The Hiring and Recruitment small business archive. Expert advice to help UK small businesses optimise their recruiting strategies and processes to hire great employees. Includes guides and tips on attracting the right candidates by creating suitable job descriptions, offering the right incentives and choosing appropriate recruitment platforms.


How I found the perfect head of customer care – podcast

Anna Jordan chats to Matt Connelly, founder of I Hate Ironing, about finding the perfect head of customer care.

Employing & managing staff

Hiring freelancers: seven common mistakes to watch out for

It's imperative you hire the right freelancers for your business. Lucy Brem of Yellow Cat outlines seven mistakes you could be making in the process.

Employing & managing staff

Hiring your first employee: What to be aware of

Make sure you follow these steps to get the best employee possible for the role you are creating.

Employing & managing staff

The importance of obtaining references when recruiting

Why is it important to gain references for potential candidates and how can it help to prevent long term HR issues in the future?

Employing & managing staff

The top UK cities to find talented staff for your small business

Here, we look at the cities where you can potentially find the most talented staff for your company.

Employing & managing staff

Why business success depends on surrounding yourself with self-starters

Here, John Stapleton, founder of the New Covent Garden Soup Co, gives his four top tips on surrounding yourself with self-starters to drive growth and scale.

Employing & managing staff

6 reasons why you should outsource recruitment

Bad experiences with recruiters have swayed businesses into trying to carry out recruitment themselves. Gary Melton of Novo UK explains why this is a bad idea.

Employing & managing staff

Recruiting staff: how SMEs can compete with corporate businesses

Recruiting staff can be a tricky task, with SMEs having a particularly hard time hiring and holding on to workers. Stephen Quinn of Jobbio explains how smaller businesses can stand out to future employees.


Poor onboarding continues to cost SMEs millions

Poor 'onboarding' practices are costing SMEs millions of pounds in reputation and recruitment, but getting the process right really pays off.

Employing & managing staff

How to hire effectively as a small business

In this piece, David Grimes reveals his secrets to managing the recruitment process and how small company owners can make hiring easier for themselves.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to set up and launch a recruitment agency

Here, we look at how to approach your start-up recruitment company, from payroll management to securing the right partners.


One in three recruiters admit to ‘stalking’ potential employees online

One in three recruiters admit to ‘stalking’ potential employees online, and UK professionals reveal that they expect to be ‘Googled’ by employers.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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