Balance your talent pool by understanding how men and women seek employment

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

There are a lot of things that men and women tend to do differently and the behaviour and thought patterns each adopts when seeking employment is yet another example of our opposing approach to everyday life. Let’s take a look at the job search activities of men and women… Naturally when reviewing a position description…

STAFF NOT IN ATTENDANCE…DO YOU HAVE BACKUP?!

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

I’m curious to know how your workplace manages when an employee takes annual leave, calls in sick or quits. Is it pandemonium or do you have support staff that can step in and pick up the slack? Having a plan to avoid being held hostage by employees is imperative and the answer may be in…

Interviewing overseas candidates…yep, they could be the one!

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

Whether you’re expanding internationally or your applicants are living abroad, in a world without barriers, you need to be ready for the international candidate. Actively adopting a global recruitment strategy will require a slightly different approach, but how does one prepare for the remote interview? Naturally if a candidate looks amazing on paper you will…

HEY BOSS! YOU CAN CONTROL IF YOUR WORKERS STAY OR LEAVE.

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

As an employer you don’t enjoy those moments when an employee presents you with their resignation. You would much rather focus on job retention. I’m going to let you in on a little secret… most resignations are preventable! An employee quitting their job is an inevitable outcome. Naturally there are many reasons your employees quit;…

Employees, you can ask for an assistant!

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

You’ve arrived home after yet another exhausting day at the office and promptly take up a slumped position on the beckoning couch. It is a behaviour that is fast becoming a routine. And it’s all due to being overworked and stressed as you struggle to meet the demands of your job. You know you need…

RECRUITERS, LOOK BEYOND THE DEGREE!

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

Typically recruiters are focused on specific hiring criteria. They are looking for the perfect candidate with the perfect pedigree of education, experience and qualifications. A deviation from the linear career path is a red flag thus those candidates who have taken a less customary path to learning are being ignored. With a decreased talent pool…

Flexibility’s key to getting and keeping staff

Providing flexible working arrangements is becoming more significant to Geelong organisations aiming to recruit talent in specialist disciplines. At the release of a survey of Geelong employment trends, recruitment and HR specialist Maree Herath said employers with technology projects, in the health sector and in small businesses were increasingly needing to provide more flexible working…

5 Key Signs You Are Ready to Grow Your Business

Many organisations find themselves in limbo and stuck between the status quo and potential significant growth. Why is this & is it time to hire more staff? Maree Herath, Director, Harvest Talent Recruitment & People Solutions explains. Facing significant growth?  Managers in these situations understand there is enough work, in fact many would admit to…

AWKWARD RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BOSS? HMM…

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

So you don’t have the best relationship with your boss. Actually, it’s painfully uncomfortable and you work harder at avoiding them than building the rapport. Tell me, have you taken a moment to consider that this is affecting your work performance, or worse still, your career? Not everyone considers that bonding with the boss is…

The unsociable side of work!

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

Shift work has its perks, but it can have a very anti-social impact on your life. If you ask most people who work nights and weekends to explain the positives of their job role, they’re likely to first respond with the financial perks. Yes, the extra dollars are great. Yes, you can structure a more…