Careers Service

Guide to recruitment

Recruitment is an important and necessary part of all organisations but it doesn’t need to be a difficult one. If you are new to recruiting this guide will help you navigate the recruitment process from advertising to inducting your new team member.

Planning and advertising

Attracting and keeping the right people is a key part of growing a successful business. To help you to do that it is important to plan ahead.

Shortlisting and interviewing

Advice on selecting a candidate by effective shortlisting and interviewing.

Appointment and induction

What to do when you have decided on a successful candidate.

Read through our guide on managing a remote opportunity:


There are also a number of other places where you can find support:  

• Business Gateway offers tailored business advice on a range of topics including recruitment

Business Gateway

• In Edinburgh, Joined up for Business offer bespoke support for recruitment, training and business growth

Joined up for Business