Wednesday, 23 July 2014

linking employer branding to financial results

Tags: Employer Branding

Randstad Award winners provide clear evidence of talent management’s impact on organizational performance. More than ever, employer branding and engaging top talent is critical to organizational performance. Not convinced? Have a look at ... read more

Friday, 18 July 2014

Top 5 Tips for Workforce Planning

Tags: Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning, World of Work Report

The Randstad World of Work Report reveals the top three challenges for HR and business leaders are: increasing workforce performance and productivity, retaining top performers and managing internal change. The research also confirms that many ... read more

Friday, 18 July 2014

5 Ways to Keep Mature Age Workers Engaged

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Workmonitor

Many workers seem to lose their motivation as they get older. Confidence in getting a new job also appears to be dipping with age. The government calculates a 5% increase in the mature age participation rate would boost the economy by 2.4%, or ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

50 is the new 30

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Hiring Intentions, Jobs & the Economy

Last week the Australian Government provided a $10,000 incentive in the federal budget for employers to hire workers over 50. The Federals Governments own figures show that those over 50 who become unemployed  are most at risk of becoming ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

why increasing the pension age is a business issue

Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice

Recently we have heard a lot of debate about the merits of lifting the Australian pension age. An age that was set in the early 20th century when most workers were not expected to live long enough to collect their pension. However, now as we are ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

the magic number: Aussie workers want to retire at 57, but expect to work longer

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights

Aussies place importance on honest employers and competitive salary Keeping employees engaged and productive past their intended retirement age is shaping up to be a major challenge for businesses, with the latest Randstad Award employer branding ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Australian workplaces are inflexible in comparison to Asia Pacific region

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Productivity & Performance, Talent Resources, World of Work Report

Majority of workers want to work remotely 30% of the time Australian employers are the least open to flexible working arrangements of anyone in the Asia Pacific region, with 79% of local workers saying they are unable to work remotely in their ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

thought piece: the looming war for technology talent

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Jobs & the Economy, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Planning

Excerpt of thought piece, written by Mark Godfrey, Business Manager, Randstad Technology: The emergence of digital payments as a replacement for cash or cheques is upon us. Payments as a service, is facilitating growth in the ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Williams F1 knows the value of onboarding new talent

Tags: Leadership, Recruitment Advice, Talent Resources, Workforce Insights, Workforce Planning

Steve Shepherd, Group Director, Randstad As the 2014 Grand Prix season edges closer, there are some important lessons to learn, particularly from this year’s new Williams F1 racing team. As Williams welcomes Brazilian F1 racing champion ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Australians more worried about workforce productivity than Asia-Pacific neighbours

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Planning, World of Work Report

Battle looming within region to keep employees on home soil Falling productivity and workplace performance is still the number one issue keeping Australian business leaders up at night, with a quarter noting it as their major concern, and over half ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

is the CV dead?

Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Recruitment Advice, Social Recruiting, Talent Resources

Although social media is changing the recruitment process, the curriculum vitae is evolving rather than dying out. Go back a few years and the occasional use of colored type was about as racy and outlandish as a CV got. Now we have any number of ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

video: Randstad's Steve Shepherd on Sky Business News

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Hiring Intentions, Jobs & the Economy, Jobs Candidates, Workforce Insights

Steve Shepherd, Randstad's Employment Market Analyst provides commentary on Sky Business News regarding the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data and what it means to business and jobseekers. read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

bridging the gap between diversity & talent management

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Jobs & the Economy, Leadership, Recruitment Advice

In today’s rapidly changing economy, understanding diversity and its impact on talent management is essential for success on a global platform. Companies thriving in this area exhibit readiness to promote diversity in the ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

10 talent strategy game-changers for 2014

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Jobs Candidates, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice, World of Work Report

According to the Randstad World of Work Report 2013/14, refining your skills and expertise in the following game-changing areas will help you drive future business success: 1. Plan ahead: With skilled talent shortages set to persist, better ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

the 10 best places to work in New Zealand in 2014

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Jobs & the Economy, Jobs Candidates

Have you ever wanted to know who the most attractive employers to work for in New Zealand are? Every year, as part of our commitment to shaping the world of work, Randstad conducts the world’s largest independent survey into employer branding. ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

10 non-monetary incentives for staff

Tags: Attraction & Retention, Employer Branding, Jobs Candidates, Productivity & Performance, Recruitment Advice

Statistics from the latest Randstad Award employer branding research has found that the top motivator for employees in Australia has moved from job security last year to seeking a more competitive salary package in 2013. But in our current ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

game-changing trends in the modern economy

Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Recruitment Advice, Workforce Insights

Stephen Koukoulas recently spoke at a ‘Shaping the world of work breakfast series’ around Australia, hosted by recruitment & HR services specialists, Randstad. In this exclusive whitepaper Steven wrote for Randstad, he discusses the ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

high expectations: employers making higher demands on Aussie workers

Tags: Flexibility & Labour Mobility, Hiring Intentions, Jobs & the Economy, Workforce Insights, Workmonitor

Employers are demanding more of workers than ever before, with 84% of Australians saying organisations are making higher demands on their skills than five years ago, according to the latest Randstad Workmonitor. Globally, employers in the Asia ... read more

Saturday, 12 July 2014

finding talent in a global market

Tags: Employer Branding, Jobs & the Economy

Despite the hype in the media in recent months about rising unemployment figures and large scale redundancies through the closure of some high profile businesses, it is still getting harder to find good talent and I don’t see that changing in ... read more