5 Hiring Trends for Small Businesses in Australia 

5 Hiring Trends for Small Businesses in Australia 

The recruitment landscape is constantly evolving, often driven by technological advancements, changes to the way we work and an increased focus on employee wellbeing. 97.3% of all businesses in Australia are Small businesses. In order to remain competitive in the market and to hire top talent, it’s important to understand the hiring strategies that can…

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The role of AI in recruitment

The role of AI in recruitment

Many businesses (and Recruitment agencies) are using generative Ai to optimise recruitment processes. AI can potentially play a big role enabling recruitment to be more data-driven, effective and efficient. In LinkedIn’s Future of Recruiting 2023 report, 68% of hirers said they were “very hopeful” or “cautiously optimistic” about the impact of AI on recruitment. Top…

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How to reduce bias and discrimination in hiring decisions

How to reduce bias and discrimination in hiring decisions

In businesses around the world, there is an increasing focus on implementing DEI strategies and creating equitable workplaces. But there’s so much work that still needs to be done to enable employees to bring their ‘whole self’ to work.  Discrimination still exists in many forms, including: Businesses should have DEI on the agenda and prioritise…

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The growing importance of interpersonal skills in hiring decisions

The growing importance of interpersonal skills in hiring decisions

If you’re in the trenches looking for a new role, here’s some good news..  Many of us get hung up about having the exact skills and experiences that are listed on the job description, but Hiring Managers are focused on sourcing candidates with strong interpersonal skills to add value to their organisation.  What does this…

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Key Trends Shaping Australia’s Employment Landscape

Key Trends Shaping Australia’s Employment Landscape

Many of our clients have asked for our thoughts on the current employment landscape and how potential factors like the speculated recession might impact recruitment.  According to June ABS data, the unemployment rate remained at 3.5% and the participation rate remained at 66.8%.  Here are our thoughts on the key trends shaping Australia’s employment landscape….

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What are the key steps in a robust recruitment process?

What are the key steps in a robust recruitment process?

While we may have moved out of ‘The Great Resignation’ and ‘Quiet Quitting’, Talent shortages are still a real concern among businesses.  The reasons behind talent shortages vary from the slow re-introduction of skilled migration to Australia to demographic shifts with the retirement of many workers in the Baby Boomer generation while Millennials and Generation…

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Is Hiring for Softer Skills the Future of Recruitment?

Is Hiring for Softer Skills the Future of Recruitment?

Recruitment has traditionally been focused on assessing qualifications and technical experience (credentials that are easily found on a Resume).  However, in today’s constantly evolving workplace, there is a growing recognition of the importance of the qualities of communication, adaptability, and emotional intelligence.  These qualities are increasingly considered vital for success in modern work environments. So…

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What is quiet hiring and what are the risks and benefits to business?

What is quiet hiring and what are the risks and benefits to business?

In the recruitment industry, there are generally buzzwords that are representative of trends shaped by market forces.  The terms ‘the great resignation’, and ‘quiet quitting’ are great examples of these.  ‘The great resignation’ refers to employees rethinking their needs and preferences and finding work that aligns.  ‘Quiet quitting’ is employees not going the extra mile…

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How to find the best talent in a competitive market

How to find the best talent in a competitive market

Australia is experiencing the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years.  Currently the unemployment rate is 3.5% and with more jobs than people, attracting the best talent is challenging. Therefore, employers need to ensure they are putting their best foot forward when recruiting.  Surprisingly, many job ads don’t contain enough information – 64% of candidates search…

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