Vicki Crowe


I’ve got a staff member who is consistently late. Help!

9:50PM | Tuesday, 6 September 2011 |  It is time to have a critical conversation to address her behaviour.

How can I poach an employee from a competitor?

6:53PM | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 |  Do your homework beforehand – trying to poach staff can become very costly if it doesn't work out.

What non-monetary bonuses can I offer my staff?

12:00AM | Friday, 21 December 2012 |  If you're on a tight budget, there are still a number of ways you can reward your staff.

Can I show up at a competitor's Christmas party and poach their staff?

12:00AM | Friday, 14 December 2012 |  While you might get into legal trouble by turning up to private events uninvited, using social media to poach staff has never been easier.

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.

What are the key things I need to cover off in a staff performance review?

10:47PM | Friday, 7 October 2011 |  Rather than being a destructive process, a performance review should be constructive, allow for two-way conversation and focus on output.

Is there any particular secret to being a good manager?

8:52PM | Monday, 15 August 2011 |  With a massive talent shortage, the “you’re lucky to have a job” type of management approach just doesn’t cut it any longer.

What interview techniques I should be using?

5:52PM | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 |  Thanks to the internet, candidates are savvy, well rehearsed and armed with prepared answers and their sales success stories. So it’s time to get back to basics.

Two of my members of staff are having an affair. What should I do about it?

5:29PM | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 |  With workplace relationships on the rise, it’s important to ensure you have comprehensive internal policies and procedures in place.

I’ve taken on my first member of staff. Should I try and be best friends with her, or keep a professional distance?

3:02AM | Wednesday, 30 March 2011 |  While it is critically important to maintain a friendly, pleasant and open environment, it doesn’t mean you need to be everyone’s BFF.