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A False Positive: Employment Reference Checking

27 Aug , 2017 Articles

A False Positive: Employment Reference Checking

The humble employment reference is an indispensable part of recruitment, but HR managers should be aware of risks. While the vast majority of employers take the provision of reference checking seriously and provide fair and beneficial documents, a misleading or erroneous reference can be costly. A candidate may require more training than their reference suggests, […]

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Dirty washing on the line: Nasty employment disputes

27 Jul , 2017 Articles

Dirty washing on the line: Nasty employment disputes

Nasty employment disputes can generate bad publicity. How can HR help protect the organisation? Newspaper readers love scandal, and employment disputes can be particularly scandalous. As the widely- publicised litigation between Channel Seven and Amber Harrison demonstrates, the airing of workplace grievances in open court can be damaging to all. Unfortunately for media-shy employers, the […]

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