SMEs could hire 3.5m workers this quarter. | Consensus HR – Herts
Research from Barclays suggests UK small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) could hire as many as 3.5m people in the next three months. The bank found that UK SMEs on average plan to hire 2.46 employees in the coming quarter, which would equate to 3.5m hires across all companies of this size.
Our HR Comment – SMEs could hire 3.5m workers this quarter.
Matthew P Chilcott, FCIPD, ACEL, Owner of Consensus HR comments: “This is great news from ‘The i” if what Barclays suggest is true. The plan to hire 2.46 employees in the coming quarter will mean a lot of preparation for these businesses in ensuring that they attract the right talent for the positions they are seeking whilst ensuring that all new recruits receive the relevant induction to the business. Many years ago, I wrote a three-month probationary workbook for new employees to the company for one major business and recently used it for a client of ours with its management team. We are in the early days of its introduction, but results are good at present and will mean at the end of their three-month probation, the company and employee will be able to demonstrate a consistent, reasonable and fair approach to getting them into the team and performing well for the benefit of the business and the new team member”.
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