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Recruitment
  • 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…

  • 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 7 2019 What job interviewees are looking for

    It’s easy to feel like the odds are stacked against you in an interview. Even the most talented people succumb to nerves and struggle with communicating how capable they are. Although it’s very much the candidate’s job to shine, employers have a big role to play in getting the most out of their prospective employees Read More…

  • May 6 2019 Salary expectations have increased

    Compared to just five years ago, jobseekers’ salary expectations are a lot higher 76% of Australian hiring managers say jobseekers are more demanding when it comes to their remuneration package. 58% respectively say jobseekers expect higher base salaries and bonuses than what is being offered. After several years of slow wage growth, independent research commissioned by Read More…

  • April 30 2019 Why this entrepreneur believes character outweighs IQ in business

    Byline: Jim Penman, the founder of Australia’s largest home-service franchise, Jim’s Group. Change character, and I believe you can change the world. I strongly believe this is also the case in business. The real key to success is temperament People think the key to success is knowing things, and that does matter, but the real key 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…

  • March 1 2019 People power: why your employees are pivotal to a cracking customer experience

    Commentary around ‘customer experience’ has not been in short supply in the Australian business media of late. Take a deep dive into the topic and you’ll find scores of experts who’ll identify customer experience as a key area for companies to create competitive advantage in 2019 and beyond. According to management consultancy Accenture, we have Read More…

  • October 26 2018 How call centres can ensure millennials have a good experience

    Top tips to impress millennials.

  • May 3 2018 How to compete with the big guys when attracting talent to your small business

    Attracting the right talent to your small business can be an uphill battle and as challenging to a business owner as any other macro force. Not only are you competing with players in your own sector, you’ve also got the big guys to contend with. You know the ones, big staffing budget, big, shiny training Read More…

  • April 23 2018 The modern workplace and how to adapt

    Greg Scileppi, President of International Staffing Operations at Robert Half International, looks at how to deal with changes in the workforce and create a more flexible way of working.  The traditional workplace is changing rapidly. We have reached a point where the combination of generations and demographics has resulted in often diverging expectations of work Read More…

  • March 21 2018 Why creating an inclusive workplace is crucial

    Today is Harmony Day, the annual Australian holiday recognising our multiculturalism and different backgrounds. It’s a great opportunity as a workplace to celebrate what makes us as individuals different and unique, as well as what makes us inclusive as a society. We celebrate Harmony Day as Harmony Week every year. It gives everyone in the Read More…

  • March 14 2018 Employers must eliminate unconscious gender bias from job ads to secure the best talent: SEEK

    Employers risk missing out on the best person available for an advertised role when they fail to actively address unconscious gender bias in their job ads, warns Kathleen McCudden, Group HR Director at SEEK. McMudden pointed to a new survey of 4800 people undertaken on SEEK’s behalf by independent consultant Perspicacious. Noting that the sample Read More…

  • March 2 2018 The increasing role of artificial intelligence in SME recruitment and retention practices

    Digital technology is driving change in the Australian workforce like never before. And while it’s creating more efficient and effective work environments, it also brings with it some unique challenges. Professions and career models have begun to morph, talent gaps are widening, and finding and retaining good-fit candidates has become more complex for businesses of Read More…