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Greg Garling

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Four Lessons Learned From My Time in Recruitment

Southside Staffing recently celebrated it’s 22-year anniversary – yes, 22 years in business! Having joined the company seven years ago, I might have only been here for a part of that journey, but I’ve certainly picked up my fair share of lessons along the way. In fact, with the constant change that shapes the recruitment game, I’m always learning. With this in mind, I wanted to share my experience and bring you four of the greatest lessons I’ve learned from my time in the industry. 1. Communication is Everything I have often joked that if I could wallpaper my room with one word, it would be communication. This is huge in recruitment, but it’s also something I’ve seen people forget all too often. As a recruiter, I believe that a large part of my role is not to sell a service, but simply to facilitate communication between candidates and employers. If you have certain priorities, share them. If something changes during the process, tell us. That way, you’ll keep your recruiter up-to-date and allow them to help you navigate the stages successfully. 2. Run Toward Technology, Not Away From It Technology has come a long way in recent years, and has driven significant change not only in recruitment, but in almost every industry we work in. I’ve made a conscious effort to explore the [...]

By |2019-02-25T05:41:46+10:00February 25th, 2019|0 Comments

What employers have no right to ask

Employers use a job interview as a way to work out how suitable you are for a role and an interview is an ideal opportunity for you to discuss your skills and expertise. But what kind of questions are recruiters and hirers allowed to ask? The purpose of a job interview is to determine whether you are the most appropriate person for a particular role. The questions you are asked should relate to your ability to perform the inherent requirements of the role. Questions that employers can’t legally ask Questions that dig for information beyond what is relevant to the role are not acceptable. Examples of questions that legally cannot be asked are: Are you in a same-sex relationship? How old are you? What’s your ethnic background? What religion are you? Are you pregnant or planning to start a family? Who do you vote for? Do you have a physical or mental disability? What you can do if you are asked a question that you think is illegal Regardless of whether a question is illegal or not, when you’re eager for a role, it’s hard to refuse to answer a question. If an interviewer steps out of line and asks an unlawful question, politely decline to answer the question on the basis that the answer is not relevant to your ability to perform the [...]

By |2018-07-18T14:51:55+10:00July 18th, 2018|0 Comments