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Presenteeism?

Another more common name would be “butt-in-seat time”. Employers are often judged by how many hours they work and not always by the end result and their contribution overall.  It can be...

HAPPY PEOPLE = SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

At Time Personnel we can definitely see the difference when clients appreciate and value their employees. We believe that how you treat your employees, will determine what you get back. It is...

PREPARATION FOR YOUR INTERVIEW IS KEY!

A few easy steps to put your interview stress to bed 🙂 Remember to wear your confident pair of shoes, first impression counts and only you can be responsible to walk your way confidently into an...

HIRE for ATTITUDE & TRAIN for SKILLS!

Our Motto: HIRE for ATTITUDE & TRAIN for SKILLS! Our motto has been the critical success factor in Time Personnel delivering the best recruitment service since we started in 2004. Don’t make...
How to be a Mentor to your Staff

How to be a Mentor to your Staff

When you run a business or have a leadership role within a company and your have interviewed the right staff, the next step is the important role of being able to be a mentor role to your staff.  In order for your staff to grow personally as well as help the business...

The Importance of a Professional CV

The Importance of a Professional CV

Your CV needs to be your sales pitch.  It often is the first piece of info a potential employer receives about you.  And, so if it isn’t professionally collated and presented, you can become just another file on a pile.  Your CV needs to tell your story in a...

Writing that Letter of Recommendation

Writing that Letter of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation can be tough to write. You want to give their performance and time with your company due diligence but to find the right words can often escape you. Follow these simple guidelines to an easy recommendation: Refer to their particular job...

How to manage Chronic Absenteeism

How to manage Chronic Absenteeism

Chronically absent employees cost you money - that is the truth of it! And, your first port of call should be working out how to prevent chronic absenteeism. Keep accurate records Analyse those records regularly and look for patterns that are developing Ask the right...

The Candidate Experience

The Candidate Experience

Every candidate that comes through your doors and moves out the other side, should have a good experience. Even if they don't make the cut, they should leave thinking, "Wow! I wish I worked there." It starts with that first contact, and even if that is via Skype or...

What is your Employer Brand Story?

What is your Employer Brand Story?

In today's competitive world, companies need to consider that they also must appear attractive in order to bring in top talent. It is no longer sufficient that you just HAVE job openings. While those job offerings need to be attractive, more importantly, your employer...

Is your Company Attractive Enough for Top Talent?

Is your Company Attractive Enough for Top Talent?

Ask yourself these questions: Do you offer incentives? Do you look to growing your staff through education? Do you understand what your staff require in order to perform at their best? Do you consider remote access options for your staff? Do you allow your staff...

Consider non-monetary staff incentives

Consider non-monetary staff incentives

Rewarding your staff should be part of your employee wellness program, however just throwing money at them isn't always the right way. Money does help however if your staff are overworked, they won't have time to enjoy that money on themselves. And, most times the...

The Open-Door Policy

The Open-Door Policy

The Open-Door Policy is a loose arrangement or invitation whereby a senior person encourages juniors to stop in whenever they need assistance, guidance or have issues they need help with. Reasons why you should consider an Open-Door Policy: Making it clear that you...

Focusing on Employee Retention

Focusing on Employee Retention

When staff resign, it can leave a terrible taste in your mouth. You start to question your ability as an HR Manager or business owner. You think about what you could have done differently, and you worry that your company is a horrible place to work.   Before you...

Hire Intrapreneurs and grow!

Hire Intrapreneurs and grow!

You have heard many times the term Entrepreneur - but do you know what an Intrepreneur is? An Intrepreneur is that one person in a company that actually lives and breathes their given job as if they owned the company. No, they are not there to take over your business,...

Employee experiences that work

Employee experiences that work

What do Employees want? Your first answer may have been, "More money" but oddly, money doesn't rank the highest when employees were asked this question. Most want: - respect - potential to grow within the company - better benefits - good experiences The last can be...

Handling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Handling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

It is never pleasant, but at some point, you may need to handle a sexual harassment issue in the workplace. Here are ways to deal with it: Ensure you have a strict sexual harassment policy in place and everyone knows about it Have a zero-tolerance for no respect in...

5 Recruitment mistakes and how to avoid them?

5 Recruitment mistakes and how to avoid them?

We cannot stress enough how the initial recruitment process can be the make or break for a successful hire. If you want to retain staff longer, consider these mistakes you may be making during recruitment: Running out of time to check references properly Not being...

What do employees want?

What do employees want?

Your first answer may have been, "More money" but oddly, money doesn't rank the highest when employees were asked this question. Most want: - respect - potential to grow within the company - better benefits - good experiences The last can be given so easily. From...

Why Affinity Groups in the Workplace?

Why Affinity Groups in the Workplace?

As per Wikipedia, an Affinity Group is, "... a group formed around a shared interest or common goal, to which individuals formally or informally belong. Affinity groups are generally precluded from being under the aegis of any governmental agency, and their purposes...

BALLERINA on POINTE to BUSINESS OWNER

BALLERINA on POINTE to BUSINESS OWNER

It may seem quite odd that a professional ballerina would eventually become a successful business owner, however, it is in fact, the discipline and dedication of a ballerina's lifestyle that got me to where I am today. Hours and hours of focused attention to detail,...