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Recruiting employees can be one of the most expensive undertakings in your business. Did you know that a bad hiring decision can equal 30% of the employee’s first-year potential earnings? And that 80% of employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions? It’s critical to take the time to do it right the first time.


How and why to do a job description

A job description is document which describes the functions, tasks, accountabilities, working conditions and competencies for a particular job.


Advertising a job

A job ad can range from simple to very complex but is used to tell potential candidates that you are searching for someone with particular knowledge, skills and abilities to work for you.



A job interview can be done via phone, Skype or in person. It’s used to collect information about the candidate so the employer can judge their fit for the job opening.



Employment testing is generally done to assist with determining if a job applicant has the basic skills or the personality type to fit the job opening.


Checking references

Employers will check a candidate’s references to get another person’s evaluation of the candidate’s skills, knowledge, abilities and attitudes. This will often assist the employer in making a determination of whether the candidate will be a good fit for the job and the organization.


How to write a job offer

A job offer letter includes the position the candidate has been offered, the salary, the starting date, and information on employee benefits and retirement programs.


Why you need probation

A probationary period can vary widely depending on the business or the job, but can be anywhere from 14 days to several years. This time period allows a supervisor or other company manager to evaluate closely the progress and skills of the newly hired worker, determine appropriate assignments, and monitor other aspects of the employee such as honesty, reliability, and interactions with co-workers, supervisors or customers.


What to do before and after they start work

Orientation (or on-boarding) a new employee is the process for integrating them into the company culture and familiarizing the employee with their role, the company’s policies and co-workers.


Funding for jobs

Job grants, loans and subsidies are available through several government programs, administered through various agencies.


Types of Employees

Designating an employee as full-time, part-time, casual, fixed term, etc., can have implications for taxes, pay, leaves of absences, benefits and other employment related conditions.


Interview Questions


Job Offer Templates


Job Descriptions



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