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Why cultural fit is critical to the modern company

By | Blog, Employer, Job Seeker

Successfully matching a candidate to a specific job role requires more than just the assessment of skills and qualifications. Employer’s need to place importance on cultural fit and consider how each candidate will fit into their workplace environments.

When considering cultural fit it’s important to distinguish between cultural background and cultural fit. We aren’t referring to an individual’s ethnicity (in fact multi-culturalism is highly encouraged in Australian workplaces) but rather an individual’s interests, values and unique personality traits. It is ultimately their ability to fit in with a particular workplace culture and its underlying values.

So why is this important?

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4 digital marketing trends for 2017

By | Blog, Digital, Employer

The world of digital is rapidly evolving and digital marketers are constantly having to review their strategies in order to keep up. The rise of Social Media and Web 2.0 has seen a transformation in the way brands communicate with consumers. From a one-way method of communication through traditional media outlets to a two-way model direct with consumers, brands are now moving into new innovative ways of communicating their messages.

As this landscape is rapidly changing it’s important to stay up-to-date with what’s trending.

For 2017, the top 4 trends we found were: Read More

The Digital Transformation is HERE: What does this mean?

By | Blog, Digital, Employer

Digital transformation is contributing to the rapidly changing business landscape and if organisations want to survive in this fast-evolving space they will need to understand and embrace the transformation.

According to a study sponsored by Microsoft and conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, digital transformation is occurring rapidly at a majority of public and private sector organisations.

As a business owner, you need to understand the opportunities and threats posed by these changes and you must be willing to digitally transform your business before it’s too late.

So, what does it mean to ‘Digitally Transform’ your business? Read More

4 question types to consider when conducting your job interviews

By | Blog, Employer

It’s no secret that when conducting a job interview you will be asking the candidate a number of questions but it’s important to make sure you are asking the ‘right’ questions. Interviews are generally of minimal time (depending on the role of course), so it’s important to use this time as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Different types of questions will showcase differing aspects of an individual’s skills and capabilities, so including a variety of question types and having a clear strategy is important.

A number of experts have proposed 4 key question types to consider: Read More

Purpose or Pay? What do employees prefer

By | Blog, Career Development, Employer, Job Seeker

Are financial rewards and high salaries the answer to attracting and maintaining high quality candidates? A number of studies have shed some light on the issue.

Korn Ferry Executive Group in their study found that purpose and meaning were the key drivers for 73% of respondents, with only 3 % placing pay and financial rewards as their primary driver.

A further study by PWC which focused specifically on millennials found that individuals felt more purpose and drive towards their work if they were attuned with the values and culture of their workplace. Majority of this group placed more value on purpose and meaning. Financial rewards were a minority factor.

So how do we create and maintain employee purpose? Read More

the problem with online job boards

The problem with online job boards

By | Blog, Digital, Employer, Job Seeker

The boom of the digital age has amounted to an ever-expansive arena of engagement with online job boards dominating the recruitment scene.

Candidates now have virtually unlimited access to thousands of job adverts posted online whilst recruitment agencies and firms have access to this mass volume of ‘ready-to-go’ candidates.

But quantity does NOT always = quality.

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Understanding millennials in the workplace

By | Blog, Employer

Millennials: Those born between 1980 and 2000, are now the largest group since the Baby Boomer generation.

This generation has grown up with technologies such as broadband, iPhones, laptops and social media as part of their cultural norm. When it comes to the working world their behaviour and expectations are coloured by the fast-pace nature of this technological environment whereby instantaneous access to information and communication is a must.

So why are Millennials important? It’s predicted that by 2020 they will form just over 50% of the global workforce.

So take note people – They’re coming in!

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