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Do you stereotype your candidates? Maybe You Should.

Q. When is stereotyping candidates for your latest role a useful and valid tool, rather than a practice that puts you at risk of all manner of legal and ethical issues? A. When you’re strategising your recruitment advertising campaign. The necessity to stereotype in advertising your vacancies is due to the same basic limitation that [...]

Employment Office Director Susanne Mather

Recruiting Sales Staff – do you need to like your employees?

Across the board, employers and recruiters know that one of the most difficult job types in terms of recruiting is Sales. The challenge spans across so many industries – health, real estate, finance, travel, hospitality, business services – and it appears there is a major shortage in Australia of talented Salespeople who are willing to [...]

The Weekend Australian: 22 Oct 2011

Katherine’s quest for a council chief (The Weekend Australian: 22 Oct 2011)

SOMETIMES crises politicise people. For Katherine Town Council Mayor Anne Shepherd, it was the 1998 floods – which shattered the remote Northern Territory town of 10,000 people – that showed her the power of advocacy and opened her eyes to a political future. She’d long been interested in public affairs, as a nurse and board [...]

Facebook has become even more effective at mass communication than People With A Megaphone For A Head.

Facebook viral shares kill Word-of-Mouth

Good old fashioned word-of-mouth has kicked the bucket, with the ability ‘share’ on sites like Facebook creating new avenues for recruitment advertising to literally reach millions. As more and more people jump on this ‘sharing’ bandwagon, it’s essential for employers and businesses alike to recognise and embrace the potential of this viral marketing. Leaving out [...]

All three of these dudes look pretty dubious imho.

Social Recruiting: The Good, the New and the Highly Dubious

The New Kid On The Block: ANZ, one of Australia’s largest businesses, has announced plans to integrate social networking via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube into its global recruitment strategy, in 2012. ANZ claims that using social networking media fits in with the company’s move towards a more centralised recruitment model. However, we’ve all seen [...]

Effective branding AND it goes faster too.

3 ways to develop your employer brand

Recruitment Videos and YouTube Everyone in recruiting branding and employment branding strives to get across to candidates the culture and benefits of working within their organisation. Because videos require little effort to watch but still provide a powerful message, they are fantastic at transmitting the energy and the passion that your employees have for their [...]


Recruitment Branding

What is Recruitment Branding? Is it the same as Employer Branding? Employer Branding is a term most businesses use, well aware that their real “branding” goes beyond the use of logos, colours and above-the-line advertising, and to the heart of what the organisation stands for in the eyes of all of your key stakeholders, from [...]


How Does A Behavioural Profile Help Manage Employees?

McQuaig Behavioural Style Profiling The McQuaig method is a style of behavioural profiling designed to help find and keep the best employees for your company. Using web-based behavioural assessments, the McQuaig method tests employees on a variety of skills. It involves a three step system that locates the best and the brightest, and it can [...]


Headhunting: How to Stop Your Best Staff Being Poached

As the talent war heats up, a new survey has confirmed that more and more employers are finding their employees “poached”, or stolen by the competition.  Over one in every two employers report that other companies are actively headhunting their top talent, according to a new survey from Right Management. The survey discovered that 56% [...]


Social Media in Recruitment

From online job boards, to print advertisements, to word of mouth referrals – there are many ways to attract and identify potential candidates. However, as more and more organisations are finding out – social media can play a pivotal part. Take Big 4 professional services firm Deloitte’s for example – the Australian School of Business [...]