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7 simple ways to boost staff retention

- July 11, 2023 4 MIN READ

  According to experience management company Qualtrics XM, engaged employees are 87 per cent less likely to leave their organisation. That means reduced turnover costs in recruiting and training new staff and less lag time between training and full productivity, explains customer service and leadership expert Monique Richardson, author of They Serve Like We Lead.… Read more »

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10 entrepreneurs share their number one hiring hack

- June 27, 2023 7 MIN READ

  As the post-COVID talent shortage continues, Australia’s unemployment rate has hit the lowest point in fifty years (3.4 per cent). Competition for top talent and the skilled worker shortage is affecting business growth, write Elise Hendriksen. Employers need to ensure the best talent is attracted and retained, so we asked ten business owners for… Read more »

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A recruiter insider’s guide on how to nab the best talent

- March 30, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Recruitment has never been tougher. As a recruiter of more than two decades, I have experienced many employment cycles, with this the hardest yet, writes recruitment expert Roxanne Calder, founder of EST 10 and author of Employable – 7 Attributes to Assuring Your Working Future. Sourcing talent in today’s post-COVID environment is confounding. Like… Read more »

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Want to retain the best staff? Then keep them learning

- February 17, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Finding and retaining the right staff has always been challenging, but in recent years, many businesses have struggled with finding any staff, leaving them fumbling to stay afloat. The answer to this problem lies in supporting and developing the employees you have, writes Tony Maguire, Regional Director, ANZ at D2L. Without a doubt, people… Read more »

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5 future of work trends you need to know

- February 14, 2023 4 MIN READ

  As we enter the third year since COVID-19 came into existence, the virus has proven to have a lasting impact on the future of work, writes Aaron McEwan, VP, Research & Advisory at Gartner. In 2023, organisations face historic challenges: a competitive talent landscape, an exhausted workforce, and pressure to control costs. In this environment, it’s… Read more »

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How to avoid the small business staff crunch

- February 7, 2023 2 MIN READ

  Labour shortages continue to be an issue for small businesses, with staffing issues expected to impact almost eight in ten businesses, according to new research from My Business. Phil Parisis, Head of Product and Sales at My Business, says the survey results show one of the biggest issues small business owners will face in… Read more »

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Are you paying too much for new talent?

- January 12, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Stubborn inflation is forcing many organisations to pay more for new hires, especially given the shortage of key talent. But there are some ways to attract amazing candidates without breaking the budget, writes Aaron McEwan, vice president, HR Advisory, Gartner. According to a recent Gartner survey, 57 per cent of CFOs say they’ll increase… Read more »

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How to compete in a tough talent market

- January 11, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The tight talent market right now is making recruitment tricky for all businesses. In late 2022, there were more jobs available than people to fill the roles, and according to the National Skills Commission, recruitment was consistently more difficult last year compared with 2021. So, what is to come in 2023? Sally Elson, Head… Read more »

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Keep your business growing: The three Rs of keeping the best talent

- October 13, 2022 5 MIN READ

Attracting and keeping great staff is a challenge for many business in the current skills shortage climate. Ben Lipschitz, CEO and cofounder of FoodByUs, explains the three Rs of finding the best talent for your team. With ABS data revealing that almost one-third of Australian businesses are having difficulty finding staff, everyone’s greatest pain point… Read more »