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How to prepare for a video job interview

How to prepare for a video job interview
If you’re one of those people who hates being in front of a camera, you better start getting comfortable – because the use of video interviews is on the rise in recruiting.

A 2013 survey conducted by HRTechBlog showed that more than one third of responding organisations had used video interviewing.

 
 
 

Why you need Baby Boomers in your workplace

Why you need Baby Boomers in your workplace
There’s a reason why organisations still need Baby Boomers: it’s because employing Boomers is good business.

The financial benefits are clear, both to individual companies and the wider economy. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission, increasing the employment of Australians over the age of 55 by a mere five per cent would positively impact the national economy by $48 billion.

 
 
 

A New Breed of Leader

A New Breed of Leader
Changes in the business landscape over the last 15 years have redefined notions of what it takes to lead effectively and, more importantly, adaptively, when navigating unexpected developments.

But what are the traits of this new type of leader? This slideshow, Leadership In Uncertain Times, by Dr Crissa Sumner, Hudson Talent Management – Asia Pacific, explores the leadership qualities required to steer an organisation in an uncertain environment.

 
 
 

Are job boards really the best way to find candidates in 2015?

Are job boards really the best way to find candidates in 2015?
Here is an increasingly common scenario: a company is looking to hire but the pool of applicants is uninspired.

The CVs and cover letters are all the same. No one stands out. What’s a hiring manager to do?

 
 
 

Today’s ICT professional: a 2015 profile

Today’s ICT professional: a 2015 profile
In 2015 we are seeing the emergence of a new ICT professional. An individual with strong technical knowledge coupled with softer skills, who can lead, innovate, negotiate and engage with the business to help drive its strategic direction.

In addition, they also value work life balance. When it comes to the top five things an ICT professional wants in a new job, 68% chose work life balance as the number one priority.

 
 
 

Time to update your CV: what is the ideal length?

Time to update your CV: what is the ideal length?
Is there an ideal CV length? Can resumes exceed two pages? The longer their career experience, the more these questions start to burn in the minds of job seekers.

Personally, I think it’s a little ridiculous to say ‘a resume should never be longer than two pages’. Instead, the main determinant of the length of your CV should be your level of seniority and experience.

 
 
 

Let them eat cake: are you out of touch with what your employees want in 2015?

Let them eat cake: are you out of touch with what your employees want in 2015?
Do you know what Australian and New Zealand professionals want more than anything when it comes to their jobs? And as their employer, are you offering it to them?

According to Hudson’s The Hiring Report: The State of Hiring 2015, work life balance is now the number one requirement for ANZ professionals looking for a new role.

 
 
 

Girl power on the rise: Gen Y women at work

Girl power on the rise: Gen Y women at work
Want to know what the next generation of female leaders looks like – and if you’ll be one of them?

Global research from Hudson, based on surveys canvassing 28,000 people across 22 languages, details the psychological traits of women that make them well placed to succeed in the workplaces of today and the future.

 
 
 

Move over extraverts: why introverts are more powerful than you think

Move over extraverts: why introverts are more powerful than you think
This year sees some landmark anniversaries. Bill Gates, frequently cited as the wealthiest person alive, turns 60, J.K. Rowling, whose fortune is valued at £560 million, turns 50, and we recognise the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln.

While there can be little doubt as to the inordinate successes of these individuals, each also shares a characteristic which we don’t commonly associate with prominence and power – introversion.

 
 
 

What do job seekers want more than money?

What do job seekers want more than money?
You might think that to attract top talent you need to show them the money – because that’s what job candidates want most, right?

Not any more. Hudson research shows that for the first time in several years, work life balance is the single most important thing a job seeker is looking for in a new role.

 
 
 
 

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