One of the biggest challenges all successful small business owners have to address, is how to find, recruit and retain the right staff as they grow their company. It’s a challenge for any sized business of course, but especially for a small organisation, where bringing in even just one person might represent a significant expansion of the team.
An appointment that doesn’t work out will waste valuable resources, might cause disruption within an existing workforce, or may even lead to an expensive and time-consuming legal dispute further down the line. It will certainly mean having to start all over again, and will put back any plans for expansion.
When you’re focused on growing your business, these kinds of distractions are the last thing you want to have to worry about, so how can you minimise your growing pains – at least as far as recruitment is concerned?
This is exactly the question our guest presenter, HR professional Natasha Kearslake will be answering in our upcoming workshop, How to Find & Keep the Employees You Really Want.
During this half day event, Natasha will explain the steps every small business owner needs to follow when they set out to hire new staff.
By the end of the workshop you will:
- Be able to create a job profile to attract your ideal candidate
- Understand which recruitment platforms will work best for your business
- Know how to conduct effective interviews
- Have a clear understanding of what needs to go into a contract of employment
- Understand the process for inducting a new employee
Who should attend?
Our workshop is ideal for all small business owners, especially anyone who has plans to recruit but is:
- Uncertain where to start
- Concerned about making the right selection decision
- Worried about navigating HR & employment regulations
A fully qualified HR professional (MCIPD) with in-depth knowledge and experience, Natasha held senior positions with David Lloyd Leisure, Waterstones and Tesco PLC – helping them through periods of change and growth, before setting up her own HR consultancy, Reading-based Organic P&O Solutions. Natasha is also a Director Consultant with BNI, delivering training, and helping business owners in Berkshire and Wiltshire to grow their businesses through referrals.
“Small businesses grow organically” says Natasha “and bringing in the right people is even more critical than it is in a big organisation, because there’s a higher impact if the wrong decision is made. Also, many small business owners make the mistake of focusing on statutory issues, and not spending enough time considering whether a candidate is the right fit for the organisation.”
Come & Learn How to Build the Perfect Team!
Delivered by an HR professional specialising in working with SMEs, this friendly, informal and interactive workshop is essential for any small business owner who is looking to build the perfect team. You will have the opportunity to put your questions to Natasha, and share your experiences with other business owners.
Having the right team around you is crucial, and this workshop will give you the knowledge and confidence to make the best recruitment decisions for your business!
Book early! Our workshops are always very popular, and places are limited.
How to Find & Keep the Employees You Really Want
Friday, 20th October, 2017, 9am-1pm. Howbery Park, Benson Lane, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8BA