How to Make your Business Attractive to Employees

How to Make your Business Attractive to Employees

With more job vacancies than unemployed people in the UK for the first time since records began, it has become a challenging time for businesses to find new recruits, particularly those in the hospitality sectors.

Recognising this issue, we have asked employment specialist and leadership trainer, Trevor Vanstone from Perspective HR to run this free workshop session designed to help local business owners and managers attract and retain employees in a difficult and competitive jobs market.

During the session you’ll be given some top tips for how to redesign your job ads and sell the benefits of your business to prospective candidates, as well as exploring some more ‘novel’ ways of attracting applicants.

Trevor will delve into more detail on employing young people and the best employment options for hospitality and seasonal industries, such as part time workers, variable hours, and casual workers.

In addition, you will also cover the following:

  • Consider what added benefits you can offer that are of high value to employees but at no great financial cost.
  • Effective induction and probation
  • Getting the basics right – T&Cs etc.
  • Health and wellbeing schemes
  • Employee surveys – how to use them and take action.
  • Succession planning – lots of people talk about it, but few do it well.
  • Developing leadership at every level – giving people responsibility and developing them

While there’s no magic bullet, by the end of this workshop you should be equipped with some new and effective recruitment strategies and by getting these things right you will attract employees by word of mouth.

About  Thrive

The Thrive service  has been fully-funded by the European Development Fund to allow us to offer you 12 hours of free business support through a range of one-to-one advice and workshops with expert advisors and speakers. This workshop forms part of the free support available to you so please visit our Thrive page for the full details.


Important Information


To be eligible to attend this free workshop you need to be based in Devon or Somerset (excluding Torridge, North Devon, North Somerset & BaNES). If you are unsure, you can check by entering your postcode into the Government Council Checker. You can find further details about the eligibility criteria here.

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The Heart of the South West Growth Hub Service for All is receiving up to £781,965 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The accountable body for this programme is Devon County Council.


Jul 07 2022


10:00 am - 1:00 pm