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It's not all about money: why finding the perfect employee matters more than wage increases

The National Living Wage (NLW), which came into effect in April 2016, is the minimum hourly rate employees over 25 are entitled to; currently, it is £7.83, although when first introduced it was £7.20. The increase from the minimum wage of £6.70 was predicted to put businesses under financial pressure, with the Office for Budget Responsibility stating it would result in the loss of 60,000 jobs by 2020.

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Seven reason why sifting CVs for recruitment is bad for your health

At a recent networking event, I met a senior HR manager and, noticing that I was from e‑talent, he asked me what I did. “We’ve developed some software that helps companies select the best people for a variety of front-line jobs”, I said. “Ah, one of those devilishly clever “CV reading” systems, eh?”, he guessed. I was about to tell him all about our psychometric testing. But there was no stopping him, so he went on. “Yes, these systems can save a huge amount of time by weeding out the CVs of clearly unsuitable people.

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The Cost of Hiring The Wrong Salesperson

Finding and keeping good salespeople can be a real struggle, but it is one that’s worth having as hiring the wrong salesperson is costly, and not just for the reasons you may think. Reduced income It’s no secret that employees that are good at sales will make you more money than those that aren’t; they’ll bring in more business. But, the impact may be bigger than you think.

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What Kind of Personality Will Succeed in Hospitality?

Not everyone is cut out for the hospitality industry. Dealing with customers and the needs of others requires particular personality traits – it is not an industry for unsociable people with little patience. Make recruitment decisions with this in mind and you will find you fill your business with employees willing and able to go above and beyond for your customers. But, what should you look for? Enthusiastic and committed to accommodating the wishes of others Hospitality is all about serving others and looking after their needs.

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Why Isn't HR Evolving?

Whether it is to keep up with changing market trends or the growing demands of their customers, businesses are evolving, and rapidly. Processes that were once paper-based and slow are now automated and more streamlined, and the rise of big data is giving companies more insight than ever before into their business and what they need to do to survive and thrive. At the heart of all businesses lies the human resources (HR) department, responsible for looking after personnel and for managing and maximising their potential and contribution to the business.

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The Uber of HR

Technology and the rise of Candidate Management Systems (CMS) have revolutionised the way HR do recruitment. They have made processes more efficient, more convenient and more likely to succeed in the long-term, in that they can increase the likelihood of finding the right candidate first time. The problem with CVs CVs have long been at the heart of recruitment, but this is changing and for good reason. Not only is reviewing CVs time consuming, but details are also lacking and sometimes inaccurate.

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How eTalent Makes Finding the Best Candidate Easy

Finding the right candidate to fill a vacancy is not easy. It takes time and thought, but get it right and you will find your new employee fits right in and excels in their new role. Starting the process can be daunting, but with the right Candidate Management System (CMS) it doesn’t need to be. eTalent has over 20 years’ experience and understands and mitigates against common pitfalls and issues of conventional recruitment processes.

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Attraction, Qualification, Retention

Successful recruitment is about more than just reading CVs and picking the candidate you like best based on instinct. Recruitment takes time and costs money, so there is real benefit in getting it right first time, and this includes retaining your new employees once they have started work. Knowing where to start can be challenging, so here are just a few tips on how to attract, qualify and retain new employees. How to attract the best candidates You can only hire the ideal candidate, if the ideal candidate applies, and this will only happen if you give them a reason to.

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Thumbs Up For Candidate Scoring

There is a good chance that candidate scoring is already part of your recruitment process, but if not, it may be worth considering. Scoring candidates against set criteria stops you from relying on gut feeling alone. It removes bias and encourages objective decision making. This not only ensures that you end up with the best candidate for the job, but also means you can easily justify your decision should the need arise.

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How Can You Retain Your New Recruits?

Get your recruitment process right and there is a good chance that you will end up with employees you want to keep. But, in today’s market, people move around more often and your best employees are likely to be in demand and approached by others. So, working out what you need to do to hold onto them is important.

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Do Your Candidates Know How to Put on a Smile?

The hospitality industry is a customer-focused one; keep your customers happy and they may keep returning again and again, but don’t and they will go elsewhere. Supplying a great service comes down to many elements, and how friendly and helpful your employees are, is definitely one worth paying attention to. Your employees are at the forefront of your company – meeting, greeting and serving your customers.

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