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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
We recently polled our user database to gauge how likely they were to leave their existing employer. The results surprised us! Admittedly it was not a scientific poll but an indicator of how people are feeling. Staff Turnover - good or bad? Any staff turnover used to be seen negatively in the jobs for life era but now amongst many circles - it is celebrated at least when it is a "healthy" churn.  New staff can bring new...
Is this you? You have job vacancies delivered to your mobile device and you think life couldn't be any better when applying for a job? The fingers tap away on "Apply Now"...and another application sent - yay!   Now all you have to do is wait for the interview call and then... a day passes by then another....followed by a week and eventually a month.  You have stuck to the same routine each day without success what are...
We all have mission and values statements incorporating us, our customers and employees. But, what about potential employees? It is easy in our busy day to day HR and recruiting work, to fail our marketing colleagues in "living the brand". To state another way, we are privileged to be working in our roles so what are we doing to make sure it is that much easier for the next person coming in? 1. Candidates are the "H" in HR  In a...
Below is general advice we gave someone asking for comments on their CV.  We publish this here for the benefit of others who may find applicable.  Hi XXXX Firstly, we aren't experts at this but have the benefit of experience. A CV is a personal document and its purpose is to get you through the door for an interview.  So, your CV should end up in the "call for interview" rather than the "reject" pile. ...
 HOW DO I APPLY IN  MYJOBS   FIJI ? - Q&A Q1. How do I apply for jobs that I see on www.myjobsfiji.com? A. You will need to sign up on this job site. It’s quite easy to do. If you need help email us info@myjobsfiji.com Q2. Do I need to have an employer’s email address when applying for a job? A. There is a button “apply now “ next to each job listing - you click on this and apply for any...
Paradoxically, whilst we see bus driver, beverage staff, cashiers or construction jobs readvertised we also receive daily messages; “I need a job pliz [sic.] help”, “I am looking for a job as cashier” or "What is a CV?". Our conclusion is, therefore - “both”. This makes the job of employers and busy Human Resource Departments that much tougher. Whilst factors such as; labour mobility, availability...