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Recruitment and HR Blog

Don't miss our free seminar: Avoiding Costly Recruitment Mistakes.

28th July 2015

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Hired the wrong person?
Unsure how to find the best candidates?
Recruitment costly and time consuming?
Worried about the legal aspects of recruiting?


Avoid costly recruitment mistakes and ensure you get the right person in your boat, rowing in the right direction.

Recruiting the right person can add real value to your business, but the wrong person can be disastrous. Our aim is to highlight some of the areas where mistakes are made and give you some great ideas on how to ensure you recruit the right person for your business.


Recruitment Needs Analysis - Fran McArthur, Business Consultant, Ideal Business Partner

Attracting Talent - Ian Hewitt, Head of Sales, JVP Group

Selecting for Attitude and Skills - David Roberts, Business Consultant, People Win 4 Business

Legal Bear Traps! - Justine Watkinson, Partner (Employment Law), Hillyer McKeown

Speaker Profiles

Fran McArthur
Fran is a business coach helping small and medium sized businesses throughout the Northwest to identify and address their constraints and to grow. She is also a non-executive director with 20 years' experience on executive boards as Sales/Marketing/Managing Director, all of which allows her to take a truly holistic approach to business performance and problem-solving. Her approach is straight-forward and jargon-free.

Ian Hewitt
Ian is a key member of the JVP team, providing online recruitment advertising solutions to employers across the UK. He has extensive leadership, management and recruitment experience in military, management and consultancy roles.  As an experienced manager, Ian understands the importance and challenges of finding the right person to add value to your team or business.  Combining his experience and perspective as a hiring manager, recruitment consultant and job seeker, Ian can provide valuable insights into the recruitment world.

David Roberts
David Roberts is the founder of PeopleWin4Business and has just launched The Alternative Board in North Wales. David has 20 years HR experience across several sectors - knowledge-based professional services as well as manufacturing; large publicly listed organisations as well as a fast growth, high performing SME. With experience of the UK, US and several Asia-Pacific markets, David has a wealth of experience to offer companies looking to strengthen their people management skills.

Justine Watkinson
Justine Watkinson is Partner & Head of Employment at Hillyer McKeown. Justine has extensive experience on a wide range of employment issues, and is also a sessional lecturer in employment law at MMU and the senior employment law advisor for the CHERAL project at the University of Law Chester.

8.30am – 8.45am Tea / coffee and bacon sandwich
8.45am – 9.45am Presentations
9.45am – 10.00am Questions

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