Sunday, 26 October 2008

Social capital - recruitment and retention


    In my Knowledge Infusion webinar, I talked about the increasing importance of social capital.  In Kennedy's webinar, I talked about some activities HR can take to develop it.

For example, in recruitment, HR can

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  1. Hi,

    I have had a major problem with recruitment with 2 companies I have started, one in the UK and one in Morocco.

    It was even stranger in Morocco, with such a large available workforce, that we couldn't find anyone who wanted to work!

    In the UK I think we just contracted the wrong calibre of people.

    Anyway, that was then, this is now, and it seems I am having another human resources crisis. I have started a secretarial services company and am facing staffing issues again. I thought originally my Mum (semi-retired) would start the ball rolling, but she doesn't really want to work. I have tried to maybe outsource to India, but am worried about the quality.

    My question is what you would recommend? Should I find freelancers? Housebound workers? They would be a very ethical option as it is work they could easily do as well as anyone else.



  2. An interesting article highlighting the importance of quality over quantity where job candidates are concerned. An efficient candidate sourcing, screening and selection process is the key to hiring higher calibre staff.


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