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  1. Hi, Here are some non discriminatory ways to...

    Hi,

    Here are some non discriminatory ways to screen online applicants while still making sure that business requirements are met.

    1. Make sure your advertising specifies all essential tasks...
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    Hi Cottoneyes, Perhaps going to the media and...

    Hi Cottoneyes,

    Perhaps going to the media and naming/shaming your employer without revealing your identity might also be good. I think it's time that the legitimate HR and management...
  3. Hi, I don't know much about Employers First,...

    Hi,

    I don't know much about Employers First, but it doesn't sound independent to me. It's clear why the managers in your organisation want you to use them. Perhaps you need to look for someone...
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    Hi, I agree that flexible work practices...

    Hi,

    I agree that flexible work practices should be in place, but should include all workers. Additionally, we should be looking to train and develop people from an early age so they develop the...
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    Hi, I generally agree with the responses so...

    Hi,

    I generally agree with the responses so far.

    I feel a great HR practitioner needs to apply a strategic framework in everything they do, even in operational/functional areas. I also think...
  6. Hi, If the employee's performance has always...

    Hi,

    If the employee's performance has always been excellent and the child is thankfully being shipped off to school next year, then I think you should do what you can to keep them, as the issues...
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    Hi Emz, I agree with Belinda's suggestion that...

    Hi Emz,

    I agree with Belinda's suggestion that you try Uni/TAFE websites. I just want to add to this by suggesting you attend their career fares/expos, as they give you the chance to meet the...
  8. Hi, I haven't worked in retail before however...

    Hi,

    I haven't worked in retail before however I worked in a customer sercice environment before my career in HR.

    I generally agree with both responses here, but you might also want to consider...
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    Hi Emz, I don't know any specific company that...

    Hi Emz,

    I don't know any specific company that support employees to quit smoking however, I think it's a really good idea to provide something like this as part of your health/wellness program.
    ...
  10. Hi, Unfortunately, our profession is still...

    Hi,

    Unfortunately, our profession is still treated like back office junk by many executives and the business community at large. The human element is still not seen as mission critical, which is...
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    Hi Rosalie, Perth is far more broad minded...

    Hi Rosalie,

    Perth is far more broad minded than Queensland, and we do not refer to people from other states as Mexicans. However, like most places there are still people who employ Australians...
  12. Hi All, If you're looking for short courses in...

    Hi All,

    If you're looking for short courses in employment law, your local Chamber of Commerce may be able to help.

    Good luck and hope you enjoy your new lives in Australia.



    Cheers...
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    Poll: Hey Mark, Great to hear your company has a...

    Hey Mark,

    Great to hear your company has a presence on Facebrook. it will certainly help your company to try and manage it's reputation in a positive way. After all, given today's technology,...
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    Hi, Before you draft the new contract, perhaps...

    Hi,

    Before you draft the new contract, perhaps you might want to put some real benefits into it, which will only be available after signing. You shoud explain the benefits to staff to get them on...
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    Developing Performance Management Systems

    Hi Emmaw,

    When done properley (with plenty of time and resources invested), Performance Management Systems are multi-tiered.

    Generally speaking, performance should be measured and managed at...
  16. Hi Ironclad, Wow, perhaps you might want to...

    Hi Ironclad,

    Wow, perhaps you might want to consider some form of legal action for lost income and any other effects this has had on you. Perhaps some media involement might help too. It sound...
  17. Hi HRinAustralia, Sorry I should have...

    Hi HRinAustralia,

    Sorry I should have clarified this in my previous post.

    My contact with former managers has always gone beyond the need for references. I only stay in touch with those who...
  18. Hi Jobseeking, Might I suggest that from now...

    Hi Jobseeking,

    Might I suggest that from now on, whether you undertake paid work, volunteering, or work experience, that you discuss the issue of referees with your managers.

    I maintain contact...
  19. Hi Mary-Leigh, I too am looking at changing...

    Hi Mary-Leigh,

    I too am looking at changing jobs and would like to know if there are any good agencies in Perth who are reliable and who work with HR people.


    Cheers
    Michaela
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    Heidi, I have to agree with Kevin on this one....

    Heidi,

    I have to agree with Kevin on this one.

    I have a 15 year old miniature poodle whom I'm very close to. Luckily he doesn't need full time care, but he does have his ailments.


    Cheers...
  21. Hi BriscoSearch, Sorry if I sound like I'm...

    Hi BriscoSearch,

    Sorry if I sound like I'm insulting your industry - I'm just stating the things that others have reported to me. This does not mean there are no good companies in this industry....
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    Hi Margot, I work in an organisation covered...

    Hi Margot,

    I work in an organisation covered by the WA Minimum Conditions of Employment Act. Genreally the Industrial Relations Commission (at least here in WA) only recognises the first 3 months...
  23. Hi Polly, This looks quite good. However I'd...

    Hi Polly,

    This looks quite good. However I'd be careful about terminating someone just for not following reasonable directions. You usually have to go through a performance management process...
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    Hi All, I agree that networking is a great...

    Hi All,

    I agree that networking is a great idea - except Perth does not appear to have many opportunities around.

    :)

    Cheers
    Michaela
  25. Hi, I agree with Mark about the insurance...

    Hi,

    I agree with Mark about the insurance issue, which you need to check out. However I'm not sure about the 'communicable diseases' part. Although babies and very young children do appear to...
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