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Social Media, Stay Down…

Digital media, and specifically social media is fast becoming one of the most popular and successful ways to source candidates. By developing your social media recruitment strategy, you can save time, money and resources on recruitment, and often times gain access to top candidates that aren’t actively looking for new work. Social media sourcing has many benefits. You can be targeted, specific and speak to the audience you desire at a much lower cost than traditional media such as newspaper. No longer do you need to pay for expensive paper adverts in weekend papers to get access to top talent. During the mining boom in Australia a number of large mining companies recruited through targeted Facebook and LinkedIn campaigns directly aimed at recruiting women to work the mines, and the face of digital recruitment (and mining) has changed rapidly ever since. So how can you use social media to recruit? Pick who you would like to talk to. LinkedIn and Facebook have many free and paid ways to source candidates. You can set up paid campaigns where you can directly inbox, or appear in ideal candidates’ newsfeeds. Promote your culture from within. By creating an employee culture in your business that is brag worthy, your employees can be your best advertisements. Great induction packs, and employee benefit days are all examples of the types of posts that are appearing on..

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Variety Is The Spice…

Workplace Diversity – Hot Topic in Business Today….But Why?? With a business world which is constantly changing, organisations are finally seeing the value that a Diverse Workplace can bring and are adopting policies to ensure they keep at the forefront of this important topic. While we’ve all been talking about it for a number of years, it seems big business is suddenly on board and they’re doing what they can to drive this policy through their organisations. Before you all say ‘there she goes again, burning her bra’ Workplace Diversity stretches much further than the gender debate! Diversity in the workforce isn’t just about a certain number of females on a Board or the number of male nurses working in the health system but a workplace which brings together, not only all genders, but people of different sexual orientation, race, educational background, political views, age, ethnic groups etc. So what are the advantages of a Diverse Workplace and why do innovative businesses see it as such an important part of their future? Reputation:  A Diverse workforce provides a business with a great reputation with its employees, suppliers, potential clients and the market as a whole. It assists an organization in showing to the world its ethics and values. Innovation: You couldn’t create a more creative environment if you tried. With a variety of different backgrounds, life experiences and views, ideas..

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Relax, Take A Breath

  Workplace stress & the effects … Everyone knows what stress is and we’ve all experienced it at some stage in our lives. Whether it’s at work, at home, due to a change in lifestyle, job hunting or juggling studies & work, it’s a natural part of life. The issue is though, when stress is ongoing, it can become a major problem. So, what’s work related stress and what are the major issues associated with it?? According to Wikipedia, Workplace stress ‘often stems from unexpected responsibilities and pressures that do not align with a person's knowledge, skills, or expectations, inhibiting one's ability to cope. Occupational stress can increase when workers do not feel supported by supervisors or colleagues or feel as if they have little control over work processes’. Stress in the workplace can be due to many factors; long work hours, high workload, bullying, harassment, restructures, working environment etc. This stress not only effects the individual but the work environment as a whole. Individuals who are experiencing stress in the workplace can experience a wide range of negative effects ranging from psychological issues such as depression/anxiety, physical conditions such as headaches/fatigue/heart disease, issues with concentration & memory loss, they may experience a breakdown in a personal relationship and they can turn to substance abuse. An organisation can also experience a number of negative effects on both the company and..

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The "write" kind of…

In today’s competition-rich job market, creating a resume that stands out from the crowd has never been more important. SB Recruitment have put together our top tips for creating an ideal resume, to get you one step closer to the job of your dreams! Don’t give it all away. It is important to communicate to the viewer what your strengths and abilities are, but they don’t need a 1-page breakdown on every job you’ve had since you were 15. Keep it short and sweet, and only go back as far as it is relevant. For example, if you’re nearing 40, they don’t need to know your worked at McDonald’s when you were 15. If that job led you on to work in management 10 years later, then that’s a great piece of information to share in your cover letter, or at the interview. However, as a general rule, your resume should be no more than 2 pages in total. Write for your reader. If you do your research and ask about the recruitment process you will have a better understanding of who your key audience is here, and what they are looking for. It is important to tailor your content accordingly. For example, a CV that will ultimately land in front of a CEO needs to be written in a way that they will see your key skills. It is..

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Decisions.. Personality or Skill?

SHOULD YOU HIRE FOR PERSONAL QUALITIES OR SKILL? There are certain personality traits that regardless of the field make people good workers. There is no denying that resilient, motivated and positive people with a great work ethic are the people you want working for you. However, there is an age-old debate about whether you should be hiring for skill over personality, or perhaps it is a perfect mix of both? In a competitive job market, when you can’t always get the perfect candidate – what’s more important? Often when you are looking to fill a role you will get a candidate that may not have all the skills you require for the job, but in terms of personality have all the characteristics of a great worker, who will fit in with your organisation. Yet you may have another candidate that has all the skills required for the job and more, but culturally may not be the best choice. When it comes to deciding if you should hire for personality or skill the answer really depends on you and your organisation, and the role itself. If you were hiring a surgeon, skills are 100% non-negotiable. Though, when you are talking about more administrative/business and clerical roles personality can be the difference between a great hire and a revolving door if you hire on skills alone. So what do you need to..

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You Make Me Nervous

SHAKING THOSE INTERVIEW NERVES Got an important interview coming up, or hesitant to apply for that dream job because nerves normally get the better of you? It doesn’t seem to matter if you are 24 or 56, an assistant or a CEO… when it comes to job interviews most people get worried! Nerves are usually a good sign because they show you care about what you are doing, and often nature’s way of getting a little bit of adrenalin pumping to impress the crowd. However, too many nerves and it can cause you to misrepresent yourself or fumble through an interview and not give yourself a chance to shine. SB recruitment have put together our top tips for shaking off those interview nerves. Remember that they are only human. Remind yourself that the people sitting in front of you would have been in your position once, and they are just doing their job looking for the right person for the role. You can’t change what they think, you can only control how you feel. Imagine them making toast or dropping the kids at school and it can ease your mind a bit. Be there with plenty of time. It is important that you aren’t late for an interview, and adding to the stress of the situation by being under time pressure. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to..

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