Yearly Archive: 2014

Santa Comes Early for Businesses Needing New Staff

October 27, 2014 | General Year after year, professional recruiters like Maree Herath hear the resigned sighs from business owners and key decision makers, “oh we’ve left it too late to find a new person before Christmas!” Most companies throw their hands in the air and believe finding a new team staff member simply cannot be done during the Silly...
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Selecting the Right Fit

October 8, 2014 | Applying For Jobs, Career Choices, General, Getting A Job, Interviewing, Recruitment Agency, Recruitment Tips, Recruitment Trends, Resumes Many organisations, once they have gained a group of candidates, presume the process to gain the best or right fit is quite straightforward. Most managers will review resumes and bring in a group of people to interview. Many however, find themselves at a loss. Having reviewed and interviewed a number of people they cannot categorically...
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Why Use Psychometric Assessments?

September 24, 2014 | General Once you have interviewed your candidates you will have narrowed it down to your preferred. This could be one or a maximum of three. The aim after interview is to do a more comprehensive test of fit for the role, the team and the business overall. Interviews are a fantastic measure but they still have...
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Growing Pains for Small Business

August 4, 2014 | General It was this time five years ago I contemplated starting my own business. With third, and last child added to the brood, full-time work didn’t fit with the family mould. I wanted to do something; use my skills and most importantly work flexible hours. What’s more I had recently shifted back to my hometown, Geelong,...
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Don’t Stand Out for the Wrong Reasons!!!

July 22, 2014 | General I recently worked on a recruitment assignment which saw over 300 applicants come through, mainly from employers that have exited or are exiting the Geelong region. Many of these applicants are similarly trade qualified, have similar experiences and skills and on paper could perform the role they are applying for. The competition is fierce! When...
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Is Your Candidate the Real Deal?

July 4, 2014 | General I am the first to admit it. I am a trusting soul. Yes I’ve been let down more than I’d care to admit and had my ego, pride and heart bruised on many occasions. However, I am a naturally forgiving person. I don’t hold grudges.  I forgive and trust again. I am also Director of...
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