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Employee vs Worker

24 Jan
by Donna Obstfeld, posted in Agency workers, Blog, Contract of employment, employee rights, Employees, employent law, Employment Legislation, Video, Vlog   |  No Comments

As a result of some big legal cases last year, the status of workers is coming under the spotlight like never before. This will be a big area for change in 2017 as the Governement are focussing on understand and protecting Gig Workers.

 

Employee Handbook

23 Jan
by Donna Obstfeld, posted in Blog, Contract of employment, employee rights, employent law, Employment Legislation, Video, Vlog   |  No Comments

As a business grows, there is an increasing need for clarity. The Employee Handbook remains the ‘go to’ reference for employers, managers and employees.

Contracts of Employment

22 Jan
by Donna Obstfeld, posted in Annual Leave, Benefits, Blog, Bribery, Contract of employment, employee rights, Employees, employent law, Employment Legislation, Flexible working, Health and Safety, Holidays, Home-workers, Video   |  No Comments

This is a massive one for me and one that I spend most of my professional career talking about!!!

 

Feedback

16 Dec
by Donna Obstfeld, posted in Blog, Video, Vlog   |  No Comments

Providing feedback isn’t just for the candidate’s benefit – it can help you and your business as well. The important thing is to provide the feedback in a positive way that doesn’t expose your business to any risks.

 

 

Discrimination

15 Dec
by Donna Obstfeld, posted in Blog, Discrimination, Video   |  No Comments

This is one you need to understand to ensure you protect your business!
Boring – Yes!
Essential – Yes!
Expensive if you get it wrong – Yes!

Special Needs

05 Dec
by Donna Obstfeld, posted in Blog, Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, HR, Interviewing, Recruitment, Video   |  No Comments

People don’t need to be employees to take an employment tribunal claim against you (although they usually are, or have been). Job applicants who feel they have missed out on a job due to discrimination can also lodge an employment tribunal claim and therefore taking any special needs into consideration at the recruitment and interview stage is really important.

 

 

If you need any support with recruitment or interviewing, give us a ring or take a look at our Interviewer’s Toolkit.

 

 

Silence

28 Nov
by Donna Obstfeld, posted in Blog, Video   |  No Comments

They say Silence is Golden and this can certainly be the case during an interview process. This is a classic case of the 80:20 rule. The candidate should be doing 80% of the talking – at least during the first part of the interview (when it comes onto them asking you about the company, role etc. this is your chance to sell the business to them).

In today’s video Top Tip, I share the 10 of Diamonds – silence!

Behavioural Evidence

25 Nov
by Donna Obstfeld, posted in Blog, Video   |  No Comments

Want to know how well someone will cope under pressure or in an emergency?
Don’t ask “what would you do?”
Ask “What have you done?”

People learn from their mistakes, so look for what role they actually played in a situation and understand what they learnt from it. The past is for reference, not for living in.

Questioning

24 Nov
by Donna Obstfeld, posted in Blog, Video   |  No Comments

When you are carrying out an interview with a potential new employee, you need to make sure you ask the right questions. The right questions are ones which will enable you to get responses on which you can take a recruitment decision:

  • Can they do the job?
  • Will they fit in with the team?
  • Can they learn the skills they need, to perform at 110%
  • Will they be able to drive the business forward successfully?

 

Interview Set Up

23 Nov
by Donna Obstfeld, posted in Blog, Video   |  No Comments

You only get one chance to make a first impression and the way in which you deal with the applicant throughout the interview process will say a lot about you and the business.

If you decide to make an offer and the candidate has more than one offer – you want them to chose you and the better their experiences with you, the more comfortable your interactions and the more professional and organised you appear, the more likely you are to secure the applicant of your choice.

Never forget that recruitment is a two way process – they have to choose to apply and then choose to complete the application process and then choose to accept an offer!

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