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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

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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

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

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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

You Can’t Wear Trackies in the Office

This national lockdown due to COVID-19 forced many companies to change the way they operate very quickly and with very little warning. People had to adapt overnight and change the way that they work. Now that restrictions are slowly easing a lot of companies are having to transition BACK into working from the office. This

Looking for work? Here’s two useful tips.

“Jason, how many careers exactly have you had?” Even though I was speaking to someone I had known for over 20 years, I didn’t initially know how to answer this question. Although my career has been relatively stable, I’ve still managed to transition between areas of expertise including Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Recruitment, Automotive, Geolocation Technology,