Struggling to get the number or quality of applications for your latest jobs? Have you considered whether your “employer brand” – the sum-total of how potential employees see your organisation – could be the problem?
Mark Puncher, founder and CEO of Employer Branding Australia works with organisations to present themselves to candidates in the most authentic way, and says it’s critical to approach candidates with a different message than one you might present to the public, to donors or to clients.
What can organisations do to ensure their casual workforce is engaged and willing to stay with your organisation longer?
Building resilience – the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, or stress – can help people continue to perform at work, even in challenging times.
Could you be missing out on a heap of incredible applicants for your jobs, just because people aren’t clicking through to your job ads?
Research shows a significant correlation between the experience of domestic violence and reduced lifetime earnings. Some studies in the United States show a 25 per cent loss in income associated with abuse.
Does your organisation’s HR strategy have contributions and buy-in from your whole organisation? The idea of collecting feedback from every single team or department in your organisation to shape your HR strategy might sound like a colossal challenge – or even a waste of time. Yet this is exactly what youth cancer charity CanTeen has […]
Reference checking can sometimes seem like a final box-ticking exercise before you hire the person you’ve already decided is the best candidate.
But taking the time to do your due diligence is, in fact, a non-negotiable part of recruitment. And it’s an easy thing to get wrong, exposing your team or whole organisation to potentially toxic employees – or worse.
So how do you make the most of your reference checks?
That’s something David Meere knows intimately. As the National Manager – Talent and Attraction at for-purpose organisation Life Without Barriers, Meere has many years of experience with conducting reference checks – from the best questions to ask to red flags to watch out for and everything in between.
The growing popularity of “design thinking” shows just how much leaders at all levels can learn from designers.
A “design mindset” can give a leader a clear thinking or problem-solving process that works well with everyone from family members to a community, or whole organisation.
Leaders with a design mindset “paint” the way forward with colourful, wide brushes to ensure a diverse range of perspectives.
The trick is knowing which aspect of our thinking processes to listen to at which time. Is it time to converge on an idea or action? Or is it time to diverge to create more options?
In the last five years, more than 17 per cent of new jobs created in Australia have been in regional areas. At the same time regional job vacancies have grown by 20 per cent since the beginning of last year, compared to a 10 per cent rise in cities. Despite strong jobs growth in regional […]
On 1 August the Fair Work Commission’s ruling that anyone working under a modern award is entitled to five days’ unpaid leave if they are affected by domestic violence came into effect – a welcome, and arguably necessary, development at a time when domestic violence has a firm place in the social conscience. In making […]