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Are You a Good Boss? [Infographic]

People don’t leave companies. They leave leaders.

I’ll never forget when one of my former bosses looked me in the eye and told me that when I let him know that one of my team members had handed in her resignation.

It hurt.

Dissatisfaction with a manager’s leadership style (or lack thereof) is one of the primary motivators for switching jobs. Read More…


10 Ways to Successfully Manage a Team Whilst Working Remotely

Managing a group of people isn’t always easy even if your entire team is sitting right in front of you. But the challenges faced by anyone building a team are only exacerbated when that team is spread across different offices – whether the offices are at different locations within the same city, or whether the offices are spread across multiple time zones.

A distributed team is a distributed team. Read More…


Will Your Employer Brand be Ruined by Social Media? [Infographic]

I can’t even begin to think how many organisations I have dealt with over the years in either my capacity as a recruiter or as a manager of recruiters. But sitting across the table from a business owner, hiring manager or HR manager, the questions “what kind of reputation do we have out there in the market?” and “what do we need to do in order to improve our employer brand?” would come up time and time again.

What kind of reputation does your organisation have out there in the market today? Read More…


The Insiders Guide to Passive Candidates [Infographic]

A passive candidate is someone who is currently employed but would still be open to considering other opportunities.

So why you would even seek out someone who is not looking for a new job?

In the 2015 LinkedIn Talent Trends Report, 75% of the 18,000 full time employees surveyed considered themselves passive candidates. 85% of those said they would be willing to talk about a new career opportunity, however only 61% of companies today are actually focused on recruiting passive candidates. Does yours?

By definition, the passive candidate is going to be tougher to engage than an active candidate (somebody eagerly on the hunt for a new position). But the whole point of passive sourcing is to find candidates who don’t think they’re interested in leaving their jobs and convincing them to give your open role a chance. Read More…

12 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Vacation Time

12 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Vacation Time [Infographic]

I’m not going to do another year where I work straight through from January to December without taking any time off”. That’s what I’d said at the beginning of 2015.

Fast forward 12 months and there I was. Beyond exhausted. Absolutely shattered.

2015 had been ‘full on’ and I’d been operating at a crazy pace. There I was … halfway through December and I’d done the exact opposite of what I’d promised myself … again.

So I went home to Australia for a break. Read More…

What Type of Office is Right for Your Business? [Infographic]

What Type of Office is Right for Your Business? [Infographic]

We’ve written about different types of office spaces previously. I know that I’ve definitely seen more than my fair share of office spaces over the years.

From downright ugly call centres modelled on a ‘battery hen cage’ setups, to the most chic and über cool advertising agencies and design studios complete with beanbags, boardroom tables suspended from the ceiling by industrial-strength chains, and meeting rooms separated by back-lit, glass-brick aquariums.

Of course, there are some offices with a gorgeous European-style foyer, but when you take a peak behind the granite reception desk, waterfall and built-in flat screens, all you’ll find are boring cubicles with minimal natural light, and a team of miserable people.

So what type of office is right for your business?

If your business is growing, you need to think about what is a suitable office space for you and your team. Should you invest in a conventional office space, or would a remote office suit your needs better?

At RecruitLoop, many of our distributed team work remotely and our ‘HQ’ is located inside a very cool co-working space in the middle of San Francisco. Talk about having the best of both worlds – our own private team space as well as the chance to schmooze with members from other fast-growing companies.

Think about the pros and cons of having your own office space. Sure many of us have grand visions of having a building with our company name lit up in lights every night. But between that and working at the kitchen table, there are literally hundreds of different options.

Our friends at UK-based Make it Cheaper have put together an awesome Infographic outlining how although choosing an office space can seem daunting, selecting the right one will ensure your business continues to succeed.

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How to Improve Your Brainstorming Sessions

How to Improve Your Brainstorming Sessions [Infographic]

I had a primary school teacher who was really into clichés and metaphors.

Great minds think alike“, she’d say when a group of us would solve some complicated maths problem. But then when I suggested that a larger group work together on a team project, she reminded me that “too many cooks spoil the broth“!

Mrs. Porter clearly couldn’t find a happy medium.

Primary school’s one thing, but solving problems in a work context or coming up with fresh ideas in a team environment is something else altogether. In an ideal situation the great minds can come together without spoiling the broth!

I know I’ve been a part of some awesome ‘think tanks’ throughout my career, but I’ve also been in some brainstorming situations where egos were bruised, prima donnas ruled the stage, and where we found ourselves going absolutely nowhere fast. A complete waste of time and energy.

Is there are art to the perfect brainstorming session? Our friends at WriteMyEssays have created a schmick Infographic highlighting the many ways you can make your brain work harder and your next team brainstorming session more organised.

Who knows, these tips could even help you develop your next ground breaking idea while letting you have some fun along the way. Read More…

How To Stay Connected While Working Remotely

How To Stay Connected While Working Remotely [Infographic]

Today, the best talent can be located anywhere in the world. The days are long gone of needing to build your business in one central location or having all your team sitting in the office together. Pods of teams separated by partitions, whiteboards and conference rooms are fast becoming a thing of the past.

With all the communication tools and technology available today, time differences and the once all too infamous ‘tyranny of distance’ are practically non-existent.

There is absolutely nothing stopping you from building a dream team that crosses borders, time zones and language barriers. Read More…

Minimum Wages Around The World

Minimum Wages Around The World [Infographic]

As a recruiter, one of the questions I always asked my clients when taking a new permanent job brief was what salary they had in mind for the role.

Of course I was always hoping their responses would reveal a salary at or ideally above market rate since that would always mean an easier ‘sell’ to prospective candidates.

Running a busy temp desk, the equivalent question was what hourly rate the client had in mind. Naturally the higher the hourly rate the more likely it would be that I could find a temp ready to jump in and start immediately.

I cannot tell you how many times a client would ask, “Do you think we could get away with paying the minimum wage?“.

That was usually my cue to run.

Whilst I had absolutely no interest in working with such clients, every now and then I would ask them if they even really knew what the minimum wage was. This would usually result in an awkward silence and when I would reveal the numbers they would be quite shocked.

Don’t worry – I still refused to work with those clients.

My first job was working in a petrol (gas) station. At the time I knew I was earning the minimum wage. At the time I had friends working at McDonald’s or in supermarkets and we would all compare what we were being paid.

Minimum wages vary drastically throughout the world. The minimum levels are usually based on local costs of living and general governmental policy. Recent amendments in some US cities will make their minimum wages some of the highest in the world right up there with Australia, Luxembourg and France.

The team at CashNetUSA have recently published an interesting infographic comparing the minimum wages in several US states and cities compared to the rest of the world.

How does your market stack up? Read More…

Lose a Team Member

8 Warning Signs You’re About to Lose a Team Member

Whether we like it or not, the reality of running any business is that somewhere along the way people in your team will choose to leave. And no matter how long someone has been with an organisation, and no matter what role he or she may play in the business, transitions in the workplace will have an impact on everyone in some way.

At some stage you’ll receive the email saying “I’d like to catch up with you quickly this afternoon if you’ve got time“. Or perhaps your team member will just walk up to your desk and say “Have you got a sec? Do you want to grab a quick coffee?

It’s never fun being caught totally off guard. Trust me … I’ve been there before. In fact on one not-so-memorable occasion it happened three times in one day.

Talk about sleepless nights! Read More…