How to hire staff
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.
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 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.
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?
Alarming new statistics show that less than 25% of workers in Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry are female.
Twitter is emerging as an increasingly useful platform for recruiters, according to new research into job advertisements on social media services.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Consider removing yourself from the interviewing process when searching for new recruits. It’ll stop you trying to “sell” your business to the interviewee.
Gelato franchise Gelatissimo plans to expand overseas, but says it will outsource all its franchisee recruitment.
After putting “hire slow and fire fast to the test yesterday, I've discovered that there is a better way.
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.
“Hire slow, fire fast” is a fine motto. But does it work? At Taskmaster Enterprises, I've put it to the test.
Employers will face a three-pronged pay push in coming months as unions seek pay increases for adult apprentices and other workers, while junior retail workers could also receive a pay rise.