Employer Resources Centre
This area has been designed to assist organisations manage a number of areas of the employment process. PLUS40 recognises the importance of good HR practices and provides a range of resources to assist your business free of charge. We have also provided access to an additional series of competitively priced resources, to enable you to objectively measure the potential of prospective candidates or existing staff.
Guides to Assist You to Employ the Right Staff
- Recruitment - A How To Guide
- Sample Employment Contract
- Sample Interview Questions
- What to ask Applicant Referees
- How to assess the culture of your business
- Conducting a Position Survey
- PLUS40 Full Recruitment Service
- What is the Personal Career Development Profile and how do I use it? - ESSENTIAL READING
Professional Assessment Services
PLUS40 is able to provide you with a range of personality and behaviour assessment reports for recruitment and staff development. All reports are provided by Balance at Work Pty Ltd, using Harrison Assessments.
The Harrison Assessment gives you an accurate measurement of a candidate’s suitability to your specific role, based on a short online questionnaire. A detailed report is available to you within 24 hours of the candidate completing the report. More detailed analysis and consultation is also available on request.
Reports are available for $199 per report plus GST. Subsequent reports on the same candidate are available for $99 per report plus GST. Click here for more information on the available reports, Harrison Assessments and Balance at Work.
Advertising OptionsRemember to utilise the PLUS40 Jobs Board and advertise directly to our huge Australia-wide talent pool of skilled and experienced workers. If you deal directly with the candidates (like with Seek, MyCareer or CareerOne) there is no placement fee, just the advertising charge. If we do get involved in the process of search, selection or screening, then we will charge a service fee. Check out the Advertising Only option information.
Weblinks to Resources
- What should I check for in an employment contract?
This will provide you with information on Australian Employment Contracts and with an outline to create your own.
- Practical Tips for Business Success
This link will provide you with advice on a range of business issues. They are designed to be a quick reference point. Topics covered include hiring the right people to getting a business loan and generating publicity for your business. You will receive quick and practical tips for business success.
- Short Tips for Business Success
This link will provide you with tips for business success. Topics covered include: business planning, e-business, finance and capital, human resources, leadership, legal, public relations, office management, sales, customer service, tax and training. Each topic presents a number of sub-topics and 5 general tips or points to consider are offered.
- Business Tutorials
The following link will take you to six online tutorials. Topics covered include: Developing a Business Plan; Creating a Competitive Advantage; Pricing Products and Services; Creating a Profit and Loss Statement; Promoting Your Business and building a Web Site
- Free Business Plans
This link will provide you with 60 free business plans. They are comprehensive and will provide you with a guide on everything from a business plan for opening a bed and breakfast to auto repair services.
- Government Funding for TrainingDid you know Commonwealth and State Governments offer funding incentives to organisations to train their workforce through the National Accredited Training (NAT) scheme. Did you know this funding consists of $-incentives that are completely at your disposal to use as you see fit, for example $4,400 (including GST) per employee (more in some cases). For more information, click here.
Weblinks to Useful Organisations
Please click on the links below to access these services:
Business, Work & Ageing (BWA) is a unique Australian organisation that supports business and governments to develop strategic policies and actions to respond to the impacts of population ageing. BWA business services include: age audits; the development of strategic age management plans; scenario planning; human resource management handbooks and resources; age awareness seminars; government and industry research and policy support; and corporate speaking engagements.
COTA National Seniors The largest seniors organisation in Australia with over 270,000 individuals and 1,500 seniors organisations under its umbrella. It promotes the well-being of all older people.
Fair Work Authority - Here you’ll find information and advice about Australia’s new national workplace relations system from the Fair Work Ombudsman. You’ll also find links to Fair Work Australia - the national workplace relations tribunal.
Seniors Health and Ageing. The online source for all Australians over 50, with information from over 40 Australian Government agencies, over 250 non-Government organisations and a number of interactive features.
Valuing Older Workers This site has been designed by the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) to help employers and training providers operate successfully in this new business environment. This website provides tools and information to help business plan for the new employment environment that is "Coming Ready Or Not". This website also provides two brochures that you can download.