How to hire staff



DealsDirect flags further acquisitions under new CEO

6:36PM | Monday, 4 June 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Online department store DealsDirect has flagged further start-up acquisitions, after appointing former Centrebet boss Michael McRitchie as its new chief executive, with Linda Barrett named as head of buying.

Online retailers struggle to find skilled eCommerce staff: Report

6:18PM | Friday, 1 June 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Australian retailers are keen to invest in their digital and online strategies, new findings show, but are struggling to find experienced, senior operation staff who fully understand eCommerce.

Employers urged to be open-minded about company culture

5:22PM | Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups should remain open-minded with regard to piercings and tattoos among potential employees, experts say, or risk becoming too rigid in their culture and customer interactions.

Why your best hire may not be from your industry

5:17PM | Friday, 18 May 2012 | Adam Franklin

It may seem counterintuitive, but sometimes the best person to hire may have no experience in your industry at all. The trick is to manage their recruitment properly. BY ADAM FRANKLIN.

Start-ups urged to set the tone for gender diversity

5:35PM | Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups can set the tone with regard to gender diversity, experts say, after a new report revealed more than 75% of small firms do not intent to appoint a female to a senior management position.


5:27PM | Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | Oliver Milman

Infullview is aiming to shake up the recruitment process with video job applications. The Sydney start-up has an impressive array of advisors, but is the industry ready for a video makeover?

Less than a quarter of ICT workers are female: ABS

5:45PM | Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Alarming new statistics show that less than 25% of workers in Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry are female.

Twitter could outshine LinkedIn for recruitment, report reveals

4:55PM | Tuesday, 24 April 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Twitter is emerging as an increasingly useful platform for recruiters, according to new research into job advertisements on social media services.

Five top tips for hiring an older worker

4:56PM | Monday, 23 April 2012 | Oliver Milman

There are many reasons to hire an older worker, from government incentives to the industry experience they bring. Here are five top tips to help you manage the process. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Gender balance important for tech start-ups, AngelCube founder claims

4:51PM | Thursday, 19 April 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The co-founder of Melbourne-based incubator AngelCube says he makes a conscious effort to recruit female mentors, but believes more can be done to entice women into the industry.

Employers to be offered $1,000 bonus for hiring older workers

4:50PM | Wednesday, 18 April 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups are being urged to consider older workers as a viable talent pool, after the Federal Government announced it will offer a $1,000 bonus to employers who hire a worker aged 50 or over.

York Butter Factory slammed over “sexist” tweet

4:02PM | Wednesday, 18 April 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Start-up incubator The York Butter Factory has apologised for a tweet that has been widely condemned as sexist, with a female industry expert claiming the incident highlights the “bro fest” culture within the tech sector.

Businesses struggle to operate amid skills shortage: Report

4:00AM | Wednesday, 18 April 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Businesses are continuing to feel the pinch of the skills shortage, with a survey revealing two in five Australian businesses are struggling to recruit despite a major drop in job vacancies.

When hiring look at skills, not past jobs

4:10PM | Wednesday, 11 April 2012 | Taskmaster

We were looking at a pile of resumes the other day for a customer service job when my HR person stopped me from throwing another person on the “no” pile. Here’s why.

Business confidence rises in March but with little jobs growth

4:14PM | Tuesday, 10 April 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Businesses appeared slightly more confident in March than in February, according to the latest NAB survey, but a degree of caution appears to be inhibiting hiring and investment decisions.

Become less reliant on reference checks, expert says

4:47PM | Thursday, 5 April 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups need to allocate sufficient time and effort to conduct job interviews and reference checks, an expert says, after a survey revealed 4% of employees have used a fake referee.

Reduce your role in the hiring process

1:00AM | Friday, 27 January 2012 | Taskmaster

Consider removing yourself from the interviewing process when searching for new recruits. It’ll stop you trying to “sell” your business to the interviewee.

Gelatissimo outsources franchise recruitment in global expansion

3:33PM | Wednesday, 14 March 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Gelato franchise Gelatissimo plans to expand overseas, but says it will outsource all its franchisee recruitment.

If you hire slow and fire fast, rethink your hiring process

3:24PM | Tuesday, 13 March 2012 | Taskmaster

After putting “hire slow and fire fast to the test yesterday, I've discovered that there is a better way.

Warning over Domino’s app success

3:56PM | Tuesday, 13 March 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Franchisors may face workforce pressures if they repeat the success of Domino Pizza’s mobile app, which has been credited with boosting sales, an industry expert has warned.