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Embracing Potential: A New Approach to Hiring in Australia

As a leading recruitment agency, Zoom Recruitment has observed a significant shift in the hiring landscape. Traditional methods that focus almost exclusively on competence and experience are becoming less effective in the rapidly evolving workforce. Surveys have found that 56% of executives foresee “critical gaps” in their ability to fill senior management roles in the coming years. This has led us to advocate for a new approach: hiring for potential over experience.     The

Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Recruitment: A 2023 Perspective

At Zoom Recruitment, we understand that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are not just buzzwords, but critical aspects of the modern workplace that drive innovation, foster creativity, and enhance employee satisfaction. The recruitment industry, in particular, has seen a significant shift towards these principles. This article synthesizes key findings from recent reports, providing a comprehensive overview of the current state of DEI in the recruitment industry.   The Landscape of DEI in Australian Workplaces Insights

Company Secures Favourable Fair Work Commission Ruling in Response to Employee’s Permanent Work-from-Home Request

In a significant decision, the Fair Work Commission recently addressed an employee's appeal for a permanent 100% work-from-home arrangement.   An Australian company successfully defended its position before the Fair Work Commission when an employee, Charles Gregory, sought a permanent work-from-home arrangement. Last Thursday's ruling rejected Gregory's request for full-time remote work due to health and parental obligations.   The Commission found that Maxxia, a salary packaging firm where Gregory worked as a case adviser,