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Getting started with recruitment and hiring
September 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Getting Started with Recruiting and Hiring: the legal lowdown of recruiting new talent for your business
Recruitment, get it right it’s wonderful, get it wrong, it’s painful. As we move out of the pandemic recruiting the person and not a person has never been more critical for SMEs. However, according to recent research more than half (57%) of organisations have vacancies that are hard to fill, with 56% of businesses in the private sector reporting recruitment difficulties. (CIPD, 2021)
This 3-hour action planning workshop explores the legal pitfalls for employers to navigate, then rapidly moves on to share best practices to mitigate these and support SMEs in providing a gold standard ‘candidate experience’.
We explore the most effective attraction methods for SMEs, steps to attract a diverse pool of candidates. And how businesses build an ‘employer brand’ to achieve this. We then consider selection methods and the smorgasbord of selection tools that employers can utilise to reduce their time to hire and fill that vacancy.
This is a highly interactive workshop so expect lots of discussion and sharing of best practice ideas, as we bring a whole new light to recruiting and selecting in the 21st Century.
Who should attend this workshop?
This interactive workshop is for SME business owners, line managers, HR professionals or indeed anyone that wishes to attract and recruit top talent.
What will we cover?
- Recruit within the law and minimise discrimination claims
- Recruitment common myths and misconceptions
- How to attract the person and not a person
- How to successfully shortlist
- Fairly and objectively assess candidates against values and behaviours
- Best practice interview skills
- Killer questions to ask candidates and uncover what is important to them
What outcomes can you expect from joining us?
After attending this workshop, you will be able to:
- Understand how to draft legally compliant recruitment materials that also attracts top talent
- Choose attraction tools to utilise back in your business
- Select the best candidates that fit your culture and values
- Produce a plan of action to support your next recruitment campaign
Who’ll be presenting this workshop?
Sarah Loates is a chartered HR professional with over 20 years HR experience. During this time, she has provided HR advice and support to a wide range of industry types and sectors, ranging from private and family-owned businesses whilst at Cooper Parry, to the leadership level of multinational corporations such as E.ON. Sarah’s areas of expertise include employee relations, employment law and talent management.
This presentation is delivered in partnership with Business Gateway Growth Hub and Loates HR Training and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SMEs based in Leicester and Leicestershire.