Your business is only as good as the people you employ. The recruitment process can be costly and time consuming. The cost is currently estimated to be between £5,000 – £10,000.

Research shows that millennials are favouring SMEs as potential employers, with flexible working, career progression and a friendly company culture high on their employment wishlists.

So how do you overcome the geographic challenge faced by North Wales SMEs, to recruit, select and retain the very best candidates for your business, to support your business growth and success?

Recruiting in North Wales can be challenging, but those who live and work here are very lucky, as it has been named one of the top four places to visit in the world according the Lonely Planet Guide!

Whilst living here feels a million miles from the rat race of the city, it’s quick and easy to get to the rest of the UK: Bangor is only a one-hour drive from Chester, and you can be in London in 3 hours by train. Manchester airport is 90 minutes drive. Llandudno and Wrexham have been named in the Top 5 best places in Wales to live, house prices are reasonable and it’s a great place to bring up a family with low pollution and low crime. These are all benefits to sell to potential candidates.

The first step to quality recruitment is ensuring you have the skills, experience and processes in place to support you in how you recruit, select your team and then of course retain them. This is where Chwarae Teg’s experienced team of HR professionals can help you.

“As a result of taking part in the Chwarae Teg programme we have further improved the HR function of our business culminating in the Exemplar Employer award. What we have learned with Vicky’s help has led to higher employee engagement and satisfaction, which will undoubtedly help the retention of our fabulous team.” – Baa Stool, Denbigh

As a HR professional, with over 18 years’ experience I have supported many businesses with their recruitment needs including:

• Supported large scale expansion projects to double the headcount

• Recruited into shortage occupations that require visa’s to take up employment in Wales

• Supported a start-up business that required 80 employees from day one

The fully funded Chwarae Teg Agile Nation2 programme can support you by providing bespoke support with experienced HR professionals and tailored training sessions for you and your team.

We work with businesses to ensure that candidates will be attracted to working for you, review how and where you advertise to ensure you cast the net as wide and as accurately as possible.

You can visit our website and we will be in touch to discuss the programme.