Staying Connected (when you have a team who are physically and geographically disconnected)

Staying Connected (when you have a team who are physically and geographically disconnected)
Whether due to necessary changes in the mix of your 'on site' staff or due to the new ways technology is allowing for remote work to be an option within your organisation, the concept of keeping your team connected to you, your business and each other, has never been more relevant than right now. So how can you create, maintain or re-establish connection when people are physically and geographically disconnected? Firstly it's beneficial to understand what we mean by connection, ...
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Remote Work Success Secrets

Remote Work Success Secrets
Whilst many (most) of us have recently been thrust into the world of 'working from home' and had to adapt on the fly to this change. Remote work in itself is not new, and in fact I believe the first half of 2020 and everything that came with that will mean that remote work, whether from home, a shared remote office or on the road, will be more prevalent in the future with employers realising the benefits, understanding the possibilities harnessing the value of being able to not only...
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Creating a COVID Safe Return To Work

Creating a COVID Safe Return To Work
As we transition back into a working world which represents the 'pre COVID' era again we are seeing some employers and their teams rushing back all systems go as if nothing has changed, whilst in many other cases there is a real sense of concern and uncertainty. Employers are unsure what's required of them, and how to handle employees who are reluctant to return, and employees are concerned about their obligations and responsibilities, and sometimes are afraid to speak up and vo...
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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...
Posted in: Recruitment HR Small Business Staff retention  

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...
Posted in: Recruitment HR Small Business  

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