Monday, November 28, 2022

Sponsorship is the key to advancing women of color in the workplace

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Women of color face unique challenges, with their careers often hinging on those who are lacking in diversity training. The feedback often doesn’t feel genuine because it is not accompanied by advice, resources, or training to close performance gaps. Instead, it is used as a stall tactic or a deflection, enveloped by institutionalized racism or unconscious bias.

HireVue hits 1 millionth interview milestone in Australia as demand for AI and virtual...

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HireVue, the global video interviewing, assessments, and text-enabled recruiting tools firm announced a number of growth related milestones in Australia including hitting over 1 million  job seeker interviews. In today's tech-driven world, candidates have increasing expectations for better communication, faster hiring, flexible options, and easy recruitment processes.

Why IT professionals want to quit their jobs and how to change their minds

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In the year ahead, over half (53%) of IT professionals are considering leaving their jobs as job satisfaction rates declined from 2021-22, according to Skillsoft’s 2022 IT Skills and Salary Report. That's troubling for many in IT leadership, whose greatest challenge is retention. One of the main takeaways from the research report findings is the ongoing strain IT departments are experiencing as they try to recruit and retain employees. The Great Resignation, a turbulent labour market, and insatiable demand for digital transformation have all contributed to what many in leadership deem their most formidable challenge, retention.

Verizon finds a significant gap in key business priorities in hybrid work era

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Verizon Business released survey findings from its global Unified Communications (UC) and Customer Experience (CX) tentpole research, conducted by Omdia. With responses from more than 1,100 business decision makers (BDMs), IT decision makers (ITDMs) and employees, the resulting “Time to Change the Way We Work” report uncovered a significant gap between perceptions of key business priorities for their organisation in the new hybrid-work era.

Australian govt appoints Adecco Australia to deliver ADF recruits

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In the latest move to scale up the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the Australian Government has selected Adecco Australia as Defence’s new recruitment partner. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel, Matt Keogh said given the strategic circumstances we now face, the recruitment and retention of personnel has never been more important.

HireVue appoints new Chief Growth Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

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HireVue, the video interviewing, assessments, and text-enabled recruiting tools provider appointed a Chief Growth Officer Patrick Morrissey and Chief Marketing Officer Amanda Hahn. Morrisey will lead the company’s drive to catalyze the movement around hiring for clients and job candidates. Marketing, Product, Data Science and I/O psychology divisions will report into Morrissey, enabling innovations to help clients orchestrate talent plans, and allowing interviews to happen on a candidate’s terms, connecting them to the best roles on offer. 

Black & Veatch appoints Ruturaj Govilkar to lead operations in India

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Black & Veatch, a global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, has appointed Ruturaj Govilkar as Country Manager and Managing Director, India, to steer the company’s growth. He will oversee all aspects of Black & Veatch’s business in the country. The news follows India’s recent 100 trillion rupees (about $1.35 trillion) commitment to infrastructure development over the next 25 years to further boost economic growth, create jobs and become energy self-reliant by 2047. With over 800 in-country professionals based in Mumbai and Pune, the team will draw on the company’s full portfolio of global engineering and construction experience delivering localised and integrated solutions for Indian clients.

Moving past the Great Resignation: How to navigate the ANZ talent pool

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Much has been discussed about the “Great Resignation”, with recruiters lamenting the diminishing supply of talent posing serious economic risks. Amidst the doom and gloom, current economic signs do point to a glimmer of light at the end of the talent crunch tunnel. With the VC boom coming to an end, VCs like Sequoia Capital and Y Combinator are warning of choppy waters ahead. The second quarter of 2022 foresees a drop of 27% in funds invested in start-ups compared to the first quarter, and down 25% from the same quarter last year. The boom that pumped money and talent into start-ups has passed its peak. 

Australia thought leaders headline the HR + L&D Innovation Tech Fest 2022

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Two in-depth research reports have recently been released, focused on the HR and Learning and Development (L&D) sectors, with findings set to influence the behaviour of decision makers in the space. Themes that emerged from the research were used to build the agenda for the upcoming HR + L&D Innovation & Tech Fest 2022, two major industry conferences hosted concurrently that are set to bring together over 1,000 HR and L&D professionals. 

triiyo and NSW Government partner to offer platform for parental leave

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Australian startup triiyo is partnering with the Department of Regional NSW to offer a customised platform for employees on parental leave. The program kicks off with the goal of providing employees a tool where they can access information, interact with colleagues, get paired with a buddy on their team, and stay on track in their career – at their own pace.