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Recruitment
  • April 27 2017 Foster a multi-generational workforce and be an employer for the ages

    If you are seeking to foster a high-performing workforce in your organisation, it would be counter-productive (not to mention narrow-minded) to subscribe to the saying “out with the old, in with the new”. Long-held myths about mature age workers (e.g. they are change-averse, they are not tech-savvy, they have a ‘use by date’, etc.) have Read More…

  • April 27 2017 How business-to-business salespeople can be ‘A-Graders’ in today’s shifting sales landscape

    The sales profession is undergoing a big cull with over 20%  of sales roles expected to be cut by 2020 according to some analysts[1]. There are three macro shifts responsible for this rather ominous reality. Firstly, buyers are more discerning than ever before as they turn online for identifying and acquiring products and services without the need Read More…

  • April 21 2017 Liven co-founder suggests training subsidy to offset start-up impacts of the 457 visa reform

    The 457 visa changes continue to divide the business community as to whether they represent an opportunity or a challenge to overcome. For David Ballerini, co-founder of Melbourne start-up Liven – a restaurant discovery app – a key concern is the potential for increased development costs.  “Occupations to be dropped from the replacement programs include ICT support and test Read More…

  • April 18 2017 PM announces the end of 457 visas, proclaiming Australians must have priority for local jobs

    The federal government is replacing 457 visas with a new type of temporary visa designed to ‘better target genuine skills shortages’. The announcement was made on Facebook by Malcolm Turnbull who explained “Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs”. The Prime Minister said the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa will feature “new requirements including Read More…

  • April 10 2017 Understanding why employees move on

    As a recruiter, I am surprised by the number of employers who are caught unawares when one of their staff quits to pursue a new job. There are many reasons why people change jobs but usually it’s because they feel they exhausted all opportunities in their current role, desire more money and/or want a new career path.  Read More…

  • March 21 2017 Employers miss out when they stereotype mature aged workers

    Workers aged 50 and older face barriers to finding meaningful employment due to stereotypes that suggest they lack competencies employers demand or their skills have a ‘use by date’.  Looking at the research, however, these stereotypes are not only harmful to mature-age workers, they’re harmful to businesses. According to Australian Human Rights Commission, while mature-age Read More…

  • March 20 2017 Four strategies for recruiting via social media

    If there’s a job you need to fill, it’s likely the right candidate is on social media right now – but which platforms are they using, and how do you reach out to them? A recent study by the Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences looked at recruitment processes and the unique challenges faced by SMEs or Read More…

  • February 20 2017 Addressing the Controversy: challenges and Benefits of Hiring Foreign Workers on 457 Visas

    In 1996, then Prime Minister Paul Keating proposed the 457 Temporary Skilled Employer Sponsored Visa program. The subsequent Howard government then oversaw the implementation of the scheme, which enabled Australia to catch up to the immigration programs of many other developed countries, and thus increase its participation in global trade. The program still exists today Read More…

  • February 16 2017 No need to recruit hastily: temps offer start-ups the flexibility they need when launching

    Temporary workers can serve a vital role for SMEs at various stages in the business lifecycle. They’re a boon for businesses requiring an extra set of hands to cope with busy work periods and for those needing to urgently cover absences due to, for instance, parental, sick or annual leave. They’re especially useful for start-ups looking to get up and running as Read More…

  • January 23 2017 Landing digital talent: what organisations and job candidates demand from one another

    The war for digital talent has officially started. But you cannot hire just anybody – you need someone who has a general understanding of the business and a genuine interest for technology. However, according to a recent survey from CapGemini, the problem is that over 90% of companies lack the necessary digital skills to survive Read More…

  • January 16 2017 Why more employers are financing MBAs

    As the war for employee talent heats up, more and more companies are funding graduate management education for their brightest and most senior employees. The main reason for organisations taking this approach is to reduce staff turnover and strategically invest in both the employee and the company. Today, between one-in-five and one-in-ten students at some Read More…

  • December 19 2016 Why a Mobile Hiring Strategy is a MUST for 2017

    Mobile is not only here to stay, it’s the way forward. Even the smallest of businesses now recognise the importance of providing a seamless mobile experience for their customers. But what about their potential employees? A recent survey conducted by LinkedIn found that 64% of professionals have used their mobile to search for job opportunities. And nearly Read More…

  • December 19 2016 With five generations represented in the job market, who are you attracting to your SMB?

    In this complex and fast-moving environment, a core challenge for business owners and managers is to attract and retain skilled talent. The current workforce available for hire is incredibly rich and diverse. From the tech-savvy iGen looking for their first role, to the not-yet retired Traditionalists looking to keep busy, there are currently five generations Read More…

  • December 7 2016 Progressive SMBs support job sharing to boost retention, says founder of OneJob TwoMinds

    Smart organisations are always looking for ways to retain their top talent – and job sharing is an excellent (albeit, little understood) retention strategy, especially when it comes to career-minded women, Endi Frydman, founder of OneJob TwoMinds told Dynamic Business.   For those unfamiliar with the concept of job sharing, it’s where a company employs two people Read More…

  • November 24 2016 Five reasons to tap into the freelance economy

    Whether you call it the ‘sharing’, ‘gig’, ‘freelance’ or ‘on demand’ economy, the way we work and hire has changed significantly in the past few years. Now, 30% of Australians are undertaking some form of flexible freelance work.  Over in the US, around 35% of the workforce is now considered ‘contingent’, with that number estimated Read More…