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The key to a successful induction process

So you’ve hired a new member of staff. You’re really pleased that you have found the right person and that they’ve accepted your offer. Their references check out and you’ve agreed a start date. So what do you do next?

A lot employers think that the recruitment process is the only important step to hiring the right staff. However, once you have hired the right person it is imperative that you keep them. On average according to a study by Oxford Economics the cost of replacing the average member of staff is over £30,000! This includes the cost of lost output whilst replacing an outgoing workers and the logistical cost of recruiting a new worker and getting them up to speed. 

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Transparency and the gender pay gap

Last year, to comply with new government rules on gender pay transparency, the BBC released details of staff earning salaries of more than £150,000. The figures revealed that the highest paid female star was Claudia Winkleman, the host of Strictly Come Dancing, who earned £500,000, which paled significantly to the £2.2 million earned by the radio DJ and short-lived Top Gear front man Chris Evans.

 

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Secrets of Effective People Management

A good boss knows that being an effective people manager is at the heart of getting the best out of employees. One thing that great team leaders have in common is the ability to engage people and instil within employees a pride for their work and their achievements.

Maintaining engagement over time isn’t easy, especially if the work is repetitive or uninteresting. However, there are a number of strategies effective managers use to get the most out of their team. 

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Creating a Benefits Package that will motivate and attract

A few months ago I had a client who was looking to put together a benefits package that would appeal to all of his staff. He wanted to know what the people wanted and so we put together an internal staff survey and I also posed the question to the audience of my Facebook page. The responses were really interesting but the important thing that came across was that different things appealed to different people and that “no one size fits all” when it comes to benefits packages. 

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How to improve your employer brand

It’s a widely agreed fact that hiring, developing, and retaining the best talent is the key to a successful business. In today's market with so much competition for talent, you need to ensure your recruitment strategy makes your business stands apart from your competitors, to secure the best candidates.

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What our clients say

  • Exceptional Service and Dedication. MCS are very efficient and provide exceptional service. Lyndsey is friendly, approachable, helpful, knowledgeable and understanding. She demonstrates professionalism and passion in her work. I appreciate her quick response, efficiency and prompt follow-up to my requests. She always takes time to fully brief herself on our vacancies, putting forward only those candidates who closely match our requirements. I have no hesitation in recommending Meredith Recruitment Consultancy for their excellent, cost effective service.

    Beth - LEDVANCE
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    David, Home Instead (Stockport)
  • In my recent career search, I have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with recruitment companies who treat the candidates like second class citizens, never returning a call or email and even worse not knowing their client, how their business works and which transferable skills they are looking for. From the moment I applied for this position Lyndsey exceeded all my expectations, it wasn't a case of sending my CV straight to the client, I received an email explaining when she would be in touch to discuss my application and actually called me to do this. Lyndsey made the whole process very clear and amazed me with her knowledge and passion for her client when we met to see if I would fit in with her clients culture. This passion she demonstrated was infectious and I was delighted to meet the client and accepted the position.

    Chris Austin - Stoke-on-Trent