Selection and Screening - better applicants?

We thought it was worth revisiting selection and screening again. It is somewhat of a perennial topic within recruitment and HR - but an important one nonetheless. You can find lots of, well intentioned, advice on the web for how to go about screening candidates once they apply. However, its difficult to present any single "method" that will work in all cases. Read More...

The Cost of a Bad Hire

This is a great infographic (well done to Mindflash and CareerBuilder who did the work). It outlines some fascinating statistics from surveys in the US on why it really is worth getting your recruitment right. We have seen similar data for UK and Europe and we think it is likely to reflect the situation both there and in Asia Pacific as well.
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Building your attractiveness as an employer

Every employer wants to be an ‘employer of choice’ but not many really feel they have got there. Our Recruitment, Career and Talent Portal systems all try and help organisations become more of an employer of choice so it's an area we know well. There are a lot of things to consider, but within this post we have distilled down some key bite sized factors to help you. Read More...

Creating Job Adverts - Advice

Continuing last posts theme on “Creating Interesting Job Adverts”. This time we look at the HOW, and how to write job adverts. Its the bread and butter of what works in most situations - in our opinion. We always find it amazing how many recruiters don’t get any training in this vital aspect of recruiting. Doing it well makes a big difference to your recruiting effectiveness. Read More...

Creating interesting Job Adverts

It seems creating interesting and compelling job adverts is still seen an area requiring development within HR (feedback at an event I attended last night). I think we will look at techniques on this issue in a later post but for now here are some of what I think are creative and interesting and effective adverts that may inspire. Read More...

Linkedin - an essential recruiters tool

Linkedin - for many its been around for quite a while now and is an essential part of the recruitment landscape and part of your toolkit as a recruiter. But we still come across employers for whom its fairly new - especially in NZ and Australia. They have been doing a series of seminars recently engaging with recruiters - some thoughts, information and reasons why this is an essential recruiting tool Read More...

How to hire - by looking at how to do it wrong.

A concise list of best practices in recruiting and how to do it right by looking at what NOT to do. 10 items to to get right to significantly improve your quality of hire and dare I say it get the best out of the systems we provide. Read More...

Looking for UK staff - advertise for free with one of our clients

A plug for one of our clients. However as the essential service is free and can be used by all Australian and NZ employers we think it appropriate to publicise to our readers. If you are interested in getting skilled staff from the UK who are particularly interested in moving to Australia/NZ give it a go. The site has details of visa ready candidates plus many who are partly down track. Read More...

We made the No 1 Google organic search slot in NZ

We are a bit pleased today. It was pointed out to us that we made the No 1 slot in Google NZ for “recruitment management systems”. Its our main keyword search term - and our main product offering. Read More...