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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,

Six of the top lessons I learnt about life from my Grandad

Next month would have been my Grandad’s 95th Birthday. It is safe to say he was an incredible man. I knew him for 32 years and I was fortunate enough to spend most days with him for the last few months before he passed. Our chats were endless (even if some of them were over

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Career Coach Advice for the Class of 2020

Leaving formal education is hard enough under ‘normal’ economic circumstances let alone through a pandemic and without a career coach to guide you. Graduating means leaving so much of what you’ve known for the past few years behind.  It means moving away from the bubble you’ve been living in. It means going it alone for

How Effective Leaders Inspire Loyalty

Effective leadership in the workplace plays a major part in gaining loyalty from employees. Organisations want to attract employers and employees who are loyal. When employers and employees are loyal to one another, employee satisfaction, productivity and company profitability increases. Loyalty in the workplace encourages a positive culture and those employees that are dedicated to

The Exercise Effect

It’s no news to anyone reading this that fitness and exercise are directly related to productivity and mental health, but after 2020 changed absolutely everyone’s plans in one way or another and left almost all of us under different levels of increased pressure, it’s important to be reminded of the little things that can make

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

The Tell-Tale Signs of a Burnout at Work and How to Cope

Burnout can affect workplace productivity and the health and wellbeing of people as individuals. Don’t let this silent assassin impact you or your team. Learn to recognise some common signs of burnout and how to prevent it from happening. This year especially, it has become more apparent that advancements of technology in the workplace and

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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

A secret to getting noticed when applying for jobs

To say the job market will be competitive through the rest of 2020 would be like saying a marathon is merely a walk in the park – a significant understatement. If you are having trouble getting that first interview, chances are that your job applications aren’t standing out enough. So what can you do about it? Here’s