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.

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.

Startup Funding and Grants

How can you finance a recruitment start-up?

What are the options available to those planning to open a recruitment business? Here, we find out.

Employing & managing staff

Why periodic employee screening is important

It is important for employers to check every candidate before recruiting. How do businesses go about screening employees?

Employing & managing staff

Graduate recruitment trends 2018

Here, Charlie Taylor, founder and CEO of Debut, explores the potential graduate recruitment trends for 2018.


Brexit to revolutionise SMEs’ recruitment strategies

Brexit is transforming SMEs’ recruitment strategies, as they try to keep up with the changes, research finds.

Employing & managing staff

Getting the most out of your temporary hires

In this article, KashFlow look at how your small business can encourage productivity and development in temporary employees.


Talent is number one priority for SME investment

SMEs face various challenges when it comes to hiring new staff, with a third of SMEs reporting a shortage of necessary expertise among applicants as the main hurdle in hiring.


UK businesses prepare for the September recruitment rush

Businesses across the UK are preparing for the September recruitment rush, with job numbers soaring in some of the UK’s key cities last month.

Employing & managing staff

How to improve your recruitment success as a small business

In this piece, Jerome Forde, founder of FordeCloud, explores the strategies that can improve your small business recruitment success.

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

Partner content

5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

Partner content

Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace

Partner content

Securing your business in the hybrid workplace

Ensure your business is prepared for the increasing threat of cybercrime