to an end, Lord Sugar has spent 12 weeks whittling his initial group of 16 candidates down to the well deserving, and no doubt exhausted, one. He has two trusty sidekicks to assess the candidates, deep pockets to fund the process and £250,000 on offer. We definitely don’t all have those types of resources! Finding the right talent for your business can make or break you. The implications of a wrong hire can cost the business customers, harm team morale and create risk when trying to exit them from the business. There are many questions that need to be answered to be able to hire successfully: • What are the key requirements of the role and the skills needed to do it well? • How much should the role be paid?

• Where should you advertise or seek candidates? • How can you optimise your advert or search process to attract candidates? • What questions should you ask at interview to be able to identify the best candidates? • How should the candidates be managed through the process so that they ‘cross the line’? Over the last few years the world of recruitment has changed in two significant ways: 1) Technology and social media – the effective understanding and use of recruitment specific and social media platforms is crucial. Choosing the right approach to find candidates is the first step and then using it effectively is the next. There are key strategies needed to be able to ensure that active candidates see your advert or that you find them in your candidate search.

2) Candidate expectations and management – candidates have higher expectations than ever before. The ability to understand their expectations and manage candidates effectively at each stage of the process will determine who makes the final decision ... the candidate or the employer. There is nothing more frustrating than spending hours on finding candidates, sifting through CVs, arranging interviews… to then be turned down at offer stage because you have not given enough attention to their needs through the process.

At The HR Dept – Elmbridge, Kingston and Surbiton we offer recruitment services to support local SMEs. We are not a recruitment agency. We work with you to find the best approach to finding candidates, help to write job descriptions / adverts, advise on pay and benefits and do all of the advertising, sifting and screening for you so that you can focus on what you do best. We can provide additional services to write your interview questions, create work sample tests, offer psychometric testing if needed and manage the negotiation on your behalf.

“The implications of a wrong hire can cost the business customers, harm team morale and create risk when trying to exit them from the business.”

If you have a vacancy that you need to fill and don’t know where to start then call Joanna on 0345 208 1290. Get 10% off any recruitment costs if you reference ‘Kingston Chambers’ when you call before the end of January 2019. P.S. We do not provide black cabs for any unsuccessful candidates though!

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