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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Why Pre-Employment Medicals Matter

Posted: February 12, 2020 By: Orchard

Everyone can benefit from a regular health check-up with a GP or certified medical professional. A recent ABS survey indicates that less than 75% of people under the age of 45 visit their GP at least once a year. Fortunately, the proportion of people[...]


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a2 Careers – How The a2 Milk Company Successfully Transformed its Recruitment

Posted: February 12, 2020 By: Orchard

  The a2 Milk Company is a leading ASX listed company that is passionate about helping people enjoy a better life. In early 2019, a2 Milk selected Orchard to handle their Australian and international recruitment. Prior to this initiative, a2 Milk[...]


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Why ‘Like for Like’ Hiring Is Not Always Smart

Posted: December 6, 2019 By: Jessie Grant

And why many managers keep doing it! It’s always tempting to want to hire someone who has 100% of the skills and experience you are looking for. It’s even better if they already know your industry, have worked for a competitor and have the inside[...]


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