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People | Apr 25

Top tips for recruiting and retaining talent for SME growth

People | Apr 25

Senior teaching fellow for employability and professional development at Leeds University Business School Rebecca Padgett provides her top tips for SMEs on how to attract and retain new and diverse talent.

Rebecca Padgett

Rebecca Padgett Senior Teaching Fellow for Employability and Professional Development,  Leeds University Business School

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In an SME your people are your business, but finding the right employees is one of the most difficult and crucial parts of any business – and it’s getting harder. 

The British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook completed last year shows that 79% of businesses are having trouble finding the right people. Since the pandemic, the combination of a high number of people quitting their jobs and booming demand means employers in sectors such as tech, manufacturing and the service industries have met labour shortages. 

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Rebecca Padgett

Rebecca Padgett Senior Teaching Fellow for Employability and Professional Development,  Leeds University Business School

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