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A note from Ruth

Hello,

I hope 2023 has started well for you and you are keeping well.

2023 news from us, well I start the year by taking time out of the business to address an ongoing back injury. I will be having minor keyhole surgery on 2nd February and taking the remainder of February off for rest and recuperation, no bending, lifting, or twisting for me, or driving! Hopefully, I will be fighting fit by the spring but won’t be off on any high-energy adventures anytime soon!

The Wagstaff team will continue to support and deliver, we are lucky we have built a trusted relationship where the team always pulls together and continue to deliver the requirements on recruitment, and career coaching projects.

In other news …

The recruitment world continues to offer those ongoing challenges of labour shortages, skills shortages, and increased salary demands, BUT hiring is still happening. The trick is to have something to offer that people want to have, finding that specific proposition that makes people choose you. This could be:

  • Genuine opportunities for career development (technical or leadership).
  • Opportunities for paid study.
  • True flexibility with working hours.
  • Over and above standard benefits ( one client is offering 29 days holidays and bank holidays).
  • A realistic and achievable bonus plan.

And remember,

  • Showcase what makes you great in your adverts
  • Make sure your hiring managers are fully interview trained, especially for equality and socially responsible recruitment
  • Ensure your onboarding process is robust
  • If you would like to discuss any recruitment processes which might help please do get in touch.

Finally …

During the pandemic, I created a joint venture with fellow qualified careers coaches to deliver professional training. Be Career Confident. supports individuals and businesses with career planning. Alongside a monthly LinkedIn Live session this quarter we are hosting two free careers workshops. These are online workshops, one for individuals and one for organisations.

Free workshop for Individuals: March 23rd, 2023. 6pm – 7.30pm 

Read more and register here for Career planning – upskilling, retraining, and transitioning your skills!

Free workshop for Organisations: March 30th, 2023. 11am to 12.30pm

Read more and register here for Talent Development – retraining your team and managing future pipeline.

That’s all from me, I hope these snippets have been useful, but if you do want any further support please do contact us.

Ruth

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