Add a New Forum Section

Discussion in 'Feedback & Help' started by Lynxdry, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Lynxdry

    Lynxdry UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Having been reading the thread started by @benmay100 I believe the forum owners should consider adding a Job wanted and Jobs available sections to the forum, as we have many excellent business owners and some excellent people on this forum who may be in a position to contribute to small businesses and am sure myself as well as others who have small businesses would love the opportunities to post jobs available at our business in the hope for another business owner on here to recommend a candidate, I see many industry specific forums have such a section in their forums and I believe UKBF should have one as well.
     
    Posted: Dec 13, 2017 By: Lynxdry Member since: Aug 25, 2009
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  2. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    I don't think it is a good idea as most of us enjoy it being a forum for business owners .
    This would bring non business owners to the site then they would start new post and commenting on things they know nothing about or have experience with .

    The site indicates to visitors that it has employment knowledge and it does, it has fantastic and great knowledgeable members that know their onions . They are an asset to the site for people who are employing people but it brings in the wrong sort of questions from employed people who feel their company has one over them ect ect Then ask these questions that have no place here

    This is why I feel this should be avoided
     
    Posted: Dec 13, 2017 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  3. Lynxdry

    Lynxdry UKBF Regular Full Member

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    @JEREMY HAWKE Totally respect what you stated above and it truly make sense, however there must be a mechanism to make sure that the problems you stated could be avoided such as make it available to paid members, and if your looking for a job maybe charge them 10 pounds per year and only allow them to post in the jobs wanted or available, I only made my suggestion having read the thread of Benmay and I think some business owners would find it helpful personally I would gladly become a paid member as am struggling to find a couple of particular employees.
     
    Posted: Dec 13, 2017 By: Lynxdry Member since: Aug 25, 2009
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  4. Kat Haylock

    Kat Haylock Community Editor Staff Member

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    Interesting topic - I've shifted it to Feedback & Help, so all our forum recommendations stay in one place. Would be good to hear some more opinions!
     
    Posted: Dec 13, 2017 By: Kat Haylock Member since: Jul 11, 2016
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  5. Lynxdry

    Lynxdry UKBF Regular Full Member

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    @Kat Haylock Thanks for moving it to the correct section I didn't realise there is this section so sorry for posting in the wrong place :)
     
    Posted: Dec 13, 2017 By: Lynxdry Member since: Aug 25, 2009
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  6. GraemeL

    GraemeL Pain in the neck? Full Member - Verified Business

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    If I was recruiting, I would go to a site that specialised in recruitment. I would definitely not look on a forum made of of business owners, who most likely would recommend 'great candidates' that they want to get rid of.
     
    Posted: Dec 14, 2017 By: GraemeL Member since: Sep 7, 2011
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  7. Clinton

    Clinton UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Anyone who's read my comments /tips about using LinkedIn will know how I feel about recruitment / recruiters. I can't count the ways in which they've screwed LinkedIn up!

    Create a bespoke job section and they'll start screwing this place up as well.
     
    Posted: Dec 14, 2017 By: Clinton Member since: Jan 17, 2010
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  8. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    I agree Clinton It is amazing how popular you can be when you have something they might want .
    No one ever DMs me to say how are you ? . Are you well ? or nice hair Jeremy :):):)

    No they only DM you when they want something :);):eek:
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2017 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  9. Lynxdry

    Lynxdry UKBF Regular Full Member

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    @JEREMY HAWKE am sure you have the best hair but its the helmet it doesn't let us see you in all your glory to be complimenting you, I do see @Clinton perspective but am sorry for the football talk, but am a great believer in that not every striker suits the style of every team, same goes with employees and employers.

    I opened this thread so we can all exchange a point of view regarding the subject matter, I have found it does work in the various industry specific forums that I am a member of, and I do think there is a place for it here on UKBF if monitored and used wisely.

    ps. I hope your having a wonderful end to the working week?
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2017 By: Lynxdry Member since: Aug 25, 2009
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  10. GraemeL

    GraemeL Pain in the neck? Full Member - Verified Business

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    If I did you would only be suspicious of my motives ;)
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2017 By: GraemeL Member since: Sep 7, 2011
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  11. benmay100

    benmay100 UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Hi guys

    It's interesting to see my post has been raised in this way. The issue of getting the right staff seems to be an emotive one amongst us small business owners. I for one have been through hell and high water (especially this year as we've grown) trying to find the right people.

    The whole issue, and the amazing response I have had from it has planted a seed ...... can I try and solve it? I think that for small businesses (who are small enough to not have a HR team) this is a pretty universal problem.

    I wondered, do you guys know if I can use this forum to do market research on this? i.e. make a survey?
     
    Posted: Dec 21, 2017 By: benmay100 Member since: Mar 23, 2015
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  12. GraemeL

    GraemeL Pain in the neck? Full Member - Verified Business

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    Yep. You can make a survey - the facilities are built into the forum already, when you start a thread.
     
    Posted: Dec 21, 2017 By: GraemeL Member since: Sep 7, 2011
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  13. Violinni

    Violinni UKBF Regular Free Member

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    No. I think that is a horrendous idea that will backfire very quickly. All sorts of people from all sorts of forgotten lands from all over the world will just come here to promote their cheap labour and they will spam like seagulls on a pizza slice.
     
    Posted: Dec 22, 2017 By: Violinni Member since: Dec 21, 2017
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  14. Lynxdry

    Lynxdry UKBF Regular Full Member

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    @Violinni you have been a member since Thursday the 21st of December 2017 and have posted 111 times, your profile suggests your from Bulgaria, so you have practically described yourself in your above post.

    I for one champion diversity since we are not all Anglo Saxon, there is a minimum wage structure within UK Law so there is no hope in hell for any cheap Labour as you put it, and as I mentioned there would be a charge to posters of Jobs and Job seekers so am sure those cheap Labour people you would be speaking of will find it prohibitive to Spam.
     
    Posted: Dec 23, 2017 By: Lynxdry Member since: Aug 25, 2009
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  15. Violinni

    Violinni UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Your humour was spot on. But if I take your words seriously...here is my response to you:

    I’m not promoting my business here, and my labour is anything but cheap. Most people probably won’t be able to afford me anyways.

    I’m one of the very few people around her’ that don’t use a business name, a logo, not even a signature with all types of contacts, websites, adverts.

    With that being said, I’m not falling into my own categorisation about the “seagulls and the pizza”.

    Ta-ta.

    P.S. #1 I love English language, I love English people, I love writing and I do write as an occupation. So it’s a professional flaw, if you call it a flaw; some people will name it “a strong point” because I’m posting quality content and original content by my beliefs.

    P.S. #2 I also believe there’s more than enough “cheap labour” in Europe. We need Engineers, we need Doctors, we need Lawyers, we need Specialists. If you don’t understand me, I also speak German and Russian.
     
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    Posted: Dec 23, 2017 By: Violinni Member since: Dec 21, 2017
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  16. Wickham

    Wickham UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I'm with @JEREMY HAWKE the job center, monster jobs and many more established specific services all do good a good job at advertising employment positions and attracting people seeking new employment.

    A b2b service/time swap or forum b2b discount section might be a better idea as it would attract small and new start ups on small budgets/restricted cash flow who seek vital help/guidance. It would be more in keeping with the purpose of this forum and a good way for bigger more established business to nurture and support the growth of potential new customers.
     
    Posted: Feb 15, 2018 By: Wickham Member since: Feb 15, 2018
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  17. KAC

    KAC UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    How about a forum called "I started a company because it seemed a good idea and didn't realise I would have to pay Corporation Tax. I have spent all the money. What shall I do?"

    It would certainly be very busy and @Spongebob could provide all the answers.

    Just a thought
     
    Posted: Feb 15, 2018 By: KAC Member since: May 7, 2017
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  18. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    It could be titled Tough Luck / Grab a chair people

    I can stomach a little bit of that so far but what I cant stand is when they go on about how their relationship has been effected and so on and so
    We don't want to know about that :):):confused:
     
    Posted: Feb 16, 2018 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  19. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Already got one of these, it's called the UKBF Marketplace.
     
    Posted: Feb 16, 2018 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  20. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    It's all my accountants fault as he didn't tell me
     
    Posted: Feb 16, 2018 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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