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Employee Holiday Management

Managing your employees’ holidays can be a nightmare over the Christmas and New Year period. Whether it’s people not taking leave, taking too much leave or not taking it at the right time, the end of the year can often be the busiest time of the year for HR departments. Perhaps the biggest problem employers … Continued

Relationships In The Workplace

The recent revelations about Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s affair with one of his staffers has brought the issue of workplace relationships to the forefront of the Australian media’s attention. The government has gone as far as to ban all ministers from having relationships with staff members, and this has many people talking about relationship … Continued

How To Improve Your Interview Technique

Interviewing candidates for a job opening can be a time consuming and difficult process but it’s a vital one when it comes to the success of your business. Trying to figure out who is the most qualified for the job and who fits into the culture best can be tough when all you have to … Continued

Having Trouble Retaining Employees?

In the recent PWC CEO survey, CEOs from across the world highlighted “talent” as one of their business’ top 2 priorities. Getting the right people into your business and keeping them there will be a key factor in whether or not your business is successful. If you’re struggling to retain key talent, here are a … Continued

Components of a Performance Review

Set goals Setting goals is a key part of any performance review. It’s incredibly important that these goals are laid out early in the year and that the employee has a clear understanding of what those goals are and what the timeframe to achieve them in is. Conversation over Criticism The tone of the conversation … Continued

Key Elements of Strategic HRM Implementation

With 2018 almost here, it represents as good a time as any to critically examine your current HRM practices and plan for the 12 months ahead. But how exactly does a business undertake such evaluation? Whilst ultimately best practice techniques may vary from business to business, or industry to industry, the framework below provides a … Continued

Common HRM Mistakes Made By Startups

In a startup environment, it is easy to see why HRM can be so easily neglected. Long hours trying to get a business up and running, capital expenditure, talking with investors and suppliers, developing a growth strategy – the pressures can pile up and your human resources strategy can be pushed to the bottom of … Continued

Key to Business Success

There are many factors that are important when it comes to business success, however few are more important than the quality of your team. Aligning key competencies with job requirements is critical for business success – and never underestimate the significance of recruiting attitudes and behaviours to reinforce the culture of your team. There are … Continued

Is it legal to stipulate years of experience in a job ad?

When looking to bring on a new employee, it’s important that in-house and external processes are ethical and legal. To do this, it is critical to refer to the correct documents and to seek legal help when required or unsure. A recent discussion in the office resulted in the question being asked, ‘does stipulating that … Continued

Contractors solve both short-term and long-term problems

This is both a fact and a trend.   Fact: – In 2017 OCG has seen a steadily increasing demand to provide professionals on fixed term contracts in the following disciplines to address issues ranging through:     Finance & Administration: Accounting Management to accounts payable & Payroll specialists Supply Chain: Inventory Analyst, Procurement, S&OP … Continued