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Check among your permanent, casual and temporary staff to see if you can recruit internally through a promotion or transfer. Preparing your employees for more challenging roles and growing the future leaders of your business involves a good succession plan. The benefits are:
When you're creating your person specification you'll need to think about the level of qualifications needed. But finding the right candidate for the job can be challenging when the array of qualifications, frameworks and training on offer can read like a chunk of the Engima code. Confused? Know your Nationals from your Highers with these handy guides.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority has developed an interactive tool that shows you how the exams have changed over the past few years. You can also click on all the different types of exams to find out exactly who they are for and what they do.
The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) has compiled a handy Old versus New guide. It shows how current and previous qualifications relate to one another and covers all the way back to the 1960s.
The SQA can also provide a range of services including consultancy work and customised awards that allow you to develop qualifications tailored to your needs.
Find information on qualifications in Scotland and further afield, including interactive tools for specific sectors and industries.
Want to employ someone not educated in Scotland? Refer to this guide to compare qualifications in the UK and Europe.
This interactive tool from the SQA lets you browse qualifications for some key sectors.
Figure out what to include and how to speak to your target market. Your advert is a potential recruit's first contact with your business. Make it count.
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Is an online ad your best option or a trade journal? Decide who your target audience is and then tailor your marketing in the right direction.
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