SPOTLIGHT on recruitment and getting it right first time
6 December 2018 — 09:30 to 12:30
Employment Law & HR
Anyone who has made a bad recruitment decision will be well aware of its costs – financial and otherwise. £30,614 is the average cost of a poor recruitment decision according to a study by Oxford Economics. The most substantial cost isn’t usually the cost of the recruitment itself (although that can be significant when advertising fees, management and HR time spent on the recruitment process and agency fees are added up); it’s the period during which your new recruit is settling into their new role, learning the ropes and working below full productivity, on average 28 weeks according to Oxford Economics. And there are other non-financial costs – potentially disgruntled colleagues and unhappy customers or clients.
There is a perception that legal constraints make recruitment a bland and meaningless exercise but, with both HR and legal input at our Spotlight session, we’ll guide you on how you can get really understand your candidates while remaining within the parameters of the law. In summary, you’ll learn how to optimise your chances of getting it right first time therefore reducing the undesirable costs of bad recruitment decisions. You’ll also receive some insights on how to best utilise the probationary period and what to do in those tricky situations where you have made the wrong recruitment decision.