An app to empower cancer patients and caregivers

Australian oncologists have designed an app which harnesses smartphone technology to help patients fight cancer by tracking their symptoms, emotions and appointments, and keeping them connected to family, friends and a global community. As young oncologists working in...

5 tips on finding candidates for hard-to-fill roles

When candidates are hard to find, employers need to think creatively to find hidden talent. Experts share five top tips for filling hard-to-fill roles. Reach out to universities and graduates Universities are often the source of future-skilled candidates, says Matthew...

The pros and cons of gender-balanced shortlists

Organisations are increasingly embracing diversity among employees, with the knowledge that it can only be good for business. But for those organisations that have diversity front of mind when making hiring decisions, what challenges do they face? Why do balanced...

Who drives employee engagement: Managers or HR?

Chances are, how much you love going to work depends on who your direct manager is. Keeping employees engaged and motivated is fundamental to a business’s performance. So where does the responsibility ultimately lie for employee engagement, and how can engagement be...

How to find the right candidate for regional roles

Regional roles can be tough to fill, and this was the challenge Medibank’s recruitment team faced when struggling to find talent for the company’s Darwin store. Australia’s largest private health insurance provider has traditionally found quality candidates by...

Skills, experience or potential: What matters most?

What trait matters most in a candidate: skills, experience or potential? Experts weigh up the pros and cons of hiring based on each attribute, and reveal how to decide on the ideal combination when advertising for an upcoming role. Finding candidates with the right...

Sensory concerts continue

A classical music concert designed for people with sensory needs is set to expand to other Australian cities after its beginnings in the Mountains. The success of a second sensory concert has inspired requests from other regions. The concert format is the brainchild...

Seven stunning Mountains gardens will be open in September

Seven stunning Mountains gardens will be open to the public in September, showcasing the creativity, hard work and resourcefulness of local gardeners. For the first time in the garden festival’s 33-year history, four gardens from Linden will be included. This year the...

The good, the bad and the ugly of candidate social media

Social media can reveal a lot about a candidate and whether they’re the right fit for your business. Find out what to look for in a candidate’s tweets, posts and shares to ensure you find the right person for the job. Finding candidates with the right skill set...