Human Resource Management: Recruiting and Developing Human Resources
Merit Solutions Australia Provides Human Resource Management Services
Merit Solutions Australia is a human resource consultancy service that offers HR services such as recruitment and selection, executive recruitment and search, psychometric assessment, training of selection committees, training of job applicants, manager development, organization development, career management and HR practices. Merit Solutions was established in 1996 and has supported over 5,000 selection committees since then. Merit Solutions is located in Brisbane and offers specialized HR services to the public sector in Australia.
Merit Solutions Australia - A Network Business
Networked human resource consultants
Merit Solutions Australia is a networked business. It engages twenty-five HR consultants who all work from home in their own businesses. This means that the Merit consultants can enjoy a real quality of worklife. Work is allocated on a job by job basis and consultants are free to care for children, undertake studies or pursue their interests such as sailing. The family-friendly approach of Merit Solutions was recognized in an award by the Queensland Department of Industrial Relations.
Merit Solutions staff are highly qualified - possessing both professional qualifications and experience. Three Merit HR consultants have a PhD in the human resource field and three have relevant Masters Degrees. Merit consultants have prior experience as HR Managers, Training Managers and Line Managers.
Merit Solutions Australia Services - Human Resources consulants offering a wide range of humans resource services
Merit Solutions Australia Hosting Chinese Delegation - Sharing insights about recruitment and selection with the aid of an interpreterClick thumbnail to view full-size
Training Programs Offered by Merit Solutions Australia - Short sessions and longer courses (1/2 day and 1 day)
- Practical Skills for Job Applicants
Planning and developing resumes and covering letters, selling yourself, mistakes to avoid, how to win that job through preparation and research.
- Interview Skills
Preparation for interview and planning your responses, managing nerves and presenting yourself in the best light, mistakes to avoid, how to manage the fears of the selection committee/panel.
- Public Sector Recruitment and Selection
Training for selection panels/committees in best practice for recruitment and selection in the public sector. Includes ways to integrate capability frameworks in job descriptions and job applicant assessment.
- Capability and Leadership Training for Job Applicants
Understanding the Queensland Government Capability and Leadership Framework, how to express your experience in terms of the framework, preparing for interviews based on the Framework, providing evidence to support capability claims.
- Capability and Leadership Framework for Selection Panels
Integrating the Capability and Leadership Framework in job descriptions, shortlisting, job interviews and assessment of job applicant's capabilities.
- Performance Conversations
Performance management including positive feedback, corrective feedback and managing difficult conversations.
- Career and Job Coaching
Personal coaching sessions, which can be via phone, online or face-to-face cover (1) career planning (2) applying for a public sector job or (3) planning and preparing for a job interview.
Strategic Alliance - Management Development
The Practical People Management Program
Merit Solutions Australia has formed a strategic alliance with Julie Cork and Associates to support the conduct of the Practical People Management Program (PPM) to the public sector in Queensland. This action-learning based program focuses on the development of people management skills, including feedback, conflict management, motivating staff, training and development, managing change, making the transition to management and cultural change.
Public sector participants in PPM also develop an action learning project that focuses on some aspect of their work responsibilities. The project can range from a focus on the individual (e.g.a poor performer or disengaged person), a team (team development) or some aspect of human resource management or operations. The action learning projects can also include developing relations with clients or key stakeholders in external organizations.