S2M Banner Twitter Linked In S2M Blog FacebookS2M Home Talent Clients TestimonialsIn Touch Contact Us

26 Nov 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN General | Nov 26th, 2015

Has Uber lost its cool?

When Uber first started, I was very impressed with its clean cars, fast bookings, snappy use of mobile technology, paperless payments and friendly drivers. It was a very welcome change from the highly uncomfortable experience when jumping into so many smelly, ageing taxis throughout Australian capital cities.     My love affair with Uber has now cooled after a short trip across town in Sydney last week…             The Uber driver could not find me as...

25 Nov 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN General | Nov 25th, 2015

How to: Leverage Media Monitoring For a Robust Content Strategy

What should we focus on first – content strategy or media monitoring? This question takes us just as far as the ‘chicken or egg’ dilemma. While some argue that the right content can help a business to create a buzz among its target user groups, others advocate that the buzz is of no use if the business does not know what its target users want! Faced with such conflict of interests, the business unfortunately loses out on the immense potential for gaining capital advantage.   What’s...

07 Oct 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN General | Oct 7th, 2015

Should You Hire a Virtual Assistant for Your Business?

Hiring a virtual assistant can completely change the face of your business. Thanks to the Internet, small business owners can now outsource critical functionalities of their day-to-day operations to experts, without taking on the financial burden of hiring full-time employees.   If you have big ideas to take your business forward but no one to help you implement them; if you work 10 to 12 hours a day just to keep things running smoothly and yet feel that you’re not actually keeping up...

03 Sep 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN General | Sep 3rd, 2015

How to Retain Staff When Top Talent Is Leaving

A company’s biggest asset is its workforce. As difficult as it is to hire top talent, it is even harder to retain them. There are several reasons why a high performing employee leaves a company. Factors such as low appreciation, unsuitable reward and recognition schemes, poor executive management, constant upheavals in organisational hierarchy, lack of work-life balance, motivation deficiency and unattractive compensation packages result in high employee attrition rates, even in some of the...

28 Aug 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN General | Aug 28th, 2015

How to Negotiate Salary after Landing a Job Offer

“We are very impressed with your professional and interpersonal skills and would love to have you on board!” says the HR. You think to yourself, “Wow, I’ve got the job… but wait, what about the salary? What if they do not pay me as much as I think they should? After all I have all the qualifications and experience! Should I decline the offer? Should I compromise on the pay package because the profile is a perfect fit at this stage of my career?” And whoosh! Suddenly, the excitement...

08 Aug 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN General | Aug 8th, 2015

Gender Equality for a More Progressive Australian Workplace

Gender equality at the workplace is truly accomplished when employees can access and enjoy the same professional opportunities, resources and rewards, irrespective of whether they are women or men. In recent decades, several countries around the world, including Australia, have made momentous progress in passing legislations to establish gender equality at the workplace and extend equal employment opportunities to their workforce. For example, The Workplace Gender Equality Act of 2012 passed by...

31 Jul 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN General | Jul 31st, 2015

The Greek Economic Crisis Offers Australia An Opportunity to Grow

As Greece swelters in its debt crisis – its social fabric frayed up and decent living and employment prospects fleeting like a distant dream, Australia witnesses the second wave of en masse Greek exodus since the Second World War. Since the 1940s, over 600,000 Greeks have made Australia their home, with Melbourne being the largest hub of Greeks nationals in the world (including second and third generation Greek-Australians) outside of Greece, who have contributed to the continent’s growth....

24 Jul 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN General | Jul 24th, 2015

CEO role for ex-ManpowerGroup exec

Experienced industry executive Tony Hall has joined digital recruitment specialist S2M Digital as CEO. Hall was most recently general manager of ManpowerGroup business Experis Australia, prior to which he spent a stint out-of-industry as CEO of his own environmental certification business, GreenBizCheck. Managing director David Jackson told Shortlist S2M created the CEO position to capitalise on its current growth. “We’ve been experiencing some really strong growth over the last 12...

05 Jul 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN General | Jul 5th, 2015

How to Brand Yourself Well While Looking For a Job?

We all have our personal reasons for buying a particular brand – be it toothpaste, a mobile phone or a designer handbag. Whether we tried a product and liked it or one of our friends recommended it to us, the bottom line is that the brand we chose over a zillion others delivered its promise and we were so happy with the experience that we went for it again and again, without even bothering to try out other options. Branding is deeply entrenched in all aspects of our lives – from our...

05 Jul 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN General | Jul 5th, 2015

Why Outsource Your Hiring Requirements to a Recruitment Company

The scenario Even in a recovering Australian economy, recruitment market statistics suggest a big lacuna in the ratio of job vacancies to unemployment. Although Australia’s unemployment rate dipped to 6% after a 12-month low in May this year with a sudden spike in the number of part-time jobs, it seems that skilled job seekers are still rooted in recession and are finding it extremely difficult to find the right employment opportunities matched to their bespoke expertise. The country’s job...

« Previous Entries