Hiring someone with too much experience? Know the risks

Posted: January 18, 2021 By: Orchard

Managers often like the idea that the person that they are hiring knows everything about the job, has all the skills and has loads of experience. The candidate is seen as a safe bet, can hit the ground running and will need little supervision and no[...]


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With a large pool of available candidates, do we need professional advice from a recruitment firm?

Posted: January 18, 2021 By: Orchard

Recruitment is both easier and more difficult in times of strong candidate flow. At time of writing, the employment market is responding to an increase in confidence across a number of industries and geographies. Many businesses are looking to grow[...]


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Knowing your Culture is Key to Successful Hiring

Posted: January 18, 2021 By: Orchard

If you know your culture and how to assess cultural fit, it is easy to hire. A recent Australian study showed that 72% of managers believe that they hired someone who was a good cultural fit. That shows that 28% of managers did not believe they had,[...]


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Revisiting our Predictions for 2020

Posted: July 30, 2020 By: Orchard

In January, we brought together our team to summarise a few ideas of how employers are thinking about their HR, their workforces and their recruitment for 2020. As we all know, the world has been turned upside down since then, so how do our themes[...]


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Hiring over Zoom during the COVID-era – is this the ‘new normal’?

Posted: July 30, 2020 By: Orchard

There has been a lot of talk about working from home using online platforms such as Zoom. There has been less talk about how employers have been hiring their new recruits in this new environment. Since mid-March, almost all of Orchard HRO’s recruitment[...]


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Showing a lot of professionalism (and a little kindness) in recruiting

Posted: July 30, 2020 By: Orchard

We know that recruitment is hard for many managers who don’t really enjoy reading CV’s, interviewing, selecting the final candidate (and saying no to the unsuccessful candidates). It is often easy to ignore common courtesy and to leave some loose[...]


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Your recruitment options – will you be recruiting the same way as you were before COVID-19?

Posted: May 29, 2020 By: Orchard

The post-COVID-19 employment market will remain delicately poised for some time as businesses navigate their way from lockdown mode to the “new COVID normal” as Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria, has labelled the next phase. On the one hand,[...]


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Professional Support for a Post-Lockdown Job Search

Posted: May 29, 2020 By: Orchard

For many businesses, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy has forced a deep look at their workforce requirements beyond the lockdown period. Business and HR strategies have changed to cope with the current situation, and some of the old[...]


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HR Leaders: are you looking for a more flexible way of handling your recruitment technologies?

Posted: May 29, 2020 By: Orchard

With today’s remote working environment, our team are using our SkyHire technology suite to support our client group of leading employers. We are able to seamlessly continue our full service delivery without stepping foot in the office. Can you say[...]


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Our Predictions for 2020

Posted: February 12, 2020 By: Orchard

  We’ve brought together our team to summarise a few ideas of how employers are thinking about their HR, their workforces and their recruitment. Here are a few of the main themes we discussed.   Build vs. buy? Employers will increasingly[...]


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