If 2013 is the Year of the Snake according to the Chinese zodiac, then 2013 should be the year of the mature age jobseeker on the HR calendar.
Many recruiters call themselves ‘specialists’, but if you peel away the layers, they often turn out to be doing nothing different to the more generalist recruiters. So, what is your so-called ‘specialist’ recruiter really offering you and are you getting real value for money? Generalist vs specialist A generalist recruiter is someone who works on [...]
Graduates are a breed unto their own and hiring a talented graduate is a great way to inject new blood into your business. These new recruits will often offer a fresh perspective and provide your organization with a much needed boost. The graduates of today (the Gen Y or millennial grads as they are also [...]
A friend who runs an IT consultancy shared a story over the break. After reading a few stats and articles over the weekend, it really got me thinking. His company has been growing like crazy, and we were talking about his hiring plans. You know what? His first and preferred option was to look outside [...]
Employees want flexibility. Many demand it. Does this mean working from home? It’s a question currently faced by many businesses. And it may not be right for all employees. This decision tree will help you decide if you should let employees work from home, or keep them in-house. Source: Mindflash.com
75% of Australian SMEs and large businesses are struggling to find skilled staff, according to survey results released this week. An immediate reaction to these figures might be to blame the Great Australian Skills Shortage. Plenty of research has shown a skills shortage does exist, in certain sectors. But results like this don’t prove it. [...]