O Inspiration Archives - Optimum Consulting

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

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,

Is This The End Of Loyalty Cards?

I noticed something the other day when our team returned to working from the office. The café in our building has always offered loyalty cards to its patrons and I noticed over the first few days back, no one was using their loyalty cards when ordering coffees. I asked the guys behind the counter about

Using Goals to Navigate Through COVID-19

Goal setting is something that does not come naturally to me. I’ve always thought that setting goals was a bit “wishy-washy” and that if you wanted to do something, just get in and do it. Why did you need to talk about it, write it down and explain the steps? In my mind, that was

HOW GOOD IS YOUR BEST? Tips to bring your “A” game now

If ever there was a time to be at your best, it is now. Life is tough at the moment and it is swinging punches at us with a fury like never before.  We can curl up and be pummeled or bring our “A” game and start punching back.  Of course, I mean this figuratively

Luckily we already had our Performance Drumbeat in place.

One of the things that has stood out for us as a company over the last few weeks has been that despite the obvious upheaval, our method of supporting team performance (we call it a Performance Drumbeat) hasn’t had to change too much.  Yes we have made adjustments, however at a time when there is

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,

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,

Connectivity in the Virtual Workplace

We all know the world of work is changing. There is so much noise about what jobs will be taken by Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation and the future of work. Globalisation and Technology have been spruiked as major game changes in the talent space for a while now and I still believe these factors to