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Hiring and onboarding employees can be challenging, especially in today's recruitment landscape. This workshop will teach you practical tips and best practice to help you plan your recruitment, create a robust onboarding strategy, and avoid common pitfalls. 


This interactive 2-hour workshop is designed to teach you practical skills on how effective and inclusive the recruitment process is, what is your recruitment strategy and on-boarding employees which includes diversity/inclusion. Through case studies, activities and peer-learning, we aim to equip you with practical tools, insights and actionable solutions to take back and implement in your organisation.


Attendees will learn:

  • Recruitment strategy and attracting the best talent and incorporating this in the adverts
  • Diversity and Inclusion, the benefits of diverse recruitment and looking at what unconscious bias means in recruitment
  • On boarding success and employee retention and understanding the candidate journey 

This workshop will not be recorded. 



Meet Your Trainers

Samantha Thorpe 

Sam has had an exciting 5 years working at the Growth Company, contributing her skills and passion for fostering growth, helping businesses thrive and individuals excel.

In the capacity as a Workforce Development Specialist, we play a key part in assisting organisations to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive culture. This involves implementing innovative and diverse approaches to recruiting and onboarding. Beyond the initial phase, our focus shifts to retaining these talented individuals by establishing effective tools for learning and development. We also emphasise the importance of a structured framework that encourages positive communication and feedback between management and employees. The goal is to foster an environment that promotes excellent performance and job satisfaction across the board. 

Sam has previously worked for colleges and training providers, helping individuals and businesses to upskill, grow and nurture talent to enhance the workforce.

Pam Mistry 

Pam’s work experience has been across the public, private, franchise, and voluntary sectors of business, which underscores her ability to adapt to different organisational cultures, regulatory frameworks, and stakeholder expectations. This breadth of experience has allowed her to tackle various challenges and contribute effectively to different business environments and their needs. 


People Power Series  

Delivered by the GM Business Growth Hub Workforce Development Team, this series of webinars will give insight, inspiration, and direction to ignite the power of your people. Open to all Greater Manchester’s businesses, it’s a not to be missed series about powering up your business from top to bottom. These workshops can be attended as standalone sessions, but the greatest value is gained from attending the series.

13th June: Elevate and Engage - Strategies for Transformative Employee Engagement
20th June: People and Performance Management
27th June: Management Development – Developing Middle/Junior Managers
11th July: Managing Your Workforce Through Change - Staying ahead of the curve


As this workshop is fully-funded, businesses are subject to funders' eligibility criteria. If your place is confirmed, you will receive an email from us with further details.
Greater Manchester Clients Only
Small and medium-sized enterprise, or large business
Social enterprises where these engage in economic activity

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