Did you read this article on CareerOne about the prevalence of lying among job applicants?
Applying for their dream job, or any job, can bring out the worst…Continue
Added by Susan Rochester on August 3, 2011 at 10:32 — No Comments
What does workforce planning really mean? Talent management? Recruitment and retention?
Could we amend our thinking around what retention stands for?
A few years ago, Bernard Salt spoke at the “State of the Industry” dinner for the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association in Melbourne, at which I was a special guest of CEO Julie Mills. Bernard recounted a story whereby a lawyer had in years previous, lamented at how they would invest…Continue
Added by Ric Willmot on August 2, 2011 at 18:06 — No Comments
Career guru Kate Southam, wrote on her Cube Farmer blog last week "Whether it is a pair of shoes or a job role, wrong fit hurts".…Continue
Added by Susan Rochester on August 2, 2011 at 16:20 — No Comments
Stories in yesterday's and today's Age raise interesting issues about the gender wage gap, what causes it, and, interestingly, the impact of transparency of wages and wages gaps.
Research by the Institute for Women's Policy Research in the US led them to suggest "while there is no direct link between pay secrecy and wage discrimination, there is some evidence that pay transparency reduces the gender pay gap." This is good news, as many organisations now seek to redress pay…Continue
Added by Karen Morley on August 2, 2011 at 13:34 — No Comments
Added by Ric Willmot on August 1, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments
Have you ever Googled yourself and found something negative? Just one small negative posting can cost you a job or damage your business.
The web is a viral breeding ground of rumor, scams and scandal. Ex-employees, rival…Continue
Added by Leah Gibbs on July 29, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments
You are going to love…Continue
Added by Susan Rochester on July 29, 2011 at 17:24 — No Comments
Power your business to better results with Ric Willmot’s Five Keys:
1. Keep raising the bar – be innovative, focus on growth rather than cost-cutting or problem fixes, and expect more of yourself and those in your…Continue
Added by Ric Willmot on July 29, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments
Some time ago, I walked into a business (names will be withheld to protect the guilty) and waited in line. Eventually I was attended to by a customer service person behind a desk near an end wall. On the wall was the company's mission statement. Knowing what it was and interested to see the level of commitment and engagement, I asked the customer service agent what was the framed statement on the wall. His response 'I dunno just something head office said we had to put on the wall!" Wow, no…Continue
Added by Pat Sheehan on July 29, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
If you’re a hiring manager in an industry experiencing skills shortages, chances are that those in your board room are experiencing stress levels moving in the opposite direction to the unemployment rate. You’ll be talking how to spend your talent budget in designing attraction programs focused on sniffing out, enticing out and engaging hidden talent.
But think for a moment.
Do you know what are you spending your money on, and why? Our research shows that…Continue
Added by Anthony Sork on July 25, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments
I had a meeting with a client in corporate land in the city. I braved the bus home at peak hour. I stood in the line, rummaged through my bag to find the change to pay the driver. It was crowded. It always was crowded.
The lucky ones…Continue
Added by Leah Gibbs on July 25, 2011 at 14:03 — No Comments
In a previous post called [“What language do you use” http://www.letsgrow.com.au/blog/?p=786I] I talked about the issue of using technical terms rather than common expressions when discussing employee engagement. However, there is another language-related issue I want to address in this post: job titles. Whilst I generally use the term gardener, I was watching a TV program recently that referred to them as “plantsmen” and of course there…Continue
Added by Karen Schmidt on July 22, 2011 at 9:57 — No Comments
The recruitment industry is notorious for high staff turnover. Statistics range from 43% (Staff Turnover: A Recruitment Industry Crisis) to the average length of service of a new Recruitment Consultant being 8 months! Ironic for an industry that specialises in recruiting the right staff for their clients to make a buck!
So interesting as I reflect on my recruitment career, that I too left my…Continue
Added by Nicole Underwood on July 21, 2011 at 14:55 — No Comments
THE CHALLENGES OF A MULTI-SPEED ECONOMY
It has been generally accepted in the past decade that Australia has grown into a dual speed economy. The Mining and Resource sectors have experienced incredible growth and the remaining categories of the economy, while experiencing healthy growth over the past decade, have not kept pace.
As Australia emerges from the uncertainty of the Global Financial Crisis relatively unscathed, a new economic reality is emerging. The affects…Continue
Added by Kristie McMaster on July 17, 2011 at 16:31 — No Comments
No, not by some group of cashed up corporates in suits, but by a woman who went for a tumble while shuffling around her home in bed socks.
Many organisations in Australia, particularly listed companies, are now focusing on gender equity at board and executive levels. A gender balanced organisation is not just an outcome by achieving gender ratios, as there is also a need for a process to develop a more strategic approach to achieve gender equity.
Recent research by Roy Morgan Research highlighted specific gender…Continue
Added by Charles van Heerden on July 13, 2011 at 8:52 — No Comments
Going green for small businesses is not only kind to the environment, but also presents many opportunities to cut operating costs. As we spend a lot of time in the office, simple little changes in our day to day work environment and work habits will reap rewards now and for our future generations. Always…Continue
Added by Leah Gibbs on July 12, 2011 at 21:35 — No Comments
We're launching this new "HR Daily Community" for a few reasons.
Firstly, to give more HR professionals a voice. When we started featuring external blog posts on HR Daily it seemed as though there were only a handful of people writing (in Australia) in this space, but over the past couple of years that number has grown significantly.
Many of these people still don't have the kind of reach they say they'd like to, so we hope that by bringing them…Continue