How to decide the Criteria for the Role you need to Fill

How to decide the Criteria for the Role you need to Fill

For small businesses, it can be a tremendous challenge to identify the exact traits and characteristics that are needed from new employees. The best small business professionals are often those who can take care of multiple tasks and have skills in several areas. The ability to decide the criteria for the role you need to…

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How to use employee feedback strategically, to grow your business

How to use employee feedback strategically, to grow your business

All too often, employers wait until an employee is leaving until they ask them probing questions about how they feel about the company, the opportunities for advancement, office culture and benefits. Generally employees leave a workplace because of disengagement and dissatisfaction. By developing a system whereby employee feedback is utilised to respond to employees, its…

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Questions that will test whether a candidate is right for you

Questions that will test whether a candidate is right for you

Hiring the right team members is of paramount importance if you want your business to be successful. When trying to determine if a candidate is right for your business, asking the right questions can be critical to understanding their true character and whether or not they will fit in with the rest of the team. Here…

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‘If you think hiring professionals is expensive, try hiring amateurs’

‘If you think hiring professionals is expensive, try hiring amateurs’

This quote popular with recruitment agencies sums up the value of recruitment strategies to hire the right person for the right job in one short, snappy line.  BRW’s Fast 100 Survey cited the biggest frustration for business was staff recruitment and specifically finding the right people. And people are complicated. Hiring the wrong person is time…

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What is induction and how does it affect your bottom line?

What is induction and how does it affect your bottom line?

Staff recruitment is a lengthy, costly and time consuming process. A new employee is becoming a part of an existing group dynamic, corporate structure and culture. Don’t short change yourself by investing into the recruitment of a new business resource, by following up with a substandard staff induction process. Unfortunately, many companies spend more time…

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What’s involved in effective workforce planning?

What’s involved in effective workforce planning?

Workforce planning is far more complex and strategic than back-filling roles when an employee leaves or as the need arises. Ideally, the HR and Recruitment teams need to be involved in strategic business growth initiatives in order to align workforce planning to long-term business goals, according to Hudson RPO. Moreover, the process needs to be…

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Why you should be hiring millennials

Why you should be hiring millennials

Millennials tend to get a ‘bad rap’ in the press and are painted as high-maintenance job-hoppers. However, there are plenty of reasons as to why millennials are a great asset to your business.   According to Wikipedia, Millennials are the group of individuals born between the 80’s and early 2000’s . According to McCrindle, millennials make…

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Why do employees leave their jobs?

Why do employees leave their jobs?

Recruiters understand that hiring the right employees is only half the battle. The other half involves retaining them in a competitive environment. So why do employees generally leave their jobs? Historically it’s factors such as not liking their Manager, not seeing opportunities for promotion and growth or finding another role with a higher salary. A…

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