Recruitment series – Part 6: Reference checks

The best businesses are built by the right people, which is why we love rolling up our sleeves and helping our business coaching clients with their recruitment. (Previously in the Recruitment Series:

Recruitment series – Part 5: Face to face interview

I’m sure at one point or another in our lives we’ve all taken a good, hard look at a piece of our own writing and said ‘gee, I’d make a good writer’.

Ok, maybe not.

But the next step is going to channel that belief (even if …

Recruitment series – Part 4: Telephone screening

Our continued focus on coaching advice to get the best people for your business has lead us on a journey that has featured our thoughts. (Previously in the Recruitment Series: Part 1: Job Descriptions

Recruitment series – Part 3: The screening process

Now comes the interesting part.

Screening resumes.

We’re going to start with a rule of 10.

And when we say the rule of 10, we are talking about 10 applicants we want to have after we’ve screened all the resumes that ha…

Recruitment series – Part 2: Job Advertisements

In my role as business coach for small and medium size businesses, I’m often involved in recruiting a new staff member for my clients. (Are you up to speed? Check out the previous post on

Recruitment series – Part 1: Job Descriptions

Life, as best quoted by the affable Forrest Gump, is like a box of chocolates.

You never know what you’re going to get.

After eating more boxes of chocolates than we care to count and coaching a greater variety of businesses t…

A roadmap to franchising your business

On the adventurous road of building a profitable business, the question of whether franchising is right for your business or not can be a hard one to answer.

So what we’re going to do is pit the pros and cons of franchising agains…

Barriers to entry: only the brave need apply

The website alone has brand recognition that brings up different opinions.

Whether you live in Melbourne or Mudgee, Sydney or Swan Hill, Seek is the pre-imminent leader in putting employees and em…

Two factors in the formula for success

At the recent Brad Sugars Uncensored seminar in Melbourne, I saw many people nodding in agreement with Brad’s messages. Now Brad, by his own admission, is not a motivational speaker; he doesn’t do warm and fuzzy, instead he does hard and …

Which ‘good to great’ leadership skills can I skip?

As a business coach I recommend that my clients read ‘Good to Great’ by Jim Collins. Collins is synonymous with the term “high-performance organisation”. He has spent the past 20 years trying to understand how and why some companies are a…