skills shortage in Australia

The skills shortage certainly remains but could it be fixed this week?

Sadly, I don’t think so (but we’ll get to that). This week is a good week, bringing the much welcomed first day of Spring and the wonderful change in season. Whilst I’m sure it will still be cold in Canberra there will be some heat with Labor’s Jobs and Skills Summit. The two-day event starts on Thursday

workplace performance

Creating Optimum Workplace Performance

All organisations want their teams to be productive by adopting a cycle of success through good habits. The people you employ are your top resource to build your business towards favourable outcomes. While this may look different in the wake of COVID, the right strategies will impact your work performance drumbeat. At Optimum Consulting, we

resilience in the workplace

A Resilient Workplace Reaps Rewards

It is no question that the Australian job market is experiencing very interesting times with almost full employment, with nearly everyone willing and able to work being in a position already. According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics release, there are 480,100 job vacancies in Australia, a 111.1% increase since February 2020. In June,

how to be employable

A Recruiter’s Insight On How To Become More Employable

Since 2003, Optimum has been working with businesses throughout Australia and internationally, for almost 20 years.   Our team of highly experienced people professionals, provide end to end recruitment and HR consulting services.   In the last year, we helped 591 people into suitable employment and as we continue to develop those relationships, many of our candidates

The Benefits of High-Performance Workplaces

The phrases ‘ fast-paced environment’ or ‘high-performing workplace’ get thrown around in job ads and by recruiters every day, but what does a high-performing workplace actually look like, and what are the benefits of it?   A high-performing workplace is a management style that gives employees higher responsibilities and more involvement in decisions. This style