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HR

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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HR

Why working parents are a great asset to any business

- May 19, 2023 3 MIN READ

  If you avoid hiring parents due to their family commitments, you could be missing out on a brilliant business asset. Terri Martin, CEO & Founder of The Business Bunch, explains why working parents could actually be the secret to your business success. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 25.4 per cent of families… Read more »

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HR

Hiring gone wrong: Here’s how to make it right!

- May 17, 2023 4 MIN READ

  The search for talent has become a hen’s teeth exercise. The process is exhausting and costly. Is it any wonder our hopes run high when presented with a sliver of skills and a thimble of talent? asks recruitment expert Roxanne Calder, founder of EST10. Our mind’s cry is, ‘yes, that can work!’. The exhilaration… Read more »

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HR

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 »

Jen Manuel and Kate Downing, job-sharing
HR

How job-sharing could bring huge value to your business

- February 3, 2023 5 MIN READ

  When considering a step back from the full-time daily grind, most people go straight to the obvious options: part-time or casual employment, freelance work, or starting their own business. However, an often-overlooked alternative to full-time employment is job-sharing. Jen Manuel and Kate Downing are two senior marketers who commenced their first job-sharing arrangement when… Read more »

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HR

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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Opinion

Are you over 50 in a 20 zone? Then you’ll know that ageism is rife when it comes to hiring in Australia

- November 14, 2022 3 MIN READ

Despite their experience, skills and wisdom, mature-aged workers in Australia are being overlooked for jobs at an alarming rate, proving that ageism is rife, writes Guy Rowlison, Business Principal at Plus Communications. If you believe the positive spin placed on the research showing over-50s are Australia’s fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs (with one-third of new… Read more »