Find the right people for the job

Economic growth, an ageing workforce and the development of niche markets place additional pressures in securing quality employees. It is important for businesses to consider a diverse talent pool for recruitment. Modern Apprentices, work placements and staff development are all ways to source new talent, while embracing equality and diversity will open up new opportunities to grow as a business.


Our recruitment checklist

Cover all the stages from the intial search to 'You're hired'.

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Our one-stop skills shop

We've bundled together some of our top ways to meet your recruitment needs.

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Why diversity is good for business

Simple, practical and often low-cost measures you can take to make your workplace culture better for everyone

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Identify the skills you need

Help to understand and describe the skills you need

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Define your job profile

Understand exactly the kind of candidate you want and need to recruit.

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Where to advertise

Find out all the options available including Jobcentre Plus and

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Write your job ad

The advert is key. It's your recruitment specialist in words. Figure out what to say and where. Here's how...

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Hold the interview

We've pulled together some advice to ensure you get the most out of your questions.

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Get the induction process right

Our checklist will take you from the job offer to day one of your new starter.

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Take on a Modern Apprentice

Join more than 12,000 employers from across Scotland who are involved in work-based learning.

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Funding support for employing young people

Access local authority funding to help unemployed people get into work.

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Recruit a young person

Source rising stars before someone else does.

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Recruit a working age person

Take advantage of their tested skills and experience.

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