Seamless Integration: Why Krispy Kreme Australia Loves Expr3ss!

Posted by Carolyne Burns
23 Nov 2016
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Our team is crazy about Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, both as sweet treats and an Expr3ss! VIC (Very Important Customer). We’re pleased to know that the feeling is mutual: “Xref and Expr3ss! are a great example of two best of breed technology providers working together to provide a seamless experience to the customer and industry” – Sally Park If you haven’t heard the news, Xref is our new partner in staffing success. Our two companies have integrated our cloud-based platforms to provide customers with a seamless recruitment and retention process. Expr3ss! & Xref: Perfect Together Xref is a secure, cloud-based candidate…  Read More

“Holistic” Recruitment at the CIA

Posted by Carolyne Burns
13 Nov 2016
Cultural Fit A Focus of CIA

When Forbes magazine reported on hiring practices at the American Central Intelligence Agency, the team at Expr3ss! was intrigued to discover that the CIA’s multi-step recruitment process looks at a candidate as a whole person, according to Ron Patrick, Head of Recruitment for the agency.  This approach, known as ‘cultural fit,’ is gaining tremendous traction in the HR industry because of its importance to business success. What Is Cultural Fit? Cultural fit describes a circumstance where employees’ beliefs and behaviours align with their employer’s core values and company ethos.  A 2005 meta-analysis by Kristof-Brown found that employees who fit well…  Read More

Expr3ss! Myth Busting: There Is No Talent Shortage

Posted by Carolyne Burns
9 Nov 2016
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Many employers have been brainwashed by the myth that recruitment and retention are difficult because there are no good candidates. How wrong they are. The truth is outstanding candidates are being routinely overlooked. Why? It’s the result of antiquated recruitment and staffing practices that fail to identify top prospects. Expr3ss! developed its predictive hiring technology to help our customers quickly and cost-effectively match and pinpoint applicants with the right skills, attitudes and cultural fit. It’s web-based Australian software and a proven recruitment and retention process that works for any business. Why Employers Miss the Golden Needles in the Talent Haystack…  Read More

What Big Companies Can Learn from Small Business

Posted by Carolyne Burns
2 Nov 2016
Big Business Learns from Small Business

Recruitment and retention is an essential business and can, if not carefully managed, add tremendous time and financial costs to a company. This fact makes it critical for small businesses, in particular, to establish processes and protocols that control those costs. It turns out they’re doing a great job. Small businesses work aggressively to identify prospective hires who fit the culture of the company and love coming to work every day. They build cohesive teams where owners work actively to retain their people. For example, employees at Monaco’s delicatessen in Melbourne enjoy a home cooked meal each night. The company’s…  Read More

Boomerang: When Workers Return, Profits Rise

Posted by Carolyne Burns
26 Oct 2016
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Recently, the Australian Financial Review published an article exploring boomerang workers, employees who return to a company after quitting or taking a leave of absence. It’s affecting global businesses like never before as talented workers make new demands for flexibility in the workplace. We thought this hot topic would be of particular interest to business owners and HR professionals with concerns about the impact of policies such as parental leave and whether or not boomerang employees are cost-savers or cash-suckers. Westpac Wants Parents to Come Back Westpac is the first Australian company to adopt paid maternity leave, paid paternity leave,…  Read More

HR Battleground: Humans vs. Machines

Posted by Carolyne Burns
19 Oct 2016
HR Humans vs. Machines

Revolutionary software and hardware advancements have given birth to a galaxy of technology ‘stars’ that perform human tasks with greater efficiency than even humans themselves. Predictive hiring technology is a great example. It has many professionals in HR and elsewhere asking: Is automation going to put me out of work? The answer is no. A recent article published in McKinsey Quarterly examined the topic of automation technologies with some comforting results for workers in every sector: “Even when machines do take over some human activities in an occupation, this does not necessarily spell the end of the jobs in that…  Read More

How to Get More from Your HR Technology Vendor

Posted by Carolyne Burns
12 Oct 2016
Full Service Technology Provider Expr3ss!

When you hear the phrase “full service,” what sort of business comes to mind? Do you think of a petrol station, a bank, a print shop? You probably didn’t think of your HR technology vendor, and that’s a mistake. “At Expr3ss!, we take pride in being a full-service business, going above and beyond what’s expected of a provider of predictive hiring technology,” says our founder Carolyne Burns. We do, of course, provide proven recruitment solution software that quickly and cost-effectively pinpoints applicants who possess… The right skills The right attitudes The right cultural fit That’s just the beginning. 4 Unexpected…  Read More

How to Fall in Love with Recruiting Again

Posted by Carolyne Burns
5 Oct 2016
Fall in love with Predictive Hiring Technology for recruitment

When business owners and hiring managers sleep, they dream of talking to intelligent, skilled candidates who have talent and drive and who understand their company’s corporate culture. Then they wake up to the reality: in today’s marketplace the best candidates have their pick of which organisation to work for. This begs the question, “How can I target great applicants in my recruiting efforts and not get swallowed up by the process?”   It’s a good question, and one Team Expr3ss! wants to help answer. Predictive Hiring Technology Repairs Recruitment’s Image & Success Recruitment is not a popular topic in most…  Read More

Expr3ss! Saves Money & Morale with Predictive Hiring Technology

Posted by Carolyne Burns
21 Sep 2016
HR professional recruiter saves money with predictive hiring technology

“I wished I’d never hired that person!” This is a common complaint we hear from business owners who settle for second best because they don’t want to get caught up in the seemingly endless cycle of résumés, phone calls, and interviews, not to mention the endless flow of money into recruitment adverts and employee training.     Choose Wisely or Pay the Price The Expr3ss! team has reported to you previously on the high price tag of bad staffing practices. We’ve uncovered even more essential bottom line intel: a Harvard study contends that never hiring a toxic worker or getting…  Read More

Millennials, Not the Only Workforce in Town

Posted by Carolyne Burns
14 Sep 2016
Valuable Mature Worker Shares Insights With Millennial

  Millennials are frequently in the spotlight when it comes to recruitment. Adjusting to what is soon to be the largest segment of workers, employers are struggling to understand the hopes and expectations of this generation.   They include: Prioritising work/life balance over financial reward Accelerated career progression Skills improvement opportunities A desire to work overseas And, perhaps unexpectedly The opportunity to work with older generations Putting a high value on being mentored (Source: PwC) The value of older workers is clearly appreciated by employees, but employers who may not be aware of the best way to reach this rich…  Read More