8 Sep 2022

HR is everybody’s business

Let me be clear I’m not condoning getting all up in another department’s business. Rather, I’m saying that every person within a business has a stake in the success of HR. If HR falls short of success, so too will your bu...

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7 minutes

14 Jun 2022

7 (pretty amazing) things you can do with a modern position library

An intuitive, customisable, organised position library is your unassuming HR powerhouse. It’s more than just a database (like in any old HR system). Modern position libraries are the foundation for great HR and recruitment practices! It ca...

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8 minutes

2 Jun 2022

Reference checking best practices [Interview]

Making a hasty, ill-informed decision is never a good idea – especially when recruiting. Companies that fail to conduct the necessary pre-employment checks can find themselves in danger of negligent hiring.  Reference checks are an i...

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9 minutes

25 May 2022

Five tips for improving your employee retention!

The Great Resignation is upon us, job vacancies are at an all-time high, and focus has shifted to talent retention, as well as candidate attraction. Because of this, you will find me, and other writers in the space, bringing up the term ‘e...

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11 minutes

17 Mar 2022

Reference checking is not just about efficiency – it’s about...

  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 unders...

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9 minutes

10 Mar 2022

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 willin...

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8 minutes

3 Mar 2022

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 ma...

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10 minutes

22 Oct 2021

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 presen...

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10 minutes

28 Sep 2021

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 o...

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14 minutes

6 Aug 2021

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 ...

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10 minutes

23 Dec 2020

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 t...

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12 minutes

16 Dec 2020

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 ...

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12 minutes