I very much agree with the ‘Don’ts’ — especially, give the costs of achieving them, academic qualifications (although at times the ‘years of experience’ can help to colour in what the perceived lack of a qualification leaves blank).

Also, re ramping up the hours a new staff member is engaged, from initial project to an FTE is something I’ve often done. If, as an employer you bring someone in on an ad-hoc or contract basis it’s incumbent on you to show the value you believe they bring by aiming, over time, to retain as much of their available working time as you can, providing them with some security and clarity .

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