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Reference checking is good practice but be mindful of employees’ rights

Although not compulsory, it is advisable to check a potential employee’s references before either offering them a position or before their probationary period ends. You can do this in writing or by telephone at any point during the recruitment process. Some candidates will prefer you not to check their references until they have been offered […]

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How to write a great advert

Last week we spoke about how to attract the best quality of candidates to your company and one of the main factors of this was writing an effective advert so that you can build a advert that will attract the right candidates. Not only does an effective advert attract the right candidates to the job […]

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How to attract the right candidate

The recruitment process can often be a long and tiring one, especially if you are not attracting the right calibre of candidates to your business. You should always focus on quality over quantity. The first important thing to remember is that it is a two-way street. Although you are looking for the perfect employee, they […]

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Our Recruitment Department

Due to the needs of our clients ever growing and the internal growth within simple hr, simple hr is now excited to share the news with you that we are going to be launching a new department within Simple HR. We are launching a new recruitment department, already our existing clients have moved from using […]

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How to show appreciation

A company’s most valuable asset is its people, this is why it makes good business sense  to retain committed employee’s for as long as possible Once simple step is to show how much you really do value their contribution.  When you are a small or medium sized business, you may have to come up with […]

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How to build the perfect team

Working as part of a team is not always easy, and it doesn’t work for everyone – but a strong team of  employees that work together well is an essential component of a successful business. The first things you need to think about when building a team is what the team is there to achieve. […]

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What is a fair reason for dismissal?

As an employer, you will often be faced with difficult situations and decisions involving your staff, which can ultimately lead to dismissal. It is important that you know the law surrounding dismissals and you know which reasons would be deemed as fair or unfair. Dismissing an employee inappropriately or unfairly may end up in an […]

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New year – new job?

How engaged do you think your workforce is? With the economy on the up many employees now have the confidence to go in search of more exciting and fulfilling opportunities. This means we will need to work harder to keep our existing talent. So how do we do this? Employee surveys, ‘tell your boss’ box, […]

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In Summary

Throughout April and May we have published a series of blogs focussed on Attracting and Retaining Future Talent. We have summarised the blogs into 5 top tips! Use the resources you already have – your employees! They have huge networks of similarly skilled friends and colleagues so introduce an employee referral scheme to make sure […]

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What to Include in a Successful Assessment Centre

Group Activities: A common element of assessment centres. These are useful to see how the candidate interacts in a team situation, as well as spotting the ones who go above and beyond the norm. Look for organisational skills, leadership skills and candidates with strong inter-personal skills. Presentations. Give your candidates notice that they will be […]

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