Tag: human resources

  • Reference checking is not just about efficiency – it’s about compliance

      Hiring a new employee can be an expensive investment for any company. The average cost of hiring a new employee, according to Investopedia, is $4129 (USD) and breaking even on this investment can take up to six months. So, we understand that one of the last things you want to do is throw more […]

  • Org Charts: The key to being more efficient and compliant

    As a company, you should always be striving for optimum efficiency. An efficient system saves you time, money and countless hours of frustration. What lies in the way of efficiency, however, is a reluctance to change. You have to be willing to adapt and change your systems to create the most efficient workplace you possibly […]

  • Let’s unpack the employee experience that is onboarding

    First impressions matter. There is no doubt about it. The Association for Psychological Science says we are proven to get attached to our initial impression of others, finding it very difficult to change our opinions once they have been made – even when presented with evidence to the contrary. So, it cannot be stressed enough […]

  • Mental Health, The Workforce Welcomes You

    Let me start by saying this, Mental health illnesses are nothing to be ashamed of. It is not a quality that defines you or an aspect of someone’s personality to be judged. The attitudes of the past are no longer the attitudes of the present. We should not ignore someone’s potential due to their health. […]

  • Cover Letters: Are They Essential Reading?

    Are you the type of human resources professional who pores over cover letters or just gives each one a quick glance? Or maybe—dare we say it—you’re the type who doesn’t even look at cover letters at all. There is no doubt a variety of HR perspectives when it comes to cover letters. At one end […]

  • Organised Employee Onboarding Leaves A Positive First Impression

    I hate chores. They’re tedious, annoying and something I do not want to be doing when I get home from work. I have worked at many jobs in my life from being a social media coordinator to being in a red and white candy dress, serving popcorn at Event Cinemas. Ultimately, this means I have […]

  • 2020 Rewind: The HR trends that defined the year

    As 2020 draws to a close and we ring in 2021, it’s the perfect time to reflect upon the year that was. Cast your mind back to 12 months ago… you wouldn’t have believed what 2020 had in store. From the devastating Australian bushfires, to the history-making US election, and the world-changing COVID-19 global pandemic… […]

  • Careers Sites: Your Primary Recruitment Hub

    If your careers site is just a couple of candid photos and a simple jobs list – you’re not doing enough! Over the past decade, the standard of corporate careers sites have skyrocketed, as companies do all they can to wow top-quality talent and stand out as an employer-of-choice. If your careers site isn’t on […]

  • Quiz – What Do You Know About Flexible Working Conditions?

    Everyone really seemed to love our Industry Knowledge Quiz, so limber up, stretch out those professional muscles, and get flexible.  Our next quiz is coming at you. What do you know about employee benefits, specifically flexible working conditions? Despite employers’ best efforts at cultivating ‘funky’ corporate cultures, it is flexibility – not just bean bags and pool tables […]

  • What You Need To Know About Name Blind Hiring

    Today’s topic is a personal one for me –and it’s also of universal importance for all of us in human resources.  It’s about something we all share: names.  We all have them, and we share something else, too: unconscious bias. Although we hate to admit it, we all suffer from some form of unconscious bias. Not […]