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Recruiting Employees Part 2 – Sifting Through CVs

Check out Part 1 - Job Adverts HERE. After you’ve put up your job advert and you’ve received a suitable number of applications, you will need to sieve through the applicants to choose who to interview. This could be a difficult process as there may be a significant...

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The April 2017 Employment Changes You Need to Know About

Here's a quick rundown of the employment changes coming around next month that you need to know about. National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Rate Changes The national minimum wage rises in April 2017: For workers aged at least 21 but under 25 - from £6.95 to...

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The Importance of Having Employment Contracts

Did you know? All employees have a contract of employment with their employer, whether it's written or not. Once an applicant unconditionally and clearly accepts your offer of a job, a contract of employment comes into existence. The offer and acceptance may be oral...

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Recruiting Employees Part 1 – Job Adverts

It's not 'just' a job advert... Spending time creating a job advert is often underestimated - but it’s actually very important. After all, this will be someone who’s going to represent you and your company. There are a few reasons why it’s important to prioritise time...

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What do Westcountry HR do?

We are often asked: What is HR? What does an HR Consultant do? Why would I need an HR Consultant? So, I thought I'd tell you a little about what we do here at Westcountry HR. HR stands for Human Resources which, most simply, is ‘the department of a business or...

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