Huntsman Recruiting | #1 Recruitment Agency in Wagga & Albury https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au Tue, 20 Aug 2019 03:18:00 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.6 https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/fav-100x100.png Huntsman Recruiting | #1 Recruitment Agency in Wagga & Albury https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au 32 32 Resigning is never easy https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/2019/08/16/581/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 01:19:30 +0000 https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/?p=581 Resigning is never easy. The way you resign from a job can impact your future career and relationships, so it’s important to resign in a way that doesn’t damage your...

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Resigning is never easy.

The way you resign from a job can impact your future career and relationships, so it’s important to resign in a way that doesn’t damage your career, reputation or personal brand.

What to do:

Provide as much notice as possible. Most likely your employer will appreciate any additional notice.

Resign to your direct manager, where possible.

Have a letter ready to go outlining your intention to resign, the reasoning, date of departure and thank them for the opportunity to have worked there. Keep it brief and to the point.

During your notice period, complete all projects and tasks to the best of your ability, go above and beyond by writing a solid handover for your manager.

Where possible, assist in training your replacement, don’t put a negative spin on things, they are excited about their new role – keep it that way.

Buy them a gift, thanking them for the time they put into yourself, remember, this once was the job of your dreams.

What not to do:

Don’t be negative about the company. Be technical, not emotional.

Don’t brag about your new position.

Don’t forget to say goodbye to your colleagues.

I’ll leave you with this…

Last impressions are just as important as first impressions.

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50% of business in the Riverina CANNOT fill their positions locally… https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/2019/08/13/50-of-business-in-the-riverina-cannot-fill-their-positions-locally/ Tue, 13 Aug 2019 22:50:02 +0000 https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/?p=577 That’ll do me! I came across a video today where someone in a high-ranking position stated that 50% of businesses in the Riverina CANNOT fill their positions locally. FIFTY PERCENT!?...

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That’ll do me!

I came across a video today where someone in a high-ranking position stated that 50% of businesses in the Riverina CANNOT fill their positions locally.

FIFTY PERCENT!?

What a complete fabrication.

Someone, please show me the stats and research around this, I’m happy to be proven wrong.

I’ve been recruiting in the Riverina for over ten years across a variety of industries and can count on one hand the number of positions we haven’t been able to successfully fill out of around 400 roles.

I’d love to speak with the 50% of businesses that are in this situation and show you how we CAN track people down for these positions.

Over and out…

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My take on giving people your full attention https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/2019/07/22/my-take-on-giving-people-your-full-attention/ Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:13:50 +0000 https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/?p=567 During a recent interview I sat in on with a client last month, one of the Directors received a phone call. They fumbled around in their pocket and I thought...

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During a recent interview I sat in on with a client last month, one of the Directors received a phone call.

They fumbled around in their pocket and I thought to myself, please don’t answer it.

They picked up the phone mid-conversation, spoke for a few minutes, hung up and resumed the interview like nothing had happened.

I understand people are busy, however, you need to show respect to potential employee’s. This is a chance to sell yourself and your company, gone are the days where you’re doing people a favour by having a vacancy.

Give people your full attention, if you’ve blocked out time for an interview then put your phone on silent and be truly present.

Trust me, this goes a long way.

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Working mums https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/2019/07/18/working-mums/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:54:30 +0000 https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/?p=564 I recently heard a story regarding an employee that had requested a sit down with their Manager to discuss a pay-rise after close to 10 years of employment. To determine...

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I recently heard a story regarding an employee that had requested a sit down with their Manager to discuss a pay-rise after close to 10 years of employment.

To determine the pay-rise, her Manager rattled off a few things around her career path and then threw in the cheeky question of “Will you be having any more kids?”.

It baffles me to think this is still happening?!

I’m by no means saying this happens all the time and tarring everyone with the same brush, but it shouldn’t happen at all.

Stop moving the goalposts for working mums. Yes, mums may need to take some time off to spend with their kids during school holidays, yes kids get sick, and yes they may want to have more children in the future…

Working Mums are also moulding these young people into healthy and mindful adults and at the same time turning up to work and giving it their all.

I take my hat off to all the working mums out there trying to juggle everything at once.

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Job advertising is storytelling https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/2019/07/15/job-advertising-is-storytelling/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 00:51:23 +0000 https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/?p=558 Job advertising is storytelling. Posting a position description online with an excessive list of duties whilst bragging about how good you are and how lucky this person will be to...

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Job advertising is storytelling.

Posting a position description online with an excessive list of duties whilst bragging about how good you are and how lucky this person will be to work with you isn’t going to cut it any longer…

Recruitment is marketing.

People don’t care if you have 30 employees, been in business for ten years and turn over 8 mil.

Give them success stories, tell them how people have progressed through your business, how they’ve grown professionally and personally, how they’re happy and healthy and how they have helped build the business.

Make it about them, not you.

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Important skills to have in any industry https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/2019/07/15/important-skills-to-have-in-any-industry/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 00:12:49 +0000 https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/?p=555 Young adults in Australia are likely to have a range of positions throughout their career. Studies from Australian Jobs 2018 show that Australians will make an average of 17 changes...

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Young adults in Australia are likely to have a range of positions throughout their career. Studies from Australian Jobs 2018 show that Australians will make an average of 17 changes in employers and work across five different careers.

Why should you care about this now if you’re not looking to change positions right now?

It’s important to have adaptable qualities and skills in any position but when it comes time for any promotion, movement or change, you will have an edge up with any position on the market.

Making sure you do your research and ensuring you have adaptable skills will be extremely beneficial. Some skills that are beneficial in any position are;

  • Clear communication
  • Strong presentation
  • Digital literacy
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Problem-solving

In addition to these, specialising in one industry will obviously benefit you in that field. Obtaining diplomas, degrees or any certification can help.

Even keeping up on the news within your industry; setting up google alerts or checking in every now and then will keep you in the know with advances, new technologies and just give you a general idea of what’s happening outside of your workplace.

Occupations that are expected to grow most in the near future are Registered Nurses, Aged and Disabled Carers, Accountants, and Electricians.

Would you consider studying in one of these areas or even switching up your career?

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Stop complaining about your staff being headhunted https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/2019/07/08/stop-complaining-about-your-staff-being-headhunted/ Mon, 08 Jul 2019 05:27:18 +0000 https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/?p=538 Stop complaining about your staff being headhunted. Instead, ensure your culture is so good that they won’t leave. Our Recruiters are constantly asked by clients if they would jump ship...

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Stop complaining about your staff being headhunted.

Instead, ensure your culture is so good that they won’t leave.

Our Recruiters are constantly asked by clients if they would jump ship and work for them which I take as a compliment and it demonstrates that we are on the right track.

I don’t feel threatened by this at all and either should you.

If your culture is amazing and you have solid relationships with your team then you have nothing to fear.

And… Even if they do leave, let them! Take the lessons on board, congratulate them, wish them all the best and move forward.

If your staff are being poached, don’t look outwards, turn your attention inwards.

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Healthy Whip, Healthy Workplace https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/2019/06/04/healthy-whip-healthy-workplace/ Tue, 04 Jun 2019 04:24:25 +0000 https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/?p=529 You’ve gotten rid of the ping pong table and blow up pool that have been sitting in your garage since summer, the floor has been swept and you’ve made room...

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You’ve gotten rid of the ping pong table and blow up pool that have been sitting in your garage since summer, the floor has been swept and you’ve made room to bring that shiny bad boy home.

The first six months are absolute bliss, every morning you open the door and are hit with that intoxicating new car smell.

The weekly car wash turns into once a month, this is the beginning of the end and triggers an avalanche of issues and you become complacent and forget to service it.

Things start to unravel, the windscreen gets a crack, the air fresheners are hanging in record numbers from the rear-view mirror and still there is a stench in the air.

Yes, there could be a warranty issue, and this can happen from time to time. Not every car is perfect.   Don’t point the finger and blame the dealership or the dirty fuel you’ve been putting in the tank.

Get back on the right track and start treating that pride and joy with the love and respect that you did when you first bought it.

Keep the servicing up, fill it with the best fuel available, wash it on the regular, listen out for any signs that it may require further attention or maintenance.

Much like kicking off a new employee, you’ve bought a new chair, a flash new computer, tidied the office and made the space as welcoming as possible.

The first few months you’re constantly getting around them and ensuring that they have all the tools that they need, consistently catching up with them to make them feel welcomed and supported.

Then over time, you start to take things for granted, the catch up’s diminish and you assume that they know their role and that they’re happy. Assumptions are the mother of all f**k ups!

Sooner than later they blend into the environment and without you knowing start to feel unloved, they feed their mind with the wrong fuel and negativity creeps in and the cracks begin to appear.

Instead of taking ownership and acknowledging that you’ve dropped the ball, you blame other people in your business and bury your head in the sand.

However, all hope is not lost!

Make the changes that are required, take action straight away and don’t let this happen again. Step up and take full ownership, enough of pointing the finger.

Put systems in place and never become complacent, go back to basics. Don’t run a business where it’s all bells and whistles from the outset and this fades over time. That is a recipe that will send you to retention hell.

You already have awesome people, be grateful, never take them for granted and you won’t have any warranty issues.

Step up, be a true leader and watch your business soar.

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Hiring Hack: Make Your Next Hire Stick https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/2019/05/23/hiring-hack-make-your-next-hire-stick/ Thu, 23 May 2019 00:29:40 +0000 https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/?p=525 Rhyley sits down today to give you some tips on how to take interviewing candidates that one step further… Check it out!

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Rhyley sits down today to give you some tips on how to take interviewing candidates that one step further… Check it out!

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Candidate Etiquette https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/2019/05/08/candidate-etiquette/ Wed, 08 May 2019 03:40:54 +0000 https://huntsmanrecruiting.com.au/?p=520  Kaitlin sat down to discuss candidate etiquette during recruitment processes. Check out a few of her tips!

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Kaitlin sat down to discuss candidate etiquette during recruitment processes. Check out a few of her tips!

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