Leading a High Value-Creating Team

Any team in an organisation should be defined by their purpose, not their members. If your teams can identify their purpose and create value, they can pass that on to their customers and clients.   In our first episode of the HR Think Tank podcast, we spoke to Sarit Vandegraaff, a highly experienced organisational coach and facilitator […]

Everything You Need To Know For Conducting A Comprehensive Reference Check

Everything You Need To Know For Conducting A Comprehensive Reference Check

The reference check questions that you ask can be very helpful for the hiring process. They can help you work out if a potential employee will be an excellent fit and whether their previous work performance is in line with your needs and expectations. It’s quite normal when you’re reviewing candidates to want to make […]

6 Reasons Why Not Using Pre-Employment Screening Makes Your Business Vulnerable

6 Reasons Why Not Using Pre Employment Screening Makes Your Business Vulnerable

Most employers know they need to conduct some form of pre-employment screening. Some introduce a comprehensive employment screening framework while others are haphazard in their approach. If you fall in the latter or don’t conduct any pre-employment screening during your hiring process, then your business is vulnerable to negative financial, legal and cultural risks.  Whether […]

The Value Of Pre-Screening Your Job Applicants

The Value Of Pre-Screening Your Job Applicants

Pre-screening applicants is a quick and effective way to scope a candidate’s skills and qualities – before you even meet them. The benefits of pre-screening can be a reduction in poor hiring choices and employee turnover, fostering enhanced workplace safety and security. A comprehensive pre-screen enables top-quality candidates to progress.  It saves time as interviews […]

Why Reference Checks Hold Their Value

Why Reference Checks Hold Their Value

For many, 2020 has been a year of challenges and rapid change. Industries have had new ways of working thrust upon them. The talent acquisition process has been impacted. More people are searching for jobs, yet some roles remain unfilled. Amid this flurry of activity, it pays to be mindful and mitigate risk. Don’t forget […]

How To Build Teams That Thrive In Any Environment

How To Build Teams That Thrive In Any Environment

Businesses haven’t necessarily embraced change with COVID-19 and the overnight move from office work to working remotely. The results have been mixed.  Some people have adapted and are maintaining a productive working week. Some have had change forced upon them. Others have faced the challenges of working from home mixed with family demands – think […]

Employment Screening Framework – Why Your Organisation Needs One

Employment Screening Framework Why Your Organisation Needs One

Business faces challenges recruiting and retaining employees. Employees can be the greatest asset or the biggest risk of a business.  Workforce integrity and trustworthiness are crucial. Pre-employment screening can be the difference between hiring an excellent employee or subsequently finding you have a workplace liability. The goal of employment screening is two-fold: Verify the best candidates […]

Ongoing Employment Screening: A Valuable Tool

Ongoing Employment Screening A Valuable Tool

Every industry undertakes some form of pre-employment screening.  It’s an important part of talent acquisition. Background screening can help you identify both the best candidates and potentially inappropriate ones. But is that enough? Is the initial screening adequate to ensure individuals remain a valuable asset? In our opinion, no.  Employment screening should be ongoing.  Below […]