Thursday, September 29, 2022

Research reveals recipe for business success and employee engagement

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As Aussie businesses grapple with staff burnout and increasing talent mobility, research from The Access Group reveals the key to boosting staff engagement is a workplace that is truly autonomous, prioritises staff wellbeing and meaningful contributions to the community. 

Aussie start-up Referall casts talent marketplace to solve talent shortage

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Aussie start-up Referall has launched a digital talent marketplace to unlock and amplify the value of referral networks—bringing high-quality candidates to the forefront of the right job opportunities. Referall shakes up traditional recruitment methods by financially rewarding successful endorsements with a referral fee, or job-seeker candidates with a signing bonus.

People2.0 acquires HR consulting and EOR services provider Husys

People2.0, the global employer of record (EOR) and agent of record (AOR) services platform, announced today that it has acquired Husys, an India-based end-to-end HR consulting and EOR services provider. The transaction marks People2.0’s fifth acquisition in the past year as it continues to expand its footprint and suite of employer of record (EOR) and AOR services.

More apprentices and trainees than ever but skills shortages still severe

Australian businesses are experiencing ongoing skills shortages, despite the number of apprentices reaching an all-time high. According to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), apprentices and trainees have increased by 17% from 2021.

Staff attraction and retention now biggest area of focus for businesses

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The biggest issue facing businesses in 2022 is attraction and retention of staff. Enquiries from businesses needing cashflow solutions to help bolster their ability to attract and retain staff is now one of the biggest areas of finance activity for Earlypay. With record low unemployment, a national labour shortage and rising costs due to inflation, workers are in the block seat.

Project Management Institute names Pierre Le Manh President and CEO

Project Management Institute (PMI) announced that its Board of Directors has named Pierre Le Manh as President and CEO. Starting September 1, Pierre Le Manh, a veteran CEO of professional services and knowledge industries, will lead PMI’s fast-growing firm and oversee the execution of PMI’s Impact Strategy. In his role, Pierre will also serve as the lead advocate for PMI’s global organization and close to a hundred million project professionals worldwide.

Information overload complicating work-life for Australian employees

A new research study from OpenText reveals the extent to which the effects of information overload are impacting Australia and its workers and how this has changed during the COVID 19 pandemic. The survey findings offer market insights, trend data, and predictions for what lies ahead as organisations take steps to combat the effects of information overload.

Who’s really working for you? Why it’s essential to know your employees

How much thought have you given to “who” is working for you? Do they hold the required qualifications, and are other staff members or clients safe? And if a worker has broken the law, could they cost the business or firm big amounts in terms of reputation and money? We hear a lot about crimes like identify fraud or fake qualifications and the penalties incurred by the individual – but what about the ramifications for the employer? An estimated 40% of people lie on their CVs and 3 out of 4 employers have caught a lie on a candidate’s CV.

Randstad reveals what Australian workers want from their employers

New research released by recruitment and Human Resources services company, Randstad, reveals that a good work-life balance, attractive packages (salary and benefits) and job security are the most vital factors for attracting and retaining workforce talent in 2022. The annual Randstad Employer Brand Research, an independent research which surveyed over 6,000 Australians, also reveals which 10 employers are doing it best, with those named as most attractive coming from a diverse range of industries and sectors, including early learning education & care, professional services, metals and mining and the public sector. 

Fiverr and Selina agree partnership to bring together Anywhere Workers

Fiverr International Ltd., the globally renown freelance firm that is revolutionising how the world works together, announced a new partnership with Selina, one of the world’s largest experiential hospitality brands built to address the needs of millennial and Gen Z travellers. The purpose of this deal is to provide Anywhere Workers (people who work remotely while travelling from at least two locations, domestic or international, throughout the year), the opportunity to find community and connect with like-minded individuals during their travels.