Recruitment and Career | Selection Partners | Executive Recruitment, Melbourne

2018 Post-holiday Blues

If your festive holiday break feels like a distant memory and you need some encouragement to get focused for 2018, these 7 ideas may help you.  1. Set goals. Even if you’re not in the habit of setting goals, make a point to identify where you are now and where you want to be by the end of the year. This may involve career goals, learning…

Strategies for embedding flexible work

With the unemployment rate hovering around the 5.5%, finding and keeping great people is vital to organisational success.  If a good employee needs to work flexibly after returning from parental leave or for carers leave or for some other equally important and valid reason, it’s important to implement this smoothly both for them and for others in the organisation.  To follow are some key strategies…

Interviews – a necessary evil?

Sometimes, even HR struggle when they are on the other side of the interview table.  Interviews are stressful, not many of us enjoy the experience, but they are unfortunately a necessary evil. Whilst many people prepare for questions they might be asked, they often neglect preparing for questions to ask. This is a critical mistake in your job search process, as asking good questions at…

How Expensive is it to Replace Someone?

Have you ever worked out how much it costs to replace a member of staff?   I have, and I can tell you it’s expensive. Cost of Turnover Calculator When calculating the cost we often forget to take into account some of the hidden costs such as; needing to have a contractor to fill in, the time it takes in writing an advertisement, how many hours…

Manners & Honesty Matter

Manners & Honesty Matter This week I observed a couple of situations which made me think more deeply about manners and why it’s so important in the workplace.  Let me tell you about the first situation. I observed one of my team grappling with the inauthenticity of a candidate that he placed into a role, or at least thought he had!  The candidate met the…