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Knowledge Hub Falmer: Recruiting in a Tight Labour Market

4 April, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A bitesize introduction to recruitment and staff retention tactics.

Recruitment is likely to be among the biggest challenges for small businesses in 2023 and beyond, with less qualified employees available to fill an increasing number of roles. The cost of getting it wrong is major, both in financial terms and in time wasted. The labour market is tight, skilled employees know their value and they are unlikely to apply for jobs that don’t satisfy their criteria.

This lunchtime learning session, led by HR specialist Monica Beckles and PR & Communications Advisor Joseph Bradfield, will share recruitment and retention tactics that will help you grow your team. Find out how to become an employer of choice, write more effective job adverts, and capitalise on opportunities that many employers are missing.

The session will cover:

  • Defining a stronger workplace culture – make your values clear to attract the right talent
  • Alternative recruitment strategies – how to reach your ideal hire
  • Salary benchmarking – keep up with your competitors to stay in the game
  • Job ad creation – send the right message to get the right applicants

Meet Monica Beckles, our HR consultant and founder of Inside Advantage. Monica is a commercially focused HR Director with a wealth of operational leadership experience. She is highly competent in Change Management, Operations, People and Performance, Employment Law, Risk Management, Quality Management and Business Development.

Meet Joseph Bradfield, our PR & Communications Advisor. Joseph is an expert copywriter with a background in traditional and online PR, content strategy and social media. Joseph delivers brand messaging and storytelling workshops and advises on communications strategies.


4 April, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Sussex Innovation Centre
Science Park Square, University of Sussex
Brighton, England BN1 9SB United Kingdom