Netflix leads the way

First we had unlimited holidays, now we have unlimited maternity leave. But why would a company do that? Easy, creating a great employer brand! Netflix, a leader in the on-demand Internet streaming industry, recently announced an unlimited parental leave policy for...

To Review or not to Review – That is the question!

By Kelli McDougall – Director – McDougall HR As a HR Consultant who has worked with various Small to Medium businesses over the last 13 plus years, I have seen many different approaches to performance reviews or appraisals, some very very good and some very very bad! ...

They Say It’s An Employers Market… But Is It?

By Melanie Luck (HR Consultant, McDougall HR) Although a number of businesses are downsizing at the moment it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. For the savvy business owner this is the perfect time to capitalise on the many highly qualified and experienced...

Downturn or Opportunity? What will it be?

By Wanita Lawson (Recruitment Manager, McDougall HR) Recently, I read a thought provoking article around How to Survive the Services Recession by Geoffrey Cann. The crux of the article outlines as the “price of oil goes down, so does the export price of LNG, and down...

Need to drive growth in your business?

By Jason Sutton (Recruitment Consultant, McDougall HR) It’s time to hire a sales person! The ability to drive new business and create lasting growth is a requirement for most organisations. But finding and retaining top talent in the sales industry is a...