Whilst technical skills will be needed for years to come in every industry, now is a great time for job seekers to broaden the skills they need to become more marketable. Our blog shares some simple steps you can take to uncover new opportunities and help land your dream role.
There’s been a large increase in the number of contract roles opening up within IT and Telecommunications, and candidates are now receiving two to three job offers at any one time. This means that employers need to adapt to ensure they engage the best talent before their competitors do.
‘Women are leaving the tech industry in droves’ has been a trending topic all year . They are saying it’s not worth it, or a hostile work environment, despite the shortage: in other words it’s the company culture that’s the problem, not the maths. The current ratio is 4 men to 1 woman, and even higher at big US companies Google and Facebook . So how can you make the most of the tech boom without getting chewed up and spat out?
In 2015, it has become a necessity for every organisation to consider the pros and cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the workplace. It seems that BYOD has been developing informally by employees for some years. Workers have been taking smartphones, tablets and laptops to work, connecting to the company’s Wi-Fi, often without the organisation’s knowledge. Unfortunately, this opens the possibility of outsiders gaining access to sensitive company data.
2015 hiring intentions are high for “super skilled” candidates in industries such as IT, Digital Marketing, Construction and Engineering. The Australian job market is expected to be buoyed by these niche specific positions, often newly created.
As an employer, you have a brand: an employment brand. Not widely recognised nor spoken about, your employment brand will be the made up of job seekers' and candidates' opinions and experiences.
From the minute you advertise a role right through to the day you go your separate ways, your employment brand is being evaluated (and created) by candidates and staff.
Read here tips on how to ensure you're creating a positive employment brand during those critical first encounters a job seeker has with your brand.
It's crucial for a sales person to have clearly defined goals and targets for their job satisfaction and so they - and you - are able to measure performance. Rebecca Wallace, Launch Recruitment MD, talks about how to set realistic sales targets that will motivate your sales team and work for your business.
Selecting the right candidate is key to the growth and success of your organisation. Asking great questions is just one piece of the puzzle. Rebecca Wallace discusses how you could maximise your time with a candidate with effective questions.
The impact of a miss-hire is steep in every organisation and is felt in hard costs of recruitment, training and on-boarding, along with the soft cost of company moral, opportunity cost and not to mention potential legal and severance costs. Here's how you can go about putting together a thorough and standardised recruitment process to make sure you have the right talent on board.