July 08, 2019
Unwittingly breaking employment law is a grave risk that many SMEs face. Australian employment law sets down your legal obligations for employing people. The penalties and fines for non-adherence to these laws are substantial. And of course, as the well-used warning makes plain, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.”
July 01, 2019
When you recruit staff, you take on significant risks – this is especially true in small and mid-size businesses. That’s because SMEs function like HR pressure-cookers. Bad hires and poor performance can bleed directly into customer relationships and staff morale, quickly turning business prospects toxic.
June 24, 2019
Your local schools, restaurants and hospitals all have standards that they must follow. The reason for these standards is simple: to manage risk and deliver high-quality services every time.
May 15, 2019
We recognise the bully on the big screen. Biff from Back to the Future; Nelson Muntz from The Simpsons; Draco from Harry Potter; the mean girls from Mean Girls. Their actions are ongoing, deliberate and harmful. But do we always recognise bullying in the workplace? Are we clear on what ‘management action’ is and when it crosses the line to become bullying?
April 30, 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s (FWO) Annual Report stated there had been an increase of 44% in anonymous complaints over the last year; that’s over 15,000 tip-offs. Inadvertently giving staff incorrect pay or entitlements ranks as one of the greatest business risks that SMEs face. But let’s face it – it’s complicated.
March 04, 2019
To get to grips with recruitment changes and challenges, it’s our abiding belief that you need to take a 360o view, both to assess candidates and to understand the latest recruitment and HR best practices.
February 27, 2019
What’s the best way to hire? There might be a different answer to that question in a few short years, as data analysis and algorithms are predicted to replace 16% of HR jobs within the next decade (Undercover Recruiter).
February 21, 2019
As HR professionals or team managers, we are constantly trying different ways to analyse and improve upon the job performance of our current staff. But wouldn’t it be far more useful and beneficial to predict the job performance of staff before we employ them?
February 11, 2019
Hiring the right person for the right job has always been a challenge. Will the candidate fit the culture? Will their skills be adequate? Will the questions asked at the interview capture a true reflection of the candidate, or will they simply provide a distorted view of their capabilities?
January 31, 2019
Always in demand, both companies and individuals highly prize the on-going development of soft skills such as communication, critical thinking and creativity. Yet many managers have no idea how to assess or hire people based on these intangible capabilities.