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Recruitment
  • September 5 2016 How to avoid a bad hire in your business

    For small and medium sized businesses, the makeup of your team can have a significant impact on overall performance. It comes down to not just having the right blend of skills but also the cohesiveness of the team and their engagement with the work that will give your business a competitive advantage. But what happens Read More…

  • August 31 2016 To share or not to share? Small businesses and the matter of disclosing salary in job ads

      Every word in a job advertisement counts and influences a candidate’s decision on whether or not to apply for the role you’re promoting. Things can become complicated for businesses when they decide if or what to advertise for the job salary. There are pros and cons to both sides of the debate so be sure to Read More…

  • August 30 2016 5 security checks before starting a part time work from home job

    More and more people are choosing to create wealth from the comfort of their homes. It’s a move that also helps them to strike a balance between the demands of their professional and personal lives. While it’s a potentially lucrative career move, there is also a risk of falling prey to job scams.   Here is a Read More…

  • August 24 2016 Recruitment is changing, refine your strategy

    Recruitment, like any other business practice, is constantly evolving with new trends. There isn’t a once-size-fits-all approach, but there are some golden rules every business can follow to sniff out top talent in an efficient and effective way. If you’re wondering whether you should jump on Facebook for your recruitment or give video interviews a Read More…

  • August 17 2016 Job sharing enables mums to continue building their careers – and their employers benefit too

    For career-minded mothers, returning to work following the birth of a child can be bittersweet. A return to full-time work often means cutting short quality parenting time and increased childcare costs. On the other hand, if they’re having to deny their professional aspirations and accept a part-time job beneath their expertise, the excitement and financial reward of ‘getting Read More…

  • August 9 2016 Fast-track SME growth by offshoring

    It’s a common condition for small business owners: the 3am stare at the bedroom ceiling and the nagging concern of how to grow the business faster. The staring is usually accompanied by a bout of the ‘if onlys’. If only I could allocate more to the marketing budget; if only we could get the website Read More…

  • July 20 2016 Get to know the three types of job seekers

    From the moment you know you have a vacancy to fill in your team, your goal is to attract the best possible applicants. You want to find people who aren’t just interested in the job, but who will excel in the position. Regardless of whether the job is entry or executive level, your goal as Read More…

  • July 8 2016 Is competition actually good for SMEs?

    Spending too much time sussing out the competition can be a distraction, but when I do, the insights are often important to my SME and my direction as a leader and innovator. This information is occasionally acted upon or at a minimum, it influences my thinking, my team and my business. In a world where the focus is increasingly on collaboration rather Read More…

  • July 7 2016 Building a millennial flytrap – attracting and retaining the next generation of workers

    Millennials have never been more important to Australian companies than today. In fact by 2020, millennials are expected to make up half of the Australian workforce, with their numbers set to reach 75 per cent by 2025. With this in mind, what do business owners need to know about this generation? Millennials are known to Read More…

  • July 5 2016 Tap into the advantages of engaged workers

    Employee engagement is a key theme for many SMEs as they struggle to attract and maintain talent in the highly competitive employment market. According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workforce report, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work and in Australia only 24% of workers are engaged. Employee engagement isn’t the same Read More…

  • June 27 2016 Employers talent-hungry despite deep graduate pool: solutions brainstormed by Indeed panel

    Graduates are unable to find jobs that make use of their qualifications but employers are struggling to find the right talent.  Solutions to this mismatch, including a shift away from the ‘disciplinary silo’ mindset, were discussed at a recent panel event hosted by Indeed, the world’s largest job site.   The panel, ‘Tapping into Australia’s high potential workforce’, was held at Read More…

  • June 21 2016 New hires sourced via referral programs produce 25% more profit for businesses

    An efficient employee referral program can save on recruitment fees and time spent hiring new staff. This can have a significant impact on a business’s bottom line. It can cost up to $20,000 in fees and take hours to hire one staff member through a recruitment firm versus hiring someone via employee referral programs.[1] Employee Read More…

  • May 27 2016 Top tips for SME workforce planning during the EOFY

    The end of financial year can be a hectic time, particularly for SME business. With books, budgets and tax time on the mind, it’s easy for business owners to cast recruitment plans aside to focus on other aspects of the business. The truth is that end of financial year extends well beyond inventory and overheads, and is Read More…

  • May 9 2016 Internships marketed as ticket out of unemployment

    In the last ten or so years, internships have boomed in Australia – perhaps following the example set in America where young people routinely work for free to make themselves more employable. Back home, internships have certainly become commonplace, and with good reason. Why not take advantage of free labour if it’s on offer? The Read More…

  • May 9 2016 Pathways: people need to know where they are going and why

    Do you struggle to retain talented people with your business?  Do people learn and grow with the needs of your business?  How well are you creating career pathways and engaging your team? The opportunity to be a part of a thriving organisation and do meaningful work is important to most career minded people.  Talented and Read More…