Welcome on board

We continue to discuss pertinent topics in our series associated with the candidate / employee experience.  I am sharing one of the most shocking but equally easy to rectify situations we get to hear about as recruiters, the way new employees are welcomed to their new business, or not as the case may be.  I have always found going on holiday a bit stressful because I

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Money Talks

Finding out you have been paid less than your peers or new team members, despite loyalty over the years can be a real kick in the teeth and will undoubtedly trigger negative emotions.  We all know that life can be unfair but to find out your hard work and ability has been taken for granted just because you are loyal can be hard to get over.  Money

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Pick n Mix or One Size Fits All?

Many organisations offer flexible benefits schemes to their employees as part of their reward strategy and as a result, sometimes have the edge over those that offer a ‘one size fits all’ benefits package.  These businesses can be perceived as a little old fashioned, set in their ways, and more rigid in their attitude towards their employees.  This perception can reflect on the potential culture / outlook of

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Thumbs up or down? 

Depending on personality, some people are overtly eager to tell everyone about their experiences good and bad in detail, some on the other hand are more conservative and keep themselves to themselves, bordering on secretive unless asked. Similarly, some business cultures actively promote people to voice opinions and speak openly, encouraging feedback and advocacy.  Others would rather not hear what their employees are thinking or feeling and bury their heads in

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Culture Club

How important is the culture fit when you are considering a new role?  As a recruiter, I have had the opportunity to meet with many people over the years at varying levels of their career path and have discussed their reasons for being attracted to and for leaving companies. As a result, it is clear the importance of culture fit moves higher up our wish list as we mature

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Make your best offer

I’m most likely showing my age here but as a child, I was brought up not to ask about money, it was a bit of a taboo subject, one which seems so old fashioned now as my children are very in tune with the value of money. They are interested in how much we charge

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Keep your friends close…

Employees are so much more than just the people that work for your business, if they are with you for the long term, they will be your most important success factor and should be treated as such. Retaining your employees will impact on your employer brand, business productivity, and growth.     Businesses who encourage people to come forward with ideas and solutions to achieve that common vision improve their employer

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Office Location: Attraction & Recruitment

What office location related factors are important to candidates when they consider a move? Accessibility to public transport /Provision of shuttle buses Convenient location to shops / restaurants etc Secure and free parking Technology & equipment Natural Light Space Ability to hot desk / work remotely  Carbon footprint / electric car points Lots to think

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Location : Development & Retention

Don’t underestimate the impact the office location and working environment has on our ability to be the best we can be and improve our sense of loyalty.  The grass is often greener exactly where you are,  another business could be tempting you to join them for a pay rise, when push comes to shove you

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