Tag Archives: recruitment

Want to stay employable? Then keep ‘upskilling’, urges Hays

Global recruitment firm Hays has urged Australians to keep “upskilling” to stay employable during the “fourth industrial revolution”. This is the name given to the current era of runaway automation and artificial intelligence in the workplace. Hays says updating digital skills will be crucial if workers are going to weather …

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Finders keepers: retaining employees and lowering costs

Retaining employees saves time, effort and money. A good employee experience or engagement program are crucial. Steve Bennetts is Senior Principal Consultant, Employee Experience, at software and management company Qualtrics. He said: “The cost of employee turnover can be massive. “Some estimates put it at up to 200 per cent …

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Is Kaufland using LinkedIn to poach Aldi’s finest?

An Aldi employee has contacted Retail World claiming Kaufland got in touch with them on LinkedIn about a job move. The employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, says Kaufland’s approach began with a LinkedIn request. It was followed by a link to a Kaufland job advert. The advert left the …

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Make your job robot-proof, urges top recruiter

“Don’t just sit back and wait for automation to knock on your door,” warns Hays, as robots crank up the pressure on Aussie workers. In fact, the global recruiting experts say half of Australian workers have already seen their responsibilities change because of automation. Some have even named the growth …

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Retail recruitment: hire great talent quickly and with ease

By Xref Sales Director Mike Brett. As Australians return to work and school, retailers are coming up for air from the chaos of the busy holiday period. In preparation for the year ahead, with Easter just around the corner and EOFY on the horizon, it is important that retailers reflect …

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Are your staff overqualified?

More than half of Australia’s retail workers are overqualified for their current job, with qualifications that are either unnecessary or make them no better at their job, a study has found. SkillsIQ’s ‘Right Skills. Right Time?’ report shows 2.5 million Australian workers spend time and money on qualifications not needed …

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Amazon to open 24,000sqm fulfilment centre in Australia

Amazon says it will create hundreds of new jobs with the opening of its first fulfilment centre in Australia. Amazon is already recruiting for a range of roles, including operations managers, pickers, packers, systems technicians and HR specialists. “We are thrilled to be creating hundreds of new roles in Dandenong …

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Small business employers settling for ‘OK’

The latest study by global recruitment specialists Michael Page reveals 50 per cent of surveyed SMEs said they settled for hiring someone who was ‘OK’ versus someone who was ‘fantastic’. Attrition also emerged as a major concern for SMEs, with 35 per cent of those surveyed saying a new hire …

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