The Importance of Training and Development for a Successful Workforce

Have you got a training and development strategy in your agency? Rather than implementing a plan for future succession, many agencies simply live in the ‘here and now’ when it comes to their workforce. This often means a lack of training and development, which is frequently viewed as an unnecessary cost.

The truth is that failing to provide adequate training and development can often lead to employees becoming stale within their roles, or leaving to join competitors. The result of this can mean higher costs for the agency and an unhappy workforce.… Read more

Looking Beyond the Portfolio

How do you know if a candidate is a good fit for your team? They may have a fantastic portfolio, have the relevant skills and experience you require, but is this enough? Read on if you want to discover the individual behind the candidate and use this information to find out how to recruit someone who fits with your agency.

Do you find it difficult to get a good idea of what a candidate is really like? Firstly you get a view of them on paper (CV, folio, references etc.) and they look great, they’re doing a brilliant job at marketing themselves.… Read more

The Most Effective Strategies for Successful Onboarding

Starting a new job can be a daunting prospect for any new employee. In addition to the nerves, it can be even more difficult if you are completely left to your own devices on your first day. The feeling that you don’t know what is expected of you or where you are supposed to be can be really off-putting for any new recruit, which is why the on-boarding process is so important. On-boarding is the process of introducing new employees to the organisation and making them feel comfortable.… Read more