Chandler Macleod Group says employment opportunities still exist

During February 2009 the Chandler Macleod Group (CMG) conducted a survey of 5,250 candidates in the Australian workforce and found some interesting but not surprising results. I have summarised some of the highlights from the press release below, or you can read it in full online. 30% of all candidates have been affected directly orContinue reading “Chandler Macleod Group says employment opportunities still exist”

PeopleInsite helps manage employment documentation

This is one of those posts I have been meaning to write for a while, there are still another 3 or 4 that I have to catch up on. I met with Richard Breden Managing Director of PeopleInsite a while back to discuss their product PI Employment, Richard contacted me following my post of Workforce Guardian. PIContinue reading “PeopleInsite helps manage employment documentation”

Australian Job Board Report 2009 released

I have been very slack in the last few weeks and I have not posted about several very exciting and interesting activities, I will work to fix this over the next few days. Firstly the Australian Job Board Report for 2009 has been released by Phillip Tusing from Destination Talent. The report lists 236 jobContinue reading “Australian Job Board Report 2009 released”

Workplace policies for Social Media

There has been another little dust up over at Telstra, all due to a satirical Twitter account called Fake Stephen Conroy. (For international readers Stephen Conroy is the Federal Communications Minister.) In summary Leslie Nassar Telstra employee had been running the account for a while providing hours of entertainment. A few days ago Leslie wasContinue reading “Workplace policies for Social Media”

Special deal for blog readers

Australasian Talent Conference has put together a special deal for my blog readers. Before I get to the deal, a bit about ATC: The Australasian Talent Conference is a collaboration between the leading corporate recruitment and talent management experts from Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United States. First introduced in 2007 and modeled on theContinue reading “Special deal for blog readers”

In the news

An interview I did late last year for Nett magazine on social networking and recruitment was finally published. Sarah Stokely did a great job getting some many different view points and quotes about social networking in the office. You can read the full article online or just my bits below: Human resources and recruitment professionals tendContinue reading “In the news”

Fear != Happy Employees

Following my post yesterday about Facebook I found a great post from Jim Benson about about how your approach to your employees directly impacts your success. The family that owned the restaurant had two long time trusted employees who served as managers.  The family knew the restaurant was in good hands.  When the long termContinue reading “Fear != Happy Employees”

Is Facebook good or bad?

It seems to me that if I was to believe the pundits social media is going to either cause the next apocalypse or be the saviour for us all!  But I want to look at two specific cases here and their relationship with HR. First the negative. Kimberley Swann, at 16 year old in the UK, whoContinue reading “Is Facebook good or bad?”