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Trial Periods v. Work Tests

Posted by denise on 19 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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What is the difference between a trial period and a work test?  Two recent ERA cases highlight that employers are still confused by the application of trial periods and are unsure about how to use a pre-employment work test.  Pre-employment work tests are common practice  in many industries; hospitality, retail, hairdressing.  Many are entered into verbally with no written evidence that both parties acknowledge it is a work test. 

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Engage for Success

Posted by denise on 28 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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Recent research out of the UK reveals  a renewed focus on employee engagement as the country digs itself out of the mire of the GFC. 

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2013 : New Year : New Goals

Posted by denise on 7 January 2013 | 0 Comments

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2013, a new year.  A period of reflection as we kick off the old and move into the new :  What was great, what wasn’t so great, what would have been better?  It’s a time for personal goal setting and what you need to do differently to meet those goals. 

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Norman Schwarzkopf : Leadership Lessons

Posted by Denise on 1 January 2013 | 0 Comments


General  Norman ‘Stormin Normin’ Schwarzkopf died  on 27 December 2012.  General Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, successfully driving out Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991.  

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