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Greg Garling

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Christmas is almost here…

I write this with less than one week until Christmas 2018! The big day is super close now, which means offices are slowing down for the year as they tie up any loose ends before the break. To help you out, I’ve compiled a quick checklist that your office should do before walking out the door for the festive holiday season. 1. Out of Office Message Ensure you’ve got an out of office message on your phone/email  so anyone who emails you knows when you will be back in the office and who they can get in contact with should they require immediate assistance. 2. Do the paperwork Don’t start 2019 with paperwork still on your desk. Sort it out, file it, scan it – whatever you need to do to complete it. 3. The ‘fridge Yes, it’s a bit of a mundane task but sort out the office fridge before you go so you and your colleagues aren’t coming back to a smelly kitchen. Throw out any unwanted and unused food. 4. Handover If someone is watching your desk, ensure you’ve got a great hand over prepared, so they know exactly what needs to be done. 5. Desk clean up It’s probably a good idea to do a quick desk (and under desk) clean up before you finish 2017. Take home jackets and [...]

By |2018-12-07T10:26:39+00:00December 6th, 2018|0 Comments

What employers have no right to ask

Employers use a job interview as a way to work out how suitable you are for a role and an interview is an ideal opportunity for you to discuss your skills and expertise. But what kind of questions are recruiters and hirers allowed to ask? The purpose of a job interview is to determine whether you are the most appropriate person for a particular role. The questions you are asked should relate to your ability to perform the inherent requirements of the role. Questions that employers can’t legally ask Questions that dig for information beyond what is relevant to the role are not acceptable. Examples of questions that legally cannot be asked are: Are you in a same-sex relationship? How old are you? What’s your ethnic background? What religion are you? Are you pregnant or planning to start a family? Who do you vote for? Do you have a physical or mental disability? What you can do if you are asked a question that you think is illegal Regardless of whether a question is illegal or not, when you’re eager for a role, it’s hard to refuse to answer a question. If an interviewer steps out of line and asks an unlawful question, politely decline to answer the question on the basis that the answer is not relevant to your ability to perform the [...]

By |2018-07-18T14:51:55+00:00July 18th, 2018|0 Comments