Recruitment consultancies and agencies are usually one of two types; they either specialise in permanent recruitment or temporary recruitment. What are temps and what's in it for you?

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Souths Sponsorship

09 November 2017

JP Smith is proud to be business/corporate sponsors of the Southern District Magpies Cricket Club.

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Non Financial Benefits

14 September 2017

Sophie Mexted gives some real-world advice on non-financial benefits for employees.

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JP Smith are now doing video blogs!

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Resume Day!

31 July 2017

JP Smith Recruitment and HR are offering a resume advice service to the public, free of charge.

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The team at JP Smith Recruitment & HR work hard to find suitable candidates who are motivated to stay in your company and thrive. However, as an employer, are you doing your part? When was the last time that you reviewed your HR Management practices? After all, the effective management of your human capital is key to staff retention.

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“What is an HR Audit?” is almost always the first question I am asked when introducing this service to clients. Often business owners have never even heard the term “HR Audit” before, let alone its purpose and the benefits it can provide. In short, an HR Audit is the process of examining every policy and procedure that effects an employee. Here is a brief run down on how they work and additionally, why they are important to your business.

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Christmas is already upon us and before too long we will be stepping back into the office in January to commence a new working year. Many of us have plans in place as to how we will grow profitability in 2017 however, are your leaders and managers best positioned for success? Why not put them to the test?

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Work life integration

02 December 2016

Our Director and Psychologist, Jamie Smith talks with the Chronicle about work life integration.

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National Psychology week is about to commence for another year. Here are just some of the ways JP Smith Recruitment and HR contributes to the community with the help of our in house Psychologists.

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Screening candidates is often overlooked by hiring managers when the time to fill the position, or a lack of suitable candidates, takes priority over finding the perfect fit for the business. It is something that needs to be taken seriously however, as hiring an employee without properly vetting their skills or experience can lead to terrible outcomes for the business.

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As the Director of JP Smith Recruitment and HR, I am in the fortunate position that many of our clients contact me with a wide array of Recruitment and HR queries. One of the most common questions I get is, “What should I be quizzing for during the interview to get the right information?” I think we’ve all been told too many times what we are not supposed to ask during the interview, so here are three good questions to get the most from your interview.

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At JP Smith Recruitment and HR, the two most common reasons we see for organisations wanting to work with us is either because they don’t have the time to conduct a full and comprehensive recruitment exercise themselves, or they feel they don’t have the expertise to recruit effectively. In either case, they need a recruitment Partner to guide, mentor and support a robust recruitment process. However, all the recruiting expertise in the world won’t net a good result, unless organisations are willing to enter into an open and mutually beneficial relationship with our consultancy. Whoever you work with, it is important to know how to make the most of your recruitment partner to ensure success.

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Resume Building Service

15 August 2016

The goal of any Resume or CV is to assist you in securing an interview. Many people tend to forget that they are essentially your "first impression" to any potential employer and as a result they need to be treated as such.

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JP Smith Recruitment and Human Resources are pleased to announce the release of the new video highlighting our Executive Search service.

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our Executive Search Service.

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We would like to say a big thank you to the clients and candidates who nominated us for the Heritage Business Excellence Awards.

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Outplacement services are an important consideration when looking to downsize. In our first video news post, Declan discusses the significant benefits to be gained by providing assistance to your outgoing staff.

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Outsourced temporary employees provide a flexible solution to meet uncertain workload increases whilst providing direct management and control over those working for your business. Consider sourcing temps through an outsource provider as an alternative to direct hires and outsourcing of entire tasks…

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Exploring a candidate with transferable skills opens the hiring process to an almost limitless opportunity to find a new staff member who is the right fit for your business and who may well stay longer than the candidate with the most desirable direct experience…

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An often overlooked factor of redundancies is the emotional needs of retained staff - the last thing a business needs is to action a series of redundancies only to lose remaining staff or experience reductions in productivity on the back of a significant drop in morale. Fortunately, there are tried and proven ways to manage the morale of retained staff through all stages of a downsizing.

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Performing for Profit Seminar

09 September 2014

The Crowe Horwath "Performing for Profit" seminar where Jamie Smith answered queries on staff performance matters.

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Have you thought about who is looking at your Facebook Profile? Social Media is here to stay; it opens the lines of communication in times where people are finding less free time to keep in contact with loved ones. It is fun to share memories of events and parties, but if you are applying for a position where a level of conformity or professionalism is required – I would advise exercising some caution.

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We now have a FB presence. Feel free to drop by. http://www.facebook.com/pages/JP-Smith-Recruitment-and-HR/154742507909022

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Psychometric skills for the job

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At the recent Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference in Brisbane, one of the most talked about themes was the impact of social networking within the workplace. We have all heard about disrupted productivity and decreased attention to detail but it was amazing to hear the number of positives that psychologists had noted with regards to this new phenomenon.

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It really is all the rage now – social networking. If the ‘seven degrees of separation’ paradigm seemed a bit farfetched before, it certainly isn’t now. The minute you register a new friend on Facebook or colleague on LinkedIn, you are hit with a barrage of ‘other people you might know’ from your new friend/colleague’s contact list – and chances are you know at least some of them.

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Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and now the new Google+ seem to be the hot topic on everyone’s lips, from tweens to top business owners and businesses. Social networking provides an unmitigated smorgasbord of social interaction, though is it something that should be taken so lightly as just social interaction?

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We all know a positive work place creates higher staff motivation and morale, which in turn, leads to greater productivity and output. We all know that a positive work place leads to happier staff, which then increases employee retention which can help reduce turnover costs.

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Effective change management is an integral part of a business’s make up in this fast-paced and dynamic age of advancement. This advancement is in all aspects of business and can be related to the specific human resources as well as technological and environmental aspects of a business.

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Employee Assistance Program’s (EAP’s) are an innovative and useful tool in establishing a supportive network for yourself and your staff.

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To understand the benefits an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can have for you and your staff, you must first understand what an EAP is.

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Like all good plans, EAPs can come unstuck if logical steps are not taken in order to ensure the seamless transition into your workplace.

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You have been through the arduous task of sifting through resumes, you have shortlisted and you have narrowed it down to one candidate, but best practice recruitment does not stop once the letter of offer has been signed.

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As the quality of the applicants will depend on the quality of the recruitment practices in place, ensuring best practice throughout the recruiting process is paramount.

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Five, no-nonsense tips, that will ensure you instil best practice in your recruitment operations.

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There are many benefits in having a temp in your business.

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We can assist your business with Temporary employees. If your business experiences change or faces the challenge of effectively maintaining or increasing output at any one time, then we can help you.

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Awards are known to be a complex but essential part of business life.

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Recognising and providing solutions to your business’ staffing needs is not always an easy process.

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