How to bridge the talent shortage

How to bridge the talent shortage

Finding it hard to source and hire the right people?  You’re not alone.  According to a recent report by Hays, Australian job vacancy rates hit a record high in 2021 and continue to stay higher than pre-pandemic levels.  There are a number of reasons for this, including there being an insufficient number of qualified and…

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Is now the time to find a better job?

Is now the time to find a better job?

The current unemployment market is seen by many experts as an ideal time to search for a new role: we are experiencing the lowest unemployment rate since 1974, employers struggling to fill open roles and changing their targeting from active jobseekers to passive ones.  However, according to SEEK data, 65% of candidates have no intention…

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How to find the best talent in a competitive market

How to find the best talent in a competitive market

Australia is experiencing the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years.  Currently the unemployment rate is 3.5% and with more jobs than people, attracting the best talent is challenging. Therefore, employers need to ensure they are putting their best foot forward when recruiting.  Surprisingly, many job ads don’t contain enough information – 64% of candidates search…

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Developing Leadership Skills in Employees

Developing Leadership Skills in Employees

One of the greatest Corporate leaders, ex GE CEO Jack Welch once said, “Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. After you become a leader, success is about growing others.” In recent times, the concept of developing leadership qualities in all employees, regardless of whether or not they manage people, is…

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What job seekers are looking for from a workplace

What job seekers are looking for from a workplace

We’ve all read the headlines…3.5% unemployment – the lowest since 1974…“There are two open positions for every worker out there that is potentially looking for a job…There are actually more open positions plus filled positions than there are workers in the workforce. And that’s relatively new territory.”, says Chris Hyams, CEO of Indeed.com. So what…

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Why Hiring is harder and what to do about it

Why Hiring is harder and what to do about it

Globally we are experiencing ongoing recruitment shortages and hiring challenges. Australia’s jobless rate has hit a 13 year low of 4.2%, however the impact of COVID-19 has reduced actual working hours, with many people working in less than a full-time capacity.  With this reduced availability of potential candidates, and the International border only just opening…

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Will employees return to the office and does it matter??

Will employees return to the office and does it matter??

“Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week,” Elon  Musk wrote in an email sent to all staff recently. “If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned.” “The more senior you are, the more visible must be your presence.” “That is why I…

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Recruiting?  Here’s how to make your job ads stand out from the crowd

Recruiting?  Here’s how to make your job ads stand out from the crowd

If you’re competing against other companies in the ‘War for Talent’, it’s time to reevaluate your recruitment marketing strategies.  This is basically how you attract and engage candidates to your company.  Ideally, your Job Ad should be the final piece in the process.  So where do you start? Get a clear understanding on who your…

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The 3 things to ask when you’re interviewing for a new role

The 3 things to ask when you’re interviewing for a new role

The interviewer doesn’t get to ask all the questions in a job interview! We always recommend you prepare questions to ask an interviewer in advance so you don’t walk out thinking ‘I should have asked…’  Generally, we suggest asking questions from the following themes: The cause of the recruitment How did this role come about?…

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How to build a more inclusive workplace

How to build a more inclusive workplace

There are a range of reasons why it’s important to build a more inclusive and diverse workplace.  For a start, employees are happier and more productive when they have a sense of belonging at work.  Employees are more likely to feel that they belong when they feel seen and heard in their workplace.  This extends…

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