Grassroots Recruitment was pleased to see so many local Stockport employers attend their first HR Business Briefing event on Thursday 7th September 2017, which was a fantastic success. It was a great opportunity to network with the different businesses in the area and meet some new faces!

In partnership with Citation, the HR & Employment specialists, Operations Director at Grassroots, Caroline Patten led a great presentation alongside Keith Lawson from Citation. Held at The Village Hotel in Cheadle, Caroline’s discussion focused on how employers can manage skills shortages, how to map out future hiring needs and deliver effective talent acquisition strategies.

With years of experience in the recruitment industry, Grassroots’ speaker was able to give the attendees crucial knowledge that many of the employers may have been unaware of prior the the meeting. The Candidate PersonaCanvas was discussed in  detail, which is a strategy that helps a business select the correct candidates for the role they’re recruiting for. 

Citation covered a range of important HR & law updates, including the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) that all businesses must comply to by May 2018. Make sure, as an employer, you’re listening out for new regulations that are introduced, to avoid any major consequences.

After the presentation, there was an opportunity for the attendees to spend some time networking and chatting with each other about the topics covered throughout the afternoon. It can be really beneficial for a company to network at events like the HR Business Briefing, you never know who you might meet or whether you’ll receive some new business, not forgetting the complimentary refreshments on offer!

The feedback from the event was extremely positive:

“Thanks for the invite! It was a really informative session and I found it really beneficial. Should you hold any more of these in the future, please do let me know as I would love to attend.” HR Manager, Print Solutions Company, Stockport.

Grassroots is passionate about helping organisations in the SK region to grow their businesses by tapping into the highly educated and skilled applicant pool based across Stockport, Cheshire and South Manchester.

On our blog there is a recent post about the onboarding process that may be able to support your company in the recruitment process, helping to retain new hires. Subscribe to our weekly employer blog so you can stay up-to-date with the latest Grassroots news, events and advice.