Recruiting – the selection process

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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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Recently one of my Clients called me and asked “How can we turn our toxic culture into a positive, when we have existed with a bad one for so long?”  It’s a common problem, and one that if not rectified can have major ramifications for your business.  So what happens when the culture in your busin
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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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Please note that this is information from the previous year.  If you are wanting information regarding public holidays for the remainder of this year (2018) and January next year (2019).  Please click here. As you know, Christmas and New Year public holidays fall on different days of the week each year.  Because of this, there is a question around which public holidays are genuine public holidays for penalty rate pu
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With the Silly Season fast approaching, many businesses are now readying themselves for the end of year festivities and a well-earned break. Work pressures can decrease and people tend to be more relaxed as we head to the end of the year.  But, with the jingle of bells there can be staff problems relating to a multitude of things, such as inappropriate behaviour at the Christmas party, a careless Social Post, and a big one - too many employees taking holidays at the same time, leaving your business unde
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HR Central is often asked questions about annual leave so here here are a few of the top Annual Leave - FAQs asked of us:

Q1.  Who is entitled to annual leave?

All employees (except for casuals).  This is an entitlement which comes from the National Employment Standards (NES) which applies to all Australians.

Q2.  How much annual leave is an employee entitled to?

Full-time and Part-time employees are entitled to 4 weeks, calculated on a pro rata basis.  However, this may vary if your employees are s
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Oprah Winfrey says, “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the light inside yourself.”   A mentor is someone who has experience and wisdom in bucket loads and can help you in navigating the corporate jungle without getting downtrodden or disheartened.  Whether you are a new employee or a CEO, having a good mentor will help you not only advance and excel in your career, but also achieve more positivity in
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The 8th to the 14th of October in 2017 is Mental Health Week.  This in combination with World Mental Health day on the 10th of October, may have you wondering how do you deal with Mental Illness in the workplace? As a manager, employer, or business owner it is  likely that over the course of your career you will have to supervise an employee that has mental illness. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, one in five Australians are affected by mentaContinue Reading
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Public Holidays can be a nightmare for some employers!   What do you pay your staff? How do you roster your staff? HR Central often gets questions around public holidays and here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions.

1. What do I have to pay employees who work on public holidays?

Employees get paid at least their base rate for all hours worked on a public holiday and an extra public-holiday rate. The exact rate that you must pay to your employees varies depending on the agreement or awar
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