For many jobseekers, deciding on a role is more than simply finding a job. There are many factors that go into this decision and recruitment agencies need to understand what the key trends are for candidates. Rather than focusing on administrative tasks, recruiters need to be making the most of research that allows greater understanding of the job market. Utilising employment management tools allows for greater engagement with clients, fostering growth for recruiters.  Is Australia lacking jobseekers? According to the latest analysis by the Department of Employment, Australia contains more than enough job candidates with the relevant skills and qualifications for most vacancies. . . .

Recruitment is a fast-paced, competitive industry that requires a lot of focused attention and energy. In privately-owned businesses, such as many recruitment agencies, there is the common trend of trying to do everything yourself as an owner, which risks stunting the growth of the company. This happens when the key decision makers are stuck doing back-office tasks each day that they’d rather not spend their precious time on when they could be more productive elsewhere; driving initiatives and building growth of the business.  With outsourcing of back office tasks becoming more than just a trend in the corporate world, the . . .

As more and more businesses start to require technological overhauls, IT contractors are expected to become a vital part of the recruitment landscape. However, according to recruitment experts Hays, the way that businesses integrate these outsourced contractors is vital to the entire project’s success. Much like any employee wants to be respected and connected to their peers, IT contractors need to feel part of the team in order to maximise their productivity. What are the benefits of IT contractors for employers? As well as the obvious revenue gains from not hiring full-time, there are a number of benefits associated with . . .

For some recruiters, the effort and cost of outsourcing often seems much larger than it actually is. This is often due to a lack of awareness in both how easy it is to engage a specialised company in the tasks required, and how much is eases internal administration workload. Many contractor management functions considered to be draining to an agency’s productivity and costs include expense processing, timesheet management and payroll, insurance and superannuation assurance, as well as maintenance of management systems and software. Some tips for recruiters to tell if outsourcing these back office functions would be useful: The agency . . .

Starting a new business venture can be an exciting time. You have made the decision to start your own recruitment agency and work towards your passion. But naturally, in addition to all that excitement, is the hard work involved in getting your new recruitment agency off the ground and, dare we say it, turning a profit. There are a lot of ways new business owners help to drive their agency into a profitable venture and there is a very common, very big misconception that taking on all the back office tasks involved in recruitment is the most effective and valuable . . .