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Recruitment
  • January 19 2018 CIOs dissatisfied with the size of the IT talent pool produced by Australia’s education system

    Tertiary educators are struggling to keep up with demand from Australian CIOs for qualified IT professionals, according to research commissioned by specialist recruiter Robert Half. The survey of 160 CIOs and CTOs from companies across Australia found the education system is only able to satisfy 3% of technology leaders when it comes to their demands of the Read More…

  • December 14 2017 How businesses can address low engagement levels amongst their millennial employees

    Millennials crave a clear career path, mentoring, training and other learning opportunities. Millennials, defined as those aged in their 30s and below, now make up an increasing percentage of the workforce. However, research suggests that businesses are struggling to find ways to engage their employees, with 59% actively looking for their next employment opportunity. (1) Read More…

  • December 8 2017 Why hiring graduates isn’t a cost to SMEs

    New graduates are stepping out of university and finding it harder than ever to gain employment. They often turn to the graduate programs offered by large companies, where in some industries they take on hundreds of new recruits annually. For those that aren’t successful in these initiatives, or find themselves in an industry where programs Read More…

  • September 29 2017 Battle of the Ages: Ageism in the Workforce

    Workplaces today are acutely aware of important issues surrounding the gender pay gap, but what about the battle of the ages? Young vs. old, tech-know-how vs. life-experience – is there room for both? Who is front and centre of this age-old war (pun intended), and is there an opportunity for individuals of all ages to Read More…

  • September 25 2017 How Can Employers Engage the YouTube Gen?

    The workplace is changing. By 2025, 75 per cent of the workforce will be made up of millennials. For employers and business leaders, empathising and engaging with this generation is vital. We’ve all heard the jokes about entitled millennials with an unhealthy avocado toast obsession. Yet they’re fast becoming an influential presence in the corporate Read More…

  • July 12 2017 How your SMB can beat the brain drain

    Small to medium businesses often have it pretty tough when it comes to hiring, engaging, and retaining their employees. Large organisations and fast-growing, capital-infused startups can often outshine SMBs with their big budgets, epic offices, and big brand appeal. According to a survey by Robert Half, 60% of small business owners and management said that Read More…

  • June 28 2017 Mature age workers: a critical piece in the age diversity puzzle for businesses of every size

    To encourage employers to harness the skills of Australia’s ageing population, the Federal Government is providing a financial incentive to employers who engage and retain mature-age workers. Available through jobactive – the Federal Government’s $6.8 billion job placement program – the Restart wage subsidy entitles an employer to up to $10,000 for hiring eligible workers Read More…

  • June 22 2017 Mature age workers: the talent pool that will help boost your business’s bottom line 

    Just as Australia’s population is ageing, so too is the nation’s workforce, with an increasing number of workers seeking to remain in employment longer. According to Susan Ryan, who was Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner up until 2016, this is a huge opportunity for employers. ‘Good business sense’ Tapping into this growing talent pool, Ryan explained Read More…

  • June 21 2017 Cost-effective, hassle-free, fruitful: what recruitment must be for Australian SMEs

    Since launching in July 2015, the Federal Government’s employment services program, jobactive, has helped employers from across Australia recruit more than 400,000 suitably skilled workers. The popularity of jobactive with employers is attributable to the range of services, available through the program, that make it cost-effective and hassle-free for businesses, especially SMEs, to recruit staff who Read More…

  • June 6 2017 The highest minimum wage increase since 2011… what does this mean for small businesses?

    The Fair Work Commission today delivered its annual wage review. This decision will have a significant impact on all businesses and industries and over 2.3 million employees who are paid at the National Minimum Wage or minimum Modern Award rates. From the first full pay period commencing after 1 July 2017: all Modern Award rates will increase by Read More…

  • May 30 2017 Using recruitment to stay ahead: tips for SMBs

    It is an exciting time in Australia to be doing business! We are in a growth phase, driven by ambitious business leaders and demand from consumers craving innovation and new services. SMBs and start-ups remain the innovation engine of Australia’s economy. They don’t have the same budgets as their giant counterparts but SMBs are achieving Read More…

  • May 22 2017 The importance of striking a work-life balance that keeps all eyes on the ball, not the door

    People worldwide continue to search for the elusive ‘sweet spot’ where their careers do not impinge on life ‘outside the office’, and vice versa. One could argue that while work-life balance may have been possible once, it has become an increasingly unattainable ideal due, in part, to the technologies that pervade the business world. Organisations Read More…

  • May 15 2017 Three reasons this year’s federal budget is advantageous for small business owners

    After the Federal Budget was announced on Tuesday, 9 May, small business owners will be trying to work out what matters most to them. Here are three main things we have been reviewing that may impact how small business do business – and it is mostly for the better. 1. Less red tape It is Read More…

  • May 10 2017 Federal Budget: foreign worker tax introduced

    Businesses that employ foreign workers will be subject to a new levy that will be used bankroll a fund for training Australian job seekers, the Government announced in the Federal Budget. From March 2018, businesses will be subject to a levy of $1200 per foreign worker or $1800 if they’re on a temporary skilled visa. In Read More…

  • May 4 2017 Staff retention is not always the answer

    Boredom is most people’s worst nightmare – and it’s the number one killer of workplace motivation. When it comes to performing the duties of any given job, the doer will have a timeline for boredom. Prolonged repetition will naturally lead their brain to a point where it says ‘thanks, but no thanks’, and then completely Read More…