Here are 8 things HR professionals need to know about 2017’s employment market, based on the work that’s been coming across my desk over the past 12 months
1. The HR Generalist will still be in demand
Forget notions of newly created specialist HR roles, from where I sat last year it was still a very generalist year.
It’s true that for every one of the seven years I’ve recruited in the Sydney HR market, the generalist has…Continue
Added by Matthew Mayoh on April 12, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments
Our guide to HR’s most confusing role
The Human Resources Business Partner or HRBP. It’s a term that many companies have started to (mis)use and a career step many human resources professionals aspire to. But does anyone know exactly what it means? Or has it become so ambiguous that it’s lost meaning altogether? Find out in our guide to the most confusing role in HR.
As a specialist recruiter of HR professionals one thing I pride…Continue
Added by Matthew Mayoh on February 15, 2017 at 15:24 — No Comments
These days many candidates ask me if they should even bother with a CV. Surely it’s enough just to flick an employer or recruiter an email with a link to their LinkedIn profile?
While it might be tempting to go without a CV, I’d never recommend it.
Why LinkedIn doesn’t do the same thing as a CV
Say you’re applying for a job online - maybe through LinkedIn itself. So why wouldn’t you just save time and hassle and link to what you’ve already put out there?…Continue
Added by Matthew Mayoh on December 1, 2016 at 10:53 — No Comments
When it comes to business, Australians are often encouraged to think of themselves as part of the Asia-Pacific, and many global businesses take the same approach. They choose just one centre for the whole of the region - sometimes Sydney or Melbourne, but more often Hong Kong or Singapore - and in it they place almost all senior decision makers, including the highest ranking HR professionals.
I’ve placed people around the world and all I can say is that I think these global…Continue
Added by Matthew Mayoh on August 30, 2016 at 14:25 — No Comments
Here's a hypothetical for you: two Presidential candidates walk into the interview room for a job in a Sydney HR department. (At separate times, of course, we’re way past group assessments, especially for senior roles.) They present very differently, they communicate very differently and they promise to take your organisation down very different paths indeed.*
The question is, who gets the job? Do you back the steadiness and poise of Ms…Continue
Added by Matthew Mayoh on August 22, 2016 at 16:06 — No Comments
You’d be excused for thinking that HR professionals would be expert interviewees. After all, isn’t a big part of their job supposed to be hiring people? Shouldn’t they know the questions that they’re going to be asked and the model responses to shoot back? And won’t they have a reasonable idea of exactly what a prospective employer is looking for and how to present themselves and their skills in the best possible light?
That’s not my experience. In fact, sometimes the reverse is true.…Continue