As the Australian job market continues to outperform by adding 24,500 new jobs in October, instead of the expected 10,000 jobs, Prime Minister Rudd, and the Labor Government have something to celebrate about on their 2-year anniversary.
We expect job growth to continue in the long-term. Project such as Gorgon in Western Australia will continue to increase the number of jobs. According to the ACIL Tasman report, an additional 10,000 direct and indirect jobs are on the horizon,… Continue
Added by Saleem Qureshi on November 21, 2009 at 2:26pm —
We hear about it in the news every so often out here in Silicon Valley: a big player at Google has left for Facebook. Or a Yahoo executive has been seduced by Microsoft. Or some perky young startup has snatched a head developer from a venerable software giant.
Silicon Valley's human resources arena, ripe with star engineers and executives, is like a day time soap opera, full of unexpected surprises and shocking betrayals. Every time a transfer of talent occurs, juicy questions… Continue
Added by Darwin Redshield on November 19, 2009 at 7:27pm —
Year-end is fast approaching and the door will soon close on budget approvals for your 2010 fiscal year. How do you “sell” your leadership on the value of an Applicant Tracking System
? When the bottom line is the primary focus, you need to make the case for your ROI on the investment in new software. When compliance is the major issue, you should be able to make that case with ease!
ATS Return on Investment CAN be quantified,… Continue
Added by Julia on November 18, 2009 at 10:45am —
Yeah there’s a recession, yeah there’s bags of people on the market but I think creative agencies still need to be working harder to attract top talent.
It’s not enough just to exist and expect the best candidates to come to you - and be grateful for a job - they’re still in high demand so you need to do more.
Here are a few ideas:
In my experience, prospects (or lack of) have got to be the number one motivator for a job seeker in… Continue
Added by Darren Scotland on November 18, 2009 at 5:12am —
A few days back, we ran a discussion on several social networking platforms to reach out to the recruiting community and asked them if recruiters should develop their own assessment tools or hire the services of assessment specialists. A strong majority shared the same idea – focus on what you do best i.e. understand the client’s needs, pool in candidates, perform pre-screening to generate qualified leads etc. and allow specialists to take care… Continue
Added by Hassan Rizwan on November 18, 2009 at 3:00am —
ProfileSense™ is an employee assessment tool created to provide HR personnel with powerful data to make the most accurate hiring decisions faster than ever before. Unlike current assessment products, ProfileSense™ adapts to your specific needs, allowing you to measure applicants against your “perfect” employee. ProfileSense is our flagship product that makes it really easy to manage, identify and filter out the best of the best from a pool of… Continue
Added by Hassan Rizwan on November 16, 2009 at 4:47am —
For the last 50+ years the US has been importing the top intellectual minds from developing countries, through offering subsidized education, the promise of full-time employment, and a better standard of living… ie “The American Dream”.
As these Top Immigrant Intellects completed their degrees, masters programs, and PhD’s, US companies snatched them up with lucrative visa policies and wages that provided a very high standard of living, compared to their home countries. Today, many of… Continue
Added by Jonathan Duarte on November 11, 2009 at 6:37pm —
Professionalism, a term commonly used for managers and has difficult meanings in the dictionary (Don’t even want to go through them). I derived a completely new definition of professionalism based on my experience. Ok, I know, many of you may not agree but this is the best definition to me and helps to keep my selection criteria clear and focused to my organizational goals. Initially I thought of it as “The ACT that makes the body or mind used to an… Continue
Added by Hassan Rizwan on November 4, 2009 at 1:50am —
Next week Tuesday (November 3) is Melbourne Cup Day. Also known as “The race that stops a nation”, it is also a public holiday for those fortunate enough to live in Melbourne.
Who can forget the amazing three years of consecutive wins by Makybe Diva (2003 – 2005), or master trainer Bart Cummings with eleven cup winners?
As I only moved to Australia seven years ago, after a decade living in New Zealand, it has been… Continue
Added by Charles Van Heerden on October 28, 2009 at 5:39pm —
More importantly, what do you want and need from your applicant tracking system? In theory, it is an easy answer, “I want an applicant tracking system that will save me time and money.” But, what features and tools will you need to accomplish this? To select an applicant tracking system
, start by identifying your software needs:
1. Review your Hiring Process
* Document the steps, interaction, and points of… Continue
Added by Julia on October 27, 2009 at 9:13am —
Hiring MBA interns
is a cost-effective and essential way to build your leadership talent pipeline regardless of business cycles. Smart firms have learned from past mistakes and realize they cannot afford to fall behind in leadership recruiting again. And despite the economic downturn, internship offerings increased in 2009 by 2.0% over 2008.
Firms like Kaplan, SAP, Amazon.com, Citi, and Deutsche… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on October 14, 2009 at 11:25am —
MBA Focus has exclusive partnerships with over 60 of the world's top graduate business schools, including all of the top 10, and 26 of the top 30, according to BusinessWeek
Resume Books from the Top 10 Available Now:
(click on the MBA program to begin)
University of Chicago -… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on October 2, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Recognizing and developing talent is a constant challenge for any company. Today's challenge is to produce more, and better results with few employees for customers who demand more value-add for less effort and cost.
Do YOU have the talent to meet this challenge?
In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins uses the 'bus' business metaphor. he says great leaders understand three simple truths:
* If you begin with the "Who" rather than the "What," you can more easily… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on September 30, 2009 at 4:09pm —
Talent Management is changing and forward-thinking companies must begin preparing for the changing job market. Over the last several weeks, the news publications and news networks have begun reporting positive changes in the economic markets. The Globe and Mail reported last week, that as the economy improves, we will see a “W” shaped recovery. A W shaped recovery has a large dip which we have already experienced, followed by a rise, and follow by another dip before we return to a stable and… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on September 30, 2009 at 7:57am —
I'm talking about motivation. Do you know what motivates your employees to get out of bed in the morning? With Millennials in the workforce, employers are scrambling to "figure them out." What do they like and dislike? What are their goals? What motivates them? But when you attempt to answer these questions, generalization isn't effective. Each person is unique and it is the understanding of what makes them an individual will will make or break your… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on September 22, 2009 at 1:27pm —
After attending ERE last week, I'm convinced that there will never be another "war for talent".
Having lived through the first war for talent of the mid to late 90's during the dot.com boom, I can tell you that we were hiring as fast and as furious as possible. Companies were offering 6 month leases on Ferrari's as signing bonuses and the "war" was on. As employers, we literally battled at offer time against one another - upping the ante' until one of us blinked and lost the… Continue
Added by Phil Haynes on September 17, 2009 at 3:17pm —
It was US Open 2009 in Flushing Meadows a couple of weeks ago when I got to see Serena Williams yell and scream at the lines umpire for calling a foot fault. Serena threatened the lines umpire with profanity laced tirade waving her racquet and was eventually thrown out of the US Open for her behavior leaving Kim Clijsters to not only win the semis but also the finals against Wozniacki. What left me aghast was the attitude of a very talented world… Continue
Added by sundar vanchinathan on September 17, 2009 at 2:00pm —
There are two types of companies – those that are growing and those that are slowly dying. This was a key lesson that I learnt some years ago from one of my mentors.
Trying to pick out a winner is not always easy, as some companies are suffering from the "boiling frog" syndrome, and it requires an alignment of the stars to get your selection perfect.
When we recruit for key roles, it is also vital to ensure we appoint candidates that have the potential for further personal… Continue
Added by Charles Van Heerden on September 16, 2009 at 3:59am —
We have had huge success recruiting top talent by focusing on our insurance benefit packages in our recruitment literature. With so many people without good benefits due to the economy, the fact that we offer comprehensive Medical insurance
/ Short term health
insurance. We use to just add a tag line at the end of our literature that said benefits included, but now that we spell out the details,… Continue
Added by Lincoln Builds on September 11, 2009 at 9:50am —
We have all heard the hype on the baby boomers and the void they will leave in the workforce. In addition, the growing skills gap and talent shortage leave many organizations concerned about the future. This very concern has fueled a talent war as companies compete for highly skilled executives and superior performers to fill the void.
You don't have to take shelter yet. Succession planning
is your best… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on August 26, 2009 at 5:53pm —