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 [...]


[Guide] Social Networking in Recruitment

Collaboration and relationship-building through internal or external web-based systems. At Employment Office, we believe social networking in the corporate sense can be broken into two key areas: Internal social networking (e.g. JAWshare); and External social networking (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). Whether internal or external, social networking is all about improving communication: connecting, sharing information and [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Should You Keyword Search CV Databases for Great Candidates?

Because of the extensive pool of applicants that most companies have for open positions, many businesses have looked for ways to streamline the process. One of the most common methods involves placing all CVs into databases and screening CVs based on various keywords, much like a Google search. It’s a unique approach to reviewing CVs [...]

Three Problems with Using Job Boards for Your Recruitment

Every time you lose an employee, it costs you an estimated two to three times their salary in lost production. Much of the cost of filling vacancies is from lost production, because when you lose an employee you have no one to take on that person’s tasks. That is why companies are always in a [...]


Map a new strategy (Sydney Morning Herald: 17 Sep 2011)

Finding a different direction could be the key to achieving job satisfaction, writes Amy Mitchell. Nicholas Ricciuti could be described as a career matchmaker. As chief executive of ReinventYourCareer, he connects employers with employees who have the skills and experience they’re looking for. Ricciuti says that on average, people change careers seven times in their [...]

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5 Tips on how to get the most from your candidates in an interview

5 tips on how to get the most from your candidates in an interview With the preparation that goes into any of your recruitment interviews, it’s in your interest to ensure you glean all you can from the exchange. However, even the most experienced interviewers commonly have regrets after an interview, wishing they had clarified [...]


The Death of Reference Checks…?

Considering the amount of time and effort that goes into performing reference checks, Employment Office posed the question: Are Reference Checks really worth it? EO’s Shortlisting Specialist team believes that reference checks remain a critical aspect of the recruitment process in the modern job market. When done properly, a reference check provides the future employer [...]

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CAN your new recruits last the distance?

Simple rules for avoiding a ‘bad hire’ In the age of high staff turnover trends, there is no denying that the cost of recruitment is a point of discussion in most organisations. However, failing to get the process right the first time is a price that is often overlooked. With the real cost of a [...]