Browsing Archive: March, 2012

7 tips for better interviewing technique

Posted by Kirsty Peters on Thursday, March 22, 2012,


With the employment market in Sydney so tight - I often get asked to help my clients with recruitment. My clients are typically small-medium businesses – where a single bad hire can have really damaging financial consequences.

I like to work (coach) my clients to build these sorts of hiring competencies within their organization - and what I often notice is that hiring managers have usually had next to no training on interview technique at all.

Interviewing is a skill that can be taught...


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Handling Sexual Harassment at Christmas

Posted by Kirsty Peters on Monday, March 19, 2012,

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Christmas is-a-comin' - and we all like to throw a good staff party. All too often, however, businesses just don't understand the risks and liabilities they themselves run if sexual harassment occurs at a work function. The basic tips below should help to clear things up - and give some practical ideas to follow. Of course - you can always contact me - although I may need an invite to the party ... just to make sure you're doing everything properly :-)


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Five Tips for Starting new staff

Posted by Kirsty Peters on Monday, March 19, 2012,

2012 is here, and hopefully you've got big plans to grow your business - I know I have! One of the most common issues I notice working with growing businesses is there seems to be no process in place for on-boarding new staff. I can help you put in place some simple, effective processes that really make a difference to how fast your team ramps up.   


 

1. Introduce them to your most senior managers

Introducing a new employee to seni...


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The importance of Position Descriptions

Posted by Kirsty Peters on Monday, March 19, 2012,

SO - do you have up-to-date, clear Position Descriptions (PD) for every role? Really? Honestly? If you don’t – how can you be sure that your people are working on the things your business needs them to be working on? With your people likely being your highest variable cost – can you really afford to be duplicating tasks, or leaving gaping holes? 

Do Position Descriptions really matter that much? 
 

· Role clarity:  Employees want to...


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