Employment in the not-for-profit sector can be a rewarding experience whether volunteering or being paid, and although it is a growing sector, there are a number of issues that need addressing if the not-for-profit sector wants to continue to find and hire good quality and well suited candidates.
A recent study of 100 Senior HR leaders in the UK found that around just 30% of their time is given to strategic development of their department and the business. It was found that the reason for this is that much of HR’s time is consumed by manual and administrative tasks that are preventing effective contributions to other areas of the business.
Topics: Human Resources HR
For many businesses, the level of service and support they give to their customers is something they pride themselves on to create a feeling of appreciation and an enjoyable experience. Treating companies in this way not only helps develop the brand, it’s part of it.
Recruitment today is changing and as a business, you need to evolve and adapt in order to stay ‘in the game’ and ahead of the competition. Sticking with what has worked in the past and ignoring the advances in recruitment practices around you can be a bad decision in terms of the quality of staff you have and also their overall performance.
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Saving time and saving money, two key focuses for any HR and In-House Recruitment Team, no matter what industry your business is in. There's an abundance of ways for you to achieve both, but ensuring that you are only cutting time and money (spend), and not sacrificing quality is a factor that must be considered heavily before making changes to any recruitment process.
There are many benefits to a career in retail, however many of these can often be overlooked; possibly as a result of outdated views on what the sector has to offer in terms of career development and opportunities for progression. The younger generation still seem to have misconceptions about working in the retail sector, following the belief that it is all low paid work that serves only a temporary purpose.
Recruitment campaigns in the retail sector attract on average, per role, twice as many applicants as any other sector in the UK, so with this in mind, it’s odd that around 35% of all retail sector employers highlight finding talented employees as one of the biggest challenges that they face. With so many applicants applying for retail vacancies surely there shouldn’t be an issue with finding the right talent? Surely having queues for your vacancies can be almost as beneficial as having queues at your tills?
There are a number of recruitment pains that are particularly hard-hitting for those operating in the retail sector, with the primary cause being the sheer volume of applications that they receive on average in comparison to some other sectors. Those in the retail sector currently employ more than any other private sector employer, employing 10% of the UK population (Labour market review).
When it comes to recruitment in the retail sector, businesses have a specific set of issues to deal with, and the fact that many retail businesses are still operating their recruitment processes using outdated methods, such as paper applications, it’s no wonder that panic can set in during seasonal periods of hiring when staff numbers are temporarily increased; not managing this effectively can lead to an under-staffed store, excessive queues, half empty shelves and many other problems, inevitably resulting in a poor experience for customers and a black mark against their brand.
Funding cuts are an all too familiar problem across the education sector in recent years and this has meant that institutions, both small and large, from schools to universities, are having to reduce spend in other areas so not to negatively affect their ability to provide the best education to their students.
The teacher shortage in the UK’s Education Sector has meant that many institutions are left filling employee gaps with agency staff, resulting in an array of people with varying experience entering the institution on a potentially daily basis.