It can be a lengthy process to attract the right candidates and ultimately employ the right person for your business. But it is an important process to get right the first time, especially for a small business. To achieve this, you will want to ensure your entire recruitment and attraction process is sound and robust.
When hiring a new employee, it is common practice to include provision for a probation period in the offer of employment.
Some roles within your business might be covered by a modern award and it is important to know what your obligations are for those awards.
Business growth is great! However, a larger client base and more work requires more resources. Attracting and onboarding quality people with the right skills and experience who will work effectively within your team takes time, consideration and good planning.
Reference checks can be annoying.
You’ve already found the perfect candidate, they’ve accepted the role, you’re super keen for them to get started and really learn what makes your business tick. But doing reference checks is holding up the process.
You’re living the dream.
After all the time, money and pressure of starting your business, you’re now experiencing the kind of growth of which you’ve always dreamed.
When hiring a new employee, it is common practice to include provision for a probation period in the offer of employment. This is an initial period of employment, which offers both the employer and the new employee an opportunity to regularly review and formally discuss the role and its suitability.
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You might be feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of a vacancy in your business due to growth or maybe a resignation. However it is important to invest time in the recruitment and selection process to ensure you are attracting the best people and ultimately hiring the right person. A phone screen interview is an important part of that process.
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There is an art to writing a job advertisement.
You need to be clear about the role that you are hiring for, use language that applicants will understand and provide them with information that will leave them wanting to know more.
The employee induction program is the first real insight that a new employee will have into your business. Make the process engaging, welcoming and informative, and you’ll set you and your new employee up for success.
The program needs to encourage your new employee to imagine themselves in the business, learn about the organisation and connect with other employees. Here are five key items to include.