Author: Stacey Vale

04 Oct

Millennials! Do we still care?

By 2020, Millennials will account for over half of the world’s workforce. Research recommendations are divided, is adjusting our workplaces to engage millennials in a crowded and competitive employment market a good idea? Should we change our ways to meet this generations needs to perhaps enhance productivity and retention?  Do we care what Millennials stand

25 Sep

Are reference checks still a thing?

It’s a polarising topic, you either love them or hate them. Are reference checks in this digital world still worth the effort?  Is a social media scan and LinkedIn profile check enough? Reference check critics refuse to conduct them, believing they are the most frustrating part of the recruitment process, a tick and flick mere formality

06 Aug

What do we want? A triage for unfair dismissal claims…PLEASE!

For SME’s, the process of fighting a baseless unfair dismissal claim can be devastating to the business and the business owner. The time spent preparing a case, the stress involved in fighting it and the financial cost resulting from both of these often leave business owners with no other choice than to pay ‘go away’

15 May

It takes a village…and a lot less guilt

You’re a parent, you feel guilty taking personal leave to look after your sick children, don’t you? You see the looks your co-workers give you and you know they’re going to talk about you after you leave because the day care centre has called. Again. Why do we still feel like we are letting our

27 Apr

The Queen has done her succession planning…so should you!

Recently, the Queen publicly announced her greatest wish was for her son, Prince Charles to take her place on the throne as Head of the Commonwealth.  This in a basic sense is succession planning.  Before the need to take over, she has identified the next leader ensuring a smooth transition, planned and without fuss or

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