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Education VS Experience – Which is Better?

Posted on Nov 30, 2021

You have two candidates – one with five years’ experience but no accreditation, the other a recent graduate with stellar academics but no real-world experience – who would you choose?  As recruiters we’re often presented with this kind of conundrum. Assessing who will be the most successful person in the role we’re hiring for depends […]

Know Your Workplace Rights

Posted on Nov 26, 2021

We recently heard a story from a candidate that disturbed us. The candidate currently works for a big global company here in Australia. The company has been off the record asking its employees to take their long service leave but work throughout their leave. The organisation claimed it was to prevent redundancies but conversely, they […]

Why Your LinkedIn Photo Matters

Posted on Nov 24, 2021

These days, most recruiters agree that your LinkedIn profile is more important than your resume. So it makes sense that you’ll want to take the time to create the best possible LinkedIn profile you can. The photograph you use is also very important as it’s a chance present yourself as approachable and professional.  LinkedIn is […]

How Important is Flexible Work?

Posted on Nov 23, 2021

The pandemic has changed many things about how we live and one of those changes has been the number of people with flexible working conditions. A recent survey into hybrid working in Australia by Telstra found that the percentage of employees with hybrid working conditions pre COVID-19 was 19%, moving to 43% of businesses during COVID-19 and […]

What to Include in Your Resignation Letter

Posted on Nov 19, 2021

A resignation letter is the most professional and appropriate way to officially terminate your employment. Using proper resignation etiquette will help you to leave your job on the best possible terms.  You want to ensure that you maintain good relations with your soon-to-be former employer. This is important because you might wish to utilise them […]

How Talent Acquisition Can Get the Most Out of Recruiters in This Market

Posted on Nov 17, 2021

We are currently seeing the strongest job market for candidates since before the GFC. In fact, some would argue that right now is an even harder time for employers. Hiring staff is fiercely competitive and securing high quality talent is even more difficult. The current market has seen a reversal, with candidates now interviewing the […]

How Organisations are Reducing Barriers to Employment

Posted on Nov 16, 2021

Whether deliberately or unconsciously, it’s sadly true that many job seekers experience discrimination in some form based on factors such as age, gender and race. The notion that the most qualified and suitable candidate will be hired for the job unfortunately doesn’t always play out in reality. So how can organisations work to be more […]

Are Australian Salaries Set to Rise?

Posted on Nov 15, 2021

Australian employees have been experiencing declining wage growth since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). However, the housing market, utilities and the overall cost of living continues to rise so there has been accumulating pressure applied to workers. The current candidate shortage within the Australian job market could be a major contributing factor in forcing […]

Why Empathy is an Essential Trait in Great Leaders

Posted on Nov 11, 2021

Is empathy the most important attribute in a leader? The traditional view is that leaders need to be strong, decisive and influential. These are all still important characteristics, but recent research indicates that empathy may just be the most significant trait of our times. As we navigate the challenges wrought on our lives as a result […]

Navigating Parental Leave Entitlements

Posted on Nov 4, 2021

If you’re planning on bringing a child into your family, it’s important to be aware of your parental leave entitlements. Australia is a signatory of two international human rights treaties that include the right to maternity leave. This is obviously a positive thing; however, parental leave entitlements do come with some caveats.  The below information […]