Being able to attract and keep the best people will be key to weathering the ‘perfect storm’ of economic and social factors facing employers in the 21st century – and organisations whose recruitment and selection processes aren’t up to scratch risk being left behind in the scramble for talent.
Ever since the 1990s, we’ve been sold the many benefits of diversity. We know that having the most diverse mix of people in our organisation makes us able to be more creative, spot opportunities and solve problems – not to mention making us more desirable as employers and boosting our public profile.
Not having that awkward chat early on can lead to big problems down the line – particularly when it comes to issues with someone’s performance or behaviour. If you haven’t made your expectations clear, it can damage a claim defence in an employment tribunal case, so don’t beat about the bush and always tackle issues sooner rather than later.