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A guide to recruiting (and retaining!) Gen Y & Z

It’s the age of social media, and with employers everywhere jumping on the technology bandwagon it important to recognise who they’re actually targeting instead of just following the trends. More often than not, employers are trying to recruit fresh talent from the more tech-savvy Y & Z generations. And with Gen Z predicted to make [...]


Super increase a hard pill for Gen Y to swallow

Superannuation – it’s changing.  Following the passing of the controversial mining tax, the government’s plans to use part of the tax to fund an increase to the super guarantee from nine to 12 per cent by 2019/20 are gaining momentum. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has slammed the super increase, saying the super [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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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Everyone agrees: Diversity is good.

With many industries in Australia experiencing a longterm skills shortage, diversity in your recruitment (age, gender, cultural background, experience level) is an increasingly important aspect. Yet beyond the legal requirements of Equal Employment Opportunities, it can be a tricky step to get into the practical steps to ensure your organisation is staffed by people with [...]

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Recruitment Marketing In History: 1974 – US Army & Marines

“Recruitment marketing” and “Recruitment advertising” are terms that we think about in a very post-social-media online-heavy context today. But the need for employers to advertise or market their jobs is far from a new phenomenon. To put our current approaches in perspective, today we’re starting a regular look back into Recruitment Marketing through history. Maybe [...]

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Communicate on the commute

UK job board Jobsite started an innovative marketing campaign yesterday to commuters, advertising on over 3 million train tickets. According to, the novel approach featuring advertising on the back of commuter tickets will reach: an equal male/female audience split; 77% of commuters will be in the ABC1 demographic; 67% are working full time and [...]

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Recruitment Branding: Australia’s education sector

Recruitment branding is an issue each organisation needs to examine, but taking it to a grander scale, how would you brand an entire sector of Australia’s economy in China? International education is a major sector for Australia’s export income, generating more than $18 billion in 2010, though after years of growth, this figure has stagnated [...]

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[Guide] Top 10 Tips: Writing a Job Ad #5 – #1

Yesterday we started a countdown of the Top 10 Tips to remember when you’re writing the copy for a job ad. Today we follow the traditional countdown format in bringing you the remainder of that list. So here follows the Top 5 ways to avoid the post-publishing regrets, and to get the best result for [...]