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Grow Your People, Grow Your Business: Talent Recruitment & Retention

Date: 23rd June 2021
Location: Online: Zoom
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Theme: People, Skills & Talent

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Recruiting the right people is a challenge faced in any organisation, but SMEs in particular may face more challenges than most with 46% reporting they struggle to find the right talent. The cost of a new hire amounts to around £30,000, so it pays to get it right. Giving focus to actions to retain your talented team members pays too. A clear staff retention strategy has a multitude of benefits including increased employee engagement, improved employee satisfaction, better customer service and greater productivity which could lead to increased revenue.

This informative and interactive 3 hour workshop will equip you with practical strategies for attracting, engaging and retaining talent within your organisation, including the new norm of recruiting and retaining staff in a virtual world. Aimed at business leaders, owner and managers, sharing of ideas and experiences is welcomed and makes for an effective peer-coaching forum and networking opportunity.

Takeaways include:

  • How to write adverts that will attract the right talent, minimising bias and promoting diversity
  • Strategies for reaching a wider talent audience to meet your skills set requirements and increase job applications
  • Understanding, developing and promoting your ‘Employer Brand’ to increase your profile to potential candidates (and existing staff)
  • Interviewing essentials – we look at how you can prepare to ensure you allow your company and candidate to shine
  • Practical and attainable strategic initiatives to boost employee engagement, satisfaction and retention
  • How to welcome and integrate employees through effective onboarding
  • Adapting to recruiting and retaining employees in a virtual world
  • Information and advice on current funded government recruitment initiatives


Who is this workshop for?

Business owners, leaders and managers in small to medium organisations with responsibility for recruitment and staff development. 

Who are we?

The People, Skills and Talent Team at the Business Growth Hub in Manchester. We support 100’s of SME’s every year in areas of leadership and workforce development to help them to grow.

The Grow Your People Grow Your Business Series 

The Grow Your People series is made up of 5 individual Workshops. Please do take a look at each area and book the sessions you feel would be of benefit to you:

Leadership Essentials - 9th June 2021
Understand the skills to build, lead and motivate
individuals and teams to enhance business

Human Resource Basics - 16th June 2021
Insights into the HR function and how it impacts
on your business, staff and performance.

Talent Recruitment & Retention - 23rd June 2021
Develop practical strategies to ensure you hire the best
talent for your business as well as boosting employee
engagement and retention.

Performance Management - 30th June 2021
Explore how ongoing performance management can
motivate your team, spot individual potential and maintain
a company-wide focus in achieving your business goals.

Mentoring in the Workplace - 7th July 2021
Harness the power of your experienced staff to
develop the skills and confidence of your team.

You may also be interested in the following fully-funded programme to help you meet the skills needs in your business

Commissioned by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and funded through the European Social Fund (ESF), this programme which aims to provide support to over 4000 SMEs and 17,000 individuals is delivered in partnership with GC Business Growth Hub and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC).

Skills for Growth – SME Support is here to help you grow your business through re-shaping, developing your talent and enhancing your team’s performance. SME owners and employees alike can initiate the registration process onto the programme, which will begin with a consultation with your dedicated Skills Coach who will devise a bespoke productivity plan responding to your needs down to an individual level.

Come join the Greater Manchester #SkillsRevolution today!


Our workshops are delivered free of charge to participants; however, as they are fully-funded, they are classed as state aid to participating businesses and are subject to state aid rules and the associated eligibility criteria:

Greater Manchester Clients Only

SME: Small or medium enterprise i.e. less than 250 (Full Time Equivalent) employees

Annual Turnover less than 50 Million Euro OR Balance Sheet less than 43 million Euro

(Our Workshops are part-funded by European Regional Development Funds.)

Where is it?

Online: Zoom

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