Why you didn’t get a Christmas card from us…

Posted by Liz van Zyl
30 Jan 2018
Expr3ss! Charity Giving Back

2017 has come and gone. And you may have noticed that we didn’t send you a Christmas card. No ‘happy holiday’ wishes, no ‘festive fun’. Nothing.   Instead, and in typical Expr3ss! style, we did something better: we Christmas Gifted on your behalf. As you probably know by now, it’s an Expr3ss! tradition to put our money where our mouths are by supporting worthy causes every chance we get. So, we scrapped Christmas card sending altogether. While they are lovely to receive, they very quickly get forgotten and blend into everything else at Christmas time. Instead, we like to give the…  Read More

Salesforce World Tour – Tech platforms facilitate growth

Posted by Carolyne Burns
31 Mar 2017
Salesforce World Tour 2017 Carolyne Burns SMB Keynote Speaker

Last week I was invited as a keynote speaker to participate at the prestigious Salesforce World Tour.  The event took place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney, where I spoke at the Small Business Keynote.  I was given the opportunity to speak in depth about Expr3ss!’s onboarding of Salesforce and how it has allowed Expr3ss! to grow and flourish. Tech platforms facilitate growth Expr3ss! is a web-based platform and the team at Expr3ss! are strong advocates of utilising technology at every opportunity in order to best serve our customers plus grow the business. It is scary for SMEs to…  Read More

How to Hire for Organisation Agility & Innovation

Posted by Carolyne Burns
26 Feb 2017
Hire for Agility and Innovation

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

“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

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

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

Aggregator Aggravation

Posted by Dr Glyn Brokensha
23 Mar 2016

Everyone remembers what happened when the internet job boards disrupted classified print job ads.  It got cheaper and easier to advertise. And do you remember what else happened?  A trickle of job applicants that used to come in by post turned into an online flood. Many employers are still trying to keep their heads above water. But now the Job Aggregators are disrupting the Job Boards.  In case you’re not up-to-speed with that story, you can look here … the executive summary is that Job Aggregators are like Google for jobs…. they’re job search engines that trawl the internet locating…  Read More

The end of resumes at Ernst & Young

Posted by Dr Glyn Brokensha
7 Sep 2015

In yet another blow to outmoded, dare one say 19th Century, recruitment practices, giant accounting firm Ernst & Young has abandoned resumes in its graduate recruitment process. In a research finding that should come as absolutely no surprise to readers of this blog, Ernst & Young discovered there was… “…no evidence to show previous success in higher education translated to success at the firm.” The new Daily – Will this move mean the end of resumes? More than two years ago, using Expr3ss! Beaumont Tiles proved the same result for themselves… Employer sees “massive” staff turnover reduction after eliminating early resume checks…  Read More