Building an effective candidate experience to attract the best talent.

One of the most important aspects of running a business is hiring. It’s a consistent and regular part of day-to-day life as a business owner but most don’t spend enough time prioritising it. Some suggest that CEOs and MDs should spend at least 50 per cent of their time recruiting. Why so long you might ask? Competition for the best talent is on the rise, there is a well-documented digital skills gap in the UK and, as a small business, the competition from large companies with recruitment teams and agencies will be tough.

With some clear processes and a stand out candidate experience you can ease some of the strain and pressure of hiring and save yourself a lot of time. It might also, with some careful implementation, help you avoid missing out on the talent you need to your competitors.

I share my thoughts on how startups and small businesses can build an effective candidate experience to attract the best talent. They were featured today in Small Business. Read the full article here: