Category: Recruitment

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What to consider before hiring from abroad

Hiring employees from other countries can provide businesses with the opportunity to find motivated and skilled workers, especially in the case of national work force shortages in specific industry sectors. It can also contribute to increasing corporate innovation and competitiveness. However, finding workers from another country can be a daunting task if you have not [...]

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Mining Canada For Skilled Workers

Depending on which industry you work in, “skills shortage” is possibly the status-quo condition in which you recruit. Australia’s mining industry is one of the most challenged in this regard, and with BHP Billiton predicting the industry will need to recruit an additional 150,000 workers by 2015, only a shortage of skilled workers can foreseeably [...]

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How to make the most out of video interviews

In today’s global workplace, more and more employers are looking for candidates interstate and outside the country, using tools such as Skype, Live Messenger and video interviewing to reach the right person, rather than the person who is “right there”. Video interviewing is the perfect recruitment tool if your organisation is: Located in a remote [...]

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What are Assessment Centres?

Assessment Centres are an important part of the recruitment process for many employers, and allow companies to assess a large amount of candidates over an extended period of time, whilst offering candidates the chance to find out about an employer in greater detail. Rachel Palmer, who heads the Interviewing and Shortlisting Division of Employment Office [...]

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Benefits of Using Social Media as a Recruitment Tool

Social media has a lot of potential uses for your company. You can use it as a tool for delivering customer service, or as a method of sharing deals and news about your business. You can also use it for recruiting. Social media recruiting has quickly changed the way that companies find new employees, taking [...]

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How to Use Twitter for Recruitment

Twitter may be an overhyped pseudo-chatroom, but it does have some amazing uses. Twitter allows you to get real time news results instantly, follow those you look up to, get updates on the latest changes in technology, and it can help you with the recruitment process. Using Twitter for recruitment can be time consuming in [...]

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Are you employing criminals?

The age old piece of advice to run criminal background checks on employees is as prevalent as ever in light of the current Queensland Health debacle. After a particular employee managed to defraud the State Government of $16 million it seems almost comical that this person, who had a history of fraud related offences in [...]

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Video Killed The Resume Star?

Shooting an online video used to be the exploit of Gen Y extroverts applying for Big Brother.  But fuelled by an ever-competitive labour market, some employers are now asking their candidates to compile their own YouTube videos as part of their application. Employment Office Managing Director Tudor Marsden-Huggins says an increasing number of organisations are [...]

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What Your Recruiter Absolutely Needs to Know

You’ve done the research, you’ve considered the competition, and you may have even signed with a recruitment firm you are confident in. Now what? Isn’t it time to simply sit back and wait for the resumes to start pouring in? Don’t check this to do off your list; throughout the recruitment process, you must maintain [...]

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10 Hiring Tips for Employers

Hiring a new employee is not an everyday activity, but it should be a process that is consistent. As an employer, keep the following hiring tips in mind when you set out to recruit. Job Analysis. To hire the right person, you must ensure you have the right job description. Job analysis is an important [...]