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How to find a job and get it

Are you finding the job search process frustrating and demotivating? The uncertainty in the employment market due to the Covid-19 pandemic means many people are unsure what to do right now.  Where are the jobs and how do I get one?  My team and I are regularly asked these questions.  So, here are some ideas,

The competitive world of talent acquisition – have you got the fundamentals setup for success?

I was a competitive club swimmer all through my schooling life. At the beginning of every year, we had a bunch of new talent join the team, all of whom had been headhunted from other top high schools around Australia. Our school poached them as they held record individual swim times and were added to

the post covid workplace

The post-COVID workplace – what does it look like and what’s changed?

Once social distancing measures ease, you’ll find yourself returning to a very different workplace. At first, the rapid transition to work from home was a challenge but now the focus for many has shifted to what the workplace will be like post COVID. Some will experience roster working hours and days, continuous social distancing will

Which Companies Will be the Ones to Triumph following Difficult Times

COVID-19 has affected our economy, businesses and our society in so many ways. We were initially in disbelief – is this really happening? Companies are making redundancies and restructuring, businesses are looking at ways to try to sustain their profit and ride through these difficult times, and socially we are experimenting with new ways of

Popularity in a Pandemic

A few months ago I wrote an article during the devastating bushfire season – which seems like a lifetime ago now. I spoke of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s handling of the crisis, and how his credibility and branding took a huge hit due to numerous factors. I remember at the time, you couldn’t turn on

You know you’re a recruiter when…

1. You ask a lot of questions You’re curious by nature, which means you’re attentive. You enjoy making assessments about individuals and determining candidates’ suitability for the roles you’re recruiting. A candidate’s suitability for a role is dependent upon several variables. How would this person fit into the team/organisation? How likely is this person to

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The Way We Work is Changing, But Should the Way We Interview Too?

It seems just as soon as we adapted to the remote way of working, most, if not all of us, already have a plan in place to start filtering back into an office environment. Personally, I couldn’t be happier about it. I didn’t adapt as well as some, and as luxurious as it once sounded

Things are changing

The pandemic we are currently in is like nothing we have seen before. It’s a terrible crisis, but it also presents an opportunity to change the way we do things and change the way we think. This is an uncertain time and people are looking for clarity, communication and confidence that things are going to

Why Good Karma is Important in the Workplace

Good karma in the workplace can offer benefits to both employees and the business itself. And it is all based on a few simple fundamentals. Believer of karma or not. It never hurts to dish out a bit of positive energy anyway. Karma is not just something made famous by colourful song star, Boy George,