Learning Point: Understanding How To Be An Employer Provider of Apprenticeships

The Register of Apprenticeship Providers (RoATP) has seen an increase in employers putting themselves forward to become employer providers, and it is likely this will increase when the new register entrants are shared in January. So, firstly, why would an employer wish to become a training provider? There are many reasons why employers may be […]
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Be Inspired: Nationwide’s Candidate Experience Revamp

The Nationwide Building Society used candidate and new hire feedback to identify areas for improvement and investment. Nationwide is designing a new recruitment plan to improve the experience candidates face during its job application process. The building society sought feedback about its entire application management process from more than 1,000 candidates who applied for jobs with Nationwide […]
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Behavioural Interviewing

Both research and management experience suggest that using behavioural interviewing as an approach will help you to identify suitable job applicants and reduce staff turnover. They involve using planned questions relating to applicants’ past work background and the position they are applying for. Behavioural interviewing is based on the premise that past behaviour is most […]
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Non-Verbal Communications & Body Language

Usually, when we communicate, we only respond to what is being said, heard or seen. Gestures, facial expressions and other non-verbal signals enable us to detect information on feelings, intentions and state of mind. Understanding body language can be especially important in situations such as meetings, negotiations and recruitment and selection interview. By observing body […]
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Recruitment and Selection Policy – An Example

It is vital that when recruiting new members of staff you follow an agreed process that meets all current legal requirements. This example Recruitment & Selection Policy needs to be viewed alongside any current employment law and your own internal policies and procedures.   RECRUITMENT & SELECTION POLICY EXAMPLE  
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A Guide to Recruiting Staff

Most employers fully appreciate that the success of an organisation can hinge on its staff. But, finding and keeping the right number of employees with the necessary abilities and attitudes requires skills which can sometimes be undervalued, overlooked or simply rushed. This guide, produced by ACAS, is aimed at employers looking to handle recruitment themselves […]
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