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Experience vs. Enthusiasm – Key Benefits of Graduate Recruitment

With the recent wave of new graduates entering the professional workforce for the first time, I’m sure that your current talent pools have been a bit thinner on experience than you would probably like to see. It’s easy to ignore these graduate applications, especially if your current vacancies aren’t junior level positions but, while a [...]

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Case Study: Google Adwords campaigns for Recruitment

You might have heard of Google Adwords, but perhaps you’re not familiar with how it works and how it can impact on your brand. If this is you, we’ve put together the following case study on how Employment Office effectively uses Google Adwords to improve the results of our clients’ recruitment campaigns and strengthen their [...]

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New Year, New Career – Why you missed them

The Christmas and New Year holiday period is fast approaching and most Recruitment or Human Resources teams around Australia are currently looking forward taking a break from writing vacancy advertisements, poring over resumes, conducting interviews and phoning referees.  It’s an understandable sentiment – these duties can be time consuming and often fruitless, leaving you right [...]

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Are There Any Reasons to Ask the Easy Questions?

Interviews shouldn’t be easy for the applicant. They should be nice and cordial (you’re trying to make sure that the individual wants to work for your company by the end of the interview as well), and they should treat the applicant with respect, but they shouldn’t be easy. You want to make sure you have [...]

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How to Use Internet Tools to Spot Fake Resumes

The Internet is a great resource. It’s one of the main ways that your company markets itself to applicants, and one of the reasons that you’re able to broaden your search to find potential new hires from not only Australia, but all over the world. Yet this same resource can cause these same employers headaches. [...]

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8 Ways to Optimize Your Company Careers Site

Research tells us that employee referrals (underpinned somewhat by social networks) followed by job boards are the two most popular sources of hire by some distance, according to theCareerXRoads Survey – and, quite rightly, I have devoted a lot of my editorial time to talking about how recruiters can make best use of these two channels. [...]

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7 Ways To Keep High-Potential Gen Y’ers At Your Company

The average American worker today stays at his or her job a mere 4.4 years, according to a recent Forbes article, while Gen Y’ers (those born between 1977 and 1997) are leaving in a fraction of that time—91 percent expect to stay in a job fewer than three years. As new data reveals that a lack [...]

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Drug testing set to increase among office workers

Pre-employment testing is being brought back into public discussion after it was announced that Australian resources and construction companies may soon extend drug testing to their office based staff as employers move towards more egalitarian style workplaces. Employers often use behavioural testing and other selection procedures to screen applicants for hire, and the types of [...]

Linkedin Recruitment

LinkedIn gives head hunters easy access to your talent pool

LinkedIn has become a phenomenon for professional networking, with over 100 million users worldwide and over 2 million users in Australia alone.  Used as a key business resource for not only strengthening relationships, but also for recruitment, it’s no surprise that staff are also attracted by the opportunity to build their career profile and open [...]

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Digital ads & popups – when will they come to life and conquer the world?

Thanks to the internet, advertisers have never had more platforms to reach their potentials clients than now. However, consumers generally agree that being confronted with covert online advertisements where you don’t expect them is one of the modern world’s most tedious phenomenons. Not only is it annoying, but increasingly, hidden ads and links contain security [...]