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

For Recruitment Success: Don’t Over-Value Hard Skills

Posted by Carolyne Burns
7 Sep 2016

More and more it seems that companies are doomed to a revolving door of employees. It’s easy to attribute this phenomenon to the millennial generation and their desire for greener pastures every two to five years, but are other forces at work? The answer is yes, and the enemy may be coming from within: out-dated recruitment strategies. A growing body of research reveals that managers place a higher importance on soft skills such as attitude and work ethic than on hard trade skills. With soft skills, an employee Is more likely to excel as a leader Is more likely to…  Read More

2016 Outlook: Recruitment across Australia’s Capitals

Posted by Carolyne Burns
31 Aug 2016
HR Recruiter ponders Australian Recruitment Conditions

The Department of Employment recently released results of a survey of employers’ recruitment experiences in 2015 with statistics on Recent recruitment experiences Number of vacancies advertised and filled Methods of recruitment Applicant suitability Reasons for applicant unsuitability Recruitment outlook We found the results illuminating and think you will, too. We’ve distilled the information down to its essence for quick reading. (We know how busy you are!) Recruitment Conditions in Australia The results of the June 2015 survey revealed that most cities experienced steady or reduced levels of recruitment activity over the year. Hobart and Sydney, where recruitment activity increased, were…  Read More

Showreel: Video Hiring Tool for Progressive Employers

Posted by Carolyne Burns
24 Aug 2016
Applicant Responds to Employer using Video

When it arrived, video conferencing was heralded as the next big thing in recruitment. The then-fledgling technology enabled employers to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of potential hires in what seemed to be an extremely efficient way. Over time, however, it became clear that video conferencing was redundant in a world gone wild for Skype. That’s why Expr3ss! developed Showreel. “The traditional hiring process is full of pitfalls and time wasters, especially when it comes to scheduling and performing interviews. Our goal at Expr3ss! is to make the process more accurate and less expensive for job seekers and employers…  Read More

The Science of Talent Assessment: Predictive Hiring Technology

Posted by Carolyne Burns
10 Aug 2016
HR using Predictive Hiring Technology Finding Better Candidates

According to an article in Inc. Magazine, open positions in companies, thanks to the ease of electronic applications, can draw as many as 250 resumes. As a result, HR professionals are drowning in candidates. Predictive hiring technology (PHT) can be their life preserver. PHT lets software take over the heavy lifting in HR. It reviews job applications quickly and efficiently, saving both time and money. 3 Ways Predictive Analytics Front-Loads Hiring Expr3ss! counsels clients to rely on predictive analytics in the pre-employment hiring process. It offers three key benefits: Improves the quality of hires – Predictive analytics assess a candidate’s…  Read More

Danger: 46% of Millennials Plan to Quit in 2 Years

Posted by Carolyne Burns
3 Aug 2016
Millennials in the work place

If you’re staffed with Millennials, your business is at an increased risk of losing some of your best workers in a very short time. With their departure, you’ll be hit with all the expenses associated with recruitment, hiring, and training that can play havoc with your bottom line. In an eye-opening survey published by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, the writing is on the wall: Nurture loyalty among Millennials or risk losing a large percentage of your workforce. This is especially urgent for Australian employers. Here’s why: Australian Millennial Workforce Could Leave Employers in the Lurch As part of a global…  Read More