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Nathalie Lynton
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Redfern, NSW, 2016

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Nathalie Lynton is a superhero business woman and HR guru with over 15 years experience who has one goal: To make passion and meaning a more important part of Australian workplaces. Her company, Shared and Halved Consulting, gives small and medium businesses access to affordable and full integrated support in functional business areas such as HR, planning, IT, accounting and marketing.

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Nathalie Lynton answered this question

How much notice do I need to give when dismissing an employee?

Hi Yee,

There is a scale yes depending on their length of service.  Plus depending on their age they may also be entitled to and an extra week.

It may also depend on if they have an award, what the employment contract says, if they have enterprise agreement or other registered agreement.

As your question relates to a legislative matter I would suggest you use the notice calculator on the Fair Work site.

You can also call the Fair Work helpline on 13 13 94.

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Micha Wotton
Micha Wotton, Head of Development at SavvySME

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How much do recruiters typically charge?

Hi Micha,

It is possible to engage some consultants and agencies on a fixed fee irrespective of the role. There are some agencies that have a service model where they change 5k for example to fill a permanent admin role. Though there are not many of them, and their service offering maybe as simple as post and pre-screen candidates and that’s it.
The more usual model is to negotiate terms with an agency. Usually this is about 14-19% of a salary of the person you choose to hire.
Some roles will have a higher percentile depending on how hard they are to fill, similarly if they are more senior roles – Where the candidate’s salary is over 150k for example there will be less candidates in that pool; So the fee will go up because they are harder to find.
If you work with one agency exclusively they may reduce the fee when they negotiate terms with you.
If you are going to spend 100k salary of a Developer and also pay up to 19k to your recruiter, you have to ask… Is that $ well spent? Could you for example spend some of that on a digital marketing recruitment campaign, internal blogging, and social media presence that draws candidates to you on an ongoing basis.
That’s said once you have an agency working on your role there is no guarantee they will find you the developer of your dreams either.
And the cost of a bad hire IMO has very little to do with your external or internal recruiter. In my nearly 20 experience in HR and Recruitment, poor hiring usually comes from the company not having little ability to define its company culture and then interview for it, as well as a lack of understanding and practices to undertake interviewing for emotional intelligence.  “Hire in haste…”

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5 Low Cost Ways to Attract Top Talent

Hiring the right people to work in your business and for your business has always been one of the most crucial aspects of a successful organisation. Given the current skill shortage for the high consumer expectations and demands in the market, small business especially struggle with attracting top talents. Here are our 5 low cost ways to help you recruit the best talents without breaking the ban...

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5 Low Cost Ways to Attract Top Talent

Hiring the right people to work in your business and for your business has always been one of the most crucial aspects of a successful organisation. Given the current skill shortage for the high consumer expectations and demands in the market, small business especially struggle with attracting top talents. Here are our 5 low cost ways to help you recruit the best talents without breaking the ban...

Nathalie Lynton answered this question

How much notice do I need to give when dismissing an employee?

Hi Yee,

There is a scale yes depending on their length of service.  Plus depending on their age they may also be entitled to and an extra week.

It may also depend on if they have an award, what the employment contract says, if they have enterprise agreement or other registered agreement.

As your question relates to a legislative matter I would suggest you use the notice calculator on the Fair Work site.

You can also call the Fair Work helpline on 13 13 94.

Nathalie Lynton answered this question

Micha Wotton
Micha Wotton, Head of Development at SavvySME

Recruitment

How much do recruiters typically charge?

Hi Micha,

It is possible to engage some consultants and agencies on a fixed fee irrespective of the role. There are some agencies that have a service model where they change 5k for example to fill a permanent admin role. Though there are not many of them, and their service offering maybe as simple as post and pre-screen candidates and that’s it.
The more usual model is to negotiate terms with an agency. Usually this is about 14-19% of a salary of the person you choose to hire.
Some roles will have a higher percentile depending on how hard they are to fill, similarly if they are more senior roles – Where the candidate’s salary is over 150k for example there will be less candidates in that pool; So the fee will go up because they are harder to find.
If you work with one agency exclusively they may reduce the fee when they negotiate terms with you.
If you are going to spend 100k salary of a Developer and also pay up to 19k to your recruiter, you have to ask… Is that $ well spent? Could you for example spend some of that on a digital marketing recruitment campaign, internal blogging, and social media presence that draws candidates to you on an ongoing basis.
That’s said once you have an agency working on your role there is no guarantee they will find you the developer of your dreams either.
And the cost of a bad hire IMO has very little to do with your external or internal recruiter. In my nearly 20 experience in HR and Recruitment, poor hiring usually comes from the company not having little ability to define its company culture and then interview for it, as well as a lack of understanding and practices to undertake interviewing for emotional intelligence.  “Hire in haste…”

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