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It’s Great to be an Employer
I decided a celebration of the good things about being an employer was in order. These things apply whether you own your own business or you manage someone else’s business. I am often asked why anyone would want to work in HR – with a clear implication that it involves a lot of unpleasant ‘stuff’ no-one likes doing. This is...
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First Impressions Count
Organisations generally invest significant amounts of time on the recruitment process to fill vacancies, plus checking the credentials of the preferred candidate and getting them signed up. After investing all that time and money it’s important to get your new employee off to a good start. It may be timely to review your induction process, or if you don’t really...
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The art of letting go
When the time comes for employees to make a change and resign their employment it generally occurs under a shroud of secrecy. People go to great lengths to ensure their current employer is the last to know. This isn’t an ideal scenario for any of the parties. The employee has to sneak away to interviews, they can’t use the current...
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The Value of Longevity
I started working in HR a long time ago – I won’t say how many years because it ages me. Back then it was very common to have benefits in employment agreements to recognise length of service. There was long service leave, salary scales with automatic increments based on service, generous service-based redundancy formulae, extra annual leave after so many...
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Show Me The Money
After a long period of low inflation and low wage and salary rises pressure is building in the remuneration market. There are a number of factors having an impact, most of which have featured prominently in the media. The new Government’s pledge to increase the minimum wage will be good news for those on low wages and will undoubtedly also...
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Are You a Good Leader?
If you are a business owner or manager you are responsible for leading others in pursuit of the organisation’s success. Whether it’s a small business with a few employees or a large entity with multiple divisions, if you are the leader of a team you are having an impact on a daily basis by what you do, or don’t do....
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Don’t downplay the power of the Pen
We talk about the pen being mightier than the sword. Of course these days it wouldn’t be a pen it would be a keyboard, but it’s the same notion of the power of the written word. We in HR are sometimes accused of being bureaucratic pen-pushers, smothering people in layers of agreements, letters, forms and file notes. Naturally we have...