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What do recruiters need to know about AI?

Artificial intelligence is the future. If we believe the current conversations it’s set to both take jobs from us and make our lives easier, but what’s the real impact of an automated future? The news is split with some headlines praising advancements and the others proclaiming we can’t compete with this technology when it comes to employability. As with most updates to technology, knowledge is power and by understanding what the impact will be, you’re more likely to be able to tackle it head-on. So, how could it affect our current jobs market and recruitment techniques?

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By David Gee Published: August 31, 2018

How to spot a top graduate social media profile

Do you use social media to search for potential candidates? You’re not alone – according to the Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey of 2015, 92 per cent of companies use social channels in their search for top talent. But in a sea of new graduate social media profiles, how can you spot the good ones? As The Independent pointed out recently, there are certain things that simply must be included. So, as an employer, here’s what you should be looking for…

 

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By David Gee
Published: July 13, 2016

How to win at recruiting through social media

Finding potential employees in the digital age is a multi-platform pursuit.

According to a survey completed by Pew Research Centre, 54 per cent of adults have used the internet for job information. 79 per cent use online resources in their job search and a further 35 per cent of social media users have used these platforms to find and research roles.

The first step is having a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram – also known as ‘the big four’ – but for the best results, you will need to do more than just turn up. Here are some top tips we spotted for getting the best out of social media when it comes to recruiting…

 

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By David Gee
Published: July 11, 2016

5 of the Most In-Demand Jobs in Singapore

Are you a finance graduate looking to break into the world of banking in Singapore? Earlier this week I came across an article on Yahoo outlining the Lion City’s best (and highest paid) careers and opportunities.

 

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By David Gee
Published: July 07, 2016

Women Missing from the ASEAN Job Market

I came across an article recently on Free Malaysia Today which centred on the imbalance between women and men in the ASEAN workplace. At GradLink, we work closely with connecting university students with their dream graduate roles and so we recognise the importance of equality in the job market. But while this discrepancy is alarming – it is also rectifiable. 

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By David Gee
Published: June 13, 2016

Skilled workers in increasing demand despite ASEAN job market getting tough

The employment landscape in Southeast Asian is undergoing rapid changes. In addition to wavering growth rates in some countries, an instability skills demand means that many jobs are at risk and employees feel insecure about their positions. At the same time, employers across the board struggle with a shortage of talent and are increasingly open to sourcing specialists from abroad.

A culmination of the regional economic integration policy, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is also likely to aid candidates’ mobility and encourage companies to facilitate sourcing a workforce from neighbouring countries. While it will add to the already significant challenge of talent retention, it will also provide viable alternatives for unskilled workers willing to acquire basic language skills to seek opportunities abroad.

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By ASEAN Today
Published: June 05, 2016

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