Entries by NewpointAdmin

Never Fall in Love!

I recall having an Executive vying for a $200k role a few years ago. We were down to the last three, he was a stand-out and the CEO was honed in on him well above the other candidates. He won the role, was offered and declined – he just wanted to meet the CEO (in […]

No Smokers Please!

Is it discriminatory to request that we screen out smokers when hiring a new employee for our client or is it just a workplace right that other non-smokers should have in their place of work? Knowing the dangers of smoking and second hand smoke, could it even be considered as a Workplace Health and Safety […]

Our Entire Team Can Earn Monthly Bonuses

Well isn’t that an interesting concept. Think about this for a moment – imagine your entire staff being incentivised to add value to the business? Your receptionist earning bonuses, your admin and accounts teams as well as the HR and IT teams? The sales team are still in place and out there creating new business […]

There Are No Good People Out There!

It’s funny how many times I hear this in my travels. Going back one step, I was at a business breakfast, did the usual introduction, and upon hearing that I am in recruitment, the person’s first response was “There are no good people out there”. Normally I give a “I’m not really into you” kind […]

How does a new office and an extra $50,000 sound?

As a rookie recruiter back in my early years, I recall interviewing a guy for an interesting role in a high profile company that was undergoing expansion. Through all of our eyes (client, myself and the candidate) it offered growth, recognition and most importantly the culture he was looking for. He was excited, was offered […]

It’s Only Money – Right?

If you’re an employer that pays the Award rate or on the other hand, pays well below market rates, you could be at risk of your staff regularly keeping an eye out for a better paying role. Sometimes people just accept a job because they need one and just because you’ve filled the role, they […]

The Steps I Took as a Graduate to Secure a New Job

This week we have our guest writer Jaaden who is in her final year of University studying HR. She has also joined our team and shares her story on how tough the market is and what it takes to get into your chosen field after University. Here’s her story: Finding a job after graduation can […]

3 Ways To Improve Your Recruitment Outcomes

Recruiting a new staff member can be a lot of work, way more than you anticipated. Yes, it’s quite straight-forward to put an ad together, post it and wait to see what happens, however, what happens next can either pump you up or deflate you and your candidates. We often get approached by employers citing […]

How to Get Selected For Interview

We speak with so many applicants on a daily basis and screen through hundreds of resumes weekly on behalf of our clients. We have a lot of successes through choosing candidates that responded correctly, acted appropriately and were able to sell their skills and experience to win the job. What about those that didn’t make […]