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Thanks kids, I got the job!

Thanks kids, I got the job!

In life’s long work-life journey, there are times when we are brought to our knees. At the best of times, finding the ‘next thing’ is challenging. Will I be good enough? Do I have enough experience? The right mix of skills? Fit to their needs and mine? And, dare I say it, fit for the

my tips if i was a hiring manager

My top tips if I was a hiring manager recruiting in the current market

There is no doubt the market has shifted, and the first quarter of 2021 has kicked off with a bang. A number of clients have multiple roles for which they are trying to recruit, candidates are in demand, some areas are short of talent and in some instances the panic has started to set in.

The Employee and Job Seekers’ Golden Guide for Successful Salary Negotiation

The Employee and Job Seekers’ Golden Guide for Successful Salary Negotiation

Whether climbing the corporate ladder, churning out skills of a trade, or seeking your perfect place of employment; to get your net worth, it is important to be familiar with the golden rules of salary negotiation. And because it’s not everyone’s forte, we have compiled our expert tips to help get you well prepared for

Recruiting in a Talent Shortage

Recruiting in a Talent Shortage

Despite the obvious challenges and reflections of 2020, we were lucky here in Australia, and ended the year in pretty good shape. 2021 has forged ahead with encouraging vigour, but there is certainly talk about talent shortages. We are currently experiencing one of the highest reported talent shortages in the past decade, with 46% of

It’s Time to Upskill

Change is inevitable; there is no way around it. COVID-19 has proven that our world can change in an instant. Businesses have been forced to adapt to new ways of working and had to learn the importance of training and educating staff so they are more dynamic and agile in the face of change. Although

Looking for a new job? Differentiate yourself with a video resume!

With 2021 well and truly into full swing now, the Australian job market has a quiet confidence about it.  Sure there are still many uncertainties, and there are various industries that are yet to recover (the travel industry is just one example), but it’s certainly a better situation than what most of 2020 was able

goal setting for 2021

Goal Setting for 2021

It’s that time of the year again where many of us have had a relaxing break over Christmas and are slowly staggering back to work throughout the month of January. I normally set my goals (both professional and personal) in the lead up to the New Year, but I think like most people this year,

Create a culture of innovation, people development, and customer focus

Many people and organisations seem to think that great company culture is determined by whether a group of employees get along on a personal level or not, which couldn’t be further from reality. A company’s culture is characterised by a range of common attributes, internal processes and employee behaviours that are well aligned with the

Recruitment process power shift

Well, to say that 2020 has been a strange year would be the understatement of the century! I would say that it’s been unprecedented, however, along with the term, “you’re on mute” I think I’ve heard that enough times already. Working in recruitment for almost a decade has prepared for a lot of situations and