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Hot tips for recruitment for employers and job seekers

Hot tips for recruitment for employers and job seekers

We look at THOUSANDS of applications each year, we see the best of them, and the worst of them. You would be shocked and appalled at the things people will write on a covering letter ("Dear Sir" on a letter, when the ad says apply to Tina) and the mistakes that slip through on their resumes. You could be equally horrified at the mistakes that make it through onto an employer's ad on Seek! We've done a whip round the office to put together our Hot Tips on recruitment for employers and job seekers - the good, the bad and the ugly!

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When is bullying not bullying??

When is bullying not bullying??

From the 1st January 2014, employees who believe they have been bullied can apply directly to the Fair Work Commission for assistance. To prevent successful claims, it is now more important than ever to ensure that your policies are up to date, and most importantly that your employees are educated on what workplace bullying is, and also what it isn't!

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Resignations in the heat of the moment - a recipe for unfair dismissal

Resignations in the heat of the moment - a recipe for unfair dismissal

Imagine this scenario: You've got an underperforming employee, you book a meeting. During that meeting you address your areas of concern with their performance. You are clear, you give specific examples - you are ticking ALL of the performance management boxes. During this meeting your employee becomes increasingly agitated and upset, they aren't taking the feedback well. When it is their turn to respond to your concerns, they turn around and tell you... "I QUIT!!!!!" You acknowledge their resignation, then a week later you receive an unfair dismissal application. What?? They weren't dismissed?? They RESIGNED?? Read on to find out why resignations in the heat of the moment are not as simple as they seem...

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Redundacies & Christmas time - a bad mix for morale

Redundacies & Christmas time - a bad mix for morale

Like any major business change, the timing of redundancies is always critical. But redundancies at Christmas time is a major morale no-no and it's not just the Scrooge factor that needs to be considered!

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