Vintage hiring

Seasonal employment should be tackled in much the same way as any other hiring process but getting it wrong can prove expensive and, more critically, negative on the business. Finding people who have the abilities to perform the required tasks and the personality traits to fit well with the values of senior management and the […]

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3 Quick Tips on Attracting the Right Candidates with Job Ads

Don’t leave candidates in the dark when applying for an advertised position. If your job ad is only describing the role in question, you are not giving the candidate the full story. When candidates are applying for a role, they are also applying to join a community. What does that community look like and is […]

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Independent contractor or employee?

The following extract is from the article Independent contractor, Labour Hire Worker or Employee? First published in the Wine & Viticulture Journal, November/December 2015. Author Sarah Hills EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR Just because a person wishes to be engaged as a contractor, has an ABN number and you enter into an agreement calling them an ‘independent […]

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How to Make Your Job Postings Seem Exciting

Employment Crossing outlines key elements that can make your job postings more successful by making them more exciting to job seekers. Source: http://www.employmentcrossing.com/ Graphic Appeal The Internet is a graphic medium. Sometimes, we in the HR business do not always remember the impact that the simple page layout can have on job seekers. And it is different […]

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How to: write a stand-out job description

Source: Grapegrower & Winemaker, January 2015, Emilie Reynolds THERE has been an article circulating the internet recently, which discussed the influx of ridiculous and over-complicated job titles. A lifeguard position had been advertised as a ‘wet leisure attendant’, while a vacant spot in a local school canteen called out for an ‘education centre nourishment consultant’. […]

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Get the interview process right – Part 3

Source: Grapegrower & Winemaker, November 2014, Stephanie Timotheou How can a candidate ‘nail’ their interview? Christian Campanella, Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ global HR Director:  Interviews can be nerve-racking but it’s really important you use this as an opportunity to give your interviewer an insight into your personality. This will help your interviewer get an understanding of […]

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Get the interview process right – Part 2

Tips to make sure you invest in the right candidate for your business Source: Grapegrower & Winemaker, November 2014, Stephanie Timotheou What does a candidate’s body language tell you? Christian Campanella (CC), Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ global HR Director: Body language is an important part of the interview. It can say a lot about you. Used with the […]

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CEOs call for focus on equal pay as gender reporting data exposes widespread inaction

New data released on the 29th of September 2014 by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) shows almost three quarters of Australian employers haven’t taken steps to ensure they pay women and men fairly.  73.7% of organisations have never done a gender pay gap analysis, and less than one in five have done a gender […]

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The Looming Talent Crisis: Research Shows Companies Unprepared for Future of Work

New Study by Oxford Economics and SAP Finds Companies Lack Strategy and Solutions to Engage and Manage an Increasingly Global, Diverse and Contingent Workforce. MORE Source: Virtual-Strategy Magazine

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Pre-employment screening can help you avoid hiring the wrong candidate

By Aoife Gallagher-Watson, CBP Lawyers (Source: Australian Forests & Timber News, November 2014) PRUDENT EMPLOYERS can conduct checks of a candidate’s references, qualifications, police/criminal background, litigious conduct and credit history prior to making a job offer. However, it is important to ensure that your screening process complies with the Australian Privacy Principles, anti-discrimination legislation and state […]

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