Jan 10

ERA backs Farmers sacking of retail department manager

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A former Farmers’ Department Store employee is devastated after being fired for abusing staff discount privileges, and still denies she was in the wrong despite an Employment Relations Authority ruling against her. West Auckland resident Fae Osborne was sacked from her department manager role at LynnMall’s Farmers store after the company investigated claims…

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Aug 18

Managing Poor Performing Employees

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Introduction : Talk to just about any manager and they will have a tale of woe about a current or past employee who drove them insane by not doing their job properly and proved devilishly hard to remove from their employment. All to often the HR advice that managers get is asked for…

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Jul 14

Advertise Your HR Training Course Here

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Advertise your HR related training course here for only $2 per week (plus gst). For that you get a full page with all your course and contact information with links back to your website. Training courses are also regularly rotated to feature on our home page. To find out more or sign up…

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Jun 30

The five biggest mistakes that job seekers make on their applications

Posted by Dave Griffith

With a tight job market and candidate pools for individual roles rising fast, it is surprising that so many applicants are making the same old mistakes and a few new ones. As recruitment professionals we process hundreds of applications and the trends in mistakes are alarmingly consistent. It is disappointing that after going…

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Jun 28

Aussie survey says men are bigger networkers than women

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LinkedIn, a global professional web-based networking site, has studied the details of men and women across a range of industries and looked at the ratio of their online connections. Of their two million Australian users, they found that men tend to have more online connections than women. However, there were particular professions and…

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Aug 30

Job Hunting Tips – The Interview

Posted by Dave Griffith

The recruiting manager is on the phone. That means you have cleared the application hurdle and made it to the next stage. But they haven’t just rung up to chat, they want to check out your personality and how you express yourself. Words on paper tell only so much. They will ask basic…

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Aug 28

Tips for writing a winning CV

Posted by Dave Griffith

When it comes to putting your Curriculum Vitae together, cheap CV writer software can be a tempting option. It is useful especially if you are not a word processing genius. One of the dangers though is with most people using it there is a certain sameness about the layout of much of the…

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Aug 25

Job Hunting tips – Applications and covering letters

Posted by Dave Griffith

With the employment market still tight getting your application over the first hurdle in the human resources department is a serious challenge. As recently as 18 months ago we only needed a pulse to get an interview. Now we have to find a way to rise above a swag of well qualified and…

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