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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

What Jobs will disappear first and who will it Impact Most?

A recent article by “INDEED” discussed “Which Generation is Most at Risk of Losing Work through Job Automation? Broadly speaking - management, professional and service occupations fall into the non-routine category while - sales, administrative, construction, transportation, production and repair occupations are considered routine. So which generation shows the most interest in jobs which are more susceptible to automation? Millennials and Generation Xers are significantly more interested than boomers in cognitive occupations.  The younger job seekers tend to be more interested in jobs that involve a lower degree of routine tasks, a characteristic that often makes them harder to automate. The majority of job seekers in all three groups under consideration – Millennials, Generation X and Boomers – show interest in some routine occupations. However, the two end generations (boomers and millennials) show significant differences in taste Boomers tend to be 49% more likely than millennials to show interest in a wider range of routine manual occupations that include installation, construction, maintenance and repair, transportation and materials moving, as well as personal care occupations. With the exception of Personal Care, these occupations fall into the group of jobs most associated with a high likelihood of automation in the future. Millennials have an above average level of interest in jobs in office administration and food preparation (routine) as well as arts, education and the life, physical and social sciences (cognitive). With [...]

By |2017-09-14T14:38:58+10:00August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Strong Economy & Continued Growth: (We’re Still Growing !)

A recent report (Daily FX) stated that the record trade surplus accompanied by the pick up in business sentiment may generate another “better-than-expected” employment result.  This positive development may spark a bullish reaction in the $A as it boosts the outlook for growth and inflation. Australia added another 13.5K jobs in December following 38.3K jobs expansion in the month prior. These rises were made up of 9.3K full time roles and 4.2K part time positions As December/January are our lowest employment months, we can expect continued growth as we move into the year ahead. The jobless rate is still at 5.8% and when you consider that over 3% are unemployable, we are still up there on the World scale. And where are these jobs?  What sectors are expanding? Which ones are contracting? A Senior Manager in the Recruitment Sector recently reported on the overall positive growth across all Sectors: Specifically: Up 19% Child Care; Aged Care: Disability Care (these are obvious sectors) Communications; Up 14% Hospitality/Waiting Staff/Baristas; Professionals such as : nurses, Accountants, Teachers, IT Providers & Software Programmers Up 9.3% Sales, Real Estate, Cashiers, Pharmacy workers However the sectors expected to see job losses aside from mining, manufacturing and agribusiness include: Down from 18% in 1990 – 14% in 2015 (of total workforce) Clerical, General Accounts and book keeping, Credit Control, Data Entry/Management and Reception. [...]

By |2017-09-08T15:36:03+10:00August 14th, 2017|0 Comments
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