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February 14, 2017

How FastTrack360’s added security features can protect your data

Cyber attacks on organisations are a global problem, and Australia has certainly experienced its fair share of high profile hacks in recent years.

February 9, 2017

UK data point to global trend towards temp and contract recruiting

Data suggest that recruiters are placing more and more contract and temp roles. Find out how FastTrack can help you tap this growing market.

February 2, 2017

Give your clients a reason to smile this Valentine’s Day

Each year, Australians enjoy spending up large on Valentine’s Day. How can your agency inject a bit of romance into your clients’ day?

February 1, 2017

Do my candidate’s English skills really matter?

Recruitment consultants often screen out potential candidates if their English language ability is limited. But are there times when it shouldn’t matter?

January 31, 2017

John Armstrong joins FastTrack’s Board of Directors

FastTrack announces that seasoned Chief Financial Officer John Armstrong has joined the Board as a non-executive Director.

January 24, 2017

3 questions that show lack of cloud understanding

There is so much to think about when moving to the cloud that it’s easy to be misinformed. We address three of the biggest misconceptions. 

January 17, 2017

How Australian recruiters should source talent for Asia expansions

Recruiters looking for talent to fill positions in Asian business settings may be looking in the wrong places. Find out how FastTrack can help you today.

January 11, 2017

How to FastTrack your billing and payments

Australian firms are amongst the slowest payers in the world. Find out how FastTrack360 software can speed up your billing and payment processes.

January 4, 2017

First step to the cloud is knowing how it can help you

Many Australian firms have embraced the cloud, but there is still a lack of clarity in the market about what the technology involves. 

December 23, 2016

Australia improves its cybersecurity readiness

Australia has improved on its cybersecurity preparedness, according to a new report, though organisations need to remain vigilant. 

December 22, 2016

Rise of CDOs highlights importance of data in business today

With data analytics on the rise, many firms are using software tools that enable them to make better decisions about the candidates they hire.

December 13, 2016

How end-to-end recruitment software can make your agency more efficient

Recruitment agencies can enhance their long-term success by implementing end-to-end software solutions that allow data to flow from front to back office.

December 12, 2016

How moving to the cloud can empower your recruiters

Recruitment agencies using cloud-based technology will empower their recruiters and make their business more competitive at the same time.

December 8, 2016

Employee wellbeing as a corporate differentiator

A new tool that allows Australian companies to understand, measure and improve the wellbeing of their employees is expected to be launched in early 2017.

December 5, 2016

3 reasons to get on board with FastTrack

Recruitment agencies should adopt end-to-end software solutions that enhance business efficiency to enable them to keep up with predicted job market growth.

November 18, 2016

Recruiters to play role in boosting migration, economy

HR professionals and recruiters can play a key role in attracting skilled migrants to Australia to fill gaps in the workforce and aid the economy.

November 11, 2016

Why should your email be integrated with your recruitment software?

By integrating email with your recruitment software, you can make it easier to communicate with your candidates and clients.

November 3, 2016

Australia tourist boom sparks up hospitality job market

Growth in the Australian tourism industry is driving job growth in the hospitality sector and recruiters are looking for productivity solutions.

October 28, 2016

Rise of the millennials in the workplace

Millennials are bringing new ideas and ways of thinking into the workplace. Together with new technology they are changing the way organisations operate.

October 6, 2016

Everyone can become a digital native

By implementing recruitment software in the right way, staff and customers of any age can use it like a digital native to streamline tasks.

September 14, 2016

This is how cloud confidence leverages business performance

Embracing the cloud only goes so far – businesses need to have confidence in the technology to use it to it’s full potential.

August 30, 2016

Cloud software not just for giants: Benefits for small businesses

Cloud software is not just for large companies. There are a number of ways that a software solution can benefit small businesses too.

August 19, 2016

Are you delivering the digital experience your customers want?

When engaging with a brand, today’s customers demand a meaningful digital experience. But are you prepared to deliver it?

August 10, 2016

Cloud is the new black: Defining the future norm

Organisations everywhere are integrating cloud computing into their processes for its flexibility, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. This widespread adoption is driven…

July 26, 2016

Seeing the value of the self-service portal

Managing customers and clients is one of the most important tasks involved in running a business, and also one of the…

July 14, 2016

How can you facilitate the liquid workforce?

Today every business is digital, no matter what kind of product they sell or industry they operate in. This digitisation…

July 13, 2016

Questions to ask before moving to the cloud

Adopting a cloud-based productivity solution can be extremely beneficial for your business, but transitioning to the cloud is also a significant…

July 12, 2016

Reducing time-to-hire with recruitment software

When a new vacancy opens, it is often vital for employers to quickly fill the position so that the company…

July 5, 2016

Productivity software for the digital multitasker

In the past decade, digital technology such as the mobile device has progressively filtered into the workplace, completely revolutionising the way…

June 28, 2016

Outsourced vs internal payroll: A battle of expense

Managing payroll is one of the most significant tasks all business must undertake, so it’s vital to get it right….

June 8, 2016

A storm is coming: Protecting your data with the cloud

Cloud services are becoming an increasingly popular way to deliver software applications, with more and more organisations recognising the security and…

May 30, 2016

Boosting speedy payments for better cashflow

Small business owners will be well-aware of how essential a healthy cashflow is to the smooth running of the organisation,…

May 24, 2016

4 compelling reasons to embrace workflow automation now

For many businesses, determining whether to adopt a productivity solution can be a big decision. As with any change, the…

May 12, 2016

Single Touch Payroll legislation could change how business pay

A significant factor of the overall efficiency of a business lies in the way it conducts individual practices such as paying…

May 10, 2016

SuperStream deadline looming for small businesses

ATO's SuperStream standard is drastically reforming the way businesses make superannuation payments in Australia. With the deadline for meeting the…

April 29, 2016

3 tips for seamless SaaS adoption

Although there are numerous benefits to workflow automation, implementing new cloud software can be a challenging time for many businesses….

April 18, 2016

How does cloud software affect company culture?

It is well known that company culture can have a significant impact on the commitment and productivity of employees, and…

April 16, 2016

Clearing the myths around cloud security

In today’s digitally enabled market, protecting data is a serious issue for businesses. With technology housing a myriad of sensitive information, many companies are wary of using innovations such as cloud-based efficiency software to drive their operations.

April 7, 2016

What recruitment challenges will the public sector face in 2016?

With 2016 now well underway, organisations across Australia will be aware of the many challenges they are likely to face in the…

April 4, 2016

How Australian slang and salary disclosure affect job ads

One of the biggest challenges for recruiters is compiling and distributing the perfect job advertisement. Not only do these documents…

April 2, 2016

Understanding the barriers to diversity in the recruitment process

While there has been significant progress towards a more inclusive workforce, there are many challenges still to be conquered before…

March 31, 2016

Harnessing the power of Australia’s mobile workforce

The state of the global workforce is changing, and recent research has revealed that businesses around Australia are well and…

March 17, 2016

Are you maintaining accessibility when moving to the cloud?

One of the biggest innovations in workplace technology has been the advent of cloud computing. The Australian Infrastructure and Cloud…

March 11, 2016

How to measure the ROI of efficiency software

Most people assume that software-based productivity solutions will provide a number of benefits for companies, but assumptions rarely convince decision…

March 5, 2016

Building productivity from the start

Troubles with employee engagement are causing plenty of issues for businesses, particularly when it comes to getting the most out…

March 4, 2016

Weed through underqualified applicants with recruitment software

If there's one thing that's a time-consuming headache for hiring managers, it's a lack of qualified candidates. This problem takes up…

March 3, 2016

Don’t get tripped up while implementing new software

Whether talking about inevitability or being the only constant, cliched quotes about change are in no short supply. That, however,…

February 25, 2016

Gaming your way to the right talent

When it comes to hiring the right candidate for the job, recruitment software isn't the only piece of programming for…

People analytics is the future of recruitment

When companies and the job seeker pool were smaller, hiring personnel could afford to take some time getting to know…

February 23, 2016

Not for profit: Millennials and views on business success

The millennials have hit the workforce in droves, and with them comes a changing attitude on business and employment priorities….

February 22, 2016

Are technology issues haunting your recruitment process?

The Australian workforce has become increasingly mobile in recent years, and that trend looks to continue into the future. According…

January 30, 2016

On board: Do you have the right people in your C-Suite?

While the CEO acts as the figurehead and leader of the company, they rely on a team of intelligent and…

January 29, 2016

CEOs respond to technological transformation

Business leaders globally are realising the value of technology for customer interaction, cost-cutting and efficiency boosting.

January 28, 2016

How technology can make your company more economically resilient

While Australia managed to successfully evade the last global recession, it may not be safe yet. The International Monetary Fund recently…

January 27, 2016

Organisations need to embrace technology to keep up with changing work world

According to new predictions for 2016 from Bersin by Deloitte, the major challenges for organisations this year will be centred…

January 25, 2016

Is your company attracting millennial talent?

As Australia's ageing workforce begins to retire, many businesses will be looking increasingly towards young workers to fill gaps in…

January 20, 2016

How can the HR department prepare for the year ahead?

2016 is going to be a significant and exciting period for recruiters. While the past year opened up a host…

January 12, 2016

Are you building a strong employee brand for potential candidates?

The traditional expectation that a candidate has to sell themselves to an employer is starting to shift. As the global…

December 22, 2015

How can businesses leverage technology to improve productivity?

Productivity is one of the most commonly discussed topics in business and with good reason. The concept of getting the…

December 14, 2015

Are you optimising your recruitment process for mobile devices?

Mobile devices is an area of technology that has grown exponentially in the past few years. While the idea of having…

December 8, 2015

3 actions that can better a firm’s performance in 2016

With the new year just around the corner, many firms will be considering how they can best compete in the…

December 1, 2015

Utilising the cloud in your recruitment process

Over the course of 2015, cloud storage and software has evolved from an anticipated innovation to a useful tool for…

November 25, 2015

What role will technology play for business leaders in 2016?

The role of a business leader has never been so exciting and challenging as it is today. Technology has the ability to…

November 24, 2015

How can you best prepare for the recruitment process?

While there are high expectations in the recruitment process for the candidate to take on preparation tasks, the interviewing party…

November 20, 2015

Managing data security in your HR department

Cybersecurity is a top technological concern for businesses. In the HR department, professionals have a duty to protect employee information…

November 11, 2015

Digital transformation: Are organisations up to the task?

Digital transformation is often hard for businesses to fully keep track of. New programs and innovations emerge on a regular…

November 4, 2015

How will businesses utilise technology for talent management?

The use of technology in talent management initiatives is a well established practise in businesses worldwide. However, as demands and scope…

October 30, 2015

Blind recruitment adopted by overseas firms – Is Australia next?

Organisations in both the public and private sector in the UK will be trialling new approaches to the recruitment process. Could they make their way Down Under?

October 28, 2015

How do recruitment strategies affect time to hire?

The time to fill vacancies can be a challenge for employers to manage, but how many are aware of how this changes between industries?

October 15, 2015

Cloud transformation will be defined by people

Recent research has revealed that successful implementation of cloud software depends on much more than just the technology involved.

October 1, 2015

As-a-service software becoming more widespread

According to Gartner, software as a service, especially data centres, will become a more widespread requirement amongst businesses.

September 25, 2015

Cloud computing driving investment confidence and market growth

Investment in cloud computing has dominated venture capital activity in technology, but how will Australian organisations continue with this innovation moving forward?

September 24, 2015

Is it time for your business to hire a CDO?

As digital technologies play an increasingly significant part in company functions, boards can struggle to keep up with implementing innovations in…

September 19, 2015

Addressing big data in your business processes

As the term "Big Data" gains traction across the business environment, companies are looking for new ways to implement data analysis….

September 8, 2015

3 critical points in the end-to-end recruitment process

In order to enact a successful end-to-end recruitment process, businesses need to watch over all stages with a critical eye. However, there are…

September 1, 2015

Is data sovereignty a concern in your cloud system?

As cloud technology is able to expand across country borders, the issue of how to navigate different levels of data…

August 29, 2015

Cloud technology to reach broader horizons

With the cloud technology market poised to reach $112.8 billion by 2020, is it time for your business to get on the trend?

August 26, 2015

Harnessing technology in your recruitment process

Potential candidates are similar to customers in one important regard – they can be better engaged through technology.  The utilisation of innovations…

August 22, 2015

How software implementation can alleviate process failure

As businesses operate in increasingly competitive environments, the processes they engage in must be efficient, reliable and above all, effective. When…

August 18, 2015

How can data security affect your recruitment process?

Protecting information online is vital for all businesses and with security threats constantly arising, this often becomes a increasingly challenging…

August 15, 2015

Is your recruitment process really end to end?

Businesses have recently been advocating the end-to-end recruitment approach as the best new method of talent management. However, the process…

August 11, 2015

Is security an issue for your cloud system?

While cloud computing can offer a lot of benefits to businesses, concerns around how to ensure the privacy and security…

August 5, 2015

Recent data shows a drop in real unemployment

While real unemployment rates are down from last year, there still remains a large amount of underemployed Australians looking for longer hours.

August 4, 2015

Productivity a significant growth obstacle for mining sector

The mining sector has shown early signs of recovery but growth may be hampered by challenges in increasing productivity.

July 31, 2015

Productivity results are mixed across industries

The Productivity Commission has recently released the 2013-2014 productivity report, revealing mixed results across different sectors in Australia.

July 24, 2015

Can social media be used to recruit executives?

The nature of recruitment is changing, thanks in part to new trends in digital channels such as social media.  People…

July 23, 2015

CEOs share promising insights into their future recruitment goals

As confidence levels rise worldwide, CEOs are becoming more willing to recruit new workers, providing they are able to solve future problems.

July 21, 2015

How do employee absences test productivity solutions?

It's probably the last thing that people who have booked holidays will want to think about, but what will happen…

July 15, 2015

Businesses gain productivity boosts from cloud computing

A recent report has exposed the numerous benefits of cloud computing – but how can these be harnessed for increased productivity?

July 14, 2015

3 ways businesses are struggling with productivity solutions

"Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before." Franz Kafka said that, and…

Students worldwide reveal their dream employers

Following the recently released rankings of students’ most desired employers, how can Australian firms place themselves on future lists?

July 10, 2015

Analytical HR leaders are becoming increasingly important to CEOs

Having HR staff who are proficient in workplace analytics is becoming a key chain in the overall strategy for a majority of CEOs.

July 9, 2015

Which industries will have access to the best talent this financial year?

Are you looking to recruit new talent for the start of the financial year? Recent research says some industries are set to benefit more than others.

July 7, 2015

Australian businesses struggle with productivity solutions

Australian businesses are losing record amounts of time to unproductive behaviour. Is it time to harness mobile technology to keep your staff on track?

July 4, 2015

Where do your potential recruits turn for advice?

What do employees think about when they’re considering a job offer? New research has found out who they turn to for assistance.

July 1, 2015

Are you forgetting about mature age workers?

Is your company aware of the benefits provided by mature age workers? New research has found that Australian businesses could be missing out.

June 23, 2015

Is your payroll software ready for changes in salary?

There aren't many things that everyone can agree on, although it's hard to imagine anyone who would turn down a…

June 22, 2015

What skills will you be looking for in the future?

Are you prepared to recruit for the future? A new report has found that IT skills will define jobs in most sectors in the coming years.

June 18, 2015

Recruitment doesn’t end when the contract is signed

The recruitment process is more than just getting someone to sign a contract, as staff then need to be integrated with the rest of the company.

June 16, 2015

CEOs struggle with pressure of global skills gaps

Unfortunately for hiring managers, skills gaps are putting recruitment solutions to the test, creating concern for CEOs across the world.

June 12, 2015

How to advertise your company to jobseekers

While the leading perception of job interviews is that they're a chance for candidates to show they are fit for…

June 5, 2015

Are your employees taking enough leave?

Staff should be taking time off regularly to ensure they aren’t over worked or stressed. Is your workforce in need of a refresher?

May 27, 2015

How are Australian companies dealing with hard-to-fill jobs?

Skills gaps can prove a challenge for employers and jobseekers, with effort needed to overcome the competition. How is Australia holding up?

May 26, 2015

How to attract older workers

Last week's Federal Budget offered incentives for businesses when it comes to hiring new staff, with older and younger workers…

May 19, 2015

Who should I recruit to encourage growth?

Recruiting middle managers for the first time can be daunting for any business as they have direct control over the future of the company.

May 14, 2015

3 ways the budget will affect recruitment

With the recent budget announcements fresh in everyone's minds, many will be wondering how they will affect the nature of…

May 11, 2015

Will a ‘cool’ office attract better staff?

It might seem like a good idea to redecorate your office in an attempt to make it cool, but does it actually help with recruitment and retention?

May 6, 2015

Is Australia’s digital infrastructure encouraging growth?

Australia needs to capitalise on its digital attractiveness ranking in order to encourage and sustain recruitment across various industries.

May 4, 2015

How to manage skill gaps in the workforce

Skills gaps can greatly impact the productivity of a business. If eligible staff cannot be found then chances are it…

May 1, 2015

Could the smartphone go the way of the pager?

Hiring and retaining employees is all about making sure they have access to what they need to get the job…

April 28, 2015

New training model set to help staff and employers

Additions to the model for training development in Australia are likely to benefit both jobseekers and employers when it is rolled out.

What's the most important thing to offer staff?

Recent graduates are willing to overlook their dream jobs in order to focus on stable careers with plenty of opportunity for personal development.

April 24, 2015

What should recruiters be looking for in the hiring process?

Job interviews are stressful situations, but can nervous behaviour affect candidates’ chances? Experts have revealed that it can.

April 21, 2015

3 things to consider when moving to cloud computing services

Cloud computing has become much more than yet another technology phase, with the trend now becoming a movement as businesses from…

April 17, 2015

How to recognise employee achievement

Celebrating the good work employees do for your business is integral to retaining staff and increasing productivity. Workers can be…

April 13, 2015

March sees rise in business confidence

An increase in business confidence has forecast growth as investment increases. Companies will need to prepare in order to capitalise on these trends.

April 8, 2015

How to hire for senior positions

Recruiting for positions of any level can be stressful at times, with a number of considerations required to ensure your…

April 1, 2015

Hitting the "sweet spot" of employee productivity

Many companies are now looking for new productivity solutions that can help them to achieve highly across the board and…

March 31, 2015

Recruiters struggle to communicate corporate brand

The challenge of recruiting across different channels has been highlighted in recent research, with many struggling to convey a company’s culture.

Has job-hopping become normal?

Job hopping may have become normal, especially for younger workers, according to recent figures into the changing recruitment landscape.

March 28, 2015

Job postings less likely to be filled the longer they stay up

The longer a listed job position goes unfilled, the less likely it becomes that the position will actually be filled, according to a recent study.

March 25, 2015

What are employees looking for in a new role?

Job seekers are looking for a range of different factors when choosing a new role, with paid holidays and staff benefits ranking highly.

March 21, 2015

Professional services lead as employment grows in Australia

Employment in Australia is continuing to increase, driven in part by the growth in professional services, according to the ABS.

March 13, 2015

Mobile jobseeking sees rapid growth

Mobile is seeing rapid growth, with the recruitment sector one area which is likely to see considerable changes as a result.

March 11, 2015

Full-time employment rises in Australia

Employment numbers are increasing in Australia, while the hiring intentions of employers is also growing across the country.

March 10, 2015

Cloud services drive uptake of recruitment software

Recruitment software as a sector is going to see strong growth, thanks to the increase in demand from cloud-based services from smaller businesses.

March 3, 2015

Number of Australian businesses increases in recent months

The number of companies in Australia has trended upwards in recent months, with new business outpacing closures as these numbers increase.

March 2, 2015

Workplace negativity can drag down productivity

Finding the right solutions to low productivity can take many forms, placing a new level of importance on having the right support for employees.

February 28, 2015

Talent shortages the biggest employment challenge

Recruitment is continuing to be a major challenge for organisations, with competition for talented workers increasing in coming months.

February 27, 2015

Employee engagement a leading concern for organisations

Recruitment and HR are becoming important areas of investment for companies that are looking to develop a new strategy to address long-term growth.

Talent management systems a growing investment area

Businesses are increasingly investing in software that can improve the recruitment and talent management process and optimise performance.

February 26, 2015

Are long hours reducing productivity?

Long work hours are dragging down the productivity of workers, with more than 48 leading to a substantial decrease in performance.

February 25, 2015

Candidate's voice impacts hiring decisions

Recruiters can be swayed based on the way information is presented to them, giving greater weight to job applications when they are read out loud.

February 24, 2015

More than half of older workers delaying retirement

Older workers are delaying retirement and preferring to stay in their jobs, with recruiters adjusting their expertise to match this shift.

February 23, 2015

Remote working on the rise, especially at large firms

Businesses are increasingly offering staff the opportunity to work from home, with a number of benefits for employee engagement and productivity.

February 20, 2015

Job advertisements may hold the key to better hiring

Building a high-performing team environment involves considering both internal processes and how companies approach hiring new staff members.

February 18, 2015

Employee engagement leads to greater productivity

Keeping staff engaged and motivated plays an important role in organisational performance, although overall engagement levels remain low.

February 12, 2015

Are you up for a negotiation battle?

As businesses require improved skill sets, companies are now in a position where negotiating salary is a common occurrence.

February 11, 2015

Internal promotions: What do businesses look for?

As the external recruitment process becomes more difficult, the focus is shifting towards existing employees. What factors need to be considered?

February 10, 2015

Working, not shirking: Are employees truly productive from home?

Allowing employees to work from home can have a number of benefits to overall productivity, a recent study from Stanford University has found.

Online business could spark renewed Australian job boom

While mining and construction have long been areas of growth, technology start-ups could be the driving force behind the next Australian job boom.

February 3, 2015

Department of Employment: Job market set for three years of positive results

The Department of Employment has predicted that the Australian job market could be set for an upturn in fortunes, with three years of positive figures to come.

January 31, 2015

Unemployment falls and the Australian job market remains competitive

The latest figures regarding the labour market in Australia are a mixed bag, with both unemployment and the number of available positions falling.

January 29, 2015

Is Australia having a crisis of business confidence?

The latest finding of National Australia Bank suggest that the country’s economy could be experiencing somewhat of a crisis of confidence.

January 22, 2015

Is staff productivity hampered by an unsatisfying work space?

Research from the World Green Building Council has found that a poor quality work environment will hamper employee productivity.

January 16, 2015

The focal points of Australia's 2015 recruiting trends

The Australian job market is becoming increasingly competitive but what are the key trends set to effect recruiters through 2015 and beyond?

December 31, 2014

How settled are your employees?

Employers could find themselves in need of workflow automation in the new year as research indicates more staff are on the lookout for new jobs in 2015.

Employment must be encouraged, says OECD

The OECD believes encouraging employment will be one of the secrets to the success of the Australian economy, as will enhancing competition and productivity.

December 23, 2014

Last-minute shoppers put strain on businesses

Many retailers are finding that shoppers are leaving their purchases until the last minute this Christmas, which may be where workflow automation comes into play.

Economic success relies on productivity boost

Improving productivity is going to be integral to the success of the Australian economy, several top chief executives have indicated.

December 20, 2014

Tackle regulation to increase jobs growth

NAB is calling on governments to take action on small business regulation, which it believes will encourage better prospects in the jobs market.

December 18, 2014

Jobs market concerns affect consumer sentiment

A growing number of people are concerned about what the future might have in store for the jobs market, which is negatively impacting consumer sentiment.

December 17, 2014

Address income gaps to improve economy

The OECD believes efforts should be made to address income inequality, which could have a positive impact on the health of the global economy.

December 15, 2014

Slight rise in national unemployment

Last month witnessed a slight rise in unemployment across the nation, which was largely driven by a fall in women’s full-time employment.

December 12, 2014

Further rise for national job ads

Companies could find themselves making greater use of recruitment software as it emerges that the number of job ads is on the rise across the country.

December 10, 2014

Business confidence highest since January

Australian businesses have largely ended the year on a high as they reveal improved levels of optimism for the next 12 months.

December 9, 2014

Prioritise mental health to improve productivity

Businesses that invest in improving the mental health of their workers could find their productivity is boosted at the same time, a report finds.

Global productivity outshines wage growth

Productivity levels have increased across many nations, in many instances outstripping any expansion seen in wage growth.

December 6, 2014

More Australians in jobs than ever before

New figures show employment in Australia has reached a record high, with full- and part-time roles both increasing across the nation.

December 4, 2014

Business productivity is cause for concern

Productivity indicators are down in 2014, which may encourage the nation’s businesses to go in search of whatever productivity solutions they can find.

December 3, 2014

Jobseekers looking for new opportunities in 2015

The New Year is likely to mark a period of change for the country’s businesses, as a growing number of workers choose to go in search of new jobs.

November 28, 2014

What are the consequences of a bad work relationship?

Relationships are part of human nature. They affect who we love, hate or even who we are most comfortable spending time with.

November 25, 2014

Increase in demand for pay increases and promotions

For an employee to be productive, they need a combination of factors in place – a good work/life balance, a positive working environment and adequate pay.

November 18, 2014

Social media: friend or foe?

Social media is playing an ever-increasing role in our everyday lives. From having access on the bus or train to walking down the road – it is a constant presence.

November 15, 2014

CFO role expanding into HR and IT

According to the results of a recent Robert Half survey, more CFOs are working in other departments such as HR and information technology.

November 14, 2014

Survey reveals employees’ end-of-year wishes

An end-of-year event gives employees a chance to celebrate each other’s achievements over the year and could lift productivity in the final month.

November 12, 2014

Is online shopping at work acceptable?

While Christmas Day is still over five weeks away, employees could be tempted to begin their online shopping during work hours.

Employees more productive in the morning

A recently released study by The Creative Group suggests the most productive and creative time of the day is between 8am and 12pm.

November 11, 2014

Australians facing stress-related issues

According to the latest annual survey of stress and health by the Australian Psychological Society, stress is a growing issue for people across the country.

November 8, 2014

Facing up to the ageing workforce debate

As Australia’s baby boomer generation begins to near retirement age, the recruitment process becomes much more important for businesses.

November 6, 2014

Why companies can’t afford an unhappy workforce

Employee disatisfaction can be a major problem for companies, resulting in lost productivity and huge costs from high employee turnover.

Getting the right people fast

The process of hiring new people can balloon to take up huge amounts of time if you’re not careful, here are a few tips to keep things streamlined.

November 5, 2014

Study: Working mothers more productive

A new study suggests that women with children are more productive over the course of their careers than women without children.

November 4, 2014

Study: Social recruitment growing rapidly

Social media’s role in recruitment is growing rapidly according to a recent study, but there is still room for improvement in the field.

3 tech barriers to getting the right candidates

A new survey has revealed several technology missteps recruitment agencies make which unintentionally sabotage their efforts to find the best fits for positions.

November 3, 2014

Where global talent is heading

New research has laid out what attracts global talent, revealing a widely-shared willingness to travel in search of a better life and new experiences.

October 31, 2014

4 tricks to avoid killing meaning at work

A sense of meaning and purpose can be powerful productivity tools, but they are frustratingly easy to unwittingly destroy.

Harnessing flow

Flow is a psychological state of intense focus and productivity. Tapping it can be a productivity boon, but doing so takes intentional effort.

October 29, 2014

7 cut-price perks for keeping talent

Perks are a great way to keep your talented employees happy. Here are seven low-cost options for the business on a budget.

Study: Train the body, stimulate the mind

A short burst of exercise can boost memory and motor skills, a new study shows. Here are some great office exercises for staying sharp throughout the day.

October 25, 2014

Recruiting great graduates

While generational differences can cause some friction, getting and keeping the best junior employees is as important now as it ever was for a company’s future.

October 24, 2014

Why you should be measuring results, not hours worked

In the modern knowledge economy, focusing on hours spent in the office can blind us to the true measure of success.

October 21, 2014

Need a productivity boost? Stay at home

Recent research shows that working from home can not only save on office costs but also produce a substantial boost to employee productivity.

The power of the humble pot​ plant

Researchers from the UK have found the addition of potted plants to an otherwise lean office can raise productivity by 15 per cent.

October 17, 2014

Study: Gender diversity makes us more productive but less happy

A newly released MIT study shows that working in a gender diverse environment makes us more productive but less happy.

October 16, 2014

Four ways NOT to recruit talent

Four mistakes recruiters make when it comes to getting the best talent into the interview chair.

October 15, 2014

Defeating distractions

Here are four handy solutions for keeping employees focused and productivity-sapping distractions to a minimum.

October 6, 2014

PwC: Cybercrime activity ramps up

For Australian businesses of all sizes, the threat of cybercrime is real and an issue that has to be dealt with sooner rather than later.

October 3, 2014

Can you choose between Simon and Susan?

When it comes to recruitment, a CV and resume are key insights into the attributes, skills and viability of a candidate for a role.

October 2, 2014

Study: Office bullying hurting productivity

Whatever the location, bullying is unacceptable and hurts people in different ways. However, according a recent study, the problem is getting worse in the workplace.

October 1, 2014

Wide skill set required in financial sector

Accounting and finance professionals have to acquire a wide base of skills to be a good candidate for recruitment, according to a recent survey.

September 23, 2014

Impact of technology noted in survey

With technology growing and advances before our eyes, it is important that workplaces continue to implement new versions.

September 22, 2014

First impressions unlock recruitment relationship

Most people understand the first time you meet someone that there is instant judgement and the recruitment game is no different.

September 18, 2014

Overtime costing Australian employees

A 9 to 5 working day used to mean just that. Clock in at 9am, complete your work in the 8 hour window and then go home.

September 17, 2014

Stretching the legs important to productivity

A happy and healthy workforce is important to the productivity of any business and this idea has been backed up by a recent UK study.

September 15, 2014

Payroll tax returns made simpler in Queensland

Payroll tax returns can be a headache for many businesses as simple errors and mistakes can cost hours of lost productivity.

September 12, 2014

National unemployment rate decreases heavily

Market conditions suggest that it is a good time for businesses to begin recruitment drives following recently released data from the ABS.

Business brand critical to positive recruitment

According to a recently released report by Hudson RPO, Australian businesses need to create a strong employer brand in order to attract and retain the best talent.

September 11, 2014

Call to assist ‘overwhelmed’ workers

Businesses that don’t address overwhelmed workers can face potential retention, productivity and employee engagement problems.

September 9, 2014

Networking – a valuable part of the recruitment process

Recruitment is one part of the business landscape that can affect a company for a significant amount of time. That is why it is important to get this process correct.

September 8, 2014

International calls hamper business productivity

Conducting critical business via the phone with overseas clients and customers is an everyday occurrence for some businesses, but is it affecting productivity?

September 5, 2014

Retaining talent with creativity and thought leadership

Successful companies are able to reduce turnover costs by offering creative benefits that influence the behaviour of their staff.

September 4, 2014

Lack of funding blocking business innovation

With the large amount of technology available to business for processes such as recruitment and payroll, it is easy to believe that all organisations are taking advantage.

September 3, 2014

3 benefits of payroll software

Mistakes in the payroll department can take days or even weeks to sort out and by then the employee could be left unpaid.

September 2, 2014

Add a touch of green to your productivity levels

Businesses that add plants and greenery to offices are more likely to experience higher productivity levels, according to the results of a recent study.

September 1, 2014

Productivity hampered by colleagues’ failings

US company Taskworld polled 1,000 individuals for its 2014 Productivity Impact Study to find out how often coworkers had an influence on the amount of work completed.

August 26, 2014

Bad bosses hurt workplace productivity

Productivity is a fragile concept in many businesses and can easily fall out of balance when the environment turns sour.

August 21, 2014

Finance and accounting skills set for boost

According to research, close to half (45 per cent) of businesses expect to expand two key areas of their operations – finance and accounting.

August 20, 2014

Listening to music key to productivity?

According to a study from the Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, listening to certain kinds of music could help employees work more efficiently.

August 19, 2014

Survey reveals large companies hold recruitment edge

With the Australian recruitment market as competitive than ever, securing and maintaining your employees becomes even more imperative.

August 15, 2014

Need for smart monetary bonuses for employees

According to a PwC report, productivity levels aren’t necessarily driven by monetary rewards and employers must get more creative.

August 14, 2014

Value seen in consistent temporary work

In recent years, it was more common for businesses to consider hiring candidates who have worked solely in full-time positions rather than casual or temporary.

August 13, 2014

Employees savvy to misleading CVs

With many candidates desperate to get their foot in the door, it makes lying and deceitful behaviour more common during the recruitment process.

August 6, 2014

Technology boosts automation, creates high skill jobs

Technology advances and workflow automation is sweeping the world, but what effect is this having on employees and their job security.

August 5, 2014

Technology tools aim to boost workplace efficiency

Businesses with workflow automation or recruitment software will at a distinct productivity and efficiency advantage in coming years.

July 28, 2014

Survey: Micromanagers hurting business productivity

Having a boss who is constantly over your shoulder and questioning your actions has a different affect on each employee.

July 25, 2014

CV mistakes costly for candidates

Simple mistakes on CVs and cover letters are costing candidates the chance of an interview or even employment, according to Accountemps.

July 24, 2014

Meetings costing businesses’ productivity

Meetings are often seen as an essential part of the business, playing an important role in keeping on top of ongoing projects.

July 22, 2014

Employer confidence driving accountancy professionals’ rise

Capable of running the vital payroll system and managing the billing system, accountancy workers are the heart of a successful enterprise.

July 21, 2014

Bad customer service costing Australian businesses

As the Australian business market is very competitive, small mistakes during the customer service or billing process can be critical for your bottom line.

Potential boost to IT recruitment rates

As the IT industry is always changing gears and direction, analysing potential employees is very important. One solution is recruitment software.

July 17, 2014

Tabless Thursdays to boost productivity?

Multi-tasking employees will have productivity problems in the long term as they juggle jobs, but could a concept dubbed ‘Tabless Thursday’ help?

Midyear forecast for recruitment increase

Employers with recruitment software will be at a significant advantage in the second half of 2014, according to CareerBuilder’s Midyear Job Forecast.

July 16, 2014

Recruitment insight into new generation of employee

It is expected by 2020, the more than 6 million Generation Y (born early 80s to early 2000s) employees will dominate Australia’s labour market.

July 14, 2014

Survey scores business profitability high

The combination of an increase in sales and profits in recent times is behind the latest NAB survey that indicated business conditions are improving.

July 12, 2014

Businesses investing in employee branding

Making sure your recruitment strategies and policies are correct is one way to ensure that the right person is employed in the role.

July 11, 2014

Salaries higher, but challenges remain for recruitment

Australian financial and accounting salaries are among the highest in the world, suggesting that the country is competitive against other market leaders.

July 9, 2014

Do smartphone breaks boost productivity?

Catching an employee spending time on their smartphone could incur a heavy approach from management, but could they benefit in the long term?

July 8, 2014

Hays highlights importance of proper recruitment processes

With the job market increasing, it will be businesses with recruitment software that will have the advantage at capturing its required talent.

July 4, 2014

Four-day week could spark productivity levels

An Australian employee’s working day is now constricted tighter and tighter, made up of quick lunch breaks and long overtime.

July 3, 2014

Survey reveals employees value on-the-job opportunities

Recruitment techniques could need revising given a survey which highlights how employees value on-the-job skill training rather than tertiary study.

July 2, 2014

Winter productivity affects majority of employees

According to a recently released report from Thermos, the majority of Australian employees feel the productivity drain during winter.

Busy Australian employees working long hours

Based on information from over 2,500 employers, Australian employees are continuing to conduct hours of overtime. Some of which is unpaid.

July 1, 2014

RCSA warn of misleading candidate CVs

Recruitment agencies and businesses must place a keen eye on candidate CVs and references to ensure they are true and valid.

Bored employees engage in personal activities – study reveals

Having an emotionally intelligent workforce could be more productive in the long term, according to research from an Australian university.

June 28, 2014

Recruiters use social media to spy on potential employees

A survey has highlighted the increasing trend of recruitment agencies analysing applicant profiles looking for flaws and potential red flags.

Rise in temporary employment opportunities

Businesses with sufficient recruitment software will be in the best position to fill their increasing temporary and contract roles.

June 27, 2014

Survey highlights Australia’s recruitment problems

Recruitment businesses will need to do more to stop employees leaving for overseas markets, based on the results of recent survey.

June 26, 2014

Personal knowledge key to employee engagement

Employers who display intimate knowledge and interest in their workers’ lives will experience improved productivity levels and employee engagement.

June 24, 2014

ABS reveals increased technology adoption

Technology is changing the way that businesses interact with clients and customers. ABS data reveals more companies are testing this theory.

Productivity increases at stand up meetings

Could standing up during meetings be better for creativity and productivity? A study from a US university tested this theory.

June 17, 2014

Survey reveals increase in software expenditure

The Towers Watson 2014 HR Service Delivery and Technology Survey has revealed that more businesses are investing in new HR technology.

Survey reveals what destroys work productivity

A recent CareerBuilder survey has revealed the biggest productivity killers and offered ways for businesses to solve this ongoing issue.

June 11, 2014

Study suggests Generation Y struggling to find work

US research has indicated that Generation Y candidates are struggling, compared with baby boomers, to find jobs after the recession.

June 10, 2014

Employee naps good for productivity

A leading academic from the UK has suggested allowing employees to take power naps in the afternoon would increase productivity and creativity.

June 7, 2014

Study: Australian recruiters closed to remote employees

According to a Randstad survey, Australian businesses are losing employee engagement and productivity because they don’t offer remote access.

June 6, 2014

Rise of economic crime across Australian organisations

Investing in secure recruitment and payroll software, Australian organisations can prevent economic crime like procurement fraud affecting operations.

June 4, 2014

Workplace wellness programs key to productivity?

A survey has illustrated the benefits of a employee wellness program. It can lift productivity levels as well as retaining employees.

June 3, 2014

Financial stress impacting on employee productivity

In this tough economy, employees are facing a number of financial issues. Businesses can assist this by ensuring their payroll software is adequate.

May 29, 2014

Study finds hired staff missing mark

A UK study has revealed the importance of businesses using recruitment software to hire the optimum candidate and avoid lengthy employment delays.

May 28, 2014

Business app use lifts productivity levels

More businesses are implementing work apps into their firm. In a study, it was revealed that this was increasing employee productivity.

Australian job seekers aspire for the summit

A recent Hays study shows that over half of Australian professionals surveyed wish to climb towards the top of the corporate ladder.

May 27, 2014

Study: Employers expect workers to ‘job-hop’

Employees who job hop could hold a wider range of skills and experience, but could be a liability for businesses wanting a dedicated long-term worker.

May 22, 2014

Could wearable technology improve productivity?

Results from a new study from the UK reveal that wearable technology devices could improve employee productivity and job satisfaction.

May 20, 2014

Meeting overload linked to low productivity

A study has found CEOs are spending more time in meetings than ever before. This is causing productivity levels around the business to decrease.

PwC: Short term pain for long term gain

PwC suggests the budget will hurt businesses in the short term, but has addressed some major concerns companies would face in the future.

May 16, 2014

Productivity boost with increased employee engagement

Employee engagement has increased based on figures from Aon Hewitt’s global study. In Asia-Pacific, it rose for the first time in two years.

May 14, 2014

Federal budget brings boost for SMEs

The Federal Government has announced dropping the company tax rate 1.5 per cent. This could allow small businesses to take on new staff and expand.

Overbudget? Consider installing recruitment software

If your business is struggling with its running costs or lack of investment, consider installing recruitment and payroll software.

May 13, 2014

Recruiters can’t be complacent: Robert Half

Despite the high number of applicants for many job openings, potential employees are more likely to turn down a role today than in 2011.

May 8, 2014

Asian market risk for Australian businesses

A recent report by PwC says that Asian businesses face unique challenges so investments made need to be done under careful consideration.

May 7, 2014

Employee flexibility assisting workplace productivity

Employees that receive the flexibility to address their work-family balance are more engaged at work and less stressed as a result.

May 6, 2014

Importance of meeting tax obligations

The risk is too high for businesses to take their tax obligations lightly. Installing payroll software can make this process hassle-free.

May 5, 2014

Study highlights multiple reasons for recruitment difficulties

A study has failed to find particular reasons for the current skill shortage in the IT industry. Improving the recruitment process is one answer.

May 2, 2014

Demand for business credit increases

In the latest data, Australian SMEs are borrowing more credit. This shows that the economy is starting to pick up and is promoting investment.

May 1, 2014

Boost productivity through a green office

A new environment project by the WorldGBC should provide tangible evidence for business leaders to implement changes towards a greener office.

Recruitment agencies put on notice

Businesses can avoid throwing money away with poor talent alignment by installing recruitment software that can ensure the best person is hired.

April 30, 2014

Australia behind on productivity levels

The Productivity Commission’s annual report revealed Australia is lagging behind much of the world sparking arguments from all sides.

HR sector expecting growth despite shortages

Despite a majority of Australian business executives expecting their business to grow, poaching of top talent and skill shortages remain big issues.

April 29, 2014

How to protect important recruitment information

As well as installing solid recruitment software, Australian businesses are employing cloud systems to protect their important information.

April 28, 2014

Straightforward payee management

Businesses that install good payroll software can enjoy the benefits of fewer mistakes and a more stress free payee management system.

April 23, 2014

Making your documents work for you

The documents and reports created by businesses are an insight into how efficient it is. The punchier and more relevant the better.

April 14, 2014

Demand for recruitment services set to soar

A recent survey suggests the demand on recruitment services is growing. Businesses with recruitment software can take full advantage.

April 11, 2014

Which employee rewards boost productivity?

There are many ways to reward employees in the office. Businesses that get the mix right can see both greater productivity and loyalty.

April 10, 2014

3 succession planning tips to ensure future profitability

There are no certainties in business. This is why that it’s important businesses work now to create and implement succession plans.

April 9, 2014

Why are your employees tweeting during work?

A new study hopes to find out how much time is lost on social media at work. How can businesses help workers avoid the temptations and stay on task?

April 4, 2014

Tips to improve your payroll system

Payroll is an crucial part of any business, which makes it important that accurate and swift proccesses are in place.

April 2, 2014

Is workplace configuration key to productivity?

Standing up during office hours may not appeal to all employees, but research suggests it could help the productivity of the business.

3 ways recruitment software can speed up your company

As well as providing a quicker service to your clients, recruitment software can assist in streamlining services of your business.

March 29, 2014

Keeping your clients onside using recruitment software

Using recruitment software can help maintain a better relationship between agency and client.

March 27, 2014

Want to boost productivity? Let your employees do nothing

Employers who allow their workers to do nothing may get better results in the long run, according to a new study.

March 26, 2014

How to determine the ROI of your recruitment software

Are you looking to determine whether or not your investment in recruitment software is paying off? Here are a few simple questions you can ask yourself.

March 22, 2014

Happiness breeds productivity

Unhappy employees are considerably less productive and engaged than happy workers, a new study has confirmed.

March 21, 2014

Improving efficiency with powerful candidate searching solutions

Recruitment software that offers the ability to search candidates, clients and job orders can considerably streamline processes in your organisation.

March 19, 2014

New report highlights increasingly high-tech world of recruitment

The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency has released a new document highlighting the latest trends in the Australian recruitment world.

March 15, 2014

ABS offers contrasting view of February unemployment

Unemployment remained steady during February, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which may drive more recruitment agencies to invest in advanced efficiency software.

March 14, 2014

5 reasons to invest in specialised recruitment software

Is your agency struggling with productivity and efficiency problems? Here are five great reasons to invest in specialised recruitment software.

March 13, 2014

New Australian privacy laws come into effect

Payroll software that offers multiple levels of user access can be a valuable asset for recruitment companies concerned about new amendments to the privacy act.

March 11, 2014

Payroll secrecy may be draining employee productivity

A new study has revealed that payroll secrecy may actually have a negative impact on employee productivity.

March 8, 2014

Roy Morgan rates unemployment highest in 20 years

Unemployment in Australia is higher than it has been for the last twenty years, according to new figures released by Roy Morgan Research.

March 7, 2014

Study cites value of treadmills as productivity solution

Could installing office treadmills help you boost productivity? A new study from the University of Michigan suggests so.

March 6, 2014

How to spot a disorganised recruitment agency

Red flags like disorganisation and inefficiencies can lead to your agency losing business. Fortunately, specialised recruitment software can help.

March 5, 2014

Australian businesses shouldn’t be afraid to innovate, says Telstra CEO

A leading expert has spoken out about the value of innovation, noting that Australian businesses need to take more risks.

March 4, 2014

Are unused leave days impacting employee productivity?

Australian employees are not taking their full allotment of paid leave, and this may be resulting in lost productivity.

March 1, 2014

3 secrets for better client relationships

Client relationships are essential to the success of any recruitment agency. Here are three tips for ensuring yours are up to scratch.

February 28, 2014

Part-time workers spending longer underemployed

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released new data showing part-time workers in Australia are spending longer underemployed.

February 27, 2014

Tips for deploying new recruitment software

Have you considered deploying new recruitment software? Here are some tips for ensuring the process goes off without a hitch.

February 26, 2014

Demand for STEM graduates increases

Employees with qualifications and experience in science, technology, engineering and math are seeing considerable demand for their skills.

February 22, 2014

Remaining ATO and IRD compliant with advanced payroll software

Have you considered investing in payroll software? It could be the answer to streamlining tax compliance reporting obligations.

February 21, 2014

Wage growth remains flat in many states and territories

Wages in Australia have increased by 2.6 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis. How does this affect your recruitment company?

February 20, 2014

Breach of labour law highlights value of payroll software

The Fair Work Ombudsman has uncovered incidents of underpayment in the recruitment sector, highlighting the value of payroll and billing efficiency software.

February 19, 2014

APS recruitment restrictions good news for recruitment agencies

Private recruitment firms are benefitting from an ongoing public services hiring freeze and may want to invest in specialised recruitment software to keep up with demand.

February 18, 2014

Bad weather boosts productivity

There are many ways to affect the productivity of your workforce. However, taking the weather conditions into account could be one possibility that few decision makers consider.

February 15, 2014

Australian unemployment rate hits 6 per cent

Unemployment has shifted upwards in Australia, as new graduates enter the workforce and look for full-time roles.

February 14, 2014

Businesses show greater demand for multilingual jobseekers

Multilingual jobhunters are growing in value, according to Hays Recruitment, and recruitment agencies may want to take note.

February 13, 2014

How to build your candidate pool in a competitive marketplace

Building a strong candidate pool is essential to the success of any recruitment agency. Here are some tips for doing just that.

February 12, 2014

Using smart phones at night could damage productivity

A new study from Michigan State University suggests smart phone use at night might be bad for your sleeping habits.

February 7, 2014

People are staying unemployed for longer, new ABS research finds

The average job hunter is now spending longer unemployed than they were in 2012, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

February 6, 2014

Is intergenerational conflict hurting business productivity?

Intergenerational differences can be both beneficial and damaging to workplace productivity, and should be considered by any organisation looking to identify creative productivity solutions.

January 31, 2014

How can recruitment software take your agency to the next level?

Using recruitment software can help your agency improve its operations in a range of areas, from search to management reporting.

January 30, 2014

5 top productivity apps

There is a huge range of apps that can boost your employees’ efficiency. What are some of the best productivity solutions available?

January 29, 2014

3 things candidates seek in a recruitment agency

With many Australians opting to use a recruitment agency to find work, what are some of the areas your agency should brush up on?

January 23, 2014

What is the number one skill you should seek in candidates?

Are recruiters these days looking beyond “hard” skills and focusing on whether a candidate can continue to learn on the job?

January 22, 2014

Productivity vs. Recruitment: Where do priorities lie in 2014?

Is it better to take on new workers in light of an improving economy, or simply increase the productivity of your existing ones?

January 21, 2014

The hotspots in Australia’s 2014 job market

There is likely to be a rise in demand for skilled accountants, salespeople and IT professionals this year, according to Hays.

January 20, 2014

The top interview mistakes candidates make

A recent survey revealed that almost half of interviewers take just five minutes to size up a candidate, based on factors such as mannerisms and body language.

January 17, 2014

The productivity argument for a shorter workweek

Could implementing a shorter working week be the key to unlocking your recruitment agency’s productivity potential?

January 16, 2014

3 etiquette tips for recruitment agencies

Effective candidate management should be a top priority for all recruitment agencies. Here is a refresher of three of the most important rules in recruitment.

January 15, 2014

3 things you didn’t know affect your productivity

Wondering why your employees’ productivity never seems to pick up? Here are three small things that can have a big effect on efficiency.

January 14, 2014

Australian unemployment at its highest in almost two decades

The latest figures from Roy Morgan Research show that unemployment reached 11.2 per cent in December last year – the highest level in nearly 20 years.

January 13, 2014

Job market predicted to be restless in 2014

A recent survey showed that one in five workers in the US is looking to change jobs this year, stressing the need to match candidates to jobs with a good fit.

January 10, 2014

Recruiting expert expects January influx of jobseekers

The start of the year is a good time for people to hunt for new jobs, according to Hays, so make sure you’re on top of your game with recruitment software.

January 9, 2014

ABS reports decline in job vacancies

The ABS has reported that job vacancies in Australia have declined as of November 2013 – could recruitment software help you assist your candidates?

January 8, 2014

3 ways your employees are harming their own productivity

Are your employees doing all they can to maximise their productivity? Here are three warning signs to look out for.

January 6, 2014

Keep promises to keep employees

Recruitment expert Hays has revealed the failure to live up to promises is one of the biggest causes of new employees resigning from a company.

December 31, 2013

Employee reviews are essential in the new year

Managers may wish to place greater emphasis on employee reviews in the new year.

Australians feel positive about working with foreign employees

Australian workers say that working alongside international employees has resulted in positive experiences.

December 30, 2013

Jobseeker confidence slowly rising

Confidence among jobseekers that they could find a new or comparable role within six months of leaving their last position is on the rise.

Recruitment: Does education matter?

Does education matter when it comes to finding the right person for the job?

Businesses look to brighter year ahead

Improved optimism could boost employment prospects

December 27, 2013

Hiring intentions improve in 2014

Companies hope to hire more staff over the coming months

Are Aussie workers ‘addicted’ to holiday emails?

Many Australian workers find it difficult to switch off from the workplace mindset over the holidays.

People work harder during recession

People are more likely to put increased effort into their work during tough economic times, according to new research.

Mornings are ‘crucial’ for productivity

Entrepreneurs and CEOs should make use of their time in the morning, according to one executive.

December 24, 2013

Unemployment at 5.8% in November

Unemployment experienced a slight rise last month

December 11, 2013

4 ways to be more productive with email

Email is a necessary part of our business lives, but what can you do to ensure it’s not harming your productivity?

December 10, 2013

Is showing appreciation the key to worker productivity?

Show appreciation for maximum productivity

Should you hire candidates at the end of the year?

There are a lot of candidates looking for work in the holiday season – what should your agency remember at this time of year?

December 9, 2013

Passive job seekers: Are they worth your time?

It may be worthwhile for your recruitment agency to look beyond the active job market and give passive job seekers consideration as well.

December 6, 2013

3 tips for attracting clients to your agency

As a recruitment agency, it’s crucial to maintain your client base and keep it growing by constantly attracting the right clients.

December 5, 2013

4 ways to spot a problem candidate

Although you should be targeting the value a candidate can bring to your client, there are also some warning signs you should look out for.

December 4, 2013

Festive season sees unemployment drop in November

Australia’s unemployment rate has dropped in November following a rise in the previous month, but there are still areas for improvement.

December 3, 2013

ABS: Part-time work can help Australian job seekers

More job seekers in Australia are looking for part-time roles, so make sure your recruitment agency has the efficiency software to help them land these jobs.

November 25, 2013

3 recruiting metrics you should keep an eye on

Having installed your new recruitment software, you should measure these three factors to see if it is improving your ROI.

3 things to look out for when screening a resume

How can recruitment software such as FastTrack360 help you speed up the resume screening process and identify your top candidates?

November 21, 2013

How satisfied are Australians with their jobs?

In the midst of rising unemployment, Australians on the whole are satisfied with their jobs, according to Roy Morgan Research.

November 20, 2013

The importance of customer retention to profitability

All recruitment agencies rely on a steady flow of clients to keep the business up and running. While it is…

November 19, 2013

3 ways your recruitment agency can boost productivity

With the help of recruitment software, your recruiting agency can cut out inefficiencies, boost productivity and deliver the results your clients demand.

November 18, 2013

Job opportunities have ‘progressed’ long term, ABS finds

Job opportunities in the country have progressed long term, but it’s still a good idea to use recruitment software to help your candidates find work.

November 14, 2013

Businesses struggling to recruit IT talent, study finds

A Deloitte study has found that while businesses recognise the importance of the IT function, they still need help in sourcing the best talent.

November 12, 2013

The importance of work/life balance to productivity

A good work/life balance is key to workplace productivity, and efficiency software can help your staff get through their tasks quicker.

November 11, 2013

Australia’s unemployment rate inches upwards

The unemployment rate in Australia increased over October, according to multiple sources.

November 7, 2013

3 ways to improve your agency’s workflow

How can you use recruitment software to streamline your agency’s workflow?

November 6, 2013

4 things to look for when buying business software

When selecting a recruitment software solution, make sure it has these four key characteristics.

October 31, 2013

How payroll software can help with invoicing

The savviest recruitment agencies are taking advantage of efficiency software to streamline their invoicing processes.

Have you found the right candidate? Signs to watch out for

How do you tell if a candidate will turn out to be a great employee?

October 30, 2013

4 barriers to business productivity

If your business has any of these four problems, it might not be as productive as it can be.

October 29, 2013

FastTrack restructures for growth with new partnership

FastTrack press release

October 24, 2013

Deloitte: Social media engages employees and boosts productivity

Social media should now be seen as a viable form of productivity software, according to Deloitte.

October 23, 2013

Common payroll mistakes

Companies can avoid making common mistakes with employee wages by investing in the right payroll software.

October 22, 2013

The importance of harnessing social media

Social media could be one of the most effective productivity solutions your recruitment agency uses.

October 16, 2013

Is your recruitment agency prepared for the “age of the customer”?

Customer relationship management is the way forward for today’s businesses, and efficiency software can help your agency in this regard.

October 14, 2013

How payroll software can improve your cash flow

It is a well-accepted axiom among businesses both large and small that cash is king. This couldn't be truer for…

October 4, 2013

Training your staff on new technology will accelerate benefits

Concerned about how quickly your staff will adapt to new efficiency software? Mix up your methods to get best results.

October 3, 2013

3 ways to improve productivity in the workplace

With the latest advances in technology and an ever-changing business environment, it is important for companies to maintain their productivity….

October 1, 2013

Roy Morgan reports increased unemployment

Roy Morgan has released its latest unemployment figures, in news that may be of interest to recruitment agencies across Australia.

September 30, 2013

How to protect sensitive recruitment information

Information security is extremely important for business in all agencies, however recruitment agencies in particular must work to protect the confidentiality of their data.

Using technology to stay ahead of the competition

A recent report from Gartner has shown that a successful digital business strategy is a crucial important factor in maintaining…

September 27, 2013

Managing candidate and client relationships with recruitment software

Don’t leave your client and candidate relationships to chance – invest in recruitment software to provide complete satisfaction to all parties involved.

September 26, 2013

Australia cited as haven for growing businesses

Australia has recently been ranked as one of the best countries for growing businesses, with high labour productivity growth cited…

September 17, 2013

Providing a great service experience also extends to candidates

Maintaining strong relationships with your candidates is important for modern recruitment agencies. Here are a few tips.

September 16, 2013

3 tips for implementing new productivity software

Is your recruitment agency considering deploying new productivity or efficiency software? Here are three tips for getting this process right the first time.

September 9, 2013

Improving productivity in a competitive market landscape

Recruitment agencies looking at improving productivity should consider investing in tightly integrated recruitment software.

September 3, 2013

Unemployment rate unusual reports Roy Morgan

Roy Morgan Research has released new unemployment figures, which show unemployment has remained steady in Australia.

August 26, 2013

ABS data sheds new light on Australian employment movements

2 million Australians left a job during between February 2012 and February 2013, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

August 23, 2013

How to streamline your front office processes

The front office is a vital department in any recruitment organisation. You can streamline your front office by investing in recruitment software.

August 15, 2013

Streamlining payment processes for better candidate relations

Payroll and billing software can improve relations with your candidates by ensuring that they are always paid on time and in full.

August 13, 2013

How billing and payroll software delivers a significant ROI

Billing and payroll software can offer a significant ROI across all aspects of your recruitment company.

August 12, 2013

Three ways to improve productivity with recruitment software

Productivity is a key element of any successful recruitment organisation. Here are three ways in which recruitment software can boost your productivity.