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

Thursday, 22 June 2017

how to scale up from a startup: becoming the success story

Tags: Recruitment Advice, technologies, Workforce Planning

Every entrepreneur has the ability to transform a business from a humble startup to a corporate enterprise.   In most cases, if you have the drive to set up a startup - then you already have the key to success.  Take Xero founder Rod ... 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

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

Friday, 26 May 2017

how to target the passive candidate

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Recruitment Advice

First of all, who is a passive candidate? A passive candidate is someone who isn’t actively seeking work but has the skills and potential to be a great employee and might be open for offers.    New Zealand, has a large pool of ... read more

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

recruiting in challenging times

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Recruitment Advice

For our next series of HR content we will be focusing on recruitment strategy - how to source and find the right candidates. We will be posting tips and tricks on how to source and attract the best talent to your business, with “how to” ... read more

Thursday, 21 July 2016

accelerate your workforce with an F1 approach

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Leadership, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

Run laps around competitors with these three best practices What does high performance mean to you? If you’re a fan of Formula One racing, it’s a combination of the engineering of the car, the skill of the driver, and the proficient ... read more

Thursday, 30 June 2016

how to attract talent in the new age of media we live in

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Hiring Intentions, Human Resources, Jobs Candidates, Recruitment Advice, Social Recruiting

In the new age of media we live in today, things are moving at an ever faster pace, and we’re effectively contactable 24/7, 7 days a week. The knock-on effect of this is that the ways in which we communicate nowadays are very ... read more

Monday, 4 April 2016

embracing diversity in the workplace

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Human Resources, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Insights, Workmonitor

In our ever-changing world, diversity in the workplace is the new reality; and with this comes an exciting opportunity to embrace new ideas and different ways of thinking. Essentially diversity in the workplace means having employees from a wide ... read more

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

the hottest skills and trends in recruitment for 2016

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Hiring Intentions, Jobs & the Economy, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Insights

The new year is always an excellent time to establish your talent priorities for the coming 12 months, and take a look at trends in staffing and recruiting that will be relevant for your organisation so that you can plan ... read more

Monday, 3 November 2014

celebrations key to workforce satisfaction

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights

Melbourne Cup is an important day for Kiwis but it can have an impact on productivity, there are plenty of positives though. Here are some Randstad tips on how to ensure employees have a great Melbourne Cup day! read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

why increasing the pension age is a business issue

Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice

Recently we have heard a lot of debate about the merits of lifting the Australian pension age. An age that was set in the early 20th century when most workers were not expected to live long enough to collect their pension. However, now as we are ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

thought piece: the looming war for technology talent

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Jobs & the Economy, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Planning

Excerpt of thought piece, written by Mark Godfrey, Business Manager, Randstad Technology: The emergence of digital payments as a replacement for cash or cheques is upon us. Payments as a service, is facilitating growth in the ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Williams F1 knows the value of onboarding new talent

Tags: Leadership, Recruitment Advice, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

Steve Shepherd, Group Director, Randstad As the 2014 Grand Prix season edges closer, there are some important lessons to learn, particularly from this year’s new Williams F1 racing team. As Williams welcomes Brazilian F1 racing champion ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Australians more worried about workforce productivity than Asia-Pacific neighbours

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Planning, World of Work Report

Battle looming within region to keep employees on home soil Falling productivity and workplace performance is still the number one issue keeping Australian business leaders up at night, with a quarter noting it as their major concern, and over half ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

is the CV dead?

Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Recruitment Advice, Social Recruiting, Talent Resources

Although social media is changing the recruitment process, the curriculum vitae is evolving rather than dying out. Go back a few years and the occasional use of colored type was about as racy and outlandish as a CV got. Now we have any number of ... read more