If you have plans to grow your business, they’ll almost certainly involve taking on new employees.
You might currently run your business on your own and be thinking about recruiting your first employee, or you could be considering expanding an existing team. Either way, to take your business to the next level, it will be essential you recruit people with the right skills, knowledge and experience.
Perhaps you’re hesitant about recruiting because you’ve had a bad experience in the past – investing time and energy into employing someone who didn’t work out. Or perhaps you’re holding back from taking on your first employee because you have concerns about the process and your responsibilities.
In our April workshop, How to Recruit and Retain the Right People, Amanda Fielding, Director and HR Consultant at AJ HR Solutions, will demonstrate how recruiting and retaining high-quality talent needn’t be onerous if you follow the correct process.
Amanda will explain how to find and recruit your ideal candidates in a highly competitive marketplace. Equally important, she’ll discuss how to properly manage the initial onboarding process, so new starters become loyal, long-term assets for your business.
Who Is It For?
Our workshop is for any owner of a small business who is thinking of recruiting. Whether you’re ready to become a first-time employer but feeling nervous about what’s involved, or you already have some experience in recruiting and want to improve your skills in this area, you’ll find this half-day event packed with invaluable information.
What Will You Learn?
Avoiding jargon and keeping things simple, Amanda will walk you step by step through the two essential stages for successful recruitment and retention:
- Stage 1: The recruitment process
To get the results you want, it’s crucial you take time to plan your recruitment project properly. An efficient process is always essential, especially when the market is as competitive as it is today. Amanda will cover areas including:
- Defining what you’re looking for in an ideal candidate
- Thinking about the employment parameters of a new role
- Advertising a new position
- Conducting interviews and making appointment decisions
- Stage 2: Onboarding new employees
Investing effort into getting the onboarding stage right will pay dividends. It will ensure new employees are integrated without friction, quickly get up to speed and make a difference – and significantly improve the likelihood they will stay with you. Amanda will cover areas including:
- Creating the right environment from day one
- Developing an induction plan
- Communicating essential processes
- Addressing training requirements
- Conducting ongoing reviews during the probation period
- Ensuring you have the correct policies and procedures in place
To help make your next (or first) recruitment project as easy as possible, Amanda will be sharing a FREE Recruitment Tracker tool you can use
By the end of this workshop, you will have the practical knowledge you need to recruit and retain employees confidently.
About Amanda Fielding
Amanda has over 20 years of experience working in HR across different industry sectors. Before founding AJ HR Solutions in 2012, she held a range of senior positions, including UK HR Manager for an international children’s clothing brand. Amanda believes passionately that start-ups and small businesses should have access to the same quality of professional HR advice and support available to larger organisations. Through AJ HR Solutions, Amanda works with business owners, helping them with all aspects of their HR needs as their business and headcount grow and their needs change. AJ HR Solutions also provides HR training, and Learning and Development Manager Tracey Palmer-Hole will be co-presenting this workshop with Amanda.
Our business development workshops are designed to help micro to small businesses like yours. They’re friendly and interactive, and there will be plenty of time to ask questions.
We look forward to seeing you there!