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Category: Employment Foundations

4 Must Dos When Offering Employment


In this candidate short market it is tempting to get a new recruit on board quick fast. Inadvertently forgetting to do 4 things employment legislation requires during the recruitment process: 1. Give them a copy of their written employment agreement This is fairly self-explanatory; the key thing is to ensure the employment agreement complies with

Why Psychometric Assessments help Hire the Right Person


Psychometric assessments are the best crystal balls I’ve found in the hiring process. Clients often feedback a couple of months into their new hire’s employment “I can’t believe how spot on that psychometric assessment was”. The best psychometric assessments are based on what psychologist term ‘The Big Five Model’. As these can validly predict future

Does your Employment Agreement Comply with the new Employment Standards?

Employment Agreement

Did you know that since 1 April 2017 new employment standards must be reflected in the employment agreement for the following: Availability Clause for Agreed Hours of Work Cancellation of Shift Clause Secondary Employment Clause 1. Availability Clause for Agreed Hours of Work for the Employment Agreement “Zero-hour” contracts are now prohibited. What this means

Social Media – How to Manage Workers Use of Social Media

Social Media

Social media is here to stay as a business tool and its use continues to evolve. It brings its own benefits and risks to employers, managing reputation and confidentiality being the core risks. Workers can easily tap out some words in anger or frustration and post it before their brain has fully engaged, often not

Are they who they say they are? Pre-employment testing to the rescue

Employment Testing

Recruiting the right people is the first employment challenge. There are some tricks to the trade, one being pre-employment testing. Pre-employment testing helps verify whether the candidate is telling the truth. It helps you carry out the due diligence and choose the person that best fits the job. Bad hiring decisions can cost 1.5 to