What is unfair dismissal – and what isn’t?

‘Unfair dismissal’ is a familiar term in the world of work. But what actually constitutes as unfair? As an employer, it’s important to know where you stand legally and the steps you can take to ensure dismissals are fair and reasonable. Benjamin Baumgarten, a...

How do I decide the right number of interviews?

A well-planned interview process is a key part of identifying the right person for a role. Interviews allow you to uncover the information you need to confidently choose a candidate – but they’re also time-consuming and take key management staff away from day-to-day...

Is it illegal to give a bad reference?

Sometimes you just can’t give a glowing reference – but here’s what you need to consider legally. Not every employee leaves a company on the best terms, and sometimes managers just aren’t able to give glowing references for underperforming staff. But there...

When you should look beyond a bad interview

The interview is key to any hiring process. But if a candidate doesn’t interview well, should you automatically reject them? What should you look out for when a candidate does badly during an interview?  Relying on the interview alone to make a hiring decision is...

Why mentoring new employees is great for business

Having a trusted mentor can make the world of difference to a new employee – but mentorship can bring plenty of benefits to a business as well. No matter the size of your organisation, here’s what to look out for when identifying potential mentors and developing a...

How to identify your staffing needs to grow your business

With a new financial year upon us, businesses are busy with planning for the year ahead. But while focussing on compliance and results, don’t forget to plan for the most important asset of all: your people. Having a well-planned people strategy is essential for a...

8 smart hacks for businesses at tax time

Tax time can be daunting and stressful for business owners, but there are key ways to help take the pain out of the end of the financial year. We ask experts to name the top hacks that can save businesses money and time, and make the most of efficiency, staff and tax...

The questions recruiters need to ask hiring managers

Understanding just what kind of candidate a client is looking for is essential for any recruiter. Gaining that understanding comes down to asking the right questions. We’ve asked two recruitment experts to share the key questions they ask hiring managers before...

How to talk about mental health in the workplace

Having a job that you enjoy and find fulfilling can have a hugely positive impact on your personal life. On the other hand, if you dread going to work, you’re constantly stressed and feel that you have little support, your job can take a huge mental toll. According to...