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Lulu Bar Denarau Island, Fiji
Oct 21, 2018
Full time
Want to be part of a rapidly growing TEAM? Want to work in a cool & fun environment with plenty of growth opportunities? GREAT PAY and awesome working conditions; in a beautiful location in the hub of Fiji's tourism located at Port Denarau Marina: gateway to the Mamanuca and  Yausawa   lslands ! We are now hiring for: Experienced individuals for the following position: Restaurant Manager Executive Chef Sous Chef Sushi Chef Stewards Cashier Barista Bartender Wait Stall Kitchen Hand Stock Controller You must have experience in hospitality. How to Apply Send written application with a CV and cover letter outlining your hospitality experience one of the ways below 1. Email:  HR@lulubarfiji.com 2. Click "Apply Now" if you are already registered with  www.myjobsfiji.com 3. Mail your CV to:  P 0 BOX PD 2 Port Denarau,  Nadi 4. Hand Deliver to Lulu Bar Café Restaurant Port Denarau. Nadi    Application close on 22nd October 2018.
South Sea Cruises Denarau Island, Fiji
Oct 21, 2018
Full time
South Sea Cruises, Awesome Adventures, Blue Lagoon Cruises along with the newly opened Malamala Beach Club are Fiji's most experienced cruise operators offering a range of award-winning products throughout the stunning Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands. Currently, we are looking to recruit a Steward. This is a live-in position on board our vessel MV Fiji Princess which sails the Yasawa and Mamanuca group of Islands. You will be working on a roster of 3 weeks on board and 1 week off and will be entitled to various staff benefits as well. Required Skills and Qualifications: Previous experience in hospitality attendant and housekeeping Provide efficient dining and housekeeping services to an international clientele Good customer service etiquette Be a team player Certificate in Hospitality and tourism will be an added advantage FMA short courses are desirable Interested applicants with relevant work experience can forward applications with a detailed CV, copies of references and qualifications to: 1. Click "Apply Now" and submit your application or 2. Post to: The Human Resources Manager, South Sea Cruises Limited, PD052, Port Denarau, Nadi  Applications close  4.00pm Monday 29 October 2018.      
Niranjans Automotive Group Lautoka, Fiji
Oct 21, 2018
Full time
Niranjans  Automotive Group operates branches throughout the Fiji Islands: Viti Levu and Vanua Levu Our facilities  include:  motor vehicle sales, spare parts distribution, service workshops, paint shops, panel shops, customs bonded warehouse and exports. We are the distributors of Hino, Suzuki and Mazda. Applications are invited from suitably qualified personnel who may wish to be considered for the above position.  Purpose of the role: As Aftersales Manager, your primary role will be to develop and support the dealer Aftersales Operations in maximizing profitability and absorption whilst delivering the highest levels of customer service. You will also be responsible for ensuring all dealer Aftersales staff are fully trained in our systems, processes and most importantly the standards we adhere to. The Aftersales Manager role will also be responsible for resolving any issues that have been escalated above dealer level. Principal Accountabilities: Be the first point of contact for the service departments for technical concern resolution. Support the dealers with the inaugural (new model) major service. Provide technical and system training for the dealers concerning all service related standards and carry out operating standards audits. Liaise directly with customers and dealers as part of the concern resolution process. Support authorized body repairers with collision repair assessment and carbon structure damage assessment. Work directly with dealers to promote parts sales through options, accessory and service take up. Knowledge, skills &  experience and attributes Sound automotive and engineering knowledge required. Service, repair and warranty claim experience at  dealership  or automotive level. Ability to manage and motivate a team. Think outside the box to resolve unique situations Strong planning, good follow up skills, meticulous in detail Confident with good interpersonal & communication, (especially verbal & written) skills. Take ownership of instructions given by management Full appropriate driving license At least 5 years’ experience Trade Certificate in Automotive Engineering How to apply 1. By Post  to :  The Managing Director, Niranjan's Group, PO Box 450, Suva  or 2. Email application to  vacancy@niranjans.com   or 3. Click "Apply Now" if you are registered on MyJobsFiji Written application to be forwarded, No later than 25th October 2018.
Fiji Sugar Corporation Lautoka, Fiji
Oct 21, 2018
Full time
PROCUREMENT MANAGER Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this role will assist the Corporation to identify new partnerships with vendors, drive greater value through supplier relationships and provide excellent customer service to internal Customers. To successfully achieve objectives. the Procurement Manager will be required to: Interact with internal Customers to ascertain their needs and expectations Analyse the current supplier group across both capability and value Conduct market analysis Run end to end RFX processes Conduct in-depth tender response analysis and cost modelling Engage suppliers Purchasing analysis Strategic sourcing of materials Review inventory ageing Use contractual agreements to drive win-win outcomes for internal customers, the Corporation and suppliers. With an extensive background in procurement, you need to have an exceptional understanding of the manufacturing industry. In addition to having excellent technical understanding you will have: Must have a commercial tertiary qualification 5 to 7 years' experience in a similar role Developed and executed complex strategic sourcing strategies A background working in and leading process-driven procurement teams Proven experience in delivering cost savings while improving outcomes A keen commercial acumen Exceptional communication, negotiation and stakeholder communication skills In return for your skills and experience. FSC will be able to offer you access to solutions through a role that can genuinely facilitate change and positive outcomes. Remuneration /Conditions of Service: Conditions of employment including salary and other benefits are attractive and will be discussed during the interview. How to Apply Applications stating relevant details of qualifications aid experience will be treated in strict confidence and addressed to: 1. Email to recruitment@fsc.com.fj   or 2. Click on "Apply Now" (if you are registered with MyJobsFiji) or 3. Post your applications to: Human Capital Manager FSC Limited, Head Office  Private Mail Bag Lautoka Applications close on 26 October 2018. The Fiji Sugar Corporation is an equal opportunity employer  
Ashabhai Suva, Fiji
Oct 21, 2018
Full time
We are Major Distributors of Fast Moving Consumer Goods in Fiji and Pacific islands. Our Major brands include: Golden Harvest, Novel, Jive, Sunshine, V Drink, Just Juice, De Power, Fresh N Juicy, Yoplait and many more. Career Opportunities If you believe in nurturing your career into a new dimension and growth & hold the relevant education, experience, skills for the vacant positions which we have got, then this opportunity is for You! Key Requirements & Responsibilities: At least Form 6 level of education More than 2 years of experience in a similar role Maintain truck in a good manner and take full responsibility of stocks loaded Group 6 driving license How to Apply Please email your applications with CV and references with recent photograph to 1.  vacancies@ashabhai.com.fj 2. Send written application to post GPO Box 908 Suva  3. Or click "Apply Now"  
Lulu Bar Denarau Island, Fiji
Oct 21, 2018
Full time
Want to be part of a rapidly growing TEAM? Want to work in a cool & fun environment with plenty of growth opportunities? GREAT PAY and awesome working conditions; in a beautiful location in the hub of Fiji's tourism located at Port Denarau Marina: gateway to the Mamanuca and  Yausawa   lslands ! We are now hiring for: Experienced individuals for the following position: Sous Chef You must have experience in hospitality. How to Apply Send written application with a CV and cover letter outlining your hospitality experience one of the ways below 1. Email:  HR@lulubarfiji.com 2. Click "Apply Now" if you are already registered with  www.myjobsfiji.com 3. Mail your CV to:  P 0 BOX PD 2 Port Denarau,  Nadi 4. Hand Deliver to Lulu Bar Café Restaurant Port Denarau. Nadi    Application close on 22nd October 2018.
Lulu Bar Denarau Island, Fiji
Oct 21, 2018
Full time
Want to be part of a rapidly growing TEAM? Want to work in a cool & fun environment with plenty of growth opportunities? GREAT PAY and awesome working conditions; in a beautiful location in the hub of Fiji's tourism located at Port Denarau Marina: gateway to the Mamanuca and  Yausawa   lslands ! We are now hiring for: Experienced individuals for the following position: Kitchen Hand You must have experience in hospitality. How to Apply Send written application with a CV and cover letter outlining your hospitality experience one of the ways below 1. Email:  HR@lulubarfiji.com 2. Click "Apply Now" if you are already registered with  www.myjobsfiji.com 3. Mail your CV to:  P 0 BOX PD 2 Port Denarau,  Nadi 4. Hand Deliver to Lulu Bar Café Restaurant Port Denarau. Nadi    Application close on 22nd October 2018.
Lulu Bar Denarau Island, Fiji
Oct 21, 2018
Full time
Want to be part of a rapidly growing TEAM? Want to work in a cool & fun environment with plenty of growth opportunities? GREAT PAY and awesome working conditions; in a beautiful location in the hub of Fiji's tourism located at Port Denarau Marina: gateway to the Mamanuca and Yausawa lslands ! We are now hiring for: Experienced individuals for the following position: Restaurant Manager You must have experience in hospitality. How to Apply Send written application with a CV and cover letter outlining your hospitality experience one of the ways below 1. Email: HR@lulubarfiji.com 2. Click "Apply Now" if you are already registered with www.myjobsfiji.com 3. Mail your CV to:  P 0 BOX PD 2 Port Denarau,  Nadi 4. Hand Deliver to Lulu Bar Café Restaurant Port Denarau. Nadi    Application close on 22nd October 2018.
Jacks of Fiji Suva, Fiji
Oct 21, 2018
Full time
Jack’s Group of Companies is a growing private sector organisation. which comprises of Retail,  Restaurants. Manufacturing. Construction, Garments. Property Investment Spa and Farms  Our values revolve around strong customer focus. people and integrity. If you consider yourself fit for such a dynamic and challenging environment this is where you would want to be! We are seeking for dynamic personnel with proven talent for sales and the personality to inspire a team to meet the demands of a fast growing enterprise.  The following positions are available for our newly renovated Suva & Lautoka Stores: Responsibilities: Engage in meaningful interactions with customers for resolving enquiries: Ability to handle customers payments through various means: Balance cash in the register and compare it with transaction records in the retail system: Good knowledge of cash counts and ability to handle multiple transactions at any point in time; and Ability to operate in computerized POS system, Skills & Experience: Must have completed Secondary level education: Good communication skills and he sales driven: Attention to detail and ability to operate POS: Be honest and reliable with sound customer engagement skills; and Ability to work in different shifts. To be part of this exciting time and join the Jack's of Fiji Team. please email your application. resume with names and contact details of 3 referees to: 1. recruitment@jacksfiji.com or post to the following address: 2. Job Opportunities , Retail Recruitment, P. 0. Box 259. Nadl Applications close 27th October, 2018
Fijian Holdings Suva, Fiji
Oct 21, 2018
Full time
Fijian Holdings Limited (FHL) is the largest iTaukei owned local equity Investment Company in Fiji and is listed on the South Pacific Stock Exchange. FHL has investments in almost all sectors of the Fiji economy, including tourism, manufacturing, building construction, property, media & communication, finance and retailing. FHL is seeking to recruit innovative, dynamic and versatile candidates for the role of Head of Operations in one of our new subsidiary companies. The above position requires an experienced professional to head a Printing company. The selected individual should be an efficient leader who has excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethic. The individual will be responsible in securing the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth while maintaining the efficiency of business operations. Candidates with professional qualification in Offset Printing and / or a Degree in Business Management / Manufacturing Management essential prerequisites. Knowledge and / or experience in other printing processes (Digital / Flexo etc.) will be beneficial. An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the selected candidate. Applications should include a current resume and an outline of your proven experience to carry out the role. All applications will be treated with strict confidence and should be received by 31st October 2018 quoting “Head of Operations" to the following address:  The Group Chief Executive Officer Fijian Holdings Ltd P 0 Box 2110 Government Buildings, SUVA Or email to Independent@fiiianholdings.com.fj
Castaway Fiji Castaway Island, Fiji
Oct 21, 2018
Full time
Castaway Island, Fiji managed by the Outrigger Resorts is an award winning, iconic four star resort in the Mamanuca group of islands. Castaway Island is 3okm from Nadi in the Mamanuca group and easily accessible by helicopter, seaplane and fast catamaran. We seek the services of a dynamic, energetic 8: self motivated professional to fill the above position. Reporting to the General Manager you are responsible for the day to day operations of the Engineering Department. Key Areas of Responsibilities: Ability to lead a small team with a hands on approach. Excellent knowledge and experience in desalination plant, generators, water treatment plants, general maintenance. Knowledge of project management, construction, electrical and mechanical engineering. Extensive preventive maintenance experience and ability to foresee issues before they arise. Understand guest service needs and work cohesively with other departments to achieve ‘absolute guest satisfaction'. Ensure an effective plant and equipment maintenance and replacement programme is in place and complied with. Maintain firm control of CAPEX spending and project costs against approved budgets. Ensure effective costs saving opportunities are implemented Ensure that grounds and landscape are maintained. Ensure safe waste disposal methods and promote Outrigger's “Ozone" initiative measures. Encourage and build a work environment that fosters mutual respect, trust, motivation, cooperation, empowerment, teamwork and alignment with Outriggers Vision, Mission and Values Assist the General Manager in creating strategic development plans including Outrigger’s master plan. Candidates with at least 5 years' experience in a similar position in an international resort/hotel facility or on an island property, with a thorough knowledge of building and industry codes, desalination and sewerage treatment plants, competent with Microsoft Office, ProjectManagement or related field, proven leadership capabilities are invited to apply. This is an on island position with single accommodation provided. Excellent Remuneration with Gold Medal Medical Insurance coverage offered.  Please forward your written application together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, all relevant attachments and a recent passport size photo to:  Email: hrm@castawayfiji.com.fi Postal address: Delivery by hand: Human Resources Manager Human Resources Manager Castaway Island, Fiji Castaway Island - Mainland Office Private Mail Bag 24 Cawa Road NADI AIRPORT Martintar, NADI All Applications will be treated in strict confidence and should reach the above address by 31 October 2018.
Carpenters Fiji Limited Suva, Fiji
Oct 20, 2018
Full time
This position includes management of staff and day to day operations of the complex, health & safety, customer care and ensuring that service meets company standards.   Responsibilities: Effective management, safety and control of the complex Effective development and supervision of staff Knowledge of complex operating procedures Provide quality service in terms of complex operation Maintain hygiene standards prioritizing inspections and controls.   Requirements: Demonstrate strong supervisor qualities, organizational skills with high level of energy and strong professional commitment. Good communication skill is essential. Absolute integrity and work ethics Tertiary qualification in Management & Public Administration would be an added advantage. The ability to work on shift.   How to Apply A written application, with detailed resume covering qualifications and experiences, can also be forwarded to the undermentioned no later than Monday 29 October. 2018. 1. Apply by clicking on "Apply Now" and submit your application online 2. By Post: Human Resources Officer Carpenters Fill limited PO Box 299 Suva   For any queries for the above-mentioned job descriptions, you may see our team personally at  MHCC Complex ,  Level -1 Administration Section , Suva from  Monday (20/10/18)  between  9am  to  4pm .  
Carpenters Fiji Limited Suva, Fiji
Oct 20, 2018
Full time
Carpenters Fiji Limited has immediate vacancies for its MHCC Complex Centre. MHCC is a modern multistorey complex mall, entertains variety  of shopping options at one meeting point. We are seeking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the following positions to join our MHCC Team. Responsibilities: Maintain sanitation of the Food court and Wash area Ensure tables are correctly set, side stations are tidy, and side work is appropriately completed in Food Court Area Assist in stock take and decorations Handle cutlery and plates, clear tables and stock dirty dishes in Trolley to be taken to wash area for washing Requirements: At least one year of previous experience as a service staff  Excellent presentation and good communication skills Personal hygiene   How to Apply A written application, with detailed resume covering qualifications and experiences, can also be forwarded to the undermentioned no later than  Monday 29 October. 2018. 1. Apply by clicking on "Apply Now" and submit your application online 2. By Post: Human Resources Officer Carpenters Fill limited PO Box 299 Suva   For any queries for the above-mentioned job descriptions, you may see our team personally at  MHCC Complex ,  Level -1 Administration Section , Suva from  Monday (20/10/18)  between  9am  to  4pm .  
Courts Suva, Fiji
Oct 20, 2018
Full time
We require the services of a full-time Senior Service Technician. The ideal applicant will have vast experience in the service industry. having worked with Whitegoods Products. THE JOB SPECIFICS: Experience in diagnosing, repairing and installation of Refrigerators, Washing Machines. Dryers, Cook tops, Range hood, Gas & Electrical stoves. Must be able to repair and install Air Conditioning units. Must have experience to diagnose and repair Commercial Equipment such as VHF Air Cons, Combi Oven, Ice Makers, Fryers. Chillers and under Bench Coolers It is desirable that the applicant possesses a Diploma/Trade Certificate in Refrigeration & Air Condition or  Electrical/Electronics from a recognized institution with at least 5 years work experience in a similar position. A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the candidate that best meets the roles required above. Written applications together with a detailed resume, name of 3 referees. a recent passport size photograph and telephone contact is to be forwarded to the undersigned. Group Human Resources Manager Courts PO Box 3726 SAMABULA Email: hrfiji@courts.com.fj Applications close 3rd November, 2018
Subrails Furniture Lautoka, Fiji
Oct 20, 2018
Full time
We are seeking to recruit qualified and experienced persons for the following positions: Accounts Clerk x 1 / Purchasing Clerk x 1 – (Head Office) This position will be based at our Head Office in Kings Road, Vitogo, Lautoka Responsibilities  Prepare daily group sales reports & other related reports  Prepare supplier purchase orders  Handle petty cash purchases and till  Reconciliation of inventory & related purchases  Other general administration duties as assigned Requirements  Individual with at least Diploma or similar education background  Minimum 1 year experience is required in a similar position  Must be proficient & skilled user of Microsoft Office Excel/Word application  Ability to communicate in a professional manner with internal and external parties (orally & in writing)  Attention to detail, strong analytical skills. Maintain confidentiality & integrity.  Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines How to Apply All applications together with detailed resumes, copies of qualifications and references should be sent by 20th October, 2018 to the following addresses: 1. Email: human.resources@subrailsfurniture.com  or 2. Click "Apply Now" and submit your application online.
Energy Fiji Limited (FEA) Labasa, Fiji
Oct 20, 2018
Full time
Energy Fiji Limited (EFL) plays a critical role in advancing the economy and is responsible for generating, transmitting and retailing of electricity in Fiji. EFL sets high priority on key values such as Customer Focus, Teamwork, Honesty, Transparency, the Courage to do what is right, Individual Accountability and Innovation. The position will be based at Energy Fiji Limited’s Head Office (Suva)  and will report to the Inspection & Installation Coordinator. Key Responsibilities: Work as an electrician under general supervision in the inspection of electrical wiring and fixtures in buildings and electrical plants; Carry out pre-inspection electrical tests and visual inspection on electrical installation to ensure standards compliance prior to connection to EFL grid for domestic, commercial and industrial customers; Ensure that electrical wiring and equipment is in compliance with full requirements of Australia and New Zealand standards (AS/NZS 3000:2000 Wiring Rules); Interpret electrical drawings, schematics, plans and wiring diagram; Inspection of electrical wiring, positions and mounting arrangements of distribution boards, fuses and circuit breakers, switches, light fittings, power points and other electrical plants; Attend to customer faults as and when required and provide feedback in timely manner; Assist Customer Services SBA with disconnection of meters as and when required; Be available occasionally for 24 hour standby on weekly basis to attend to after hour faults and breakdown in power supply for individual customers; Drive EFL vehicles in line with Fleet Manual Policies & procedures; Carry out load balancing as and when required to ensure efficient performance of Network Distribution Transformers; Carry out other delegated duties as assigned by the Electrical Installation Inspector/Installation Inspection Coordinator or functional superiors. Key Requirements The candidate should have a Certificate IV/Trade Certificate in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution; A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in electricity industry as skilled wireman in industrial, domestic & commercial wiring; A valid wireman license and a valid full Group two driver’s license (not provisional) is mandatory. If you think you meet the above requirements, please complete the EFL Standard Job Application Form online or download from the EFL Website ( www.efl.com.fj ), attach a copy of your curriculum vitae & certificates/transcripts and send to: The General Manager Human Resources Energy Fiji Limited Private Mail Bag SUVA However, in case you do not have access to internet then you are advised to contact the HR departments either in Suva, Lautoka or Labasa on phone numbers 322 4359/ 665 6616/ 881 1544 to obtain the EFL Standard Job Application Form and vacancy details. All applications must reach EFL no later than 4:30pm on Monday, 29 th  October, 2018. Note that all applications will not be acknowledged and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted regarding an interview. If you have not been contacted by the Energy Fiji Limited, then your application has not been successful and we thank you for your interest in applying. EFL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Lulu Bar Denarau Island, Fiji
Oct 20, 2018
Full time
Want to be part of a rapidly growing TEAM? Want to work in a cool & fun environment with plenty of growth opportunities? GREAT PAY and awesome working conditions; in a beautiful location in the hub of Fiji's tourism located at Port Denarau Marina: gateway to the Mamanuca and  Yausawa   lslands ! We are now hiring for: Experienced individuals for the following position: Executive Chef You must have experience in hospitality. How to Apply Send written application with a CV and cover letter outlining your hospitality experience one of the ways below 1. Email:  HR@lulubarfiji.com 2. Click "Apply Now" if you are already registered with  www.myjobsfiji.com 3. Mail your CV to:  P 0 BOX PD 2 Port Denarau,  Nadi 4. Hand Deliver to Lulu Bar Café Restaurant Port Denarau. Nadi    Application close on 22nd October 2018.
Lulu Bar Denarau Island, Fiji
Oct 20, 2018
Full time
Want to be part of a rapidly growing TEAM? Want to work in a cool & fun environment with plenty of growth opportunities? GREAT PAY and awesome working conditions; in a beautiful location in the hub of Fiji's tourism located at Port Denarau Marina: gateway to the Mamanuca and  Yausawa   lslands ! We are now hiring for: Experienced individuals for the following position: Stewards You must have experience in hospitality. How to Apply Send written application with a CV and cover letter outlining your hospitality experience one of the ways below 1. Email:  HR@lulubarfiji.com 2. Click "Apply Now" if you are already registered with  www.myjobsfiji.com 3. Mail your CV to:  P 0 BOX PD 2 Port Denarau,  Nadi 4. Hand Deliver to Lulu Bar Café Restaurant Port Denarau. Nadi    Application close on 22nd October 2018.
Grand Pacific Hotel Suva, Fiji
Oct 20, 2018
Full time
COME AND JOIN OUR TEAM We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join our iconic hotel. Experience in 4-5 star hotels is an advantage.  Reporting to the Financial Controller. Duties & Responsibilities You will be responsible for the day-to-day support of all IT systems, business systems, office systems, computer networks and telephony systems through out the hotel. We offer a competitive package for the right applicant.  Interested candidates may apply by sending their application to below email address including cover letter. curriculum vitae, details of tertiary qualifications. 1 passport size photo and working certificates. A full Job Description can also be obtained from the following email address: 1.  humanresources@gph.com.fj Applications close on Friday  2 Novem ber, 2018

Team Talk

The Jobs market in Fiji 30th September, 2018*. In this quarter, we at MyJobsFiji.com sent out a total of 385,300 email alerts for 1,495 jobs from 592 employers. Best of all we counted over 2,036 direct job applications from our site. A change was made so that candidates can apply directly to the employers. We continue to see more graduates joining our site with good qualifications along with demand for “clerical” / less skilled roles. We are mindful that we have to cater to all ends of the employment qualification spectrum. Unsurprisingly, the tourism sector remains the dominant employer along with jobs in Suva and Nadi corridors (we did have a tourism job on Viwa Island – and yes, pleasingly a candidate was found). The job the MJF team would like to work in is Entertainer and Singer on a Captain Cook Cruise ship which was one of the roles advertised. Some employers continued to hire for expansion such as Six Senses along with EFL and Carpenters. Kudos from us to Holiday Inn Suva whose HR department is going digital with applications in support of their business recent digital POS systems. We also noted a number of overseas firms are interested in hiring staff in skilled roles which whilst filled from our site we continue to see many go unfilled. Overall, we continue to see enthusiasm and optimism in the economy with employers looking for innovative ways to source candidates from an increasingly digitally savvy Fijian population. * These results and analysis are based on our own insights and analytics. Newsflash : We just sent out our 6,000th application and now send out 5,000 email alerts daily. We are pleased to be satisfying our mission and look forward to more of you joining it.  
So you are looking for staff and have had a "hard time" finding "good staff ". We hear those words over and over from CEOs, managers and HR professionals. And, we see them post vacancies/ job opportunities over and over in traditional media. One company reposted a larger advert in the newspaper when a smaller one brought no job applications.  So "what's wrong with that " you ask...?  Ummm, actually nothing is wrong unless you have loads of cash to burn listing jobs on places where candidates no longer "hang out" and having your clients constantly bugging you. Nearly 60% of job seekers look for jobs online via job boards or social media sites. The message is clear if you are looking for talent - "post jobs where the candidates are".  Here's what digital media offers over traditional media... 1. Wider reach - anyone with a smartphone can view job vacancies posted online. 2. Faster response - allowing candidates to apply instantly and for you to receive them. No response means a "re-do" the advertisement. 3. Cost-effective - digital media has a lower cost per person reach.  4. Receive applications online in digital format - get applications delivered to your laptop/phone ready to filter in the one spot  5. Modify listings anytime - post adverts anytime (online adverts can be modified anytime for a better response). 6. No deadlines - no 3 pm deadline means you can post when it suits you - any time, any day.   7. Meet the demographic that is Fiji - 69% of Fijians are under 40...what do you think they actually read daily? Don't fall into the insanity loop of "doing the same thing and expecting different results". Job seekers are increasingly looking at different ways of looking for vacancies.  Networking and digital media are replacing the traditional flipping through the papers. People are time poor and busy - but everyone has a smartphone and are "connected"! 
Summary Here is the presentation from our  launch event last week.  We share observations from what we have learnt from being digital in Fiji. Most of all we share our aspirations for all Human Resources staff to collaborating and perhaps even creating a digital culture that not only benefits Fiji but creates a future Google or Amazon.  We hope that the event allowed the opportunity for ongoing dialogue and networking and look forward to collaborating online and face to face at the next event soon. Launch Event We had our successful launch event at the Tanoa Plaza in Suva. We had a number of organisations attend and it was wonderful to share thoughts ideas and issues in a friendly atmosphere with HR and business professionals. What was readily evident  is that the Human Resource staff are determined to contribute to their organisations and the profession of Human Resources in Fiji. The challenges faced are varied from retention to turnover and what was also interesting were some of the innovative ways these have been tackled. We probably met the hardest working group of HR people that we have known. We from MyjobsFiji shared some of our observations from a "big data" point of view and shared what ultimately is our ambition for Fiji. We think the 4th Industrial Revolution is a real opportunity that is validated by the Infosys Report. Importantly HR is in prime position to influence this. At a micro level we focused on for instance the quality of candidates applying, the attention to detail the writing style etc..and how this needs a lot of work.   Many of these observations  were validated by the practitioners attending. We would have thought after receiving over 2500 applications that some candidates would have been found through the platform. It was heartening to hear that a number of candidates had been sourced from MyjobsFiji. Let's get Fiji connected!                  
So what makes you more valuable than the others.....in your organisation ? Here are three simple things... 1. Trust  Specifically building trust. Trust comes from two things - integrity and being capable of doing your job. Honesty is a highly valued trait and is often is part of what defines your integrity. Speak your mind appropriately when asked and if you are unsure be honest. It is perfectly "Ok" to not know all the answers or to put your hand up and admit/own your weaknesses. Trust also flows from your capabilities. You were hired for your role because the organisation that hired you had the faith in your technical and interpersonal skills.  2. Go the extra mile... Think outside the square and do not turn a blind eye to things as they are not in your position description. Managers/owners treasure people who are creative and are problem solvers. Don't throw your hands up in the air and declare "too hard". Find a way forward by brainstorming, discussing and researching the issues. If there is a tap leaking water...."tighten the tap properly" or wash the dishes in the sink. It is not in anyone's  job description to tighten leaky taps! Small things get noticed...go with the saying "be the standard that you walk past".  3. Enthusiasm Be excited to be rolling out of bed to go to work!  When an issue or problem is given to you -  show that you have a 'can do attitude".  Be positive at work and when asked "how are you feeling?" Do not spend the next 30 minutes doing a download of the million issues you are facing in your life. That may be the last time someone asks you that question and everyone will probably avoid you in the lunch room. (Of course seek help if you genuinely have problems....but not everyone at work will be ready to hear your issues and are your friends). If it is too painful thinking about work.....you are not in the right job.There are two options available:  a.change the environment at work so that it is a fun environment and, b. if you can't change that environment - go somewhere else where you will be happy!  Radical right! Well we have discussed with a lot of people over the years and have also experienced this first hand. Gandhi is credited with saying "Be the change you want to see in the world"...start being that change!
Through the jobs placed on our job platform www.myjobsfiji.com , we are able to analyse not only the number of visits, applications and alerts by candidates we are also able to carefully analyse the database of advertisements. This article is about occupations that are seemingly hard to fill in Fiji yet despite this, some organisations are still successful in hiring these hard to fill roles. We have been promising to write about our observations of "good" advertisements - and we promise we will do so in a later post. Meanwhile, let's focus on the hardest vacancies to fill.  Hardest Vacancies to Fill in Fiji? Here is the list based on our analysis: 1. Drivers - yes drivers!. Whether they are Class 2 or Class 6+  passenger levels we find that these vacancies tend to be advertised for longer and go unapplied for. 2. Chefs - Commis /Demi/ Sous - any title  - we find they do not seem to get filled readily.  3. Food & Beverage Specialists - we say specialists in that role that are not waiting and serving staff but those that are required to mix drinks, manage the function etc. The list we should say is compiled on the basis of a combination of;  length of time advertised, number of times (re) advertised, the volume of applications received if any, ignoring the geographical location and noting the frequency of roles advertised. In a future post in addition to writing about good advertisements we have seen we can talk about the "easy to source" roles. So, how does your organisation compare?  Your thoughts and views are always welcome. Get in touch info@myjobsfiji.com
We launched the   www.myjobsfiji.com   job board exactly two months ago without fanfare. We are sharing our experiences based on the advertisements we have seen so far. If you are an employer, professional in Human Resources, and/or simply interested in improving your recruitment process this may be of interest to you. Our top five observations All job vacancies listed on our job board were viewed by at least one or more prospective candidates (100% viewership).  84% of all vacancies listed had one or more application sent to the employer (84% response rate).  The average number of views for each vacancy listing was 21 (on average 21 candidates viewed each advertisement - remember we only started recently and growing daily and all you need is the right candidate to see it!). 15% of the companies had no response to their advert  - this is lower than traditional media though  (more on that later in future posts as to why - a lot of it is due to the advertisement itself). Faster recruitment cycle. The fastest application by a candidate was 3 minutes after a job was listed, and the fastest hire by an employer was 1 working day..see below.   In reality, these are from YOUR experiences we are merely reporting these.  We have been humbled to hear about us making a difference for employers and in turn candidates who are fellow Fijians. A story to share Here's a win-win that we would like to share. A job listing was placed on the  www.myjobsfiji.com  site on a Saturday.  The vacancy was viewed by a candidate and they applied for the role on next day (Sunday). The candidate was shortlisted and interviewed and offered the role on Monday! That's the shortest time frame we are aware of in a full recruitment cycle. Okay, not a big deal we hear you say. And, you could well be right however as we said in a previous article, we are fans of Einstein's definition of insanity - "doing the same thing and expecting different results".  We think we are onto something more than a hunch when an average of over 25 applications are sent daily from our job board - from a standing start. And besides, isn't it a cost to the business to carry a vacancy for a long time? A recent survey found In our recent survey we gained interesting insights into candidate behaviour. 58% of the people relied solely on digital/internet when seeking job opportunities. So put another way, if you are advertising job vacancies through traditional media eg. newspapers, then the chances are that it is only reaching 42% of the potential candidates. Which leads us to the big question incorporating Einstein's definition of 'insanity' : If digital is the future for business everywhere else - why not in Fiji...?    
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