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Below you'll find a collection of interesting insights for HR professionals that challenge the traditional methods of recruitment to find smarter approaches to people management.

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.

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…

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 –…

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