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The Do’s & Don’ts of Networking

The Do’s & Don’ts of Networking

Networking doesn’t have to be a dirty word. Growing your network and building fruitful relationships in an authentic way can fill your professional life with interesting and like-minded people, and expand your career options. Here’s our do’s and don’ts for those looking to up their networking game: Do Attend events where a lot of people…

Meet our CEO – Rod Sherwood

Meet our CEO – Rod Sherwood

Over the past few months, we’ve been travelling across our NZ, Melbourne and Perth offices to introduce you to the people behind CVCheck. Today on our blog we’re getting you acquainted with our CEO Rod Sherwood. Explain your role at CVCheck I’m the CEO and also a Director of the Board, as CVCheck is listed on…

The science of storytelling and HR

The science of storytelling and HR

If you really want to drive home a point, a compelling story can have a bigger impact than facts and figures alone. It’s all down to what’s happening in the listener’s brain.

How to set up an internal mentoring program that will benefit your business

How to set up an internal mentoring program that will benefit your business

Part two in our series on mentoring for HR is a ‘how to’ guide for setting up an effective mentoring program within your organisation.

Career pathing: Where to next for senior HR

Career pathing: Where to next for senior HR

In part one of our series on mentoring for HR, we take a look at the career options senior HR professionals can explore once they reach the highest HR position within their organisation. Richard Westney, the HR Man, provides career-pathing advice for those dreaming big.

What is ‘Know Your Client’ (KYC) and how does the finance industry comply?

What is ‘Know Your Client’ (KYC) and how does the finance industry comply?

Banks, insurers and creditors are increasingly demanding that customers provide detailed anti-corruption due-diligence information before starting a business relationship. So what role do HR and hiring managers have to play?

CVCheck welcomes Sourcr as a new partner

CVCheck welcomes Sourcr as a new partner

At CVCheck we’re always looking for ways to make our client’s hiring process as easy and quick as possible, which is why we have formed a new partnership with Sourcr. About Sourcr  Sourcr helps companies hire faster, with an average of 24 days from listing to hire. An AI enabled platform Sourcr connects businesses with pre-vetted, high-end specialist recruiters with a track record in…

It’s complicated! How to handle ‘miscellaneous’ leaves of absence

It’s complicated! How to handle ‘miscellaneous’ leaves of absence

When employees need to take sudden or prolonged absences outside the usual entitlements, it can put businesses in a tricky position. The HR Man NZ, Richard Westney, explains how to balance the needs of the business with the need for compassion.

Your recruiting-for-retail checklist

Your recruiting-for-retail checklist

Looking for retail staff? Here’s how to find, recognise and entice the best candidates.

Jobactive: Which industries and careers are best for longevity?

Jobactive: Which industries and careers are best for longevity?

In the next decade, the aged care, IT, construction and infrastructure industries will grow exponentially, providing huge opportunities for jobseekers and employers alike. As a recruiter, understanding where the market is heading is increasingly important, especially as jobseekers rely on you to provide them with insight on which industries will offer the best long-term stability….

Tink Recruitment: Connecting people through psychometrics

Tink Recruitment: Connecting people through psychometrics

Modern hiring is part art, part data. Here’s how predictive psychometric testing helps Tink Recruitment connect the right candidate to the right client.

Infographic: Organisational Fraud In Australia

Infographic: Organisational Fraud In Australia

Has your company fallen foul of organisational fraud? If so, you’re in the majority. More than half of all Australian organisations reported corporate crime in 2017 and most was perpetrated by business ‘insiders’. Here’s an overview of the country’s economic criminal activity.

A career protecting the community – meet James Sutherland

A career protecting the community – meet James Sutherland

For our staff profile this week we’re hopping across the Tasman, and straight into our Auckland office to find out everything about our Managing Director of CVCheck New Zealand, James Sutherland.

Prevention is still better than a cure 

Prevention is still better than a cure 

A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission presents an excellent case study for employers, but much of the commentary around this case appears to have missed the point. 

We’ve taken the pain out of checking references

We’ve taken the pain out of checking references

Reference checks are a bit like going to the dentist – you know it’s something you really need to do, but you never look forward to going (sorry, if you’re a dentist). Just imagine if you could send someone else to the dentist instead of going yourself? Like, a dental surrogate. We can’t do that…

How to choose the perfect reference check for your candidate

How to choose the perfect reference check for your candidate

We’ve recently created two new types of Employment Reference Checks. You can now choose between our Streamlined and Verified references. So, what’s the best choice for your candidate today? In this post, we give you a rundown of our two new checks. We explain how to weigh up your requirements and decide which check is best…

National Police Checks vs Australian Federal Police Checks

National Police Checks vs Australian Federal Police Checks

You need to get a police check, but you’re not sure whether you need a National Police Check or a Federal Police Check. In most instances (such as employment), you will only need to obtain a National Police Check. Below we break down exactly what each check is and what they’re used for, so you can get a quick overview of which check you need.

Australia’s higher education sector at a glance

Australia’s higher education sector at a glance

Have you ever wondered how much revenue the Australian higher education sector generates? Or how many Australians hold a bachelors degree? If you’re hiring in the education sector, you’ll want to be across this snapshot of the current state of the industry.

Living & Breathing Innovation – Meet Colin Boyan

Living & Breathing Innovation – Meet Colin Boyan

We’re opening the doors to the CVCheck office, and introducing another member of our management team. Our current longest-serving staff member, our Chief Information Officer – Colin Boyan. Explain your role at CVCheck In one word, I’d say I’m a facilitator. I oversee strategy and innovation, imagining things as they could be, and then helping the…

How to engage employees during organisational crises & significant change

How to engage employees during organisational crises & significant change

Every organisation has either gone through – or will experience – a serious crisis during its existence. That’s inevitable and often uncontrollable, according to employee engagement expert and speaker at this year’s AHRI conference, Dr James Adonis. What is manageable, however, is how the leadership team responds to the dilemma. Here’s how it’s done. When…

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