10 June 2020

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7 Steps to Hiring the Right Person the First Time

7 Steps to Hiring the Right Person the First Time

by Kristy-Lee Billett
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...

3 June 2020

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Screening Resumes Like a Ninja!

Screening Resumes Like a Ninja!

by Kristy-Lee Billett
  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...

24 April 2019

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10 Workforce Trends Coming in 2019

10 Workforce Trends Coming in 2019

by Kristy-Lee Billett
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...

8 March 2019

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Why is outsourcing your HR function good for business?

Why is outsourcing your HR function good for business?

by Kristy-Lee Billett
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 ...

6 March 2019

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Work Trials - Legal or not?

Work Trials - Legal or not?

by Kristy-Lee Billett
As an employer or manager, it can often be difficult to determine an applicants exact practical skills simply by reading their resume and conducting an interview. All job seekers are determined to make the best impression they can at interview, and that will include how they answer questions and what skills they do and don't possess. Whilst in an ideal world we would take everyone's comments at face value and trust the accuracy of the words that are spoken, the reality we all exper...

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