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Get the right people for your business

Recruiting the wrong staff can be costly and damaging to your organisation. How can you be sure that you are getting the right people for your business?

Recruiting the wrong people can lead to a drop in productivity, lack of commitment, low morale and rapid staff turnover, all of which can impact heavily on the bottom line. The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) puts the cost of recruiting the wrong person at 2.5 times their annual salary, taking into account factors such as wasted salary and benefits, severance package and money spent on training and induction - not to mention the added cost of having to go through the recruitment process yet again.

When you're recruiting new people, you also need to ensure that you're complying with the law. Employers are responsible for ensuring that all recruitment is carried out fairly and without discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, and religion or belief, and failure to comply with the law can leave you open to costly tribunal claims further down the line. Recent changes to employment law make it all the more important for employers to be aware of how discrimination legislation affects their recruitment processes.

Acas provides comprehensive training for employers in recruitment,selection and induction which looks at the practical and theoretic components of effective, lawful and fair recruitment. Acas also runs regular training sessions to help managers, supervisors and HR professionals keep up to speed with the latest in employment law.

Visit the Acas training and business solutions area for more information.

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