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The blog contains our opinions and views as well as, where identified, those of others. The content is job market, recruitment and recruitment-technology centric - reflecting our business. We hope you will find it informative and some items even entertaining. It is provided under our published corporate Terms of Use and does not constitute professional advice. Note: content may also be syndicated to other websites, with our Approved Partners free to use and repurpose content as they see fit.

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If you have been working in HR, or have had behavioural-based management training, you will very likely have come across 'Unconscious Bias' or 'Diversity Awareness'. Indeed, there is a huge amount of Bias and Diversity training out there. So what is going on? Do these programmes really work and if so, what's the evidence?

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New Zealand Privacy Act 2020

We have a new - New Zealand Privacy Act - coming in on 1st December 2020. It replaces and updates the current one, created in 1993, and brings New Zealand more up to date.  We examine the main changes.  

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The new Google Analytics

If you deal with websites, you will likely have had some exposure to Google Analytics. It is the toolkit that google supplies to give you data and insights on your website traffic and visitors.  There are other tools available. But Google Analytics is the one that is used by most webmasters, and its the one we also recommend. Read on for a laypersons update of what it might do for your website and reporting.

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Another post on Candidate Selection methods. Even a brief internet search, reveals that much (most?) interviewing is not done well. So, we discuss the issues and what you can do to make it work better for your business.

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COVID-19 and Employment

It's been a very uncertain time with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Unprecedented - at least in modern times.  Many are worried about what the future may hold.  Not least what the possible effects may be on employment. This post looks at employment (and unemployment) trends in some of our key markets:  USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand during the midst of COVID-19.

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In this post we are going to discuss "Neurodiversity". It's thought that 1 in 7 people in the UK are in this overall group that are referred to broadly as, Neurodivergent. That is a lot of people and, it's a group many employers overlook.  However some (dare we suggest it) 'smart employers' - actively seeking out people in this group.

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How safe and secure is your Website?

A post on some of the risks that have been highlighted recently around website security.  We have focussed in of three of the main risks and more importantly include some advice on what you can practically do about them.

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Older Workers

In this post we examine why younger may not be better.  Or at the very least, why it may be incorrect to assume that older workers wont perform just as well.  We will look at some examples and research and why you might just find; that there are a lot of advantages to both hiring and keeping older workers in your organisation.

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Why you should move your database apps to the cloud

In this post we will look at why we think you should consider the Cloud for all (or at least much of) your database app needs. We will also look at creating your own dedicated database applications in the Cloud or using Cloud-based database apps.

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Data Security

There has been several articles and news items about data leaks in the couple of months. So this is very topical area. In this post we specifically look at HR data breaches.

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Robot Interviewing

Yes its now here. The world's first robot designed to carry out 'unbiased' job interviews is being tested by Swedish recruiters. So what do we think of it all?

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4 Recruitment Trends for 2019

Ok here are our views for 2019 and the four main trends we will see in recruiting. They should reflect other commentaries and opinions and we believe they are fairly universal across all the world markets we get experience of.

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