Recruitment for startups: How to avoid common pitfalls
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Recruitment for startups: How to avoid common pitfalls

Recruitment strategies for startups: Avoiding common pitfalls, saving money and hiring the best person for the job.
4.2 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
51 students enrolled
Created by Michelle Gyimah
Last updated 7/2015
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  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Really understand who they want to hire by examining why they are hiring
  • Get to grips with different employment status which will help them avoid expensive tribunals claims
  • Understand the true cost of recruiting new staff - it's not just about wages!
  • Sound and look professional when interviewing job candidates
  • Stay away from inappropriate questions that land them in tribunal
  • Use a system that helsp them pick the best person for the job - based on facts
  • Understand how to do reference checks when someone cannot provide a reference
  • Save themselves up to £2,000 per employee by doing simple employee checks
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  • No special software is required for this course.
  • Internet access and a Facebook account is required if you wish to interact with me and other UK based busineses taking the course.
  • Apart from that, all you need is time!

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  • Are you scared of taking your first steps to hiring?
  • Worried about the cost of recruitment?
  • Fearful of making mistakes and ending up with a bad employee?

This course is designed to walk you through the most common pitfalls and mistakes that business owners and managers make when recruiting.

What you get:

  • Legal advice most employers ignore or get wrong
  • Step by step actionable tips
  • A clear structure to build your recruitment strategy
  • A re-useable model that you can use multiple times

How the course is structured

  • 7 video lectures with over 2 hours of content
  • Regular tips on the most common mistakes
  • Homework assignments to cement your learning
  • Invitation to join/start a discussion on the Udemy Board with other course participants

Who should take this course

  • Startups who are expanding their business for the first time
  • Business owners who have made hiring mistakes in the past and want to get it right
  • Business owners who are serious about saving both time and money
  • Business owners who want to stay out of expensive employment tribunals

I'm on the discussion board 3 times a week so will be on hand to answer questions, give updates and add new content to the course.

Each module is around 15 minutes long and has an assignment that will take around an hour to complete. You get out of it, what you put in, so do the assignments, come an talk to us in the discussion board and you will get so much more out of the course.

Remember, every minute that you delay in taking this course is another minute taking you further away from your ideal job candidate.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for UK based businesses that are serious about getting recruitment right. No prior legal knowledge or recruitment practice is required. If you are not wiling to complete the assignments and put in the work required, then this course is not for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
A quick hello
3 Lectures 05:46

It makes sense that you'll want to know more about me and why I'm qualified to teach this course. So here's some information about me and my credentials.

Preview 01:36

It's always helpful to know a bit more detail about a course before you sign up, so here is a quick breakdown of each section and the lecture subjects you'll be learning about.

Preview 03:44

I appreciate you taking the time to invest in this course, so here are a few tips on what you need to do to get the best out of this course.

How to get the best out of your investment in this course
Getting employment status right
2 Lectures 06:28

As an employer it's important that you understand the basic differences between the 'types' of people you can hire in your business. This lecture is all about helping you make those distinctions so you can avoid costly tribunal mistakes.

Preview 06:08

What type of new staff member does your business need?
Cost of recruitment
2 Lectures 00:55

It's really easy to get caught up thinking that the only real recruiting costs are wages.

That is simply not true. During this lecture students will learn all the associated immediate costs and ongoing cost of recruiting new staff.

The full cost of recruitment
1 page

While you are busy working out your costs, it's always a good idea to talk to your accountant. They know the figures of your business so should be involved in all of your recruitment plans.

Why you need to talk to your accountant
Job description and job adverts
6 Lectures 07:43
Writing your job advert

Placing your job advert

Why and how to write job descriptions

Writing your job description

Things to remember when writing your job description

Involve others with writing the job description

Get writing your job description
Pre-interview stage
2 Lectures 05:07

Students will be able to create a shortlisting crieria that works for both pre-interview and at interview.

SIfting and shortlisting for interview

Once you've selected the best job candidates you need to organise interview dates.

Things to consider are:

  • date
  • time
  • venue
  • alternative dates
Interview administration
Interview stage
3 Lectures 11:59
Preparing the interview room
2 pages

Most common types of interview questions

Students will learn how to create a selection process for the best person for the job.

Selecting the best person for the job
Post-interview stage
0 Lectures 00:00
Need one to one help?
0 Lectures 00:00
About the Instructor
Michelle Gyimah
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Gender Equality Consultant

Michelle Gyimah is a Gender Equality Consultant with over 10 years' experience of working on equality issues in the workplace.

She worked for the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission for 8 years before going freelance in 2014. There she specialised in writing guidance for employers and delivering training seminars on equal pay and pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

She holds a Masters in Human Rights from The University of Manchester.

Since going freelance Michelle has had the freedom to really teach what she loves best. Gender Equality. She is keen to embrace technology to be able to reach hundreds of women worldwide to help them reach their full potential in the workplace.

The subjects that she teaches to both employers and employees are of real importance to both individuals and society as a whole. It's her love for these subjects that drives her on to seek ways to work with women (and men) to tackle and eradicate gender inequality in the workplace.

Michelle is a regular contributor to numerous business magazines and lives in Manchester, UK.