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The Importance of Background Checks When Hiring a Nanny

In Australia, Working with Children Checks (WWCCs) are mandatory for early childhood providers, who must fulfil the full requirements of the state/territory in which he or she is employed. Babysitting agencies also have policies in place to ensure employees undergo WWCCs and background checks. This child-related background check is for anyone who works or volunteers […]


Working with Children Check and Police Check

In Australia, a police check or “Working With Children Check” (WWCC) is often required by parents or by legislation in each state to not only provide peace of mind to parents, but also to ensure the safety and wellness of the children under the babysitter or nanny’s care. www.policecheck.com/au/ is a great national service to […]


World and Australia Move Closer to Cannabis Decriminalisation

The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) removed cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs on Dec. 2 and just two days later, the United States House of Representatives voted to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level. If passed by the Senate, the substance would be removed from the schedule […]


THE AUSTRALIAN BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION AND BACKGROUND SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS

When the final report of the Banking Royal Commission came out in 2019, the conclusion was clear – things need to change in Australia’s financial system. The changes envisioned by the experts encompass all areas and levels in the banking industry, from the high-ranking executives down to the employees that work directly with the clients. […]


AUSTRALIA WILL INVEST 800 MILLION IN DIGITAL IDENTITY

Australia will invest $800 million in identity technology, with $6.9 million for two blockchain pilots focused on reducing business compliance costs. The plan supports Australia’s economic recovery by removing outdated regulatory barriers, boosting small business capacity, and supporting technology adoption across the economy. The budget includes $480 million for various technology initiatives that could interact […]


Personal Data Handling and Processing in Australia

The handling and processing of personal data in Australia brings with it several questions, which are highlighted in this article. For starters, there is no requirement under Australian law that the holding of Personal Identifiable Information (PII) be legitimized on specific grounds; however, the Australia Privacy Protections (APPs) provide that an APP entity may only […]


DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY IN AUSTRALIA

Representatives from McCullough Robertson discuss aspects of data protection and privacy in Australia, including the data protection authority; examples of data protection breaches; exempt sectors and institutions; communications, marketing, and surveillance laws; PII formats that are covered by the law; breach notification; security obligations, and more.   Read more


Five Most Common Lies Candidates Tell During Interviews

Research by Seek has revealed that 59 percent of candidates believe it is not acceptable to lie during a job interview, yet there are certain topics that candidates consider that it might be in their best interests to conceal something. Common lies surround these five questions: Why are you looking for a new job? What […]


GROWING ACCEPTANCE OF THE GIG ECONOMY IN AUSTRALIA CREATES NEW WORKFORCE MAKE-UP

Research from Robert Half reveals that Australian hiring managers predict a 70:30 split between permanent and temporary workers by 2023. An additional survey of more than 3,800 businesses around the world found global employers are aiming for almost a third (66:34 split) of their employees to be temporary workers in four years’ time. The rise […]


2017 Recruitment Risk Index: Australian Industry Perspective

The Xref Recruitment Risk Index highlights three key trends in the Australian HR industry’s views of reference checking. Readmore




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