When to hire a CFO

6:37PM | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 |  As a business grows, it becomes important to make the right decision when hiring key staff such as a chief financial officer.

The Fair Work Act and casual staff – what you need to know

4:18PM | Tuesday, 23 April 2013 |  Hiring casual staff for the first time can be a legal minefield. Lawyers Paul Hardman and Ben Keenan from law firm Holding Redlich explain what you must do.

How can I convince key talent to work for me, rather than a larger rival?

4:34PM | Monday, 18 April 2011 |  You need to look at the talent you need in 12 months' time, from an operational perspective?

Should I hire specialists or all-rounders?

5:32PM | Wednesday, 9 May 2012 |  Like a good cricket captain, you have to select the best players in the right positions to beat your competition.

When hiring look at skills, not past jobs

4:10PM | Wednesday, 11 April 2012 |  We were looking at a pile of resumes the other day for a customer service job when my HR person stopped me from throwing another person on the “no” pile. Here’s why.

If you hire slow and fire fast, rethink your hiring process

3:24PM | Tuesday, 13 March 2012 |  After putting “hire slow and fire fast to the test yesterday, I've discovered that there is a better way.

Should I stick to generalities in interviews or do I need to quiz them on specifics of the roles?

11:25PM | Thursday, 3 November 2011 |  The starting point with any role you are going to recruit is to put a job analysis together.

How do I know it’s the right time to hire someone?

10:10PM | Monday, 3 October 2011 |  When you are a larger business, you will look back at this time and chuckle at these kind of decisions.

Employers failing the disability test, industry chief admits

9:08PM | Monday, 5 September 2011 |  Small businesses should help boost flagging workplace productivity by better utilising employees with disabilities, according to the chief executive of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

I’m looking to take on my first member of staff. Which area should my first hire be in?

6:57PM | Friday, 17 June 2011 |  Both roles have very different purposes so it is really up to you to decide what is more important initially.