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The debate continues – contractors or full-time employees?

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: August 13th, 2012

The use of contractors instead of full time employees is an employment option that is growing in popularity.

More and more, a significant percentage of the ‘work’ that gets done in organisations has a short-term or ‘project’ focus to it.

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Contractors Vs full-time employees

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: August 7th, 2012

A growing number of job seekers are happy to commence employment on a fixed term basis (contract), and then if both sides are mutually happy, move to full-time employment status.

If you’re an employer that hasn’t explored this option before, here are just some of the potential benefits:

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Which Australian job posting sites work best?

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: July 18th, 2012

New data is available which tells us that where you advertise your job vacancy is more important than ever in determining whether you will receive enough applications. So what’s changed and what do you need to know?

 

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Social media networking not as important as building your brand

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: June 4th, 2012

This may be obvious to most employers, but it’s worth covering for those that maybe aren’t getting the job advert response they would like.

In the rush to be a part of the social media networking craze, you need to pause and understand whether your brand will help or hinder you when it comes to attracting good candidates.

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Is it worth advertising your vacancy on social media?

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 21st, 2012

We all keep hearing about the power of advertising via social media but is it really effective? We’re not yet convinced, at least when it comes to the SME sector and other private ventures – ie: the non corporate sector.

Why? – Because first and foremost, there’s a notable lack of data available from the providers themselves and also from independent sources (regarding its effectiveness).

Social media sites such as LinkedIn are coming under scrutiny from advertisers because it transpires that visitors spend the least amount of time on LinkedIn. Turns out that member’s mostly just update their resumes’ and then log off – not much looking around happens so adverts don’t get noticed.

Of course active job seekers will search those adverts but it seems that the greatest beneficiaries are corporations who can dedicate time to networking with the view to identifying good talent.

So if you’re a non corporate entity we suggest continuing to advertise on seek, mycareer and careerone in Australia. At least until there’s some solid evidence that social media advertising is money well spent.