DIY Talent Management or Flow
When hiring Office Administrator Temp and Perm staff in Melbourne, it is no different from anywhere else, Perforance and Engagement are key. In his book, and Ted Talk, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi introduces not only the importance of getting into a state of flow at work, but how to establish the conditions that maintain it. One of those key conditions is performing a challenging role that you have been prepared for through previous skills development. It’s a great day when you and your staff are focusing on the challenges that you’ve spent your career preparing for. At IQ People that means working at Hiring and Managing our Permanent and Casual Employee teams. A bad day is when I procrastinated about finding replacements for our Photocopier or compa
Is your resume blocking your next move?
It’s not fair…your Resume is the most important part of getting the ideal role that will satisfy your lifestyle and allow you to contribute, what, when and how much. Your Resume is really important, but nobody tells you what they really think about it. If you don’t get a response you may never know why. Was it the Resume? Was it your actual experience? Maybe it was just sloppy hiring practices? Success will be an accident unless you know how effective your Resume is. Your Resume is representing you and is the gateway to your future lifestyle…it’s kind of important. But first some inside information about Applicant Tracking Systems IQ People use the Bullhorn ATS to augment our Search phase, and balance this with our own human expertise in the Selection phase
Hiring Temps or Perm
There is only one consideration when deciding between hiring a temp or a perm employee, risk. Risk is about uncertainty Uncertainty Sucks If you’re uncertain about workload increasing or decreasing over the next 24 months than you probably want to consider temporary staff. similarly if this is a new position (or you’re a new leader) you may not have had the time to clarify the role in a really meaningful way. This means not just defining the position description and Key Performance Indicators, but really understanding all of the other events that will impact on the success of this role and the behaviours your employee will need to demonstrate to realise success. Keep in mind this isn’t a Temp to Perm arrangement (see below) it’s more
Quality service isn’t always about speed Except that sometimes it is. iq people have been providing employees to energy and utilities in Victoria for more than 10 years. Because we understand this industry we’re able to match people to positions quickly…Well it seems quick but actually we’re working with the candidates long before the roles become available. That’s actually what we get paid for…the hours that we’ve invested in selection and assessment.
Identifying and growing your talent pipeline
Talent Pipeline? It’s more than just filling a job. It’s about developing an engaged and effective team. But what does that mean? We’re experts, absolute experts in placing and developing Customer Service Teams and Team Leaders, and we have a real strength in IT & T. It’s what we do, it’s what we know, it’s what people expect from us…and we love that. But our customer value proposition goes well beyond just Search and Selection, we’re actively engaged in developing the careers of our candidates and developing the “employer of choice” status for our clients. We do this a number of ways and you can check them out from an Employee perspective here and from the Employers point of view here We’r
size does matter
Nobody starts a small business to stay a small business. Especially a Temp and Perm recruitment agency. And we all knew that it would take a lot of effort and knowledge for iq people to grow significantly…and we put that effort in. We surrounded ourselves with good people, people with a belief in other people, you know candidates and clients. People like us, but with different backgrounds. Well you know we learned a lot, and with lots of successes and lots of failures we became experts, especially when we failed. But we always focused on people. Office Administration Candidates looking for better opportunities and Clients looking for engaged staff. Well it turned out we really liked helping these folks and they really liked our help. It’s no s
we get beyond first impressions
We’re a community and we’re locals. At IQ People we get beyond the first impression, OK so we all have professional faces and Employees and Employers, and we can be a little more anonymous on line, but we’re all real people. And through genuine discussion we identify personal asprirations, business objectives, things you’re good at, and corporate competencies. Through that dialogue we’re able to match the right people to the right challenge. Let’s start your conversation today
let's start the conversation
You know…you could just leave it another day. Maybe sometime next week, or think about things and make a definite start, probably next month…things will be clearer then…or not. Look I’m not one to say you’re procrastinating, but if you’ve come this far, you may as well check out what we have to offer. You’ve looked at this page for a reason, and so it’s probably worth a quick conversation. The job market is ever changing. Technology has made a big difference, so has the economy, and…if you’ve noticed…so has our culture. We’re filling jobs that didn’t even exist 10 years ago, and serving customers that speak languages we’d never heard of. The point is, if you’ve been a
Or more specifically Office Administration staff that work for you in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.
More than 15 years of finding the missing piece to business puzzles from Richmond and Hawthorn to Box Hill, Scoresby, Mulgrave and Burwood. We’re local and we’re focussed. We always have been.
We have focussed almost exclusively on matching and managing talented Office staff. We’re good with these folks and we enjoy their company. But we know that, like our clients, our industry has changed and we have too.
When IQ People talk about a talent solution it’s because we know one size doesn’t fit all. And we also know that we’re a small team of experts. That means we understand there are some parts of the campaign that your team will be better to run, and there are some parts that we are better to run.
So let’s scrap the fixed fee from the “pre social network” era and lets talk about the specific value that we can contribute
get rewarded for your own brand and networking value
Many of our clients, maybe like you, are already able to able to reach out to their social network of like minded people and satisfy their Search phase for new roles. From time to time however there is still a requirement to extend beyond their known talent pool and search for great candidates through advertising and through Agency campaigns. We’ve applied flexibility to Permanent and Temporary campaigns.
Flexible Permanent Recruitment
With more than 15 years in the Eastern Suburbs it’s fair to say that “Johnny come lately’s” have difficulty in this market. There’s a lot at stake for brands, and we get that.
We also know that many clients have invested heavily in their own brand, which of course can attract great people in your industry. It would be crazy to suggest charging you for Search campaigns if you’re able to reach out to your own network.
From time to time however there is still a requirement to extend beyond their known talent pool and search for great candidates through advertising and through Agency campaigns. With this in mind IQ People are able to provide a flexible model that scales up or down with your own presence in the Talent market place. This means if you would like IQ People to conduct Search, Selection and Outsourced Management we’re able to provide that complete service for you. Learn more here.
Flexible Temporary Staff Management
IQ People are able to provide a flexible model that scales up or down with your own presence in the Talent market place. This means if you would like IQ People to conduct Search, Selection and Outsourced Management we’re able to provide that complete service for you.
Alternatively if your team and brand have already developed strong capabilities in sourcing your own candidates it would be crazy to engage IQ People for that phase. Similarly if your teams are hit with the additional workload of managing the onboarding and offboarding of temporary staff IQ People can seamlessly stream that effort for you.
If along the way your team develop a competency for Search, Selection, People Management then you should be rewarded for that. If your team is still developing that competence, let IQ People help, so you can focus on your mission, without surprises. Learn more here
it’s about genuinely understanding people
Nobody starts a small business to stay a small business.
Especially a Temp and Perm recruitment agency. And we all knew that it would take a lot of effort and knowledge for iq people to grow significantly…and we put that effort in.
Well you know we learned a lot, and with lots of successes and lots of failures we became experts, especially when we failed. But we always focused on people. Office Administration Candidates looking for better opportunities and Clients looking for engaged staff.
Well it turned out we really liked helping these folks and they really liked our help.
It’s no surprise then that we never became a big company, we just couldn’t pull ourselves away from the conversations…I think they were important conversations…and they still are.
At iq people we’re humbled when Candidates and Staff trust us with their careers and their enterprise. We may never become a big company and that’s ok.
Secure Technology Enabled
Of course we’ve made changes. Investments in Applicant Tracking Systems means we’re able to leverage our search capability, for broad and long tail searches. But we’re still careful, we’re more secure now than we ever needed to be before. Treasuring our client and candidate data we’ve partnered with the best in cloud providers for storage, back up, and encrypted access. Our ATO compliant single touch payroll means our candidates submit their own Tax and Superannuation details and they’re connected directly with the ATO and Superannuation Clearing Houses. We respect your people too much to compromise their privacy.
One thing hasn’t changed, our conversations. OK so we’ve kept up with technology, but that has only allowed us to spend more time with our Clients and Candidates, listening and asking. It’s what we do.