Recruitment Articles

3 Reasons Businesses Should Start 2024 Recruitment Now 

Data and statistics from the likes of Seek and Indeed, have found that every January sees an increase in job advertisements posted and a spike in workers looking or thinking about a new job for the New Year. It is the season to be job hunting, therefore as an employer you need to start thinking about your recruitment needs early, to give you a compelling start over other businesses. Remember, there are many candidates out there, but you want to attract the right ones.

Christmas is Almost Here – What You Need to Remember 

It is your responsibility as an employer to manage and anticipate worker leave, and on occasion to initiate the need for it to be taken. This usually presents as a challenge as we head into the peak season for the majority of businesses. Whilst some workers are prepared and apply for leave early, others forget and are required to work through. This can be quite troubling, often causing burnout, a decrease in product quality and service, and a rift within workplace culture.

Read our latest blog post to learn how you can reduce the likelihood of this via management and preparation.

The Importance of Due Diligence within Recruitment 

Identity crimes cost Australia over $1.6 billion per year (Australian Federal Police, 2022), with identity fabrication and manipulation a common occurrence within recruitment. If businesses fail to initiate adequate due diligence upon the hiring of new employees, it can have substantial monetary, psychosocial and/or legal consequences. 

Common Position Description Mistakes 

According to recent ELMO Benchmark Surveys (2021), the average cost of recruiting and hiring in Australia is approximately $23,000 per new hire. This statistic alone emphasises the need for employers to get this process right, with the correct approach saving you time, productivity, and money. At AHR we see the position description as THE critical document that influences successful recruitment.