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A wise man once said, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur”

Doesn’t it seem like there is a new recruitment agency popping up every day? Then somehow, within a day you have a connection request on LinkedIn, and a message sitting in your inbox from one of their team keen to ‘touch base’?

Well lets be honest, it isn’t exactly a huge inconvenience is it! Recruitment can go one of two ways, up in a positive cycle, or down in a vicious circle, the amount of help or expertise you source can often directly decide which way yours goes.

When you are hiring new staff to join your team, you need to remember what Richard Branson said: “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the client.”

Take your time, and invest correctly in recruitment, display to prospective employees the positive culture and environment in your workplace, and once they are through the door, treat them right, and train them properly. Do this, and you won’t have to return to agencies, hat in hand, looking for another set of interviewees, whilst your reputation as an employer will grow…

We should know, we were named Employer of the Year, at the 2015 Echo Portfolio Business Awards!

Below you can find our simple, easy-to-follow infographic, detailing how recruitment should be approached, and how to avoid bringing disruption and bad influences into your business.

Recruitment infographic

It really isn’t a difficult concept; when you are recruiting, you need to remember that you are not simply selecting an individual, based on their talent or experience, you are choosing someone to join your team, and in turn you are sowing the seeds of your reputation!

So be sure to choose the right bricks, after all, if you spend time and money on the wrong bricks, they might just bring your house down!

Have you got some funny tales, horror stories, or shining examples about recruitment? Drop into our Twitter or Facebook pages, and let us know about them, we would love to hear from you!

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