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Closing Out the Work Year

The Final Stretch: Closing Out the Work Year

As the year comes to an end and the holiday season begins, it’s great to say goodbye to the past 12 months with a work celebration but also taking a minute to stop and think about what we’ve achieved, and how to get ready for a successful and exciting new year ahead. Reflecting on Achievements:

how to elevate job interview into a great connection with the applicant

The Interview Experience: Elevating a Conversation to a Connection

We’ve all been to those interviews; you know the ones that seem more like an interrogation than a conversation. As a candidate, you leave not knowing where you stand and as a Recruiter this is the last thing we want you to experience. Our aim is always to try and transform an interview into a

how to increase productivity at work

8 Ways to Increase Your Productivity at Work

Don’t you love those days where you wake up feeling rested and refreshed, power through your day at work, look up at the clock at it’s already the afternoon? Love that feeling when you leave work that you have achieved so much and feel like you really kicked goals today? But then other days when

when is the right time to leave a company

Do I stay or do I go – when is the right time to leave a company?

I can tell from an application when the person is rage-applying. If you’ve been in the workforce a while, you know about the rage-apply, and you’ve probably done it yourself – something has happened in a meeting, or a colleague has annoyed you so much that you see red and start randomly applying for whatever

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Navigating Redundancy During the Holiday Season

Christmas is knocking on our door – you arrive at work this morning and “BAM” you have been made redundant! It is not a nice feeling, and it can be a challenging situation, upsetting and it normally is a total shock. So, the big question is – where to from here? In this current world

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How to avoid redundancy

The corporate world can be a competitive place, but it’s also full of opportunities for those who know how to play the game. As most people are aware, redundancy has become a growing worry for businesses as they face a broad range of challenges including economic uncertainty, technological advancement, and globalization. As we enter the

How long will you stay in your job?

How long will you stay in your job?

Cast your mind back to your school days… a time when a 30cm ruler, was a daily companion.  You used it for drawing straight lines, taking measurements, honing your straight drive (if you dreamt of playing cricket for Australia), and maybe even engaging in epic sword fights with classmates.  You probably had several rulers through

contract work

Contract Work: The Benefits You Don’t Want to Miss Out On

The path of landing a full-time job with a single employer and staying with them for decades has changed. In today’s job market, contract work is increasing, and it is an opportunity people should consider with an open mind. In this blog, we’ll explore why rejecting contract work could be a mistake and why you

Navigating the Counter-Offer Dilemma

Navigating the Counter-Offer Dilemma: Factors to Consider Before Deciding

Let’s set the scene: You’ve just spent the last few weeks attending a series of nerve-wracking interviews, successfully completing reference checks and felt the rush of excitement when you receive a job offer. And then, just when you thought everything was done and dusted, your current employer throws a counteroffer onto the table to try