Recruitment Process

Lax Recruitment Process Leaving Businesses At Risk

Lax Recruitment Process Leaving Businesses At Risk

UK small businesses are leaving themselves at risk to stunted growth and potential legal action, due to a lax recruitment process – according to a report by Xref. The Xref Referencing and Recruitment Risk Index,which surveyed 1,000 UK employees and job-seekers, has revealed that 23.5% were not asked for either a character or employment reference when they most recently applied for a job – with 23% admitting their referee was never actually contacted. Worryingly, 45% of respondents even confessed they have lied to a potential employer, with the most common embellishments concerning their work experience (36%) and qualifications (28%). An important consideration for businesses, 48% of those surveyed admit they deliberately exploited careless recruitment practices – with 32%... »

Why a Solid Recruitment Process is Vital When Finding New Staff

Why a Solid Recruitment Process is Vital When Finding New Staff

It’s been so long since we first heard the term “credit crunch” that the economic boom years (and the difficulty at that time of finding good job candidates) seem like a distant memory. The recession is, of course, a difficult situation for many businesses, but at least it makes our jobs easier when it comes to recruiting, doesn’t it? We only have to open a newspaper to read about the huge numbers of skilled graduates desperately looking for work, so it’ll be quick and easy to find the right people to fill our vacancies. Well… no, I’m afraid not. You see, after 10 years of recruiting graduates for sales positions, it’s no easier now than it was in the boom years when there were almost more jobs than candidates. It would be easy to imagine that we are liv... »