There’s typically a lot of emphasis on avoiding bad candidates in the hiring process which is great, but not if you’re inadvertently scaring away top talent.
Regina Hartley is a human resources expert. In her Ted Talk, she explains that the best hires might not have the perfect resume. She breaks down the candidates into two general categories: Silver Spoon and Scrappers. Silver Spoons come up with advantages and are destined for success, whereas the Scrappers fight with odds stacked against them to get to the same opportunities.
Meet Madeleine Wade. She's a Digital Specialist at QIC in Sydney. Madeleine started with temp work with Majer Recruitment after returning from her travels in Europe.
When the opportunity rang with QIC, she leapt for Sydney and hasn't looked back since. We discuss the day in the life of Digital Specialist and what she's learned along the way in her career path to get her to where she is now.
Lee-Anne Davie is an Executive Assistant to a Vice President level executive in a mining firm in South Brisbane. As an Executive Assistant, Lee-Anne assists with correspondence, diary management, travel, communication, event management, administrative tasks, and generally anything required to support her boss and her legal team.
Working hard to get that raise? Or better yet, that promotion? Excellent work performance actually begins at home, in the comfort of your own bed. While exercising and eating a balanced diet play a significant role in your overall health, we tend to underestimate the importance of a good night’s rest.
Every individual contributes to cultivating a healthy working environment. If you can keep your energy levels high and your mood in check, not only will you have a productive work day, but that energy and positivity have a way of filtering into every other aspect of your life. So even if you feel like your current work situation is meh, we’ve brought you a list of things you can try to brighten your mood.
In a leadership position, it’s your responsibility to listen to your employees’ needs and make space for fostering a healthy work environment. Employees are, after all, the heart of the company and the best ambassadors for your brand. Taking care of the environment will not only improve the overall mood at the office, but will increase employee loyalty, work productivity, and team relationships.
We all know the feeling of being time-poor while working on a big project and collaborating on a project with multiple members can be a tricky juggling act. If you want to focus your time on actioning tasks rather than organising the details and make the best use of everybody’s time, consider a project managing system.
Listening is an art. Epictetus, a Greek philosopher wrote: “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” Good listening skills are essential if you want others to listen to you. We’re receptive to the people who also give their attention to us and in effect, these good listeners are also the people who are listened to when they speak--it’s the golden rule of communication.
Employer branding has been a hot topic in the recruitment world and it goes hand-in-hand with the candidate experience during the hiring process-- a recruiter’s top challenge. According to Recruiting Brief, 80-90% percent of professionals say a negative interview experience can change their mind about a role or company.