Asia-Pacific companies lag in web recruiting

by 16 Oct 2007

Top publicly-listed companies in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia are not maximising technology use in their corporate careers sites, failing to effectively capture talent through web recruiting. Recent research from talent management solutions provider Taleo found that while top Australian companies may be ahead of their Asian counterparts in their use of corporate careers websites as a talent-sourcing tool, Australian companies need to make better use of Web 2.0 features to remain competitive in attracting talent. Web-savvy candidates have high expectations of corporate websites. “Intense competition in the current skills shortage is forcing top Asia Pacific companies, particularly Australian companies, to raise the bar when it comes to attracting and recruiting talent,” said Alice Snell, vice president of Taleo Research.

Workplace Authority picks up on fairness test

Significant progress has been made in the number of agreements processed and the quality of information provided by employers, according to recent statistics from the Workplace Authority. The Workplace Authority has more than doubled the number of agreements processed in the last month, and at the current rate, more agreements will be processed than are received within the next few weeks. Joe Hockey, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, said employers only need to provide the Workplace Authority with standard payroll information for their agreement to be assessed.

Ross Human Directions acquires Aurion

Ross Human Directions recently bought HRMS provider Aurion Corporation for $9 million. As part of the deal, Silvano Basso, MD of Aurion, said he and his team will remain with the business, and was confident that the acquisition would offer growth and development opportunities for both companies. Ralph Shreeve, group MD of Ross Human Directions, said that by amalgamating payroll services with Aurion, Ross Human Directions could achieve deeper penetration into the fast-growing HR outsourcing market, with a sound technology platform to underpin its expanded services.