November 6, 2018

Did you know it is beleived that stress costs the economy billions of dollars a year?  Recent estimates in Australia suggest AUD$15-billion as a benchmark, the United States US$300-billion and the United Kingdom £6.5-billion... *

I know there are so many ‘designated day...

December 15, 2017

Who has not amongst us taken some time out during the working day that is about our lives outside of the office!?  The following article by Morgan Lovell explores if it’s okay to partake in retail therapy from the workplace; or should we leave such activities at home…

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November 11, 2017

This series of questions are for candidates who have been looking for work for a period time.  The goal of the questions are to see how motivated the candidate is to get back into work and to suss out are they just applying for your job because they need a job as oppos...

October 11, 2017

Tell me about the last time you made a significant mistake… What did you learn from this experience?

This puts your candidate right on the spot – we all make mistakes, but it is those that learn from their mistakes that evolve as an individual and as a valuable part of...

September 11, 2017

Share with us a workplace success you are really proud of... What contributed to its success? Was this a team effort? Do you think you could have pulled off alone?

Such a question helps give us insight into the individuals ability to (i) work as part of team, and (ii) h...

August 11, 2017

If we spoke with your last supervisor, what would they most likely say about you? What qualities and shortcomings might they share with us?

This question puts the candidate on the spot to be honest about the type of employee they are… 

It also gives you insight into how...

July 11, 2017

Share with me a tale about your last disagreement, small or large, with your direct report… How was it resolved? And now thinking back on it who was right?

This question gets to the guts of the candidates, self-reflection and to a degree their honesty… If they cannot co...

July 4, 2017

We came to realize many many years ago that pay was not really a high item in the agenda as to why staff stayed or left a job… Sure we acknowledge that few people can go to work for no pay and that all employees have expenses outside of the office that means a certain...

June 11, 2017

When thinking about our company is there anything you really like, or anything that concerns you?

This question really helps your double check how tuned into your organisation that candidate is and don’t be offended if they share stuff that gives them reason to think tw...

May 11, 2017

Tell us what you know about our company?

It is safe to assume that any well-prepared candidate has at least visited your website to find out more about your organisation (if they haven’t that is a bit of a red flag); but such a question helps give you some insight into...

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