Peter Orthmann Hansen

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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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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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Why I Like People with Unconventional Resumés

Professional success used to depend on experience, knowledge, and skill. But things have changed in recent decades. First, knowledge has become as rapidly obsolete as universally available. Second, we live in an increasingly uncertain and volatile world where, I often say, even the past has become unpredictable. And, finally, business has become more global and [...]

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Getting ahead with LinkedIn head-hunting

With over 135 million users worldwide, and just over 2 million of those users based in Australia, it’s hard to deny that LinkedIn is making its mark in the social media landscape. In fact, more than one professional per second signs up to LinkedIn. But are companies using LinkedIn to its full advantage? How can [...]

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Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing: it’s a buzzword in business at the moment, and it’s specifically spreading within the recruitment industry. It’s a term for when you outsource a task, project or problem, but instead of taking it to a specialised contractor, you put it out to the general crowd. Members of the public from a vast range of [...]

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Producing Your Recruitment Video

Did you know that over 150 years worth of YouTube videos are watched on Facebook every day? It is not surprising then that more and more organisations, both large and small are trying their hand at film production in order to reach out to a large pool of candidates, thirsty for video content. Although not [...]