Recruiting for a small business

The recruitment process can seem daunting if it's your first time, especially given the importance of hiring the right staff.

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The recruitment process can seem daunting if it’s your first time, especially given the importance of hiring the right staff. Employees are one of the biggest assets to any business; large or small. And recruitment, therefore is known to be an important process that can ultimately lead to the success of your business. Traditionally, SMEs lack a dedicated in-house human resources function which means recruitment issues often fall to senior management who seldom have the time to give it their undivided attention.

Whether you have any previous experience of business recruitment or are completely new to the notion of hiring; you can never have too much advice. Generalist job boards across the UK, like offer a plethora of information on online recruitment, employee engagement, branding and headhunting.

Finding the right person at the right price and quickly is not always as easy as it seems. There are numerous ways in which businesses can advertise jobs in an attempt to find that right candidate, however if you use the wrong type of media, you can end up spending a lot of time re-advertising, re-interviewing or employing the wrong person.

Traditional methods of advertising have proved too expensive and ineffective for small businesses in the past. A print ad placed by a SME in a national paper would struggle to create standout when appeared alongside a sea of larger and brighter featured ads placed by bigger businesses with more budget and expertise.

However, advertising a vacancy on a recruitment website is a cost effective and quick solution to a typical SMEs recruitment needs. Online advertising on allows even the smallest company to promote jobs that will reach the same number and calibre of job seekers as the larger ones in the UK. It’s a quick and easy solution to advertising any number of jobs, on an equal platform to a large and responsive talent pool of job seekers. It’s the ultimate solution for time poor businesses who need to recruit quickly.

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