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Shortlist News NEW "Rigorously informal" mentoring unlocks the biggest benefits Login Required
4:40pm Thursday 24 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Fostering a workplace culture that allows recruiters to form a web of "rigorously informal" mentoring relationships will boost the work performance of mentor and mentee alike, according to academics.
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Shortlist News NEW On-hire unfair dismissal claim 'not without merit'; Businesses call for less recruiter regulation; plus more Login Required
1:58pm Thursday 24 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> FWC rejects labour hire company's bid for costs > Removing agency regulations would lift growth and jobs > Upskilling opportunities can offset relocation wage premiums > Hiring managers compromise when faced with fewer candidates > New board appointment for SEEK > Jobseeking executives prioritise work-life balance
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The Written Reference NEW Recruiters…..how low will you go?
11:49am Thursday 24 July 2014 - The Written Reference

I tend not to get too bothered about most of those annoying things that are sent to challenge us recruiters. People turn down jobs. Clients make crazy decisions. Stuff happens. It is not that I don’t care…I just accept that there are some things that are out of my control and there is no point […]
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HR Daily NEW Five big lessons from the anti-bullying tribunal Login Required
9:05am Thursday 24 July 2014 - HR Daily

In some of the key cases handed down in the anti-bullying jurisdiction so far, the Fair Work Commission has provided useful guidance on what constitutes "repeated unreasonable behaviour", but also raised concerns about the scope of orders it can make.
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HR Daily NEW Communication, curiosity trump core skills when hiring innovators Login Required
5:05pm Wednesday 23 July 2014 - HR Daily

Employers must look past candidates' technical abilities in order to recruit workers with the potential for innovation, two experts have said in sharing their tips for hiring innovators.
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Shortlist News NEW Agencies lagging behind corporates in digital marketing Login Required
5:00pm Wednesday 23 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Internal recruitment teams have stolen a march on agencies by using digital marketing to engage passive candidates, but third-party recruiters who play catch-up can regain a competitive edge, according to a digital marketing consultant.
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Shortlist News NEW Strong quarter for Robert Half Australia; Small increase in skilled vacancies; plus more Login Required
1:33pm Wednesday 23 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> International revenue inches up at Robert Half > Skilled job ads firm > Skills shortage dire in early childhood education > Hydrogen forecasts smaller June-half gross profit
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HR Daily NEW Exercise caution when personal issues affect performance Login Required
9:05am Wednesday 23 July 2014 - HR Daily

Employers must tread a fine line when personal problems affect a worker's performance - especially as some "personal" issues will trigger concrete obligations, says Minter Ellison senior associate Jordan Tilse.
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HR Daily NEW Announcement: Can you quantify the impact of absence on your organisation's bottom line? Login Required
9:05am Wednesday 23 July 2014 - HR Daily

Aon Hewitt research shows that absenteeism costs an organisation on average 3.26% of its entire payroll value and workable hours. Most organisations don't have a true understanding of the cost of unplanned absence to their business, and fail to utilise data to effectively reduce its occurrence.
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Shortlist News NEW Cost savings can be found anywhere, say three execs Login Required
4:45pm Tuesday 22 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Finding new ways to save costs without cutting headcount is a key challenge for recruitment company owners. Here, three executives share where and how they shed unnecessary expenses.
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Shortlist News NEW Rec-to-rec branches out with own agency; New hire for Mint Recruitment; plus more Login Required
3:12pm Tuesday 22 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> New rec-to-rec firm launches > Mint Recruitment appoints regional manager > Agency owners can't let "urgent" overtake "important"
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Shortlist News NEW ManpowerGroup Australia back to growth Login Required
2:36pm Tuesday 22 July 2014 - Shortlist News

ManpowerGroup's Australian operation has reported growth for the first time in eight quarters.
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SMAART Recruitment NEW Should you use unorthodox interview questions?
1:24pm Tuesday 22 July 2014 - SMAART Recruitment

“Sell me an invisible pen”. “Do you think I’m a good interviewer?” “How would you rate your life on a scale of 1 to 10?” “Estimate how many windows there are in Melbourne”. Unusual interview questions. They sound odd, weird … More..
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SMAART Recruitment NEW Staff In Profile – Will McPhee
12:38pm Tuesday 22 July 2014 - SMAART Recruitment

Will, tell us about your life prior to SMAART? I grew up in Wellington, New Zealand. My first job was in data cabling when I was 13. During high school I started an electrical apprenticeship and did that for three … More..
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HR Daily NEW Landmark ruling alters harassment compensation landscape Login Required
9:05am Tuesday 22 July 2014 - HR Daily

Employers now face a much bigger threat of six-figure payouts for workplace s-xual harassment, after a landmark Federal Court decision.
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HR Daily NEW Case study: Pre-management programs key to leadership success Login Required
7:05pm Monday 21 July 2014 - HR Daily

FedEx Express Australia fills the majority of its management roles through internal promotion, and attributes the success of its leaders to development programs offered before they are promoted, according to Australasian managing director, Kim Garner.
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SMAART Recruitment NEW Should employees who don’t need sick days be rewarded?
5:18pm Monday 21 July 2014 - SMAART Recruitment

It’s July in Melbourne. Typically the worst month of the year weather wise – cold, wet and generally gloomy. Sick days start to become a little more common. When you work closely with a lot of businesses like we do, … More..
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SMAART Recruitment NEW Workplace culture – how to describe it better
5:13pm Monday 21 July 2014 - SMAART Recruitment

“Culture fit is really important to us”, so says the hiring manager. When I asked her to describe their culture she replied “Well we work hard and get free pizza on a Friday!” Her attempt to describe the culture was … More..
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Shortlist News NEW Shortlist chats with... Tony Crane, Hemisphere Consulting Login Required
4:28pm Monday 21 July 2014 - Shortlist News

The senior recruitment management job market has all but dried up, but executives with a particular set of attributes will always find themselves in demand, according to Hemisphere Consulting managing director Tony Crane.
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Shortlist News NEW Recruitment managers failing to measure their "largest expense item" Login Required
2:54pm Monday 21 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Most businesses don't calculate the cost or value of one of their biggest expenses, employee rewards, but it is both possible and advisable for recruitment companies to track the ROI of these initiatives, according to a human capital expert.
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Shortlist News NEW Talent International hires new executive GM; Recruitment sector trending up again; plus more Login Required
2:03pm Monday 21 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Xpand founder joins Talent International > Conditions improving, but "no handstands just yet" for recruiters > Financial services job vacancies up, jobseeker activity down > Gas price increases to hit manufacturing hardest
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HR Daily NEW Effective leaders allow people to make mistakes, but not repeat them Login Required
9:05am Monday 21 July 2014 - HR Daily

True leaders are rare among today's executives, but the best ones know when to coach and when to counsel their team members to better performance, according to Stephenson Mansell Group executive chair, Virginia Mansell.
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Shortlist News NEW Agencies well-placed to offer talent pooling services: Wheeler Login Required
4:14pm Friday 18 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Recruitment agencies looking for new revenue streams should consider establishing and managing online talent pools for employers, according to Future of Talent Institute founder Kevin Wheeler.
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Shortlist News NEW Court finds on-hire company equally liable for injury; Oilfield Workforce lifts June-quarter performance; plus more Login Required
1:34pm Friday 18 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Labour hire company equally liable for on-hire injury > Sales improvement for Oilfield Workforce > Offshore work visa repeal defeated > Adnews relaunches job site
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The Whiteboard NEW Does Recruitment Bring Out Your Inner Negaholic?
11:05am Friday 18 July 2014 - The Whiteboard

I’ve had an ongoing “situation” with a candidate this week that has tested my usually high levels of optimism and positivity in the extreme.  I won’t go into too much detail at this stage because the business isn’t concluded fully yet and Monday could be an eventful day, but it’s the kind of saga that […]The post Does Recruitment Bring Out Your Inner Negaholic? appeared first on Rice Consulting.
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HR Daily NEW How to make work seem more "fair" Login Required
9:05am Friday 18 July 2014 - HR Daily

Perceptions of fairness are crucial at work, because employees who believe things are unfair will be less productive, and teamwork goes downhill, says HR Daily Community blogger Ben Young.
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HR Daily NEW Study finds mismatch between HR priorities and actions Login Required
7:05pm Thursday 17 July 2014 - HR Daily

Most organisations do not monitor candidates' reactions to their hiring process, despite the majority believing it is important, according to new research.
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Shortlist News NEW National contract win for Futurestep Login Required
5:40pm Thursday 17 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Futurestep has secured a contract to manage recruitment for a major Australian property company.
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Shortlist News NEW Restructure at Adecco; New role for Paul Lyons; plus more Login Required
3:58pm Thursday 17 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Adecco seeking new MD following restructure > Paul Lyons working with The Search Party > Rubicor CEO joins board > Employment marketing agency rebrands > Public Transport Victoria puts talent mapping to tender > Data3 expects NPAT fall > RCSA partners with insurance provider
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Shortlist News NEW Technical sourcing skills give agency recruiters an edge Login Required
10:54am Thursday 17 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Agency recruiters often have better technical sourcing skills than their in-house peers because of the high stakes riding on their success, according to a global sourcing expert.
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HR Daily NEW Low emotional intelligence linked to procrastination Login Required
9:05am Thursday 17 July 2014 - HR Daily

Excessive procrastination at work might have more to do with low emotional intelligence than feelings of stress and overwork, a new study by Swinburne University has found.
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HR Daily NEW Event: Best-practice internal communication within the Australian public sector Login Required
9:05am Thursday 17 July 2014 - HR Daily

Internal communications professionals today face the challenges of constantly evolving technology, having limited resources and managing communication with little or no support.
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The Written Reference NEW My 3 Recruitment Wishes…
8:58am Thursday 17 July 2014 - The Written Reference

Before I start today I want to shamelessly promote 2 events. Firstly, in conjunction with the RCSA, I am presenting a blog writing workshop in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth… do yourself a favour… Secondly, join me at the SoSu in Melbourne in August… you won’t be disappointed. Now… on to my story… Imagine… if […]
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Shortlist News NEW Recruitment leaders with 'EQ' are more successful: psychologist Login Required
4:57pm Wednesday 16 July 2014 - Shortlist News

Recruitment company leaders' personalities are directly linked to business performance, but certain traits have a bigger effect on the bottom line than others, according to a business psychology expert.
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HR Daily NEW Why policies fail to stop workplace bullying Login Required
1:05pm Wednesday 16 July 2014 - HR Daily

A purely policy-driven approach to workplace bullying will not change behaviour because it only tackles the issue at a logical level, according to professional speaker and trainer Blythe Rowe.
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Shortlist News NEW Rec-to-rec expands west; Resources job ad weakness continues; plus more Login Required
12:54pm Wednesday 16 July 2014 - Shortlist News

> Lime Resourcing expands into WA > Resources job ads soften in June > High wages costing Australia's contingent labour market dearly > Subtle differences in offshore recruitment industry M&A > Australian jobseekers globally mobile > Online skilled vacancies in NZ grow dramatically
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HR Daily NEW Perfect your pitch to get the board behind your idea Login Required
9:05am Wednesday 16 July 2014 - HR Daily

When proposing new people strategies to decision-makers, the strength of an HR professional's pitch is often what decides whether or not the initiative goes ahead, says Michelle Bowden.
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HR Daily NEW White paper: Personality Assessment - What Causes Leaders to Derail? Login Required
9:05am Wednesday 16 July 2014 - HR Daily

Many problems that organisations face can be traced back to poor decision-making by their leadership teams. This Hay Group white paper describes the key leadership derailment factors and shows you how to address derailment and manage the risks for individuals and organisations.
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Shortlist News NEW PageGroup gross profit down Login Required
5:52pm Tuesday 15 July 2014 - Shortlist News

PageGroup Australia has reported another gross profit fall, but global CEO Steve Ingham says the company's performance is stabilising after two years of decline.
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HR Daily NEW HR Daily Premium subscribers attend "Terminating Poor Performers" for free Login Required
3:05pm Tuesday 15 July 2014 - HR Daily

In a webinar on 7 August, employment law specialists Richard West and Jordan Tilse will explain how to minimise legal risks while managing poor performers to termination.
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