On Saturday it was ‘Small Business Saturday’, the fifth of such events. I’m sad to say we were not involved in this years event but thoroughly plan to be next year. It’s such a fantastic event and one that we are super keen to support.
This year, the organisers organised a national bus tour with its aim being to raise awareness to the many million small businesses in the UK. The initiative was initially started by AMEX over 7 years ago and has clearly grown from strength to strength. You only had to see the trending hashtags on twitter for confirmation.
Small businesses really are the lifeblood of the British economy. We deal with small businesses and SMEs every single day from 3 person companies all the way up. When speaking with small business owners/founders/managing directors you really do appreciate the value they bring to our country. Small businesses contributed over 1.8T to the economy last year and employ 16.5 million people.
With this in mind, to support Small Business Saturday, I am going to dedicate my Monday slot in this blog to promoting a different small business every week until December 2018. Some of these small businesses will be our customers and some will be other businesses who have caught my eye for a variety of reasons. To help us make sure we don’t miss any fantastic small businesses we’re looking for inspiration!
Using this form you can help us out by nominating and suggesting any UK small business. We’ll review the entries and feature the most interesting businesses we can see.
There are 52 slots available and we will promote every feature via our social media channels.
I have worked with That Recruit for the last four months to find suitable candidates for Abacare, our award winning care business. That Recruit recognise the need for our business to attract quality candidates to care for our service users in the comfort of their own home. I have found them to be helpful and reactive to our business needs and look forward to our continued working relationship.
Quantity of applicant received was tremendous. Required a lot of sifting but evident that the advert reached a broad spectrum of candidates.
We are happy with the service and quality of applicants.
We usually use recruitment agencies, however for this particular vacancy it seemed more appropriate to try a cheaper recruitment option. In setting up the initial advert it was very easy and quick, and the staff at ThatRecruit were very helpful and efficient in coming back to me and in authorizing the advert. The software to manage the vacancy was easy to use and the ability to mark candidates with a status was helpful. As an improvement it would be useful to be able to select all those marked as rejected and be able to bulk message them with a decline message or have an option to allow the candidates to see their status. Overall it’s been easy to manage this recruitment placement through ThatRecruit and we had an exceptional response to the advertisement with 72 applicants and having to close the advert early.
The process was easy to manage and we received a high number of responses.
Thanks again for your fantastic service don’t change anything it works great!