News

Dealing with Stress as a Manager
Dealing with Stress as a Manager

By Steve Evans on Mar 03, 2021

From developing your team to making your own tough decisions, being a manager naturally comes with a lot of stress. The days when you can sit back and relax are rare. Instead, you may find yourself rushing from one project to the next, sometimes working with employees who are unpleasant, unmotivated, or disengaged. Here’s how you can deal with all the stress and keep your career and your life on track.

Read more
Should You Hire an Overqualified Candidate?
Should You Hire an Overqualified Candidate?

By Steve Evans on Feb 17, 2021

A changing workforce has left many highly qualified professionals out of the job market. But are these candidates too qualified, or could they be the right people for the job? Asking the right questions can help alleviate hesitation and avoid pitfalls, while potentially onboarding some major talent and experience to your team.

Read more
How to Work with a Square Peg, Round Hole Employee
How to Work with a Square Peg, Round Hole Employee

By Steve Evans on Feb 10, 2021

Cohesion is incredibly valuable in any working environment, but when a team member simply doesn’t fit, what is the best way to manage this? Asking the right questions and working to strengthen the fit can make a big difference to employee satisfaction and company cohesion.

Read more
Should Your Pay Policy Be More Transparent?
Should Your Pay Policy Be More Transparent?

By Steve Evans on Feb 02, 2021

Many candidates say they want employers to be more open about salaries. But does transparency help to drive equality, or does it mean greater challenges that can alienate staff? Explore the pros and cons around salary silence.

Read more
Why Team Building Doesn't Work in Tough Economic Times
Why Team Building Doesn't Work in Tough Economic Times

By Steve Evans on Jan 26, 2021

Hilary Briggs shines a timely light into the perplexing subject of whether to invest in Team Building during tough economic times, and recommends an effective approach to match budgets and circumstances

Read more
Managing Counter Offers
Managing Counter Offers

By Steve Evans on Jan 14, 2021

Managing candidate counter-offers can be tricky business. Check out these tips from Tara Waterman, Talent Manager at Principle People, to find out the best ways to successfully anticipate and manage counter-offers throughout the recruitment process.

Read more
Retain Your Firm’s Accounting Superstars This Christmas
Retain Your Firm’s Accounting Superstars This Christmas

By Giles Pearson on Dec 10, 2020

    Trent McLaren says the best way to understand how to retain your staff or keep them engaged is to understand the reasons why employees leave. It’s unrealistic to expect someone to stay with the same job...

Read more
Assessing Candidate Commitment
Assessing Candidate Commitment

By Steve Evans on Nov 25, 2020

We’ve recently been hearing more and more about the topic of “candidate commitment” from clients who are dealing with candidates pulling out of final-stage selection processes.  You know who I mean; the can...

Read more
Adding Microsoft Excel Testing To Your Hiring Process
Adding Microsoft Excel Testing To Your Hiring Process

By Steve Evans on Nov 18, 2020

A long time ago, when working as a Personnel Officer, I would meet a departmental manager several times a year to help her interview candidates for admin roles.   One of her ‘absolute must-haves’ for the ro...

Read more
risk image
What Matters To Candidates Now? Securing Top Talent In A Cautious Market

By Steve Evans on Nov 10, 2020

With the working lives of so many impacted by COVID-19, it’s understandable that candidates’ priorities are changing too. Notably, job security has emerged as a strong focus for candidates. In fact, 2 in 3 ...

Read more
Salary image
Why Paying A Competitive Salary Is Important

By Steve Evans on Nov 04, 2020

Wages may be classed as an operating expense, but like any good investment, strong staff salaries can deliver healthy returns. Your business may have a great product or service but the true strength of the ...

Read more
Recjection
How To Reject A Candidate

By Steve Evans on Oct 28, 2020

All too often, when candidates apply for roles, they are never contacted if they are unsuccessful. This can leave them feeling annoyed, especially if they have devoted their time and energy to attend interv...

Read more