business recruitment

5 Steps to Hiring New Employees

5 Steps to Hiring New Employees

One of the greatest challenges facing every expanding business is securing the right staff. Competent, professional and committed recruits are highly sort after and a crucial ingredient to business success. However, building a team can be a complex task as you look to source people with different skills – but crucially a similar outlook, buying into the company vision and ethos. There is no doubt that hiring the right sort of person is vital for driving continued momentum. While hiring people who just don’t fit in inevitably leads to lost productivity and direction and can further dent staff morale and public perception. The Accountancy Partnership’s (TAP’s) managing director Lee Murphy says there are a number of key areas employers must address ahead of the hiring game to ensure the... »

Business Recruitment in London Expected to Pick Up

Recruitment freezes in London caused by the recession are expected to thaw over the coming six months, and firms are cautiously optimistic about prospects for the economy, according to the latest CBI / KPMG London Business Survey. More London companies (45%) are planning to hire as normal over the next six months, compared with 11% a year ago. Only 16% of companies said that they would have a recruitment freeze during the next six months, compared with 26% a year ago. The proportion of companies saying they would make redundancies over the next six months fell to 29% from 53% a year ago. Recruitment freezes are expected to fall by more than a third to 16%, from 26%. At the same time, the proportion of companies making redundancies is predicted to fall from 53% to 29%. The survey shows a co... »