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Small to medium sized businesses have the advantage when it comes to recruiting top talent

The reaction follows claims from a HR director, who claims that small to medium sized businesses have the advantage over larger organisations when it comes to recruitment. A Park City spokesperson provides a statement.

Small to medium sized businesses have the advantage when it comes to recruiting top talent, according to HR director at Bluefin Solutions, Gemma Bullivant. She believes that SMEs can focus their search for candidates a lot more than larger organisations can, and that potential employees will often be attracted to playing a big part in a smaller company.

“Regardless of whether there are a lot or very few people on the market, everybody always wants the same leading 10 per cent, the extremely high potential and talented individuals,” claimed Bullivant. “SMEs find they can often tailor their offering a bit more. They’re more likely to be able to do one-to-one negotiations. At a large organisation, such negotiations could potentially affect a huge number of staff by creating precedents and so on. SMEs can be more agile.

“SMEs also have fewer ‘layers’, and that flatter structure can appeal to people because it feels more accessible. Being interviewed by a board member who can really talk about the business’s vision can be a strong selling point. At a large corporate, the person who’s sitting in the seat opposite you may well have many layers above them.”

Bullivant adds that SMEs can sometimes find it tough to boost their employer brand, but they can win potential employees over by going into detail about innovation and new ideas. “Some candidates perceive SMEs as unable to offer the big, cutting-edge projects they’re drawn towards. It’s worth emphasising when; for example, you’re the first in the industry to work with a piece of technology in a particular way.”

Park City, a leading provider of outsourced HR and health & safety services, takes a keen interest in reports such as this. A Juliet Price, Managing Director provided this statement: “Recruitment is a competitive area in any industry, no matter what size, and we understand how challenging it can be to find the right people to fit the role, the Company and the Brand.

“This is where HR services can prove vital, from designing the job advert to attract the right candidates, drafting job specifications for the roles, to designing appraisal systems and measuring staff performance. All of these key projects will help to build your company culture and ensure you have a robust recruitment process resulting in recruiting the ideal candidates for your roles. Not only that, but HR professionals can even provide specific advice for pay and benefits, deal with any issues that staff may have, ensure your Induction process is efficient and effective write employee contracts and much more. The benefits that come with professional HR experts shouldn’t be underestimated.”

Park City provides a broad range of services across health & safety, HR and management training, meeting the needs of businesses across the country through specialist consultation. With a client base of over 200 companies, Park City is well placed to meet the needs of businesses through the implementation of flexible services from a one off Induction Project to full outsourced Human Resources Services.

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