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Top Recruitment Mistakes

Poor office hires cost time and money for many Australian businesses, and whilst many firms are investing heavily in talent development, recruitment processes are often rushed and not standardised. Here we explore just some of the top recruitment mistakes that can effect the recruitment outcome and staff selection. Rushing the hire. “I need someone yesterday” – is […]

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Strange Job Interviews

Interviewing candidates can be an interesting process, gaining better insights into their skills, experience, and their personality. But what happens when the interview takes an unusual turn? Do you keep calm and carry on? This month, we’re looking at some of the more bizarre job interviews that left perspective employers….well, a little speechless at best! […]

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Salary Survey – NSW, ACT, VIC & QLD

The latest Job Advertisement Salary Survey data is now in for Quarter 4 2017 (Source: Seek & NAB surveys) with the results identifying some very interesting trends. The financial services sector leads the way in salary growth with Insurance, Superannuation, Banking and Financial Services all seeing key gains. Lagging behind the pack is Government and […]

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Fake Qualifications & References

In Sept 2017, it was announced by the Premier and Cabinet’s Department in South Australia that two of their senior managers had knowingly falsified applications and submitted fraudulent academic qualifications.  In both cases, the candidate’s qualification(s) were held on record, but the qualification was never checked with the issuing educational Board. A very difficult and embarrassing situation […]

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EMPLOYING CANDIDATES WITH A VISA

It’s a scenario that you may be faced with at any time during the recruitment process, that “perfect candidate” applies, but they are a Foreign National and therefore require sponsorship. So, what should you do?  Carry on looking or investigate the candidate further? There are both advantages and disadvantages to employee/employer sponsorship – the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) […]

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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF AN INTERVIEW

Whilst I advise candidates to prepare for interview, I often presume the employer is doing the same. However, on many an occasion, I’ve been proven otherwise. A good candidate is an inquisitive one, and someone who is eager to sell their ability and find the right career to meet their needs. A good interviewer is […]

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Hiring Mature Aged Workers

We have worked with many different businesses and many different department managers, with each having their own point of view of the “ideal culture fit.” For those who are open to “candidates regardless of age,” you can often bag yourself a bargain. Whilst there is a stigma attached to mature-aged workers, these days the old […]

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