Fighting cancer with humanity and innovative research

In 70 years, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has grown from a modest one room operation into a world renowned cancer research, education and treatment centre, recognised for pioneering scientific breakthroughs and highly developed industry collaborations. The Centre...

Is technology changing the candidate experience?

Evolving digital technology has given recruiters powerful tools to engage with candidates. But as technology becomes an intrinsic part of the recruitment process, there’s the risk that candidates are left more and more detached from recruiters. So how can recruiters...

Should you hire an overqualified candidate?

A changing workforce has left many highly qualified professionals out of the job market. But are these candidates too qualified, or could they be the right people for the job? We look at what questions hiring managers could ask themselves when candidates appear...

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...