How Far Will AI Go In Recruitment?

The original Blade Runner movie goes down as a classic in my opinion. I loved it when Harrison Ford did an interview to gauge emotional response. It was futuristic science fiction drama at it’s finest. Or was it? You may not be aware but the Sci-Fi future in recruitment has well and truly landed. Is Adelaide, South [...]

2019-01-25T03:08:00+00:00January 25th, 2019|Tags: , |

Go Beyond Skills Based Interviewing

CV’s are like Caesar salads. They are all basically the same, but they can have slightly different ingredients, slightly different flavours One of the key ingredients many job seekers overlook putting in their CV, and one of the key ingredients that hiring leaders often overlook more fully exploring in a job applicants’ CV are the [...]

2018-12-14T04:15:33+00:00August 1st, 2018|Tags: , |

Why the Job Application Cover Letter is not Dead

As an HR Advisor to SME’s and corporates I frequently partner with business owners and leaders to recruit and select all levels of staff. While recently recruiting for a six figure Business Development Manager I was able to establish a long list of potentially suitable applicants from dozens of applications. There were a number of [...]

2018-12-14T04:15:33+00:00May 1st, 2018|Tags: , |

Give Some Applicants An Extra Point Or Two

I have had the pleasure of career counselling a number of professionals. Along the way we define what their viable career choices are and how they are going to get there, because “If you don’t know where you’re going any road will get you there.” I personally try to keep it fairly simple. My approach [...]

2018-12-14T04:15:34+00:00September 27th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Is it really that easy to find good staff?

Sometimes I feel like such a nerd. Why? Well, because when I see the updated Department of Employment Labour Market Research pop up in my in-box I get a little bit excited. Yes, I know that sounds strange. But I’ll tell you why I get a bit excited. You have these recruitment agencies doing this [...]

2017-08-28T08:27:13+00:00August 28th, 2017|Tags: , |

Riding That Wave. The Future Workforce Has Begun

As an HR professional, based out of Adelaide, South Australia since the 90’s, I feel like I witnessed, or have been a part of three business waves. The first wave saw bigger companies that were decentralised opt to centralise. They decentralised again after they did the sums and thought centralising was not good, before they [...]

2018-12-14T04:15:34+00:00August 17th, 2017|Tags: , , |

John the MD’s Dream

Claire, the receptionist was impeccably dressed, had the front office looking spickety- span, and greeted John, the MD, with a warm smile and a pleasant “Good Morning” greeting. “I hope you don’t mind that I got your favourite blueberry muffin and heated it up for you to enjoy while meeting the GM today”, she said. John [...]