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How to promote diversity in your construction workforce

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Do you know what it takes to assemble an effective, well-rounded team of workers that will help achieve the goals of your construction business? While most employers recognise the need for the right skills and qualifications, there is one ingredient that can easily slip under the radar - diversity. Organisations that embrace a range of genders, age…

Project managers: Full time or contractors?

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There are many factors that can influence the success of a project, including resources, deadlines, and unforeseen issues. However, arguably the most important factor is the person running it - a good project manager can help deal with the challenges that inevitably come to pass, providing the best chance for the project to meet its key goals, d…

Adventures in employer branding: Part 3Unweaving the rainbow

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Like a rainbow is made from light refracting through millions of fleeting droplets, so a company’s culture is made by shining light through millions of fleeting actions, utterances, decisions and stories.  These millions of tiny elements, individually inconsequential, together form something that is visible, tangible and overarching. 

For employer…

Adventures in employer branding:Part 2. SHOW, don’t TELL

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In part 1 of this series we talked about the danger of over selling.  But what if you don’t sell at all? 

Employees are attracted to organisations that match their own values. And so an effective employer brand will showcase your organisation’s values.  That way you’ll find applicants who’s values match your own and who, hopefully, will go on to b…

Top trends for project managers in the second half of 2017

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Project management is a rapidly changing industry, and as anyone within the profession will know, it's important to stay on your toes and keep abreast of the constant shifts. A keen eye for the latest trends will help you to keep your skills current and significantly improve your chances of success in project services recruitment. With half of …

Video interviewing: The benefits of meeting candidates face-to-screen

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You've heard it time and time again - technology is ruining our social skills, stopping us from building real life relationships and transforming us into nothing more than screen-poking Neanderthals. Yet despite the ever-present paranoia surrounding tools such as social media and video calling, we beg to differ. In fact, video interviewing can h…

Adventures in employer branding: Part 1. The costly mistake of overselling

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The thing with employer branding is that the more effective it becomes, often the less effective it becomes. 

“Huh!?”  You exclaim.

Well let me explain.  Employer branding is all about making your internal culture external.  There are many new channels open to employer branding and many of these channels were once the exclusive domain of marketin…

Cybersecurity workers needed to protect Australian businesses

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Cybercrime is a big issue for modern businesses, and many Australian organisations are struggling to find enough specialists with the right expertise, Consequently, IT security workers are in high demand across the country, and more action must be taken to close the skills gap. What is being done to improve the IT recruitment landscape and ensur…