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Finding and recruiting the right person can be a difficult and time consuming task and if mistakes are made it can prove costly to the organisation. It’s important to get things right from the outset and understand exactly who you are looking for, where to find them and also know what to look for when sifting through CVs.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) estimates the cost of replacing a member of staff who leaves can be anywhere between £5,000 for junior staff to £50,000 for senior members of staff. There are many factors that contribute to these costs:
payroll & pension
easing off time
getting up to speed
client care issues
placing job ads
agency fees—from around 15% of starting salary for junior staff up to 25-30% for senior staff
your time for reading CVs
your time for interviewing
HR—admin, taking references, offer letters etc and
IT—changes in phones, log-ons, email lists etc
With such an investment of time and resources it’s vital to get things right from the start. Recruitment involves six main stages:
deciding if there is a vacancy to fill
writing a job description
writing a person specification
deciding on the selection process
managing the response
When someone leaves the automatic
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