Time-to-Apply – new research and surprising data

Posted by Dr Glyn Brokensha
6 Aug 2018

Just how important is “Time-to-Apply”? Talk around the traps is that applicants are unwilling to spend more than a very few minutes on job applications?  But is this true?  New research about Time-to-Apply from Kantrowitz, Tuzinski & Raines of SHL strongly suggests it is not…   ” HR staff understand what candidates are looking for … mostly but… … HR respondents tend to be more extreme in the extent to which they believe candidates prefer short, novel, technology-enabled hiring tools, compared to actual candidate preferences.” SHL Global Assessment Trends Report Tracy M. Kantrowitz Kathy A. Tuzinski Justin M. Raines So…  Read More

How Expr3ss! and Xref Practice What We Preach

Posted by Liz van Zyl
26 Jul 2018
HRIS ATS SaaS

As competition for talent reaches an all-time high, the rush to get the best candidates through the door can often overshadow the focus on doing hiring well. Technology providers globally now all claim to offer the solution to balancing speed and insight but, for an industry that has operated in much the same way for decades, accepting that there’s a better way to do things can be a bitter pill to swallow. The disruptors that will get organisations on board with the tools they offer, will be those that lead by example. We asked Expr3ss! founder and managing director, Carolyne Burns, and…  Read More

Australian HR professionals lead the way in adopting clever technology

Posted by Liz van Zyl
22 Apr 2018

Australian Human Resource professionals are more forward thinking than most.  Recent research by AHRI [1] showed that not only are dynamic HR professionals unafraid of the future, but they’re actually embracing change and technological advancement rapidly. With 96% of Australian HR professionals reporting that they view technology and AI in particular as their friend rather than their foe, it’s clear that local HR professionals are world leaders. The research indicates that HR professionals don’t simply want to use technology for the sake of it, they are open mainly to tech that improves their processes.  And there is consensus that tech products like…  Read More

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

Paid Job Ads arrest decline against Job Aggregators

Posted by Dr Glyn Brokensha
20 Aug 2017

In researching some current data from our database of more than 3 million job applications, we came across some interesting trends regarding Job Aggregators and where applicants find the jobs they are applying for (Applicant Source).  We report our findings here. Most readers would be aware of the profound disruption of the paid job board market by the entry of the Job Aggregators (e.g. Indeed, Adzuna, Glassdoor etc).  These “Google for Jobs” sites function by scanning the whole web for jobs and then “indexing” them, just as Google scans for web pages [1].  Jobs then become searchable, just as web…  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

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

Brand-Building: One Hire at a Time

Posted by Carolyne Burns
26 Jul 2016
Brand Building

At Expr3ss!, we know that finding, hiring, and retaining an engaged workforce is the essence of business success. That’s why everything we do is focused on helping our customers answer this key recruitment question: Who are the right people for your organisation? Now, when Expr3ss! talks about the “right people”, we’re not talking about job applicants that possess the basic skills to get the work done. We’re talking about potential applicants who will fit into a company’s corporate culture and become a brand advocate on every level. In this article, we examine why old-school recruitment protocols come up short when…  Read More

The Imitation Game: Flattery for Expr3ss!

Posted by Carolyne Burns
6 May 2016

If imitation is, indeed, the highest form of flattery. All of us at Expr3ss! are extremely flattered to learn that companies worldwide are following our lead and using technology to identify top candidates based on proven algorithms, to increase productivity and profitability and to reduce expensive employee “churn”. Expr3ss! sees a Kindred Biz Spirit in US business Pal’s. Recently, the Harvard Business Review published an article on an American fast-food chain called Pal’s Sudden Service. While many things contribute to the success of Pal’s, its focus on hiring the right employees has led to great things. With a dedicated and…  Read More