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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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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5 Strategies to beat Recruitment shortages

5 Strategies to beat Recruitment shortages

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 up recently, many businesses are still experiencing challenges with attracting,…

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How to retain your staff in a competitive recruitment market

How to retain your staff in a competitive recruitment market

There’s no doubt that it’s a candidate’s market.  This means that there are more job vacancies than there are candidates looking for work.  This is due in part to many workers re-considering their futures but also due to the impact the pandemic has had on Australian immigration.  With less skilled workers moving across countries for…

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5 areas for small businesses to evaluate in the New Year

5 areas for small businesses to evaluate in the New Year

The beginning of the year is often the time when people take some time out to re-evaluate their careers.  For business leaders, it’s a common time of reflection to better understand what’s working, what’s not and what areas need to be optimised in their organisation. Here are our recommendations of where business leaders should focus…

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The Benefits of Building Internal Mobility Pathways in your Business

The Benefits of Building Internal Mobility Pathways in your Business

Internal Mobility is one of those terms that is often used by Human Resources Professionals.  But what is Internal Mobility and why is it important?  Internal Mobility is about offering opportunities for internal progression for employees already working in your business.  It is becoming of increasing significance due to a range of factors.  Many of…

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How to Hire and Onboard new Staff – remotely

How to Hire and Onboard new Staff – remotely

Depending on the nature of your business’ approach to how and where your employees work, many businesses have had to pivot to virtual interviewing and remote onboarding over the past 2 years.  Additionally, many businesses have been exposed to the benefits of having virtual staff (decreased overheads, unexpected pleasing outputs) and are re-thinking their business…

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The great resignation – and how it might affect your business

The great resignation – and how it might affect your business

Remember when the key Talent Acquisition metrics that businesses focused on were related to talent attraction?  How to attract the best and brightest talent to their organisation?  Post pandemic, the focus has now shifted to retention.  The effect of the pandemic has left many people re-assessing their priorities and their expectations.  The term ‘the great…

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