The SME’s Guide to Hiring, Part 2: The Interviews

  Your job ad is running and the applications are flowing in fast. The idea of finding the right candidate amongst that vast pile of CVs and cover letters can certainly seem overwhelming!   Luckily, if you do these next crucial steps correctly, you’ll find narrowing down the candidate pool isn’t quite as difficult or stressful as it first appears. …

The SME’s Guide to Hiring, Part 1: The Hunt

  Preparing to hire a new employee is an exciting step forward. This is particularly true for smaller organisations; it feels like welcoming a new person into the family, rather than adding another cog to the machine.   But alongside this excitement comes pressure. Recruitment is an important process – one that can be detrimental to get wrong. When a …

Cyber Risk – Real things for business to know and do

  The Australian Cyber Security Strategy launched by the Federal Government last month sees many organisations, large and small, renewing their focus on cyber risk. Our guest blog this week, by Morgan Sloper, Co Founder and Executive Director of InScope Consulting Group, looks at practical considerations (including people strategy and the use of assessments) for businesses seeking to mitigate their …

Grasping Smoke: Defining the Gig Economy and its HR Implications

  Anna Travis, PhD from Columbia University said recently “There is a fatigue settling in among management literature readers with the ‘future of work’ prophesies. The topic, along with ‘generations at work’ and the elusive ‘employee engagement’ is the ever moving target for HR.’   Every few months, it seems that new buzzwords emerge: new challenges that HR must prepare …