April 2008

Monthly Archive

Need to increase staff retention? Look to your Branding Strategies…

Posted by Joanne Brent on 15 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: Employer Branding

Quality staffing shortages are affecting organisations on a global scale. No one can afford to sit back merely administrating the ebb & flow of employees joining / leaving a company with no regard to what’s going on in between.

Keeping the staff you’ve successfully attracted employed & performing well, should be a priority agenda for both the HR & Marketing departments - with an overflow onto the commercial consumer facing (product or service) brand as well.

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Blind People need not apply, the truth about online accessibility discrimination

Posted by Roisin Venter on 07 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: Direct recruitment strategies, HR Strategy

A lot has been said lately about the Disability Discrimination Act and whether or not your website is illegal. What does this mean to your business, how can you find out, what are the implications if your jobsite isn’t compliant and what can you do to fix it? These are questions all business owners with an online recruitment strategy should be asking themselves. More importantly, if your jobsite is non-compliant, that means it is effectively straight employer discrimination, which is even more serious. Would you ever consider adding a “blind people need not apply” to your job ad?

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Lies, dammed lies and statistics. The Taleo study

Posted by Louis Venter on 03 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: HR Strategy

I suppose I am breaking the first rule of blogging, never blog when youre angry but in my humble opinion people are far too trusting of “studies” and when one this weak gets released it should be commented on.

Taleo, a leading HR software provider, recently published this survey on onrec and quite simply made my blood boil.

Their study was to determine application methods in the UK primarily citing the “fact” that only 43% of jobseekers applied for a job online or through email. I honestly had to check the date but it was the third and not the first of April.

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