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Diversity in the workplace: How taboos block workplace productivity

Diversity in the workplace: How taboos block workplace productivity

Sexual orientation and gender identity still seem to be workplace taboos with six out of 10 non-LGBTI workers believing it’s unprofessional to talk about these topics at work. On the International Day Against Homophobia, we explore how companies can create a more inclusive workplace culture.

Privacy matters: Why CVCheck prioritises privacy

Privacy matters: Why CVCheck prioritises privacy

In support of Privacy Awareness Week 2019, which this year runs from May 12 to 18, all CVCheck staff were provided with refresher training on privacy on May 15. Here’s why security is a company cornerstone, and how CVCheck makes privacy a top priority.

From aspirational rugby coach to high-level service delivery: Meet Chris Swanepoel Operations Manager ANZ

From aspirational rugby coach to high-level service delivery: Meet Chris Swanepoel Operations Manager ANZ

For our staff profile this week we’re visiting Auckland to introduce you to our head of operations in Australia and New Zealand.

Risk vs reward in recruitment – 3 key risks to limit your exposure

Risk vs reward in recruitment – 3 key risks to limit your exposure

Every organisation is unique, and each has its own ‘appetite’, or limit, for how much risk it’s willing to bear. But when it comes to new recruits, how much risk is your business taking on? When Myer hired Andrew Flanagan as its General Manager for Strategic and Business Development, it was a plum executive position…

Children’s Worker’s Safety Checks: How they can help lower NZ’s alarming child abuse statistics

Children’s Worker’s Safety Checks: How they can help lower NZ’s alarming child abuse statistics

During the year ending 30 June 2018, more than 11,000 children in New Zealand were abused across 14,000 individual substantiated incidences. Children’s Commission Judge Andrew Beacroft said the alarming figures – released by New Zealand’s Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children – are a sad insight. “It presents a national and enduring shame that we should…

Reference Checks: What to ask referees?

Reference Checks: What to ask referees?

There’s no point conducting reference checks if you aren’t asking the right questions. We sat down with expert recruiter Tom Watt to find out the best questions to ask referees. Reference checks are an essential element of the hiring process, but unless you’re an experienced recruiter, you may not be asking the right questions. Tom…

Non-Core NZ children’s workers must be safety checked by 1 July 2019

Non-Core NZ children’s workers must be safety checked by 1 July 2019

The second deadline for the Children’s Act legislation is fast approaching. If you’re a state funded organisation, that provides regulated health services, to be compliant you need to ensure your non-core children’s workers are safety checked by the July 2019 deadline. Key things you need to know All non-core children’s workers in state funded organisations,…

Beyond the CV: How well do you know your candidate?

Beyond the CV: How well do you know your candidate?

Being able to adequately verify a candidate’s professional history is a vital cog in the employment process, but finding the right ‘fit’ takes more than reading their CV. We reveal how to uncover a candidate’s broader character. While ensuring candidates don’t falsify information on their CVs is a vital task for HR managers, there’s another…

The bare necessities: Three essential checks every business should conduct

The bare necessities: Three essential checks every business should conduct

Every role has unique screening requirements but there are three essential pre employment checks that every business should be conducting. CVCheck’s Andrew Maffett explains why running these particular checks as a minimum, is crucial in the digital age. When it comes to running checks on potential – as well as current – employees, there are…

What is your company’s reputation worth?

What is your company’s reputation worth?

Bad hires can be a serious blow to your corporate brand. Here’s how the right hiring practices can help you avoid poor recruitment decisions and protect your reputation. A lot of people get a little creative with the truth when it comes to their CVs, but in some cases, a candidate’s credentials can be more…

Why AML checks are essential: PwC’s Peter Forwood explains how to combat risk

Why AML checks are essential: PwC’s Peter Forwood explains how to combat risk

Both money laundering and the financing of terrorism have become major concerns to financial institutions all over the world. Even more concerning, nearly half of all global organisations admit to falling victim to fraud or economic crime. Here, Peter Forwood, Partner at PwC Australia, explains how conducting AML checks can quickly expose threats to your…

From parking valet to plastic surgeon: Extreme fraud could have been prevented with simple reference checks

From parking valet to plastic surgeon: Extreme fraud could have been prevented with simple reference checks

On his Instagram account, Dr Matthew Mode poses in blue scrubs and promotes the cosmetic procedures he performed at up-scale Romanian clinics. In reality, however, the ‘renowned surgeon’ is anything but. Here’s how simple checks could have exposed Mode’s dangerous fraud. On February 6, 2019, Matteo Politi was arrested in Romania while trying to leave…

False credentials and fake job histories: How applicants misrepresent themselves

False credentials and fake job histories: How applicants misrepresent themselves

From lying about qualifications to hiding a criminal background, there are countless ways jobseekers falsify their information. We reveal the most common tactics used to dupe employers – and how to spot them. Despite Australia’s low unemployment rate and a dearth of qualified candidates in several industries – particularly in financial services and IT –…

Why all Australian companies – not just banking and finance – must take corporate governance seriously

Why all Australian companies – not just banking and finance – must take corporate governance seriously

Kenneth Hayne’s final report from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry directs most of its ire at banks and financial services providers. But Alistair McKeough, Principal Solicitor at the Automic Group, believes its recommendations are much more far-reaching. Here he explains why all Australian companies must take the…

Case Study: Aussie platform GoBlitz offers clients and jobseekers a more secure way to work

Case Study: Aussie platform GoBlitz offers clients and jobseekers a more secure way to work

Thanks to the remarkable rise of the gig economy, jobseekers and employers can connect for work like never before – but that also creates new hiring risks. GoBlitz, powered by Jim’s Group, is disrupting the gig economy and protecting its clients through comprehensive screening and checks. The sudden rise of the gig economy has been…

When once isn’t enough: The checks that need re-checking and why

When once isn’t enough: The checks that need re-checking and why

You do your due diligence by conducting the necessary background checks on incoming employees, but do you routinely re-check them post-appointment? If not, you could be putting your business, staff and customers at risk. Looking into a candidate’s background is part of your due diligence during recruitment, but it can be just as important to…

Q2FY19 Maiden Cashflow Positive Quarter – Quarterly Operating Update

Q2FY19 Maiden Cashflow Positive Quarter – Quarterly Operating Update

We are pleased announce our Q2FY19 results and operating update for the quarter ending 31st January 2019. Summary highlights: Cash positive by +$0.2 million in Q2 FY19 (ex-cap raising); cash at quarter end $2.8 million Cash receipts of $3.1 million in Q2 FY19 (in line with prior quarter) versus $2.8 million in pcp 71% ($2.2…

AI in HR – hype or inevitable reality?

AI in HR – hype or inevitable reality?

Fast-forward to 2035. CVs are in the history dustbin. Instead, you have a real-time digital snapshot of your career history, which is scanned by a cloud-based resume robot. A microsecond later, you are offered an interview, which is also conducted by AI programs using virtual reality technology. The job offer takes slightly longer to arrive…

Video Series: Social Media Essentials For Employer Branding

Video Series: Social Media Essentials For Employer Branding

1: Why HR must get social Social media is an efficient and effective channel for employer branding that HR professionals can no longer ignore. In a new series of videos, we look at the Why, What and How of Social Media Essentials for Employer Branding, beginning with the reasons why HR must get social. Check out…

Mentoring for senior HR: Taking your career to the next level

Mentoring for senior HR: Taking your career to the next level

Part three of our series on mentoring for HR explores how senior HR professionals find the right person to help them achieve their career goals. Richard Westney, the HR Man, offers tips for finding a mentor.

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