Recruitment Advice and Support for Small Businesses

Congratulations if your business has grown to the point where you need to take on your first, or another, employee!

Perhaps you are here because you need to replace someone who didn't work out and you don't want to make the same mistake twice?

I appreciate that you have worked hard to build your business. That it provides you, and maybe others, with a hard-earned income and that you want to protect your business and your reputation. I also appreciate that you are an expert in what you do, but may be left floundering when it comes to recruitment.

So, you write an ad and wait for the applications to come piling in. But then what? What do you ask someone in an interview anyway? How do you choose between the applicants? How do you know if you’ve made the best choice? How do employment contracts work? And how are you going to find the time to do it all?

Hiring a new employee can be costly, time consuming and a big risk if you go solely by 'gut instinct'. By conducting a thorough and well thought through recruitment process you will reduce the risk (and associated cost) of making a bad choice.

I can help you with all, or part of the recruitment process including:

» Writing a job description – so you know exactly what and who it is you are looking for – providing a point of reference for the recruitment process and into your employment relationship with the person you eventually hire.

» Writing a job advertisement based on your key criteria and help you identify the best place or places to post it.

» Short-listing applicants who best match your criteria.

» Advising you on best practice interview techniques and help design the interview process. This will enable you to get the most out of your candidates providing you with a wide range of information on which to base your decision.

» Sit in on interviews with you to take notes, provide an independent viewpoint, or just offer some moral support. Or I can conduct the interview on your behalf.

» Conduct reference checking.

» Help you with the employment contract and advise you on employment law.

Unlike a recruitment agency I do not charge a percentage of the new employee's salary, but work on an hourly rate, therefore you only pay for what you use.

If you would like to know more or discuss your specific situation, please contact me.

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