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ERA backs Farmers sacking of retail department manager

Fae OsborneA 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 she used her staff discount to buy items for a family member. In a just released decision, the Employment Relations Authority ruled the department store was right [...]

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Managing Poor Performing Employees

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 too late and when it does arrive it can offer little more than pointing out the various clauses in company policy with which to pummel the employee. Early intervention [...]

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The five biggest mistakes that job seekers make on their applications

Simple mistakes can be the difference between having a job and not having a job.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 to the trouble to apply for a role that often a candidate, for the [...]

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Job Hunting tips – Applications and covering letters

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 experienced rivals. Many advertised roles are getting 100 plus applications and we have to be in the top 10 percent just to have the chance of an interview. A [...]

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