1. Always take up at least 2 work references

2. Always respond quickly and professionally to applicants

3. Ensure the application process is user friendly and geared to the demographic that have the skills you are searching for

4. Ensure you have maximised your reach by building a strong employer brand

5. Be clear on what you are recruiting for and if in doubt test the role with an existing employee or book a temp to assess the needs of the business before hiring a new person

6. Use your careers page on your website – all too often forgotten!

7. Get expert advice on writing the job advert, along with job and person spec if you haven’t done this before

8. Get expert advice for interviewing and recruiting if its something you have not done before

 

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