Hiring and Recruitment

Got a growing business? Need to recruit? Here are some top tips on hiring employees

If your business is growing you're going to need more help! But the process of recruiting good staff can be lengthy and costly. So, knowing how to go about finding the right people for your business is key to making things go as smoothly as possible. And when you have recruited them, you need to hold on to them. Read helpful information and advice on hiring employees.

Expert Tips on Hiring Your First Cloud Developer

Expert Tips on Hiring Your First Cloud Developer

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Expert Tips on Hiring Your First Cloud Developer

Hiring a cloud developer for the first time can prove to be a complicated process for busy SME owners. Here are some expert tips from a technology recruitment specialist to help you along

How to Recruit & Retain Generation Z

How to Recruit & Retain Generation Z

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How to Recruit & Retain Generation Z

Howard Wiley of global technical recruitment consultancy VHR explores how SMEs can tailor recruitment drives to attract and retain Generation Z

Are You Attracting the Wrong Job Applicants?

Are You Attracting the Wrong Job Applicants?

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Are You Attracting the Wrong Job Applicants?

Recruiting the right candidate for the right role can be stressful and time-consuming. BrighterBox's Charlie Johnson shares his tips on how to attract worthwhile applicants

How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

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How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

SMEs are turning to the gig economy for a permanent solution that can support innovation and deliver quality to clients. Cause4's Michelle Wright explores how

Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

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Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

What rights and responsibilities do employers have in respect of employees with undisclosed criminal records? Tackle this tricky issue with our handy guide

The Importance of Employer Brand

The Importance of Employer Brand

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The Importance of Employer Brand

A strong employer brand is essential for any business in this day and age. But what does it mean, and how do you build one for your company?

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

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The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Hiring a virtual assistant can deliver numerous benefits to a business, but there are a few things to consider before bringing a virtual PA on board

Probationary Periods: What Employers Need to Know

Probationary Periods: What Employers Need to Know

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Probationary Periods: What Employers Need to Know

Probationary periods can protect employers when a new employee doesn’t make the grade. But how can an employer implement one effectively and responsibly?

Sponsoring Employees from Overseas - FAQs

Sponsoring Employees from Overseas - FAQs

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Sponsoring Employees from Overseas - FAQs

When recruiting a worker from outside the EU, employers might need to apply for a Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsor licence. Here's all you need to know

Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

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Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship stories: five small businesses using apprenticeships in inspiring ways that benefit the business and the young employees

Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

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Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

Savvy SMEs know apprenticeships benefit their employees and business growth. From funded training to low employment costs, here's the lowdown.

Employing Apprentices: The Benefits to SMEs

Employing Apprentices: The Benefits to SMEs

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Employing Apprentices: The Benefits to SMEs

SME owner Tracy Ewen talks about the huge value apprentices bring to small businesses and shares advice like how to recruit an apprentice and salaries

Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

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Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

Phil Foster discusses how the new National Living Wage could cause SMEs to make low-skilled staff unemployed to save on costs.

How SMEs Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

How SMEs Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

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How SMEs Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

Government want big firms to report pay for men and women, but SMEs can also take action to help close the gender pay gap. Here's how.

Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

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Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

Recruiting temporary Christmas staff? Here's a guide to understanding the difference between who's a worker, and who's an employee.

Employing Externally vs. Promoting Internally

Employing Externally vs. Promoting Internally

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Employing Externally vs. Promoting Internally

When looking to fill a vacant position there are two common trains of thought - external or internal. But where is best to look?

What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

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What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

Find out what the current hourly national minimum wage is and read about planned rises.

Poaching Employees

Poaching Employees

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Poaching Employees

How to avoid getting into legal hot water when headhunting competitor's staff, and preventing their own staff from being poached.

Accountants: Outsourcing vs In-house

Accountants: Outsourcing vs In-house

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Accountants: Outsourcing vs In-house

Need to hire an accountant? Find out when you should recruit and if in-house is better.

How Can a Financial Manager Boost your Business?

How Can a Financial Manager Boost your Business?

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How Can a Financial Manager Boost your Business?

Find out how a financial manager can boost your business, and get advice on when to recruit someone.