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  • Questions new employees would love to see

    Questions for Inductions kits

    Inductions for new workers have to cover a lot of ground, most of it serious – from bullying policies to security run-throughs. But one thing that can be overlooked in your inductions is the non-official information that will help their working day run that bit more enjoyably. Here’s some questions…

  • Probationary periods: What they are and how they work

    Online Induction and Probationary Periods

    So, you’ve just signed up with a new company but have been told your first three months will be a probationary period. What exactly does that mean and how will it affect you during (and at the conclusion) of that three months? Probationary periods are a fixed amounts of time that…

  • How to write a welcome letter to a new employee

    How to write a welcome letter

    How to write a welcome letter to a new employee Congratulations. You’ve found the perfect new addition to your team. One who will help your company continue to consolidate – and grow – its business. You’ve set the start date, put the HR wheels in motion and let the existing team…

  • Great ways to add pizzazz to an induction

    induction pizzazz

    We’ve already discussed many times just how important induction are , both to welcome people to your business and also to make sure they get up to speed as quickly as possible. That said, they can tend to err on the dry … dare we say it boring …. side?…

  • Five things to ask yourself when choosing an intern

    work experience and unpaid work

    When they come about for the right reasons, an internship can be a wonderful two-way journey. Sure, the major benefit lies with the intern, who enjoys a hands-on insight into a career they have in mind, but their ideas and enthusiasm can also rub off on their host, and potentially…

  • The different types of employees

    Employees different employment typestype Online Induction

    All employees are not created equally. And by that, we don’t mean factors such as their varied age and qualification. Instead, we’re talking about the different ways in which they can be employed. As in full-time versus part-time versus casual, all of which affect everything from their leave entitlements to…

  • Work experience and unpaid work responsibilities

    work experience and unpaid work

    Work experience and unpaid work: What are my responsibilities? Terms such as work experience, internship and student placement have almost become interchangeable in the modern workplace. And that’s because people hold the same understanding of them all – that someone looking to become job aware, or prove they are job ready, uses…

  • Work breaks and hours of work. What is allowed?

    work meal break and hours of work

    Work breaks and hours of work. What is allowed? When it comes to working hours, breaks and rostering in general, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach and the hours and rules change from state to state – and country to country. And the reason for this is that with so many different industries,…

  • The ins and outs of induction White Cards

    White Cards in Construction Site Industry

    You cannot work on an Australian construction site if you haven’t obtained your all-important ‘White Card’, which indicates that you have undertaken general induction training for a construction site. The requirements for these crucial plastic cards will vary between states and territories, so it is important you have, at the very…