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Do you need temps for the holiday season? We can help!

By Wanita Lawson (Recruitment Manager, McDougall HR) Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle! Prepare your business for the unexpected – ensure your organization is well-staffed for this silly season. The year is quickly winding up with only a few weeks until...

Are You Ready For 2015?

By Jason Sutton (Recruitment Consultant, McDougall HR) Are you making big plans for expansion in 2015? Will you require skilled professionals to drive your business to the next level? The Christmas period is always hectic; the office party is not going to organise...

The Digital Recruitment Age

By Jason Sutton (Recruitment Consultant, McDougall HR) We live in The Information Age, also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age or New Media Age. News is spread on-line instantaneously and we can carry access to the combined knowledge of the human race in our...

Attitude or skill – how should you hire?

By Wanita Lawson (Recruitment Manager, McDougall HR) For years, I have believed in hiring on attitude and training on skill. However, this school of thought is not supported by everyone. Hirers who recruit on attitude believe this technique ensures you employ people...

Face to Face Inductions – is it time to change?

By Melanie Luck (HR Consultant, McDougall HR) How often has a new employee commenced work without being inducted but you have rationalized they should be safe as they did it at their last job and common sense will protect them? Or the supervisor/manager delivering the...

Virgin introduces unlimited holidays.

By Jason Sutton (Recruitment Consultant, McDougall HR) Is it a master stroke of genius, or one step too far? Virgin founder Richard Branson recently announced an unlimited vacation policy for parts of the Virgin Group in the UK and US. This policy states that salaried...