Candidates don’t realise that every interaction with a recruiter reveals something. Every email, phone call or face to face meeting is a golden opportunity for the recruiter to assess them.
Resignations come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
They can be planned or unplanned, civil or fiery, single or en masse, totally expected or head-shaking incomprehensible.
This month’s article is a bit of a departure from our usual newsletter. Usually I write articles for employers, covering some HR issue or other that is burning a hole in my brain at the time!
But this month, I thought I would write some Q&A for teenagers who are starting a job, whether it’s part-time or full-time. If you have teenagers, this may come in handy when they are looking for their first job, or feel free to forward this information to friends and family with teenagers. As an employer you may also find some of this information useful when employing a young person.
So, let’s get started…
“The Reference” sounds like it could be the title of a Grisham novel. I don’t promise the same suspense or entertainment! But this article is an important read if you are at all confused about giving a reference for a current or past employee.
You’ve decided to sell your business and there’s a seemingly endless list of things to think about… finances, assets, systems, risks and legal considerations. These are the nuts and bolts of the sale and purchase. But it’s important to also think about the “people” side of the process. What will it mean for your staff?
There seems to be a bit of a baby boom going on. Well, certainly with our clients! So, I thought I would start the year with an article about parental leave and how it affects employers.
Our most frequently asked questions about leave
Can employees text to say that they are sick? When can I request a doctor’s certificate? Is there a standard leave application form? For the answers to these questions…
Hiring the right staff is critical! A great hire can help make your business hum, a poor hire can be catastrophic for your business. Our 10 steps to a great hire can help you reduce the chances of a poor hire and if you need a little help then give us a call.
So what can you say?!
Have you ever been asked to give a reference for a staff member and just not felt quite comfortable doing so? You don’t want to say anything disparaging but you cannot in all honesty sing their praises so what do you do?