The Friendly Employment Era: How modern employers are hiring in 2014

Thursday 13 March, 2014

The Friendly Employment Era

All too often, it seems that employers and hiring managers are choosing to wait and hire the ‘perfect’ job seeker with the most relevant job title, as opposed to hiring a good candidate who wants to partake in training on the job, despite the fact that they may be a good learner and may be a perfect addition to the company's culture. The problem with hanging out for the illusive ‘perfect’ candidate is that it doesn't then allow them to adapt or grow with the company. It is extremely rare that a new employee will be able to add value to the company from their first day in, so it’s important to find people who will match the company morale and continue to grow in value because of their inside knowledge.

How OneShift helps

It’s not always easy for job seekers to market themselves effectively and this is where OneShift can step in to help make things a little easier. By allowing job seekers and businesses to create profiles it simplifies the employment process by matching skill sets - not just titles.

It is no longer sufficient to merely redo your resume in the hope of finding a job. It is becoming increasingly important in our digital world to engage online and be active when dealing with employers and recruiters. The most common way of doing this is by creating an online profile containing your skills, experience and a few pictures or videos of yourself. Next step is to use that information to connect with other job seekers and employers in one large network. The hardest part about successfully getting a job is securing that interview, and this is what OneShift makes easier by facilitating an online profile and connecting people with the right skills and desirability, eliminating the need for more time consuming screening methods.

The future

Australia is a unique job market. Not only do we have a very high pay scale by international standards, but  we’re also lucky enough to enjoy an increasingly large proportion of part-time and casual workers. This means that in the future businesses will become more selective of who they engage. This is particularly important for small businesses. Given the future potential for a reduction in jobs, it’s increasingly important that job seekers and businesses engage with match-style employment networks such as OneShift to find employees with the right skills, not just those with fancy titles.

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