Thursday, 3 August 2017

finding the right candidates: are you looking in the wrong places?

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Hiring Intentions, Human Resources, Social Recruiting, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights

How are you currently sourcing your candidates? Are you posting on your website and then just hoping for the best? Or do you have a strategy that works for you? And are you using social media?  A study by iCIMS revealed that your candidates ... read more

Monday, 24 July 2017

will they stay forever? The new rules of staff retention for 2017

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Human Resources, Talent Resources, technologies

The employment landscape isn’t what it used to be. There was a time when employers could be certain that employees would be content and permanent, but now you can’t be as confident. In fact, according to the Randstad Workmonitor ... read more

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

skills vs. attitude – which is more important?

Tags: Human Resources, Jobs Candidates, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

What is more important when hiring for your business? Is it more important the candidate has the right skills or the right attitude? Deciding which of these two factors is more important for a business is an debate ongoing among HR managers and ... read more

Thursday, 6 July 2017

how to manage job applications

Tags: Human Resources, Jobs Candidates, Recruitment Advice

When it comes to job applications, it's important not to make the process too long and complex. In order to attract new people, you need to ensure the application process is as simple as possible for both your HR/recruitment managers and for ... read more

Thursday, 29 June 2017

how to create a job advertisement

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources, Recruitment Advice

Follow the golden rule of communications: create an advert – whether online or in print – that appeals to the potential candidates you’re trying to reach. The advert should be clear: stating the job title, a summary of the job ... read more

Saturday, 24 June 2017

how to identify your recruitment channels

Tags: Human Resources, Recruitment Advice, Social Recruiting, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

There are a number of ways to advertise a new role in your business, but if you want the best results then you need to really decide which channels will work best for you. Advertising usually comes at a price and so it’s a good idea to ... read more

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

6 things employers don’t do that leads to employees leaving

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Human Resources, Leadership, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice

Managers are always complaining about great employees leaving, but why do great employees really leave?  You may not realise it, but a large number of employees leave because of their manager. There are a number of things that managers do to ... read more

Thursday, 15 June 2017

how to set up a competency framework

Tags: Human Resources, Recruitment Advice

A competency framework is the best and most comprehensive way to define a role and an organisation’s setup – including responsibilities and skills.  Competency frameworks originally measured the behaviours or ‘soft ... read more

Friday, 9 June 2017

writing job and person specifications

Tags: Human Resources

There are two types of “specifications” you need when you are sourcing the perfect candidate – a job specification and a person specification. Whatever your business size, having these specifications makes your job a lot easier. It ... read more

Thursday, 1 June 2017

how to prepare for recruitment

Tags: Human Resources, Recruitment Advice

Preparing to recruit starts by looking at the role you want to fill, particularly if it has already been filled before. If it has been filled you might consider an "exit interview" for the current employee (read more about how to run an exit ... read more

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

internal HR and recruiters – the dream team

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Do you work in a human resources department? If so, you are probably already aware of the debate between whether or not you should recruit for jobs internally or enlist the help of a recruitment company. It’s an age-old debate, and there are ... read more

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

why you need an engagement survey and how to create one

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

An “engagement survey” is the best way to analyse and report on your employee happiness and productivity. An “engaged” employee is someone who is passionate and involved in their work, so it’s important to find out ... read more

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

how to develop a great manager

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Strong leaders are the future of any company, and poor leadership is one of the biggest reasons why employees leave.  The 2016 Randstad Employer Branding Research revealed that 35% of the respondents in New Zealand said poor leadership is a ... read more

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

what is a secondment and can it work for your business?

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Secondments, the temporary transfer of an employee to another position, department or even company for training, are not exclusively for large companies.  Small and medium-sized companies can also benefit from secondments as a tool to help ... read more

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

a step-by-step guide to creating a talent management strategy

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Retention isn’t just about keeping great people, it’s also about nurturing and developing the best talent to ensure you always have the right people for the job and are proactive in developing future leaders. Achieving this goal requires ... read more

Thursday, 30 March 2017

welcoming new starters: How to create an induction process

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

A new employee’s first interaction with your company is long-lasting. It can really make or break your relationship with an employee and whether they decide to stay or leave. To combat any misunderstandings and unprofessional practice and to ... read more

Thursday, 23 March 2017

the 5 biggest talent strategy challenges for HR

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

Human resource departments have numerous tasks to fulfill, but recruiting and retaining employees is arguably the most difficult. In fact, a 2012 study by the Society for Human Resource Management determined that by 2022, employee retention will be ... read more

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Your complete guide to exit/stay interviews

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

An exit interview is an opportunity to gain insight into why staff are leaving and get candid feedback on their experience with your organisation. It is a vital measuring tool for your business!  Not only this, but provided there is ... read more

Thursday, 16 March 2017

8 reasons why employees really leave and how to stop them

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Human Resources

There are essentially two general factors why people leave jobs: they are either ‘pulled’ – by a better job or changing circumstances – or ‘pushed’ by dissatisfaction with their current job or employer, typically ... read more

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

How to develop a cracking employer brand

Tags: Employer Branding, Human Resources

Why go in search of quality candidates when you could have them lining up at the door to work with you? How, you may be wondering, do you make that happen? Honing in on your employer brand can help you do just that. Develop a cracking one and ... read more