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Find Great Candidates With These IT Recruitment Tips

IT Recruitment Tips – Garnering talented IT professionals’ interest, can sometimes be a discouraging task. Finding the right candidates for any position requires patience and a direct, carefully planned approach. This challenge is intensified when looking for specialised candidates such as those that work in IT.  As nearly every industry worldwide has been forced to

winter is coming

Winter Is Coming

I was a late convert to the juggernaut that was “Game of Thrones”. To be brutally honest, I only binge watched the series so I could join in on some of the conversations in the office but, like everyone, I was soon hooked and became a fan. From season one to the final season, the

How Recruiters Can Influence in a Candidate Shortage

How Recruiters Can Influence in a Candidate Shortage

Australia’s unemployment rate is less than 5%, which is great news for people looking for a job. However, it’s challenging for recruiters trying to find the best people for their clients. In a candidate-short market, most recruiters may need to attract ideal candidates who already have a job. But how do you influence them to

how to ace a job interview

How to ace a job interview?

That is the question that we will all ponder at least once in our life or in today’s workforce, maybe multiple times.  But what message do we need to convey at our job interview that will make us stand out against other candidates in today’s competitive job market? In the past, we would have thought

Employers must read!

Do you have retention issues and/or a lack of engagement and productivity in your team? Do you want a team that is motivated, positive, and driven to succeed within your business? By utilising the research of world-renowned American Psychologist, Behaviorist and Social Philosopher B. F. Skinner; you can put initiatives in place to reduce attrition

2022 ground hog day

2022 – Groundhog Day?

2022 for many has started off where 2021 left off – just as 2021 started where 2020 left off. As it is Groundhog Day in the US tomorrow this may be timely! The world is short staffed, the opening of borders will help but until then we face the prospect of doing more with less.

The End of 2021 – The Beginning of a New Career Landscape

If 2021 has taught us something – you cannot take anything under the guise of “normal” when it comes to the job market. And right now, we are in the eye of a candidate-driven career storm, a job seeker’s delight! See 3 of the top job-seeking trends that recruitment experts predict next year will hold.

Virtual Interviews are still Formal Interviews

Interviews are nerve wracking tests of preparation, motivation, will and professional passion. Interviews provide the time and space for an employer and prospective employee to not only talk about an advertised role, and the responsibilities it holds, but the culture of work and growth strategies to aid a candidate on their career journey, and the

Internal mobility – A possible solution to fight the current talent shortage and retention challenges

There is absolutely no doubt, it is not only hard to find quality talent in 2021, but retaining talent is also proving a challenge. You only need to speak to any hiring manager, HR professional, recruiter or anyone looking to engage and retain talent, to know it is tough. Job ads are underperforming – the