Recruiting – setting yourself up for success

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2018 has started with a bang, infact it's flying by, and you are keen to get moving on all those fantastic plans and new ideas you have for your business and success, problem is, you haven’t got the right team in place – yet. Finding the right employees for your business can be a business itself. Recruiting well can be a real competitive advantage but when things don’t go smoothly the impact is substantial – disruption to your business, reduced productivity, patchy customer service plus the long-term costs asso
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The recruitment process is serious business! Now that you’ve made the decision you need to hire someone, you probably wish you could click your fingers and find the perfect person. Advertising the role, and shortlisting and interviewing candidates can be a time- consuming process which can be especially challenging for small business and franchise owners trying to run a business with limited resources. Once again, planning the process is paramount. The first thing you will need to decide is whether you are going to cond
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It’s a big decision to hire a new person to join your business so it’s imperative that you learn as much as possible about a potential candidate during the interview process. As an interview is typically for a limited period of time (opinions differ as to how long is ideal but a popular view is no longer than 45minutes) you need to use the time wisely. Once again, giving some thought to the process beforehand will stand you in good stead. Here are some things to consider: 1. An interview should not
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Recently HR Central facilitated a Bulk Recruiting evening for one of our Clients, a leading Telecommunications Store based in regional Victoria.  Our original recruitment process consisted of writing a job ad, posting the ad on Seek or alternative media, shortlisting, interviews, reference checking and offers, and while we experienced great success with this, we were finding the process to take longer than expecte
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Being patient with your recruitment is key. You will regret it if you rush through this process in order to get a bum in a seat!

Sometimes timing is in your favour and you have a candidate ready to jump in. You’re one of the lucky ones. Most recruitment is time consuming and often is difficult to get that perfect person. It is however my advice that patience is key as well as being prepared.

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Our first of many workshops to come...

Last night HR Central hosted the first of many workshops to educate our clients on different areas of Human Resources.  Knowledgeable and talented HR Specialist, Leisa Rennie ran the first workshop on ‘Successful Recruitment Principles.’  Workshop attendees learnt all about Equal Employment Opportunity framework, recruitment strategies, job analysis & advertisement, how to shortlist candidates, how to run an interview, how to use psychometric testing, re
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Recruiting new staff quickly often leads to hiring mistakes, and these are very expensive to clean up.  Staff turnover also has an impact on the morale of remaining employees and your business' employment brand. HR Central Specialist, Emily Manley writes in the the Sydney Morning Herald, Small Business article, some considerations to keep in mind when hiring new staff:
  • Look within your existing team
  • Focus on attitude, not just on skills
  • Don't rely on just one assessment method - t
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