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.

Prevention is still better than a cure 

Prevention is still better than a cure 

In the 2018 unfair dismissal case brought against Hertz Australia by former employee Charles Tham, the Fair Work Commission sided with the employer. And while the dispute presents an excellent case study for hiring managers, does the commentary in the media around this dispute miss the point?

Why you need a standard for employee screening

Why you need a standard for employee screening

Between 20% to 30% of job applications contain some form of false information according to a recent report of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). For hiring managers, a compliance framework for screening employees should be a crucial component of the recruitment process.

The 5 most valuable lessons from the Theriault Case

The 5 most valuable lessons from the Theriault Case

Last week, news reports emerged of the case against Veronica Theriault, who was recruited to a senior SA government role last May. Theriault has since been sacked from the position and now faces a string of charges, including CV fraud.
In this article,, we look briefly at the case alleged by the prosecution and identify the key lessons for employers.

eBook: Work Smarter Not Harder

eBook: Work Smarter Not Harder

If there’s one thing most of us agree on, it’s that there are never enough hours in the day. We can’t steal more time – but we can make better use of it. No matter what you’re doing – jobseeking, hiring staff, renting or managing properties – there’s a tech tool that can make your life easier and simpler.

5 tips to create an enviable Linkedin profile 

5 tips to create an enviable Linkedin profile 

With almost 90% of recruiters using LinkedIn, there is no doubt that you need to have a presence on the employment-oriented social networking platform. The task can be daunting, as it’s not just about completing the basic elements of your profile, it’s about optimising your profile for networking, adding proof to your listed work experience, and building your personal brand….

First impressions count

First impressions count

In a job interview, just seven seconds can be enough to decide whether you make it to the next round. Here are four behaviours you need to master to create a strong first impression.

Industries that attract ‘imaginative’ CVs

Industries that attract ‘imaginative’ CVs

Some industries attract more ‘padded’ CVs than others. Is your industry one of them?

Don’t be scammed by fake job ads

Don’t be scammed by fake job ads

Imagine applying for a job only to find that it doesn’t exist and some faceless, nameless person has made off with your details. It happens. Here, we explore this growing practice.

Getting fired: what are your rights?

Getting fired: what are your rights?

Is your job on the chopping block? Getting fired is never great. Even if you’re glad to be moving on to a new opportunity, it’s good to know your rights.

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