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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.

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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