HR Archives - Optimum Consulting

3 key talent strategies to review in an ever-changing world.

At Optimum Consulting, our clients range from small entrepreneurial start-ups to large institutional clients which gives me a fascinating insight to the people challenges these businesses face. One thing that resonates with all at the moment is that there seems to be a trend to go back to a simpler way of doing things, and

Internal mobility – A possible solution to fight the current talent shortage and retention challenges

There is absolutely no doubt, it is not only hard to find quality talent in 2021, but retaining talent is also proving a challenge. You only need to speak to any hiring manager, HR professional, recruiter or anyone looking to engage and retain talent, to know it is tough. Job ads are underperforming – the

Is your recruitment process quick enough to secure the best candidate?

The market this year has really taken off with a bang and there is a lot of confidence in the economy at present. We are seeing good candidates being snapped up very quickly and we are even starting to see candidate shortages in some areas. It has certainly been an education piece for those clients

benefits of hiring temporary resources

The numerous benefits of hiring temporary/contract resources

Hiring a temp or contract employee can be a highly resourceful and useful solution. They can have numerous benefits to a business, here are some of them: Speed Ever got to the point where the workload has increased out of control to only have more added to your plate? Projects commence, employee absence is high,

What colour unicorn would you like?

What colour unicorn would you like?

The first 4 months of 2021 (yes, we are now entering MAY, how insane is that!) have thrown up some of the most unbelievable and incredible circumstances of any job market that I’ve been involved in. Although my recruitment career only started in 2011, I’ve still managed to see quite a few ups and downs,

How to speed up your hiring process

So far, the beginning of 2021 has been a pleasant surprise across the recruitment industry. The current unemployment rate has dropped to 7.68% which demonstrates that the economy is becoming healthier. Based on an article from Labour Force Australia, the unemployment rate in Queensland in January was approximately 7%. Whilst, this is a promising figure

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

If HR were a science fiction movie…

Imagine how the HR or People and Culture functions across the employee life cycle would be represented in a science fiction movie. Most of us already think we are in a badly written sci-fi movie with the outbreak of COVID-19. Hats off to all those practitioners who have helped guide their people through a pandemic.

Optimum Advice Episode 3 – HR Metrics

We are continuing our ‘Optimum Versus Bad Advice’ series with one of Jason’s favourite topics – HR Metrics. Everyone in business these days will be familiar with the expression ‘what gets measured gets done’. But does that mean that things that aren’t measured don’t get done? And if we assume that we can’t measure everything,