Recruiting Season 2017: What Goldman Sachs Didn’t Do

Posted by Carolyne Burns
11 Jan 2017

Expr3ss! is pleased to announce that predictive hiring technology is once again disrupting the status quo and improving the way companies staff up. Goldman Sachs recently announced a major overhaul of its student recruitment efforts. For the first time in its history, the global investment goliath ceased first-round interviews with undergrads on college campuses. Instead, Goldman Sachs reviewed its recruiting process and decided to leverage technology to find the best candidates. “The question is who is the right student? And when I say ‘right’ (I mean) who’s more likely to have a longer-term career at the firm and fit in…  Read More

How to Hire for Organisation Agility & Innovation

Posted by Carolyne Burns
4 Jan 2017

Change, like death and taxes, is inevitable.  Businesses with the agility to react to change quickly and appropriately are better positioned to adapt and thrive in the long term.  Organisational agility may start at the top, but it is driven by carefully chosen employees, steeped in organisational culture, able to thrive in response to intensely competitive and rapidly shifting markets, products, services, delivery systems, and customers. When you hire for agility, you look beyond skills measures such as resumes, certifications, education, and experience.  Those things are important, of course, but even more important to your company’s ability to be nimble…  Read More

The Best Way to Build a Customer-Centric Culture

Posted by Carolyne Burns
28 Dec 2016

At Expr3ss! we consider our customers to be our most valuable business asset.  Do you?  If so, what are you doing to nurture your customer assets?  Provide a superior experience for your customers and they will make you their “go to” solution.  They will also become your advocate and a de facto member of your marketing team, likely to refer more customers to you. If you haven’t been focusing on your customers, it’s time to change your point of view— and maybe your employees. Forbes Secrets for Becoming Customer-Centric If you take the time to build a customer-centric culture in…  Read More

Technological Disruption Transforms Recruitment

Posted by Carolyne Burns
21 Dec 2016
Disruption Transforms Recruitment

When Expr3ss! wants to know more about what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators, our team turns to TechCrunch Disrupt.  TCD is a recognised authority in identifying game-changing advancements that create technological disruption, “whereby a (smaller) company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge incumbent businesses.”  Technological disruption could use some re-branding.  For most people, ‘disruption’ has a negative connotation.  The changes caused by technological disruption are transforming various industries for the better.  In the recruitment industry, digital disruption is helping recruiters become more productive and more effective. 100% Digital Recruitment, Says Business News Increasingly, predictive…  Read More

Is Dr Glyn Brokensha an HR Disrupter?

Posted by Carolyne Burns
7 Dec 2016

InDaily certainly thinks so.  Earlier this year, the news outlet partnered with Solstice Media to present “Disrupters,” where Expr3ss! Co-founder and Chairman Glyn Brokensha was a featured speaker.  Nearly 200 business owners, innovators, and entrepreneurs attended the event to listen to inspirational leaders like Dr Brokensha, who have enjoyed exponential business growth through disruption. In addition to comments from Dr Brokensha, the audience heard about the ground-breaking paths taken by some of Australia’s most distinguished disrupters: Vinomofo Co-founder and CEO Andre Eikmeier Joust Co-founder Mark Bevan Blue Sky Venture Capital Investment Director Elaine Stead Uber General Manager Australia and New…  Read More

Seamless Integration: Why Krispy Kreme Australia Loves Expr3ss!

Posted by Carolyne Burns
23 Nov 2016

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

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

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