"As Managing Director, I ensure that not only is the launch process of your new business smooth, efficient and entertaining but that SSG then provides the on-going support programme in a friendly and professional manner. I want my team to be great at what they do almost as much as I need my team to be accessible, understanding and caring. We are a team. We are SSG."
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 by Laura Mould
Is your mind whirring with plans of setting up a recruitment agency? Best to get them out of your head… because now is the best time to put them into action. With competition in the global marketplace really hotting up, tracking down top talent has never been so pressing. Meanwhile, employees are now better equipped
For a small business, putting together a Company Handbook can be a daunting task – with so many policies and procedures to choose from, deciding what is relevant and how best to structure each can be off-putting. So, why is a Company Handbook so important, for businesses of all sizes? Legal protection for both employer
KPIs are much maligned, particularly in recruitment, where we hear endless complaints from harangued recruiters who are ‘forced’ to make 150 sales calls a day, which they determine to be totally unnecessary. So how do you measure the performance of recruiters in your own agency? I’m a firm believer that KPIs are the answer, but
Thursday, 08 June 2017 by Laura Mould
Ok, we get it! They’re not fun, not sexy, not even remotely interesting (well, unless you’re a legal geek, like me) but they are important, necessary and critical to the smooth operation of your recruitment business. Why I hear you ask? Well, those terms/contracts are what will protect your business. Reinforce the rules and set
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 by Laura Mould
GDPR is due to come into force on 5th May 2018. It is already causing ripples with recruiters. There are a number of essential requirements to the new GDPR legislation, which is designed to safeguard personal data. Recruitment agencies will need to consider these when handling and processing personal information provided by their candidates and workers.
We’ve all seen the adverts – the big, hairy, purple creature being studiously ignored by employers and workers alike. But how much do you really know about auto-enrolment pensions and the effect they have on you, the recruiter? For all employed recruiters there is the obvious – you will, at some point when your employer
What’s the meaning of life? The number 4? That’s the number of life stages we go through, according to ancient beliefs. First, there’s the preliminary stage, then the development stage, the flowering or blossoming stage, and the final fruitful stage. This philosophical train of thought mirrors life’s journey when you start your own recruitment agency.
If the role of running your own recruitment agency was advertised, the cold hard facts might scare you off – it’s certainly not easy work! But you can earn yourself a substantial income as well as having the freedom that comes from being your own boss and the flexibility to set your own working hours.
When you’re setting up a recruitment business your success is staked on all the ‘love’ you create – those positive experiences you give each candidate can transform into recommendations. So how can you help generate the love in the first place? This comes from nurturing positive experiences for each and every candidate. Ten effective ways
Monday, 22 May 2017 by Laura Mould
You’d be surprised at how often I get asked that question! Or maybe you wouldn’t…..after all, we’ve all seen those adverts: ‘No money, no experience, no problem! Start your own guinea pig grooming business now’ But in reality, we all know that starting your own business in an arena you have no experience or knowledge