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Global demand for more IT skilled.

Posted by Joanne Brent on 30 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Facts & Figures, HR Strategy

Industries still reporting IT skills shortage Communication most in-demand ’soft’ skill - also in greatest shortage Linked-In beats out Facebook for social network recruitment. Despite the current economic downturn, demand for experienced and higher skilled IT professionals remains, according to the latest findings from a national workplace survey.

The survey of senior IT decision makers and hiring managers across a range of New Zealand businesses, by global workforce solutions leader Kelly Services, finds over 71% of respondents report an increase or no change in demand for skilled IT professionals in their industry.

Know your employment law - especially in a recession

Posted by Joanne Brent on 22 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Facts & Figures, HR Strategy

As every media outlet in the UK and beyond has been repeatedly telling us for the past couple of months, we are already in a period of economic recession. As you will also be aware, this means a tough time for businesses small and large. A topic that might not immediately spring to mind when you think of this, however, is that of Employment Law and in particular the risks you are taking if you your employment procedures are not compliant.

Jobseeker advice - creating job descriptions in your CV

Posted by Joanne Brent on 10 Mar 2010 | Tagged as: HR Strategy

You may be wondering how you can quickly and easily prioritise your job descriptions so that you showcase yourself as the perfect candidate for the job you are seeking. Listing your job descriptions in your CV is never an easy task. The best method for doing this is to keep in mind what your career objective is and to prioritise your experience in relation to your professional goals. Get yourself a sheet of paper and list all your roles and responsibilities. Actual phrasing is not important in this step, just record everything you did or do in your current and previous jobs.

The role of HR in employer branding profitability

Posted by Joanne Brent on 05 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: Employer Branding, HR Strategy

As Britain attempts to break free from the recent looming recession, businesses and organisations are investigating way in which to achieve higher levels of efficiency and profitability, but with teams and departments which are now even up to half the number they originally used due to redundancies and layoffs. HR needs to be recognised as directly impacting the success of a company’s profitability and efficiency. It has an integral role in developing the ‘Employer Brand’ and therefore must be incorporated into a company’s overall strategy.

Self Marketing and Branding using your business card!

Posted by Joanne Brent on 30 Nov 2009 | Tagged as: Employer Branding, HR Strategy

Business cards are essential to marketing, it is as simple as that. These little cards speak volumes about who you are and what your business is. They can be worth their weight in gold. Whether promoting a business or yourself, giving out suitable business cards is crucial in a marketing project.

But these little gems cannot function if you leave them at home. So keep an updated supply in your car, in your wallet or purse, and near the door so you can grab a handful every time you leave the office or home. They should be upgraded regularly and remembered along with your wallet/purse, mobile phone and car keys. It is a habit which will pay handsomely in the long run.

Improving recruitment strategies - your HR department will thank you!

Posted by Joanne Brent on 05 Nov 2009 | Tagged as: Direct recruitment strategies, HR Strategy

Job seekers fret about the cold black hole that swallows their applications and limits any communication from returning to them. But on the other side is a frenzied space of recruiters and human-resource departments racing at hyperspeed. There are just not enough hours in the day to respond to everyone. It’s just not practical. Plain and simple.

At a minimum, a job posting or listing should be getting anywhere from 100 applicants to over a thousand depending on what recruitment resources the company is using. Responding to each resume or CV would be a full-time job in itself and ultimately detracts from the goal of filling the position.

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