Before you advertise a post to take on a new team member, you will need a comprehensive job description. Not only will it help you to write your job advert, it will also provide some essential points to consider when interviewing candidates
Small businesses can't afford to make mistakes when taking on new staff. If you are to get it right, it takes knowledge and a totally professional approach at every stage of the process. The recruitment process begins by writing a job description. It should include the job title, a description of the role and the main duties that the role includes.
Once you have a clear job description, you can move on to advertising the vacancy. The next step is assessing CVs/applications and shortlisting suitable candidates. You should seek references and check a potential employee's right to work before finally offering the job to your chosen candidate (while telling others they've been unsuccessful). You'll also need to give the new staff member an employment contract.
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