October 12th 2016
Job Snobs Epidemic Holding People Back From Work
A leading business consultant believes job snobs are becoming part of the Australian culture with both employees and employers guilty of being one.
“A job snob believes a job is beneath them or they won’t accept a role simply because of location or a lack of benefits like parking,” said Shannon Daniels.
“An employer can also be a job snob by ruling out potential candidates based on stereotypes or not acknowledging those who have taken the time to apply for the job, which sadly is becoming the norm,” said Mr Daniels.
“It’s happening too often and both parties lose out - employers are stuck with a high turn over of staff costing them time and money while job applicants prefer no income over a job they don’t hold in high regard,” he said.
“Even people with extensive experience who want to shy away from responsibility to improve their lifestyle are rejected as over qualified without even being interviewed.”
“I know a job seeker who submitted 60 applications within a month and received just one phone call telling them they’d be better suited to another position of which they had no vacancies.”
“Some businesses are even looking to hire from overseas simply because they can’t get people willing to do shift work or long hours.”
Some stats in here .. not sure what would be most relevant – any suggestions?
“Job snobs are prevalent because as a society we have a variety of choices and live in an era where people often buy what they want when they want it.”
“Job snobs won’t settle for less and would prefer to wait for the right job in their mind to come along rather than take any.”
Mr Daniels believes being a job snob makes no sense -
Parents Risk Nest Eggs To Finance Millennials' Business Dreams
If their kids can't get loans, they're willing to risk it all.
31/08/2016 7:19 AM AEST | Updated August 31, 2016 07:19
Millennials who want to launch their own businesses but don't have the funding are increasingly turning to their parents for loans.
Business consultant Shannon Daniels said that despite the Federal Government pledging to support innovation, wannabe small business owners without cash reserves or credit ratings were struggling to raise startup capital.
He said that many millennials were choosing to start their own businesses simply because they couldn't find a suitable job.
"Millennials are chasing flexibility at work and would prefer to start a business if they can't find work to suit their lifestyle," Daniels, who runs Perth business consultancy Emanation, told The Huffington Post Australia.
"In some cases we're talking about loans of $100,000 which is eating into retirement nest eggs and putting parents at big financial risk."
Despite those risks, millennials are asking their parents for money -- and it's paying off.
Looking to cut overhead costs associated with rent and boost workforce productivity? The latest workspace trend could provide the answer. Forget open-plan offices, which can result in too many distractions for employees; instead, consider hot desking.
3rd August 2016
Hot Desk Communities Replacing Open Plan Offices Reducing Gossip and Boosting Work Productivity
There’s a new trend in workspaces that’s replacing open plan offices that have proven too distracting for employees and a breeding ground for sickness.
“Hot desk communities are popping up as flexibility increases in the work place and staff aren’t always expected in the office,” said Business Consultant Shannon Daniels.
“They tend to be smaller offices with several meeting rooms and staff use any desk available rather than having one assigned to them,” said Mr Daniels.
Mums and Dads Foot the Bill for Jobless Kids To Start a Business
While many children stay at home well into their 20s, an alarming number are also looking to their parents for financial support to start a business, simply because they can’t find a job.
Leading business consultant Shannon Daniels said while the Federal Government talked about support for tech start-ups, it was actually mums and dads who were providing loans and rent-free housing to help their children start businesses.
“Millenials are chasing flexibility at work and would prefer to start a business if they can’t find work to suit their lifestyle,” said Mr Daniels