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Whether you're a jobseeker or employer, the Robert Half blog is your one-stop destination for tips, advice and insight you can use to hire engaged and productive workers or land a challenging and fulfilling job. We also offer new research about the workplace and the latest insights into the Australian employment market. Learn from Robert Half’s expert recruiters about how you can build a talented team of employees or advance your career forward.

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The 3 most common hiring mistakes

If you’re like many business leaders, you may have been so wrapped up with different projects that you’ve had no time to focus on the hiring process. The fact remains that skilled candidates are in high demand and short supply. But there’s also a chance you may be partly contributing to the recruiting challenges your company is facing.

Is presenteeism affecting your workplace?

Presenteeism (the practice of coming to work when sick leave should be taken) may seem harmless, even commendable in its dedication to work. However, there are many hidden costs to presenteeism, and it’s important that you and your staff know how to identify and avoid it. Here are our tips.

Women in technology – why aren't there more?

Whilst recent research indicates that women are turning away from IT careers, studies still show that diversity equals success in this sector. So how can employers reverse this trend of women in technology?

Contractor vs employee: What your business needs to know before hiring

If you are looking to expand your workforce, it can often be a challenge to decide between hiring a new employee, or to consider finding an independent contractor. To help you choose, this article looks at some of the differences between a contractor vs employee and shares a few pros and cons of each pathway.

Why deadlines are a make or break in accounting

Deadlines are a key part of any workplace, but they are undoubtedly present in the accounting industry. In this article, we look at why accounting deadlines are so important and share some tips to help you stay on track.