Confused about how the 90-day trial works? You’re not the only one. A recent article in the Dominion Post warned that not understanding the 90-day trial can lead you to Employment Court.
So, what do you need to know about the 90-day trial right now?
1. The trial is for up to 90 days
You can agree together with your new employee on the length of the work trial, as long as it is not more than 90 days long.
2. The trial is only for new employees
The employee who agrees to the trial can’t have worked for you before. They can’t have done a work trial or work experience for you before. They have to be brand new. Read more…
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Are you a networking zero, hero or somewhere in between? There are some people – extroverts usually – who are naturally outgoing and love to mix and mingle. Then, there are the rest of us. Are you more introverted? If the thought of going to a networking event gives you a feeling of dread, this post is for you.
1) Rephrase the term
The term itself can be off putting. Let’s define it for what it really is. All you’re really doing is meeting people, making connections and sharing information/resources. Don’t let the word have any power over you.
2) Start small
Successful public speakers didn’t start off by speaking to large audiences for their first speech, so why are you expecting to connect with mass numbers? Attending an event with the goal of meeting twenty new people and giving them your business card…
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Is it true that only some jobs have meaning?
A recent and very cool online tool compares jobs in terms of their “job meaning”. In this tool jobs are rated according to “the percentage of respondents who say that their job makes the world a better place”.
Health and social service jobs are rated as meaningful
According to this tool, it’s mainly people working in health and social fields who feel their job has meaning. I’m concerned that this could give the wrong message to people looking for a career – that only certain fields are going to be worthwhile career options.
Want to hire good, solid staff? Then write an enticing and simple job advertisement.
Here we explain the parts of a good job advertisement.
It’s subject choice time. Around the country thousands of secondary school students are poised to make mistakes in how they pick next year’s subjects.
If you’re pondering subjects for next year, you may benefit from reflecting on these common mistakes and learning how to avoid them: Read more…