Guide tips scale towards hitting tough job targets

first_img Previous Article Next Article A new guide for local councillors aims to help them hit governmentperformance targets by offering practical information on recruiting seniorstaff. Recruitment for senior posts is one of the public duties of councillors. Theguide will be launched at this week’s Society of Personnel Officers inGovernment (Socpo) conference, and is available free to councillors. Getting the Right People in the Right Jobs, by recruitment consultantsGatenbySanderson, includes tips on every stage of the recruitment process fromthinking about the job to marketing, shortlisting and selection. The guide also provides advice on induction and ongoing personal developmentsupport as well as case studies of senior recruitment in local authorities. Graham Goodwin, managing director of GatenbySanderson, said that governmentperformance targets were putting increased pressure on local councillors to makesure they recruit the right people. “HR gives advice about recruitment, but the final decision is with the[council] members,” he said. “At present there is a gap in support[for councillors] who also have to look at the wider implications of recruitment.”Socpo’s annual conference takes place in Brighton on 10-12 March. www.socpo.org.uk10 tips on how to attract the top talent 1 Make sure you get involved in the recruitment process 2 Past practice is not necessarily best practice – you need tobe flexible and innovative3 The amount of time you invest will show candidates theimportance you attach to the appointment4 Consider recruitment training for yourself and colleagues 5 Appointing a senior person to your team is a greatopportunity to re-evaluate and refresh your vision6 Recruiting is also an opportunity to generate PR7 Make sure the information you provide is top quality, as itreflects the whole authority8 Recruitment is a two-way process – convince the candidate towork for you9 Follow the law on equal opportunities10 Provide induction, mentoring, coaching and team developmentSource: Getting the Best People in the Right Jobs Comments are closed. Guide tips scale towards hitting tough job targetsOn 9 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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