Hippo Jobs has announced a new management team
Lisa Watts has been appointed CEO extending her current role as CEO of artsHub, a successful niche job board for the creative arts community.
Hippo Hot Tips for Cover Letters
Your cover letter is arguably the most important part of your job application. It’s what your potential employer reads first, and should sum up what you have to offer within the first few sentences. Writing a good cover letter can also be the most challenging step in the job application process, so we’ve put together these tips to get you started:
10% of Aussie Workers Independent Contractors:
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has recently revealed that in November 2008, one in ten employed people worked as independent contractors in either their main or second job. Independent Contractors are defined as employed people who operate their own business and who contract to perform services for others under a commercial contract, rather than as an employee under an employment contract.
Jobs Roadshow to Tackle Unemployment:
The Australian Government launched a travelling roadshow in July 2009 that will cross Australia in an attempt to create jobs in the wake of the global financial crisis. The ABC reports on its first forum in Melbourne.
Minimum Wage Increase Denied:
In mid-July, 2009, the Australian Fair Pay Commission announced its decision not to increase the minimum wage. An article in The Age explains the decision and the response from the Australian Council of Trade Unions as well as that of Workplace Relations Minister Julia Gillard.
Women make jobs gains while men lose out:
Women are the surprise winners from the changes that have flowed from the global financial crisis, with the latest jobs figures showing that female employment has been climbing at a time when male employment has been sliding. And the extra jobs for women are not — as widely believed — part-time.
Australian Job Ads Continue to Fall:
June 2009 figures from the ANZ Job Advertisements Series show that job ads on the Internet and in newspapers fell by 6.7% in June, taking the annual fall to 51.4%.
Job figures show Australia's doing better than most countries:
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says Australia’s unemployment rate remains lower than all the other advance economies, except Japan. The latest figures show 1,700 jobs were lost in May, while more than 24,000 people moved from full time to part time work.
Seek Says Decline is Slowing:
The SEEK Employment Index (SEI) for the month of May 2009 indicates the rate of decline in the Australian labour market is slowing.
Australian Job Ads Fall 49 Percent:
The total number of jobs advertised in major Australian metropolitan newspapers and on the Internet fell by 7.5% in April 2009 to a weekly average of 136,770 per week. This is on top of the 8.5% fall in March.