Latest Blog Posts

Welcome to my HR Blog, where real-life client interactions fuel our discussions. In the hustle and bustle of day-to-day HR consulting, interesting topics emerge. These blogs are taken from actual client interactions, questions, and challenges. Each article is a concise exploration of a pertinent HR question, tailored to fit into your busy schedule with a reading time of 7 to 10 minutes.

As an HR professional navigating the complexities of workforce management, I understand the value of simple, actionable advice. That's why I've embarked on this blogging journey—to distil complex issues into straightforward, digestible HR answers.

I hope you find value and enjoyment in exploring these topics as much as I do.

Probation

The initial 10 days of an employee's induction are crucial and sometimes things just don't work out. Despite the best onboarding experience, it could just be a bad fit for everyone. This article discusses the process of letting someone go during these early days of onboarding when it's clear that the fit isn't right for either party.
Ray Hoare
May 16, 2024

Honest Interview Feedback

The job interview is a high-stakes competition, where only one victor emerges. For internal candidates, this is particularly intense. Despite their familiarity with the company, they face the daunting challenge of outshining their peers to secure a coveted role. When the verdict is not in their favour, the unspoken elephant in the room becomes feedback—the crucial yet often neglected aspect of the process.
Ray Hoare
May 1, 2024

Onboarding

In the world of human resources, two terms often intermingle, causing confusion: onboarding and induction. While both serve to integrate new employees into the organisation, they diverge in focus and scope. Integrating a stellar onboarding experience into the new employee's induction journey is not merely a best practice; it's a strategic imperative.
Ray Hoare
April 19, 2024

Millennial and Generation Z Management

In the rapidly changing landscape of the contemporary workplace, Millennials and Gen Z are wielding significant influence. As torch-bearers of the future workforce, they introduce a distinct perspective and a penchant for change that necessitates a re-evaluation of recruitment, onboarding, and performance management approaches.
Ray Hoare
March 12, 2024