Employment Trends Archives - Optimum Consulting

Employee Value Proposition – The meaning and the importance of it to attract and retain talent

2020 was a whirlwind, and anyone in the people game saw recruitment and HR professionals, along with candidates, navigate a unique and challenging market. The first half of the year we saw companies gain access to talent, and quality talent, quite easily as a result of the volume of candidates on the market due to

Recruitment process power shift

Well, to say that 2020 has been a strange year would be the understatement of the century! I would say that it’s been unprecedented, however, along with the term, “you’re on mute” I think I’ve heard that enough times already. Working in recruitment for almost a decade has prepared for a lot of situations and

Retaining your staff in 2021

In a tight economy, employee retention is one of many (if not the most critical) issues employers are facing. The costs of employee turnover is a lot higher than just their salary. Team productivity, engagement, culture, hiring costs and many other “soft costs” need to be considered when losing an employee. What can employers do

Employment Update (Australia)

October 2020 – Working in the recruitment and staffing industry, I’m regularly asked about employment trends and market information, so here’s my blog to answer that question for the here and now.  My opinions are based on my day-to-day recruitment activities which includes regular meetings with senior executives to discuss their staffing plans and budgets,

Team Productivity in a Downmarket

It’s an unfortunate reality that many businesses are going through restructures and redundancy processes due to the current climate. Businesses must look at cost saving measures across the board or risk not emerging from this recession. Regrettably, one of the most common cost saving measures is job cuts and restructures. While saving money through wages

contract recruitment

Contracting in an ever-changing landscape

We’ve all read our fair share of COVID-19 recruitment blogs over the past few months. I had a laugh when I saw some of the articles from late 2019 and even early 2020 predicting some of the trends that we were likely to see throughout this year. Who would have ever predicted just how disrupted

How to give yourself a better chance of landing that dream job

How to give yourself a better chance of landing that dream job

2020 has been a strange year in many ways. Some of us planned to buy a house, travel overseas, have a wedding, or simply find a new job after graduating university. Unfortunately, for a lot of us, we were forced to put our 2020 plans on hold (at least for now). From a recruitment perspective,

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