The Business Impact of a Shortfall in HR Candidates

If you’re struggling to find quality candidates for roles, you’re not alone. At Appointments here, we are remaining positive that we can source candidates. However, we are seeing recruitment trends this year that pose real issues for all types of sectors. Of course, Brexit does feature as a reason. According to research by Quinyx, in…

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Reward and Recognition! Both are equally important!

Here at Appointments Personnel, the notion of ‘total reward strategy’ is not a new concept. We talk to clients about ‘direct currency’, as in monetary pay, but we also dig deeper into all aspects of work that are valued by employees, including learning and development opportunities and/or an attractive working environment, in addition to the…

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Is now the right time to leave your HR position?

Being a director of a recruitment agency, I get to talk to a number of HR professionals on a regular basis and I was not surprised to learn that so many people are unhappy in their job right now. So… is now the right time to leave your HR role? The pandemic is causing a…

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Recruitment strategy key to small business growth

Talk to any small business owner on their plans for the future and you’ll likely hear that they’re planning to grow and expand their business in the next 12 months. Ask them what they think is key to achieving this growth and you might be surprised that the vast majority will tell you that they…

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Is in-house recruitment really cost effective?

We’re all aware of just how important it is to recruit the right people for the right roles, as ultimately it will affect just how successful a businesses will be. There are two avenues open to businesses who are looking to recruit, the external recruitment agency route or the DIY in-house recruitment approach. But which…

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Be on the look-out for top talent – even if you’re not recruiting

From time to time, a truly exceptional candidate can cross your path whose skills, experience and qualifications are a perfect fit for your organisation. But what happens if you don’t currently have a suitable vacancy available for them at precisely that time? Many businesses would simply take their CV and banish it to the back…

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Providing references best practice

UK law states that an employer must provide a reference for a current or past employee should one be requested if there was a written agreement to do so or the employer operates within a regulated industry. For those organisations where the above doesn’t apply, as an employer you are not under any obligation to…

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Keep it legal! Using social media as a recruitment tool

Many forward-thinking organisations are utilising social media platforms to help compliment their current candidate attraction strategies. But before you jump online to your favoured social media channel, take a moment to make sure that you keep on the right side of the law when it comes to using social media as a recruitment tool for…

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How to keep hold of your new hire

You want to make sure that you’re new employee gets off to a great start as soon as they show up on day one. Have you made sure that your new hire has everything they’ll need? Do you have an induction programme in place? Are they really happy, or just being polite? Unfortunately, many employers…

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Are you prepared for gender pay gap reporting?

In July 2015, the UK Government published details of the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting which will be a legal requirement for companies that have over 250 employees. The aim of gender pay gap reporting is to help bridge the gap between the earnings of male and female employees who are have the…

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