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Margot Gallagher

Writing a (legal!) job advertisement

Writing a (legal!) job advertisement
Optus featured in the news for all the wrong reasons last week, after placing a job advertisement seeking "Anglo Saxon" employees for its' Neutral Bay store (refer here for one of the news articles, this one from the ABC). As you might have expected, there was a public outcry and subsequently significant damage to the company, which is now in the p...
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Greg Mitchell

Are You Aware of Pre-Employment Obligations?

Are You Aware of Pre-Employment Obligations?
We've been providing our clients with a fair bit of recruitment support lately, so an article by John Wilson and Kieran Pender of Bradley Allen Love in the current edition of HRM (the official magazine of the Australian Human Resources Institute – yes, exciting stuff!), caught my attention. The authors make the valid point that, while most employer...
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Greg Mitchell

HR Compliance 101: What You Need To Know If You Are Engaging Others In Your Business

HR Compliance 101: What You Need To Know If You Are Engaging Others In Your Business
One of the key challenges for small business owners engaging others in the business is to understand and comply with legislative requirements. Here's the essential "HR stuff" you need to know: National Employment Standards: The National Employment Standards (NES) prescribe minimum terms and conditions of employment for those covered by the Fair Wor...
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Margot Gallagher

Why do the good employees leave? Engaging and keeping the “keepers”

Why do the good employees leave? Engaging and keeping the “keepers”
Have you ever wondered why it's the good people in your organisation who move on – yet the "dead wood" effectively quit and stay? Recognising and rewarding talent in your organisation – and engaging those people so that they want to help you succeed in business – is a critical competitive advantage that you possess and should harness. Step 1 is, of...
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Greg Mitchell

Recruiting Right - The Evidence

Recruiting Right - The Evidence
We are sometimes asked about "the evidence" to support our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People(c) Model (fair enough too!), so if you need some more information on Recruiting Right and having the best people work within your business then check out our latest infographic. Click on the image to view.

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Paul Hoppenbrouwer

Are Probation Periods Still Relevant?

Are Probation Periods Still Relevant?
Did you know that probationary periods of employment are no longer a key determinant of a terminated employee's right to lodge an unfair dismissal claim? Indeed, the key determinant is now whether or not the employee was still within their minimum employment period , as defined by the Fair Work Act, at the time of termination (6 months in the case ...
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Paul Hoppenbrouwer

The Humble Position Description

The Humble Position Description
The Position Description, otherwise known as a Job Description, Job Specification, JD, PD or JS is a humble document, often forgotten about altogether or at the very least, under-rated in terms of its value! Position Descriptions come in many forms - some are short and to-the-point, whereas others can be quite comprehensive and lengthy. Position De...
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Greg Mitchell

Recruiting Right: Why It's Important and Top Tips

Recruiting Right:  Why It's Important and Top Tips
In our first couple of blogs on the 8 Elements to Success thtough people we've taken a look at what we call the Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200" elements of our exclusive 8 Elements to Success through People© model - Clear Vision and Strategy and Effective Leadership. This blog looks at another key component of the model – Recruiting Right – an...
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Greg Mitchell

Q. WHY ARE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS A LOT LIKE POLITICIANS?

Q. WHY ARE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS A LOT LIKE POLITICIANS?
A. THEY ARE BOTH BORING BUT NECESSARY! ​I probably don't need to spend too much time convincing you that they are both pretty boring as far as topics of conversation go, but you may need a little more convincing that they (position descriptions at least), are necessary.  Put simply, a position description is a document which outlines the ...
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