A Guide to Recruitment for Small Businesses
For small business owners or those in charge of recruitment, finding the right person to fit into your business as well as have the skills to do a job well is no mean feat.
Conducting Disciplinary Investigations
Management Instructions for completing Investigations
Potential Disciplinary Investigation & Disciplinary Hearings
Developing people is a tricky balance – would it be more cost effective to just carry on with untrained staff at push harder to generate more revenue?
Do You Know What Good Performance is?
Most business owners recognise the importance of reward and recognition in motivating staff and enhancing performance but also that it is not all about money.
Don't Be Frightened of the Poor Performer
Have you ever employed somebody you wish you hadn’t? Unfortunately, we all have at some point. It is a fact of life or employment. Yet, often managers are reluctant to deal with issues around poor performance. Why is that?
If you are thinking about employing a member of staff for the first time, it is worth considering the legal, health & safety, and taxation implications. This is a major step, which requires personal and financial commitment. It is therefore vital that you are fully aware of the benefits and the potential pitfalls before advertising your first vacancy.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018. This significantly changed UK data protection practices and you need to be aware of how this will affect your business.
Hiring great people - The sustainable competitive advantage
Employing the right people, of course, comes down to good interview technique - and that's the problem. Few people have formal training in carrying out interviews and most of us do it only rarely. It's an interruption to an already busy week, something that has to be done rather than an opportunity to find a great new member of staff to drive up profits and make life better.
Hiring staff for a start-up
One of the biggest challenges for a small business is hiring the right team. Having motivated, dedicated and high performing employees is arguably the aim of all businesses regardless of size and maturity.
Hiring Staff. Five Tips to Streamline your Application Process
Choosing the right candidate the first time around can save a great deal of time and money. On the other hand, a disorganized approach to hiring can lead to a lengthy, inefficient process. With the use of technology and open channels of communication throughout the hiring process, you can hasten the screening process.
How to Hire a Perfectly-Productive New Starter in Five Simple Steps
As a new or growing business, you have to make sure you're making every penny count - and when it comes to hiring a new employee, that means getting them settled in and productive as quickly as possible.
How to resolve workplace conflict
Workplace conflicts are just the symptom of a far deeper team-wide problem. Sharon Klue of Kapital HR tells Bizcrowd how she restores harmony.
Is it Time to Outsource? 5 Ways It Benefits Your Business
As your business grows and evolves, there may come a time when you need to seriously consider moving to the next level – should you outsource? This can be a tricky question to answer, since there are also benefits to hiring more in-house staff instead. As the world of work continues to change rapidly, however, it makes more sense than ever to make efficiencies and streamline your business model in as lean a way as possible. If you’re still undecided, here are some clear benefits that come with outsourcing.