7 Steps to Hiring the Right Person the First Time

7 Steps to Hiring the Right Person the First Time
Why is it so hard to recruit a new employee? How do I make the right choice? They told me they could do everything I asked for but within weeks I found out they couldn't do anything! Felt like this before? You aren't alone. In fact, many 'HR problems' which present in businesses originate from the wrong hiring decision. Not because they aren't a great employee necessarily, but purely because they weren't the right person for that role at that time for your busi...
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Screening Resumes Like a Ninja!

Screening Resumes Like a Ninja!
  You know the feeling, you need a new staff member, another great employee to add to your team, so you advertise, or let people know in some way, and then here they come SO MANY RESUMES!
You may have them coming in from various sources, some through your social media channels, your email, dropping in to your bricks are mortar business, and then the overwhelm hits! You don't want to see another resume again and you feel like you're drowning in applications. What do you en...
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Understanding Employee Engagement

Understanding Employee Engagement
What exactly is 'Employee Engagement'?   Like many others you may think it is a bit of the HR buzzword and a fluffy concept made up by someone trying to create work for themselves in a big corporation.
There is a popular misconception that it's about keeping people happy, making sure they're having fun at work, giving employees everything they want, beanbags in the staff room, chocolate biscuits in the kitchen and all of those perks. Keeping staff happy and making ...
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10 Workforce Trends Coming in 2019

10 Workforce Trends Coming in 2019
Undoubtedly the way we work is changing at a rapid rate. Largely this is with thanks to advancements in technology and the growth in the ability to leverage the likes of AI in the workplace which is creating efficiencies and opportunities to remove manual transactional tasks at a rapid rate, meaning some 'jobs' will no longer exist as we know them now. The recently released 2019 Global Human Capital Trends Report from Deloitte Human Capital Services has surveyed 10, 000 respondent...
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Why is outsourcing your HR function good for business?

Why is outsourcing your HR function good for business?
You've hit that point in business where you need a little more help, you need the team to step up, you need to spend less time putting out fires and being a counsellor. Perhaps you're noticing that the team isn't humming along quite like it used to, absenteeism has increased, or you've had a compliant made by one staff member against another. Maybe you've had an unfair dismissal claim lodged against you, you've started to get the feeling one or more staff members ...
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