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Q&A Video Series: Employment Law Updates with Jonothan Scollen from Howarths

by Keeley Edge

/ Employers, Employment Legislation

In this Q&A video we spoke to Jonathan Scollen from Howarths, and we asked him some questions about the current changes in employment law and what we need to know as employers.

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4 questions for SME's to ensure you have the right skills in your team to plan for success

by Keeley Edge

/ Employers, Recruitment, Training & Development

In small to medium businesses, as in any business, your people are your greatest asset. And as April marks, for many, the start of a new tax year, there’s no better time to reflect on your recruitment and training needs in order to ensure your company has the staff and skills required to achieve your goals for 2023/24.

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Q&A Video Series: Neurodiversity with Kate Dean from Enabled

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Policies & Procedures, Recruitment

In this Q&A video we spoke to Kate Dean, Managing Director of Enable Disability & Inclusion Consultants Ltd based in Leeds, and we asked her some questions about neurodiversity in the workplace.

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How to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in your SME recruitment strategy

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture

Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in workplace is not only for mega corps and industry giants. No matter the size of your company – whether you’ve 3 or 300 employees – you’re never too small to think big and be fair.

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Q&A Video Series: Training & Development with Anna Masheter from Beyond Learning

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Policies & Procedures, Training & Development

In this Q&A video we spoke to Anna Masheter, People Development expert from Beyond Learning, and asked her some questions about Training and Development.

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Training and development for SMEs – why it’s worth the investment

by Keeley Edge

/ Training & Development

To some small businesses, training and development (T&D) may seem like a time-consuming, box-ticking exercise or an unnecessary expense in difficult times. But getting your T&D plan right can bring big benefits to recruitment, retention and productivity, all of which are critical when in recession or in a candidate-led market. A strong T&D policy could help your company grow, adapt and endure.

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Q&A Video Series: Employee Retention with Sarah Birkenshaw from Quest Consulting

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Policies & Procedures, Training & Development

In the first of our Q&A Video series, we spoke to expert HR Consultant, Sarah Birkenshaw of Quest Consulting, and asked her some questions about Employee Retention.

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Top 10 tips for attracting your ideal candidates in 2023

by Keeley Edge

/ Recruitment

There’s a lot going on for SMEs. The recession, cost of living crisis, and swamped job market mean that smaller companies cannot take anything for granted this year. With the high volume of vacancies and job seekers expecting more from prospective employers, recruitment strategies need to raise the bar if vacancies are going to be filled and filled with the right candidates.

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Lessons learned from 2022 that will help overcome recruitment and retention challenges in 2023

by Keeley Edge

/ Recruitment

Nobody expected 2022 to be easy. Businesses were still recovering from the effects of pandemic shutdowns, increased sick leave, supply issues and reduced cash flow. But just when things were beginning to settle down after the upheaval of 2020/21, the UK cost of living crisis hit, with skills and labour shortages, and rising costs piling on the pressure. Now, as we enter 2023 in recession, SMEs need to come out fighting.

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How to build and maintain a positive workplace culture as your business grows

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers

Whether you would describe your business as ‘innovative and informal’ or ‘formal and professional’, culture is a really important part of your company identity. It needs to be nurtured and cultivated if you wish to reap the benefits a positive culture brings, especially as your business grows.

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