Increased stress, prioritising diversity and inclusion: New report shows state of HR industry a year on from COVID

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Digital Recruiting Company HireVue has published a new study on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australia’s hiring industry.

The pandemic pivot: 5 ways coronavirus shifted HR priorities

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With the ups and down during the pandemic, one thing remained clear for businesses: exceptional HR is not an optional extra – it’s a necessity.

Three steps to writing job descriptions that work

By Jay Munro, Indeed Employer Insight Strategist, ANZ More than a third of recruiters would rather be spending less time on writing and posting job descriptions, even though on average, only 11% of their day is spent on this task [1]. But when 62% of job seekers say that a job description that fits their… Continue reading Three steps to writing job descriptions that work

Make the most of your biggest asset: your middle managers

Middle managers often find the value they bring to an organisation being scrutinised, but recruiting expert Hays says they can be an organisation’s biggest asset – provided they have open and honest career development conversations, are given opportunities to develop their skills and are empowered by senior managers to make change happen. “As the link… Continue reading Make the most of your biggest asset: your middle managers

The fusion of CEO and CFO is the future of HR

Byline: Alicia Roach, Director of QHR and Creator of eQ8 With so much buzz around “The Future of Work” it seems only natural to think about “The Future of HR”.  Certainly, it feels like there is a shift occurring in the field. The external imperatives are there with, technology, globalisation, growth, change and consolidation. The… Continue reading The fusion of CEO and CFO is the future of HR

Do office dogs boost moral and decrease stress?

Byline: Thomas Derricott, Community Manager, Mad Paws This Friday, June 21, marks Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD), and to celebrate, Australia’s largest pet sitting community, Mad Paws, is filling its Pyrmont office with more dogs than people. This is to illustrate how beneficial having office dogs can be, but granted, it can be much… Continue reading Do office dogs boost moral and decrease stress?

Ensuring human connectedness in a technological age

Byline: Lindsay Brown, Vice President, APAC and Japan, LogMeIn The way we communicate and build relationships has changed drastically over the past decade. Just take a look at our workplaces. Many of us sit behind screens and speak to each other via internal chat programs rather than walking over to one another or picking up… Continue reading Ensuring human connectedness in a technological age

How to attract, retain and cultivate a new breed of IT professional

By Simon Horrocks, Regional Vice President ANZ, AppDynamics The technology skills gap is impacting Australian organisations across almost every industry, with businesses struggling to find the right talent to drive innovation, whether that be in cloud, data analytics, or other emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). According to the Australian Computer Society (ACS), an… Continue reading How to attract, retain and cultivate a new breed of IT professional

Combatting work stress

Byline: Amanda Gordon, Director of Armchair Psychology Work stress is inevitable, right?  We need some stress or we’d find a way to play solitaire all day when no-one is looking.  When the stress comes from internal sources (the things we say to ourselves to ensure we stay on track) e.g. “I like what I am doing… Continue reading Combatting work stress