Recruitment and Selection

Recruiting the right people is a challenge faced by every organisation. Are you looking to hire a new member of staff and have limited resources available to do this or don’t have experience in hiring? Or are you a business, looking to grow and it’s essential to your company, that you get the right person for the job? SMEs can also face additional challenges including competition from larger companies for talent.

Effective recruitment ensures that businesses recruit the right people for the right jobs at the right time. It’s not about finding the best interviewee, it’s about finding the best employee, and we can help you do to do this successfully.

If you don’t get it right, it can be costly to the business, financially and also reputationally:

The CIPD estimates the average cost of recruiting the wrong person is £8,200, rising to £12,000 for senior managers or directors.

In a recent Equal Opportunities Commission survey 35% of small workplaces estimated that a failed or wrong recruitment had cost anywhere from £1,000 to £28,000.” (CIPD MBA Leaflet Nov 2016)

It is central and crucial to the successful day to day running of any organisation to get the right people who share your values and aims for the business. In addition, they need to demonstrate the right skills, expertise, qualifications and behaviours.

At Flying Colours HR, by bringing us in to advise you early in the process, we can support you to hire the right people for your business in a cost effective way. We will take the time to understand your business and your long term objectives and can create a tailored solution based on your requirements.

As we have knowledge of equal opportunities legislation and direct and indirect discrimination, we can support you to manage this appropriately.

  1. We can manage the complete recruitment and selection process from job analysis; creating a job description;  adverts and advertising; co-ordinating agencies if applicable; collating applications; responding to candidates; organising the interview format and questions and be on the panel; assessments; carry out employer reference checks and make job offers.
  2. Alternatively, you may be looking for some coaching and training on how to interview effectively as an SME. It’s important that a business presents a positive impression in an interview. It is as much for the prospective candidate to assess a company’s suitability for them as it is for the company to assess their suitability. We can coach you so that you present a professional business image to candidates being interviewed and they leave the interview wanting to work for your company.
  3. If you have knowledge and experience in recruiting and selection, and only would like assistance with questions and answers for interviews, then contact us and we can prepare questions for you freeing you to up to work on other aspects of your business. If you would also like solutions for testing practical experience when recruiting, then we can provide these too.

We can do all of the above by understanding your business and working closely with you to ensure that you get the right person for the job. To find out more, contact Flying Colours HR below.