Short-Staffed for the Long-Term? Consider These 5 Tips for Managing Staff Shortages

Do your job listings have little more than tumbleweeds scrolling past? Does your company page on Indeed resemble a post-apocalyptic wasteland? If so, it might be time to pump up your recruitment efforts and play up your culture to manage your staffing shortage best. Otherwise, you could risk lagging behind your competitors who are snagging top talent for sport.

Large fluctuations in the workforce have marked the past few years, so it’s only fitting that your staffing processes progress with the times. For those employers navigating an employee’s market and recruiting in areas with record-low unemployment rates, check out these quick tips for effectively managing your staffing shortages.

Utilize a staffing agency

In the 21st century, one of the most progressive, popular ways to fill seats in a business is through a staffing agency. Particularly if you are looking to find qualified professionals in the medical sector, a staffing … Read the rest

Made in Britain: Vegan takeaway company, DabbaDrop

Anshu Ahuja talks to Business Matters about her vegan takeaway firm, DabbaDrop, and her golden rules for success.

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The idea for DabbaDrop came about when I was working as a TV Producer. Life was busy and there were always lots of decisions to be made.

My husband and I would order a takeaway and it would usually take a good half an hour to decide what to eat. Trying to find a restaurant that has good vegan or vegetarian options was always harder. By the time the meal turned up it would be 10pm; too late to eat. The food itself was never as fresh or delicious as we imagined it would be. Plus, there were often the plastic containers which we’d feel so guilty about.

I’m a Mumbai-born, passionate home cook who in 2014 was selected as one of the finalists on the food … Read the rest

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