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Hiring New Staff

10 Point Checklist for Hiring the Right People

18 Dec 2012

Most business owners have been in a situation where they’ve had to hire staff. But hiring the right people can be a tricky, and worse, costly exercise when done incorrectly.

Use this 10 point checklist to ensure you give yourself the best chance for success.

Hiring the wrong employees will cost your business, and if you’re running a startup, that just isn’t an acceptable scenario. Even if your business is a somewhat mature company, the wrong hire can still have a negative impact on morale and team dynamics. Continue Reading

Firing staff

Tips For Firing Staff Over Poor Performance, Misconduct & Redundancy

15 Dec 2012

There may come a time in your life when you have to fire a member of staff due to budget cuts, poor performance or for misconduct. Firing staff is usually a horrible, draining experience for anyone.

Here’s my advice for making this as easy as possible for both yourself and the person you are firing. Continue Reading


Our Easy Outsourcing Guide To Grow Your Business And Build A Successful Team

21 Nov 2012

Outsourcing has become extremely popular for many businesses ever since Tim Ferris wrote his popular book ‘The 4 Hour Work Week’. But Outsourcing does come with some risks and a few difficulties.

This Podcast episode was recorded to help you navigate your way through the outsourcing minefield Continue Reading

How To Assess Staff Using These 14 Important Criteria

9 Oct 2012

Many business owners often wonder how to assess staff in their business. Here’s a quick guide to using 14 criteria to assess your staff.

There are a number of key times when you really should make an honest assessment of your employees;

  • During their 3 or 6 month review (probationary period)
  • Annual Reviews
  • Before internal promotions
  • Before financial bonus distributions

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The Real Cost Of High Staff Turnover And What You Should Do About It

28 Sep 2012

There’s a real cost on replacing a staff member who leaves your organisation but it’s often very hard to define an actual figure to represent what this cost is. So, I decided to throw my hat into the ring and work out some dirty little numbers that might be useful when considering the cost.

Firstly, it’s important to have some metrics worth measuring which you can probably do as a business owners or if you’re in senior management.

In this example below, we take a look at losing a staff Continue Reading