Hiring a new employee is an important decision for your business. E-planet can guide you to find the right employee for your workplace and get them started on the right track.

You can also access our Hiring area online and access an unlimited number of potential applicants for your company.

The hiring process starts with assessing your business’ current and future needs and defining the role you want to fill. Decide whether hiring is the best option or whether you could consider alternatives, like training existing staff.

If you decide that you do need to hire, think about what you need from the person and develop a job description to match. Consider the tasks you need the person to do and the skills/qualifications they will need to do this work.

 

When defining the role, think about the type of employee you need:

  • Full-time employees that have a regular pattern of hours and can be asked to work additional hours if the hours are reasonable.
  • Part-time employees that work less than 38 hours per week and have ongoing employment.
  • Casual employees aren’t guaranteed a certain amount of hours of work a week. They are usually paid an additional amount.
  • Fixed-term employees are engaged for a specified period of time, task or season.

 

Once you have a clear idea of the role you want to fill, you can start looking for suitable candidates. This means making sure that suitable applicants hear about the opportunity, find the job appealing and match it with their expectations, skills and experience.

When preparing your job ad, list the skills and experience you are looking for. Remember to let applicants know what’s in it for them by including information about the location, salary and benefits of the job.

After completing the Registration process, you will be able to access a huge number of applicants’ CVs depending on the criteria and the search filters that you stated in your job post.

Depending on the number of CVs you get, it might help to create a shortlist of people to interview. The shortlisting process can help you identify the applicants whose skills and experience best match the role. Once you have your shortlist, you can then prepare for your interviews. The interview process can be as formal or informal as you like. Ensure that you ask questions which focus on the skills and abilities which are relevant to the position. Avoid asking questions that are personal, intrusive or irrelevant to the role as they may be seen as inappropriate or discriminatory.