One of the things many managers dread about starting the recruitment process is making ‘the wrong decision’. For most organisations, the investment in a new hire is extensive in terms of time and money. Typically, it will be at least three months before that employee is fully productive and unhappy new recruits who don’t fit in with the company culture or struggle with the requirements of the role can be a drain on HR resources. more
The average conversion rate from ‘Apply Now’ to ‘Submit’ is 32%. How many great candidates are you losing? If you have advertised a job vacancy recently, you will know that it’s getting harder and harder to get candidates to apply. That’s why it’s important to understand how many candidates you might be attracting but then losing at the application stage. more
We may have been in and out of lockdown this year, but our technology development team have kept their pedal to the metal and delivered some great tech updates! Now’s a great time to make sure you’re taking advantage of all the new features your Talent Propeller candidate management system can offer you. more
This week, we’re inspired by the story of a busy hospitality business that is in the market for staff. They need at least 10 new people, so invested in a fantastic advertising campaign, with excellent copywriting, great graphics and a full media spread across job boards and social media. more
I’ve worked in recruitment for over 20 years now and in that time have seen many changes in the labour market. From dozens of jobs and a lack of candidates to dozens of candidates and no jobs. When COVID first hit, I wasn’t alone in thinking that this would see a huge wave of job seekers hitting the market as companies cut their workforce, thus giving companies who were hiring the pick of a large pool of talent. more
As anyone who has recruited knows, sifting through resumes can be time-consuming and anxiety-inducing. In fact, in a recent straw poll of 200 business owners in a room, recruitment was listed as one of the top three ‘things I hate doing and dread the most’. more
Let’s say you need to hire a great Executive Assistant. You want someone with experience as you don’t have time to train, so you have stated in your job advert that they ‘must have 5+ years of experience in a similar role’. more
Speak to a business owner or hiring manager in almost any category across Australia right now and you will hear a common refrain: “We just can’t get staff!” more
Are you spending a disproportionate amount of money on job ads that aren't delivering results? Maybe it's because you're advertising in the wrong place. Maybe it’s because your competitors are doing it better. Do you know which? more