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  • July 3 2019 Three steps to writing job descriptions that work

    By Jay Munro, Indeed Employer Insight Strategist, ANZ More than a third of recruiters would rather be spending less time on writing and posting job descriptions, even though on average, only 11% of their day is spent on this task [1]. But when 62% of job seekers say that a job description that fits their Read More…

  • June 28 2019 Make the most of your biggest asset: your middle managers

    Middle managers often find the value they bring to an organisation being scrutinised, but recruiting expert Hays says they can be an organisation’s biggest asset – provided they have open and honest career development conversations, are given opportunities to develop their skills and are empowered by senior managers to make change happen. “As the link Read More…

  • June 26 2019 The fusion of CEO and CFO is the future of HR

    Byline: Alicia Roach, Director of QHR and Creator of eQ8 With so much buzz around “The Future of Work” it seems only natural to think about “The Future of HR”.  Certainly, it feels like there is a shift occurring in the field. The external imperatives are there with, technology, globalisation, growth, change and consolidation. The Read More…

  • June 20 2019 Do office dogs boost moral and decrease stress?

    Byline: Thomas Derricott, Community Manager, Mad Paws This Friday, June 21, marks Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD), and to celebrate, Australia’s largest pet sitting community, Mad Paws, is filling its Pyrmont office with more dogs than people. This is to illustrate how beneficial having office dogs can be, but granted, it can be much Read More…

  • June 18 2019 Ensuring human connectedness in a technological age

    Byline: Lindsay Brown, Vice President, APAC and Japan, LogMeIn The way we communicate and build relationships has changed drastically over the past decade. Just take a look at our workplaces. Many of us sit behind screens and speak to each other via internal chat programs rather than walking over to one another or picking up Read More…

  • May 30 2019 How to attract, retain and cultivate a new breed of IT professional

    By Simon Horrocks, Regional Vice President ANZ, AppDynamics The technology skills gap is impacting Australian organisations across almost every industry, with businesses struggling to find the right talent to drive innovation, whether that be in cloud, data analytics, or other emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). According to the Australian Computer Society (ACS), an Read More…

  • May 29 2019 Combatting work stress

    Byline: Amanda Gordon, Director of Armchair Psychology Work stress is inevitable, right?  We need some stress or we’d find a way to play solitaire all day when no-one is looking.  When the stress comes from internal sources (the things we say to ourselves to ensure we stay on track) e.g. “I like what I am doing Read More…

  • May 27 2019 Surviving workplace bullying: 5 steps to success

    I’m a former victim of extreme workplace bullying. For more than three years, I worked in the global resources industry in Australia, running health and well-being programs and striving to create safe, healthy and productive work environments for a mostly-male workforce. To anyone looking in from the outside, it would have seemed I was powering Read More…

  • May 8 2019 Why is data ethics important to data analysts?

    With data management and analysis becoming such an integral part of a business’ success, it’s easy to solely focus on the exciting aspects of the vast data that can be attained. Despite the potential of data analytics as a field, it’s important that data scientists and analysts understand the ethical implications of using that information. Read More…

  • April 24 2019 CV hacks that work

    Adding digital evidence, putting yourself in the thick of the action and using a professional summary to highlight your unique selling proposition are three easy CV hacks that will help you reach the shortlist, says recruiting experts Hays. “As a jobseeker it can be tough to stand out, but there are a few tips that Read More…

  • April 16 2019 Global employers increasingly using gig economy platforms despite concerns

    Global business leaders forecast one in three of their employees will be temporary workers by 2023. 94% of global business leaders are currently sourcing contract workers from online job platforms. The most common concerns of using online platforms: no guarantee of the standard of work (41%), a lack of alignment/understanding of the company (38%) and Read More…

  • April 15 2019 Working from home just got trickier

    Employees who work from home to look after family, a sick child, to manage long commutes or to juggle other commitments is fairly common practice… but that could be about to change. If employees work frequently from home, there are certain measures that need to be taken in accordance with the law to prevent serious health and safety Read More…

  • April 9 2019 The 5 positives of conflict at work

    The energy of conflict is generated by the gap between two different points of view; between what we want and what we are actually experiencing. When people disagree with each other, your organisation is healthier. This is because disagreements often result in new ideas being shared and a more thorough study of options leading to Read More…

  • April 9 2019 What to do if your employee is on the 6pm news

    A recent violent attack on police officers that splashed across national news has highlighted the need for better employment practices, particularly when a staff member is at the centre of the story. Human resources specialist Kelli McDougall from Fifth Eagle says many people were surprised that a female childcare worker was charged as part of Read More…

  • April 1 2019 The four leadership “blind spots”

    A recent Dale Carnegie survey of over 3,300 employees has identified four leadership “blind spots” – the aspects of leading that are currently not being considered, acknowledged or even seen as existing in the first place. When these “hidden” leadership qualities are addressed and properly carried out in the workplace the overall job satisfaction of Read More…