Strategy

This is what you should do when you’ve just been promoted

There are simple ways to make an impact when just promoted. Resist the urge to dive in head-first. Reassess priorities and set goals. Set boundaries with your former peers. You’ve just been promoted. Congratulations. Now take a deep breath and consider how you should consolidate your position and set yourself […]
This is what you should do when you’ve just been promoted
Lifestyle

Watch for this social media blind spot when looking for a new job

Your social media activity and profile are crucial to your next big job. Recruiters Hays says to make sure what you say on social media aligns with details on your CV. And don’t badmouth a previous employer or post inappropriate or risqué content. Recruiters say many job seekers still have […]
Watch for this social media blind spot when looking for a new job
Lifestyle

Half of Australia’s employers are restructuring to cope with change

The annual Hays Salary Guide indicates that half Australia’s employers are restructuring their businesses. Hays says this can have a huge impact organisation’s existing staff and future talent needs. Other research shows less than one third of restructures lead to improved performance. More than half (52%) of Australia’s employers are […]
Half of Australia’s employers are restructuring to cope with change
Lifestyle

The jobs most in demand in Australia for 2018

Demand is stronger than expected for people to fill key jobs in finance and tech in Australia at the start of 2018. David Jones, Senior Managing Director at Robert Half, says the hottest jobs are those at the $100,000 to $150,000 a year level. “Demand is certainly very strong, and […]
The jobs most in demand in Australia for 2018
Strategy

6 types of bosses that employees hate

The most often-cited reason people give for leaving their job is their boss. More than one in two Australian workers have left a job to get away from a direct manager. A website poll of 5,619 professionals by recruiters Hays had 37% saying getting away from a direct manager was […]
6 types of bosses that employees hate
News

Robots are changing the way Australian recruiters look at your CV

Australian recruiters are already using artificial intelligence (AI) to help build a shortlist of job candidates. Some won’t even talk about it, citing a fear of giving away too much to competitors. Other will speak only generally. But Alistair Cox, CEO of recruiting experts Hays, says the human element will […]
Robots are changing the way Australian recruiters look at your CV
News

The best jobs for pay rises in Australia in 2017

Are you being paid what you’re worth? Now might be the time to start looking around, according to the 2017 Hays Salary Guide. The recruiters say the small pay increases of recent years is testing the loyalty of their employees. And now, with employers indicating in the latest survey that […]
The best jobs for pay rises in Australia in 2017
News

Most Australian managers want to bury those dreaded annual performance reviews

Rejoice. Most managers in Australia would like to ditch the annual performance review, according to a survey by recruiters Hays. Two-thirds (67%) of 1,352 surveyed would replace the annual look at performance with more regular feedback and conversations between an employee and their manager. Monthly meetings could be supplemented with […]
Most Australian managers want to bury those dreaded annual performance reviews
News

Get used to ‘sedate’ salary rises

Salary rises are still sedate across most industries and sectors in Australia, according to the latest annual salary guide from recruiters Hays. Employers have a positive outlook on their businesses, have been hiring more people and investing in technology but are still cautious when it comes to pay. Official numbers […]
Get used to ‘sedate’ salary rises
News

‘You’re too old’: Most Australian employers admit to age bias

Australian employers, given the opportunity to speak off the record, admit that age is a factor when hiring or promoting or rewarding. Publicly, it’s a different matter. In Australia, it is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of age. Just the assumption that someone might not be as up-to-date with […]
‘You’re too old’: Most Australian employers admit to age bias
News

Australian managers say they are getting less training than they used to

Australia’s middle managers aren’t getting the attention they used to. Almost half (48%) of mid-level managers say the training and development they get now is less than what they got in the early years of their career. Only 18% say training had increased by the time they got to mid-management […]
Australian managers say they are getting less training than they used to
News

The 6 most in demand sales jobs in Australia in 2017

Australian companies just can’t enough qualified sales staff, according to the latest quarterly update by recruiters Hays. Employers want local market knowledge, previous industry or product experience plus a track record. “Cultural fit has become a greater priority over the past year,” says Hays. “Many employers will now upskill someone […]
The 6 most in demand sales jobs in Australia in 2017
Markets

The hot spots for banking jobs in Australia for 2017

The banking industry in Australia has suddenly seen a surge in demand for a range of specific jobs, many of them needed to help meet stricter regulations coming into force. The latest quarterly report by recruiters Hays notes a surge in interest for degree-qualified financial planners because of the impending […]
The hot spots for banking jobs in Australia for 2017
News

The 6 jobs Australian recruiters say will be in demand in 2017

Recruiters Hays has just released its quarterly report showing the skills and jobs employees are looking for in Australia for 2017. The six jobs in high demand are financial analyst, payroller, site manager, data analyst, development and operations engineer and sales administrator. The report covering the January to March 2017 […]
The 6 jobs Australian recruiters say will be in demand in 2017
News

Most Australians believe their managers don’t care

Australian managers don’t care about the career development of their staff, according to a poll by recruiters Hays. More than half (51%) the 2,043 surveyed say their manager doesn’t care about their career development despite this being the number one reason behind resignations. Only 22% say their manager champions their […]
Most Australians believe their managers don’t care