You need to put together a case you can swear by – under oath, in a court of law.
There are a few things you need to get right if you want to recruit an employee who has just returned from a holiday.
Before you pick a timeframe, let your team have a go at setting their own goals – you are more likely to achieve “buy-in”.
When it comes to setting up an interview, you should trust your gut instinct. However, before you begin the process, there is something else you need to look into.
When accessing practical skills through an interview process, it is essential to include some form of practical testing.
The moment you employ staff, you are obliged to manage them. After all, the behaviour you accept is the behaviour you approve.
While theory and training have their purpose, leadership is a skill you predominantly learn from experience.
Age is an important factor to consider when trying to get a temp worker excited about a role that might not be especially glamorous.
It really is unforgivable in this day and age to have gender pay inequity in a small business.
You must communicate that you appreciate his enthusiasm but unbridled enthusiasm is dangerous and can be confusing for clients and workmates.
I’m pretty sure that a member of my staff has taken sickies on a few days. How should I handle this?
You should handle it head on -- directly, but with research done first.
Should I draw up a code of conduct for staff? It feels like a bit too much of a hassle, but will it come back to bite me if I don’t?
The simple answer is YES, you should.
An owner getting “pissed off” about anything isn’t a good look. Lead and others follow.
One of the greatest myths of our time is that “all staff seek career progression”. They do not. What they seek is development.
I’m a bit confused over the definitions of sole trader, independent contractor and freelancer. Help!
One of the most important pitfalls to avoid when it comes to categorising your workers is ‘sham contracting.’ So beware!
The answer depends on the company. There’s no cookie cutter solution, I’m afraid.
Gen Y will really respond to being engaged. Barking orders and expecting immediate respect will be a big turn off. Respect from Gen Y is earned not automatic.
You need to seek someone with the right attitude for your business, not just for today but also for the future.
Having your people come back and set refreshed objectives is a great way to start a new calendar year.
This is no doubt an incredibly difficult time for this employee. To have an employer who is open to being adaptive to their personal needs would mean a great deal.