Are counter offers ever worth doing? Do they succeed in retaining employees or is it a waste of everyone’s time?
Is it important to keep candidates informed of their progress? We’ve all been there. You spend hours completing an application, refining your cv, updating your LinkedIn profile, researching the company you are being interviewed by, attending interviews… And then… Nothing. For days, And weeks. How frustrating is it? So it got me thinking, is it […]
Should we recruit for character over competence? We are constantly bombarded with articles that dramatically tell us there is a skills shortage in the UK but if we are honest, has that made us change the way that we recruit for new talent? The standard cv based recruitment model is very much designed to hunt […]
Are you a contractor? Update. In November 2018, the Chancellor confirmed that IR35 would be extended to the Private Sector from April 2020. If you are a contractor, please read on for more information! What is IR35? IR35 was introduced to the Public Sector in April 2017 and was designed to prevent people who should […]
So here we are at the business end of the recruitment activity. By now you have identified your need to recruit and you have defined what skills and experience you require in your new hire. From that strong start, you’ve advertised your role and you have received candidates who are hungry to join your team. […]
Last week we looked at the first two stages of the end-to-end recruitment process, specifically focusing on being clear on what your organisation needs and developing a good job description and person specification. This week, we’re looking at the next two stages – how you attract candidates and candidate selection. 1.Where will you find your […]
Over the next three weeks, we’ll look at the end-to-end recruitment process as part of our ‘Focus On’ series. Today, we’ll start by looking at the first two stages which cover the role design stage, including writing the job description: 1. Do you know what you need as an organisation? Is it a brand new […]
What’s the purpose of an induction? An induction is the process you go through with a new employee when they first start working for you. The aim is to help them meet the key people they need to know to be able to do their job well (and to feel welcome!), familiarise themselves with the […]
Read Cornerstone Resources’ new blog…is HR just a nice to have?
So you’ve offered a job to your preferred candidate and they’ve accepted. The only thing left to do is to complete pre-employment checks. For most organisations, this includes sending out requests for references from your candidate’s previous employers. But are they worth the paper they are written on? The ‘tombstone’ reference A ‘tombstone’ reference, or […]