Employees looking confused
HR

Full head count but still a skills gap? Here’s why

- June 30, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The global skills shortage continues. The war for talent, great resignation and great reshuffle are phrases we are more than familiar with. Coined post-pandemic, they accurately assessed the labour market’s competitive state of play. Now with the global economic slowdown, the reprieve on skills must be in sight, writes recruitment expert and founder of… Read more »

working mother with baby
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 »

Newly hired employee shaking hands with interviewer
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 »

Shaking hands with new employee at job interview
HR

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 »

Steps to find and retain top talent
Business Advice

The best way to find and retain top talent during the skills shortage

- September 15, 2022 3 MIN READ

It’s not easy out there right now, but it’s still possible to attract and retain top talent if you’re committed to taking a whole-business approach. Shannon Semenikow, Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Australia Queensland President and founder of Education and Migration Services Australia shares his insights Job vacancies have doubled since the pandemic with the ABS showing… Read more »

Recruit the right candidate by changing the way you advertise
HR

I advertised a job like a human being and was blown away by the response. Here are 5 things all business owners should know

- August 16, 2022 3 MIN READ

You need to stand out from the pile to recruit the right candidate – especially in the current market. Leanne Hasting, founder of Leanna J Consulting, discovered that the best way to do that is to… be entirely, openly yourself. I’ve written hundreds of job ads in my career and they usually follow a similar… Read more »

Personality tests - what can employers ask?
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Personality tests: What can and can’t employers ask?

- August 16, 2022 3 MIN READ

Personality tests are a common part of job applications, but as Dominique Allen, associate professor at Monash University writes, not all questions are lawful and it comes down to how the gathered information is used. You might have heard of jobseekers being asked to complete a “personality test” as part of a job application, or… Read more »