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Turn over a new leaf

I often hear people say that their replacement is hopeless and slow to learn. Then someone reminds them that they were once exactly like them until they had mastered the fundamentals of their [...]

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How long should you give a candidate to mull over a job offer?

When an employer picks up the phone to offer a candidate a job, they generally anticipate an excited reaction. Yet this isn’t how it always plays out. Some candidates hesitate to accept the job [...]

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Job seekers move fast. Your recruitment process needs to keep pace.

Recent conversations with job seekers has highlighted to me that many organisations are taking an extraordinary length of time to work through the recruitment process. To be specific, they are [...]

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The silly season is the perfect time to polish up your job searching efforts!

The silly season is upon us and for many workplaces and industries that means scrambling to tie off loose ends before the doors close for a long Christmas and New Year break. It generally means [...]

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The taboo tattoo, no longer unfashionable, but still its tarnishing your reputation?

Tattoos were always something associated with bikies and tough people (probably ex-cons!), blokes on the constructions site and those honouring their ‘mums’. They were never seen as appealing. In [...]

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With employee retention high on the priority list, what are employers doing to curb the effects of a long commute to work?

Most human resource activities revolve around employee retention. Why? It’s simple. Employees are the bread and butter of all organisations. Without them they simply wouldn’t function. And with [...]

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Phone Interviews: can you talk your way to success?

Many do not realise this, but the moment a potential employer contacts you by phone, you’re being interviewed. Your resume was impressive enough to get them to dial your number, but delivering a [...]