Skill be­hind blog

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Career One -

COULD the right can­di­dates be lurk­ing be­hind blogs? The search for skills has been taken to a new level of in­quiry by em­ploy­ers keen to ex­plore new av­enues and re­tain their com­pet­i­tive edge.

‘‘ As the skills short­age has re­ally be­gun to bite, times have changed and the re­cruit­ment in­dus­try has had to move with those times,’’ says RPO Group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Liam Oven­den. ‘‘ Be­sides spe­cialised in­dus­try net­works and hun­dreds of re­sume data­bases, our tal­ent scouts are even tar­get­ing blogs and chat com­mu­ni­ties to reach hard-to-find can­di­dates and peo­ple who aren’t ac­tively look­ing.

‘‘ Can­di­dates can be found through myr­iad in­no­va­tive chan­nels, and many of them are on­line. With the coun­try’s skills short­age and an in­creased need to hire qual­i­fied em­ploy­ees, we need to en­sure that the widest pos­si­ble net is cast for each role.’’

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