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Simon Barlow works with clients to assist with recruitment needs, including clarification of role specifications, interview training, retention of staff and design and implementation of effective recruitment campaign processes and policies. Read more about Simon >>

Using an External Recruiter

external recruiter

When you find that your time is scarce in a business to do any task you should use an external consultant to free up your time.  Using an external recruiter is no different to using an accountant or a solicitor. It is a service you engage and pay for.  Before you do use an external recruiter you need to determine the ... Read More »

Which is the Best Recruitment Process to Use?

Recruitment-process

Which recruitment process to use is a question most businesses will have to answer sooner or later.  There are a lot of recruitment approaches that you can use and some of these are very effective. Before you decide which recruitment method is going to be the best one for you to use to help with your recruitment needs you need ... Read More »

Effective Recruitment: Using alternative methods

Employee Engagement

What is the most effective recruitment methods that you should use to recruit an employee? It has become common practice today to advertise on-line, this can be very cost effective if you have the time to handle and filter the responses yourself. It is also possible to advertise a position on national job sites for a fee per site. In ... Read More »

Free Recruitment Techniques – How to Get Results

Recruitment Support Services

Free recruitment, sounds great, can it be done?  If you follow a few simple and practical approaches yourself,  you may be able to perform the recruitment task for little or no expense other than your own time. Choosing the most effective route to finding candidate’s is crucial. You need to ask yourself what are the best recruitment techniques that you ... Read More »

Announcing OnePage™ Recruitment

OnePage™ Recruitment, a brand-new concept in how to streamline the recruitment process

We’re excited to unveil OnePage™ Recruitment, a brand-new concept in how to streamline the recruitment process. Small and large companies will enjoy the bespoke features and excellent recruitment support that our new service offers. BBPN has developed an innovative yet simple solution to the problems of building a good candidate list while minimising the time spend both for the recruiter ... Read More »

Recruitment Best Practice Guide

Recruitment Support Services

When embarking on recruitment there are many things to consider.  Without a clear process, recruitment can be incredibly wasteful. Most problems in recruitment can be tracked back to a lack of a clear job specification at the outset of the recruitment process. The recruitment best practice guide involves a series of steps, each needed to be completed in order.  Each ... Read More »

Recruitment

Recruitment Support Services

When embarking on recruitment there are many things to consider. Without a clear process, recruitment can be incredibly wasteful. Most problems in recruitment can be tracked back to a lack of a clear job specification at the outset of the recruitment process. Effective recruitment involves many steps of which each needed to be completed correctly. Each step is designed to ... Read More »

Recruitment Selection Process – Best Practice for Employers

Recruitment Selection Process

Using a structured recruitment selection process will help save time, as well as increasing the quality of the selection and the likelihood of producing  a strong short-list of qualified candidates. Prior to starting the recruitment selection process it is important to have worked out in your own mind and with the help of others suitable criteria for the appointment.  This ... Read More »

Creating a Job Specification

Recruitment Support Services

Where to Start?  Effective recruitment starts with knowing what you and the business requires, not just now but for the future. You can significantly decrease the cost and risk associated with recruitment by spending time upfront. Performing a needs analysis is a task best performed not only on your own but with the help of others within or outside your ... Read More »

Interviewing Techniques for Candidates

Best Practice Interviewing Techniques for Candidates

Best Practice Recruitment – Interviewing Techniques for Candidates Once you have an interview for your dream role, how do you give yourself the best opportunity to be selected? Here’s how to get the best result on the day. Be Prepared On the role and organisation, do your research, understand the opportunity, the current size, news, market presence and growth potential ... Read More »

Golden Rules of Best Practice Recruitment

Golden Rules of Best Practice Recruitment

Does recruitment sometimes seem more of a chore than an opportunity? How confident are you that you always find the best person? Read these Ten Golden Rules of best practice recruitment to help you improve your experiences and get started on the right foot. Remember, recruitment success is measured by happy productive employees that choose to stay for many years. ... Read More »

OnePage™ – Questionnaire – Which recruitment route to take?

Recruitment

The questions below will help you once answered to decide which recruitment route to take and answered honestly will show you and your colleagues what needs to be decided prior to undertaking the recruitment process with an external recruiter.  After each question a comment on your response may appear and you may wish to note your thoughts before moving on to the next ... Read More »

OnePage™ – Job Specification Template

Recruitment Support Services

Creating a clear and succinct job specification is the best way to start any recruitment process. Complete these simple questions before considering your recruitment needs and you will be able to discuss and challenge your thoughts together with colleagues or external recruitment consultants. After completing each question, click on the next one to continue.     Read More »

OnePage™ – Interview Questions

Recruitment Support Services

Creating a list of interview questions is the best way to prepare for any interview process. Completing these simple questions will help you consider what answers will match your recruitment needs and you will be able to discuss and challenge your thoughts together with colleagues or external recruitment consultants before interviewing takes place. After completing each question, click on the next ... Read More »

OnePage Revolutionises Recruitment Process

Recruitment-Process

Newspaper adverts, mountains of CVs and half-hearted applicants are a thing of the past at Manchester – based Trolex. The company has embraced BBPN’s new OnePage™ recruitment funnel, a questionnaire-based solution which is transforming the way in which they find new employees. Trolex manufacture sensor and monitoring equipment for hazardous areas and in the past, explains HR manager Lucy Murphy, ... Read More »