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Interviews – a necessary evil?

Sometimes, even HR struggle when they are on the other side of the interview table.  Interviews are stressful, not many of us enjoy the experience, but they are unfortunately a necessary evil. Whilst many people prepare for questions they might be asked, they often neglect preparing for questions to ask. This is a critical mistake in your job search process, as asking good questions at…

How Expensive is it to Replace Someone?

Have you ever worked out how much it costs to replace a member of staff?   I have, and I can tell you it’s expensive. Cost of Turnover Calculator When calculating the cost we often forget to take into account some of the hidden costs such as; needing to have a contractor to fill in, the time it takes in writing an advertisement, how many hours…

Manners & Honesty Matter

Manners & Honesty Matter This week I observed a couple of situations which made me think more deeply about manners and why it’s so important in the workplace.  Let me tell you about the first situation. I observed one of my team grappling with the inauthenticity of a candidate that he placed into a role, or at least thought he had!  The candidate met the…

Age and Finding a New Job

Age and Finding a New Job As a ‘mature age’ worker, I get extremely frustrated with the stereotypes that are associated with people of my generation about our lack of ability or worth to employers.  A recent study led by Melbourne University found three themes emerge when employing older workers. Older workers were referred to as ‘rusty’ – really rusty?  I’d like someone to say…