What’s missing from most job application packs?

You want to attract the best possible candidates for your vacancy.  You’ve prepared a detailed job description and person specification.  You’ve put together an attractive reward and benefits package.  You’ve included information about the organisation, its strategic vision, culture and achievements (or have this information easily accessible on the company website).  You’ve highlighted the exciting career prospects and development opportunities available to staff.  What could you possibly have forgotten? Continue reading “What’s missing from most job application packs?”

Is the fear of an unfair dismissal claim holding back your business?

A few years ago, the UK government increased the qualifying period for employee protection from unfair dismissal from one year to two years.  Among the justifications for this, the one that most caught my attention was a comment that employers can’t afford to take on unemployed people because ‘they fear they are going to be taken to a tribunal’. Continue reading “Is the fear of an unfair dismissal claim holding back your business?”