Human Resources

How to handle candidate regret

Have you ever experienced candidate regret? You know, you accept a role only to realise that the work doesn’t exactly enthral you. Sound familiar? Research indicates that candidate regret is experienced by as many as 35% of employees and of those people, one-third plan to leave their role within 12-months. So, as an employer, what […]

What to expect when you’re expecting overtime

Can you ask salaried employees to work reasonable additional hours and what constitutes as *reasonable*? Is it actually a case of *too bad, so sad* OR are there legit rules you need to abide by? Our resident expert, Lisa has some answers. Employees can be asked to work reasonable overtime, however, to be considered as […]

Understanding long service leave

It’s the three little words employees love to hear… LONG. SERVICE. LEAVE. Yes, it marks a time in an employee’s career when their service and loyalty lands them some well deserved time away from the office. But, do you understand how long service leave (LSL) works? Our HR Manager, Lisa has some tips to help […]

Lifting the lid on job myths

Let’s talk about job hunting myths. Often disguised as fact, the truth is they can really hold you back on the job front. What do we mean? We’ll let our resident expert, Joy lift the lid on this one. Apply for as many jobs as possible :: While it is admirable to be keen and […]

Shutting down over Easter? What you need to know

With only 30 days until Easter, the countdown is officially on! Is your business planning to shut down over this period? And if yes, do you know your obligations with staff leave? Our HR Manager, Lisa has some answers to help. Whether or not an employee can be directed to take annual leave during a […]

Staying “ghost-free” in the recruitment world

Have you ever experienced ghosting when recruiting for a role in your business? The fact is, it’s becoming more common for candidates to break off all communication at some stage of the recruitment process; ignoring phone calls and emails and putting you back to square one. So, in a hiring world where talent shortages in […]

Apprenticeships: Understanding employer obligations

If your business hires apprentices then you will know that awards and registered agreements can have specific entitlements or rules that apply to their employment. These can cover anything from training to overtime and even pay increases. So, when covering training costs what happens if an apprentice is not making satisfactory progress? Is it a […]

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