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The Top 3 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

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Disconnected, uninterested, bored or undervalued employees don’t hang around, no matter how much wonga you pay them! Salary may make them stay a bit longer but it won’t keep them there to grow with your business, as you’d probably like them to. Of course, hiring the right people […]

Why Social Media Makes Hiring on Attitude Even Smarter

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We say “attitude is everything” and the boom in social media over the past few years just compounds this opinion. Most small and medium-sized Australian businesses (and certainly the larger ones) will have dipped at least one foot in the waters of social media…maybe just in the shallow […]

How to Spot Leadership Potential in a Rookie

I recently covered the topic of when it’s right to hire on potential. But what if we are not only looking to fill a particular role, but actually want to hire people with the potential qualities to become future leaders of our organisation?   Leadership, to a large extent, […]

5 Ways to Lower Employee Turnover

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One of the most effective ways of reducing the costs of recruitment is to keep your valued team members! That’s simple logic, but how do you keep employees content and fulfilled at work? The grass is always greener on the other side, after all… Lowering employee turnover may mean […]

When is it Right to Hire on Potential?

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Hiring on potential – sounds great doesn’t it? What a great way to fill a hole and maybe save some money on payroll in the process? The strategy is becoming more widely used as business leaders recognise the many benefits; but just before you start writing those job ads to […]

How to Write a Job Ad that Gets Candidates Queuing Up

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“Hard working person needed for steel supplier in Brisbane” is just not going to cut it, is it? If you happen to be God’s gift to the steel industry, what is there in this job ad to make your eyes light up?

How to Lose Candidates and Alienate the Market

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The Top 4 Recruitment Sins In the world of the employed, sitting at your comfortable desk with a hot coffee, it is easy to forget what it is like to be a candidate on the hunt for a new role. The mixed feelings of anxiety, excitement, disappointment and […]

The 8 Most Revealing Interview Questions to ask Entry Level Candidates

Hands up who has frantically Googled “interview questions” fifteen minutes before a candidate has arrived? Yes, we’ve all been there. There are almost endless resources for interviewees on how to nail an interview, but considerably less information available as to what we, as the hirer/employer, should ask candidates […]

Psychometric Assessments – Do you need them in your Selection Process?

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In the US, 80% of Fortune 500 companies use psychometric assessments in their selection process. In the UK 75% of the Times Top 100 companies do the same. In Australia, psychometric testing is also becoming increasingly popular and gaining clout in selection processes. Some major companies use the […]

Is your Recruitment Process Costing you Sales Talent?

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Do a Seek.com search for “Entry Level Sales” in Sydney, and you’re hit with 3,683 search results. That’s right; if you’re an employer on the hunt for sales talent – even in the entry level space –you’re in a fiercely competitive environment. One way you can increase the […]

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    October 3, 2012

    “Hanson have used Rookie Recruits for just over 12 months. From the start Rookie Recruits really wanted to know more about our organisation and culture. They are young and innovative and they really want their candidates to be a great fit in a fairly mature culture. They launched […]

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  • Reed Business Information

    October 2, 2012

    “Time and time again Rookie Recruits have sourced and delivered strong candidates. Having filled multiple roles for us, they have managed our account with a great deal of quality. This is due to the hard work applied to understand our business, and an ability to access an untapped […]

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    October 1, 2012

    “Rookie Recruits are refreshingly different to work with, their tagline “Attitude is everything” is lived by their people in the high level of service they provide. They seemed to get it, candidates that actually fit the profile we requested! You CAN get the person you need at Rookie.” […]

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  • V-Net Solutions

    September 30, 2012

    “We at V-net have been using rookie recruits for over a year now. Previously the screening of candidates was a timely and labour intensive exercise. Since the introduction of Rookie Recruits, the labour savings have been huge and more importantly the calibre of candidates has been outstanding. The […]

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    September 29, 2012

    “The level of service from Rookie Recruits is exceptional, the only thing that surpasses the quality of the service is the calibre of candidates they put forward. I can 100% rely on Rookie Recruits to save us time and find the perfect candidate for our business in any […]

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