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The End of 2021 – The Beginning of a New Career Landscape

If 2021 has taught us something – you cannot take anything under the guise of “normal” when it comes to the job market. And right now, we are in the eye of a candidate-driven career storm, a job seeker’s delight! See 3 of the top job-seeking trends that recruitment experts predict next year will hold.

Virtual Interviews are still Formal Interviews

Interviews are nerve wracking tests of preparation, motivation, will and professional passion. Interviews provide the time and space for an employer and prospective employee to not only talk about an advertised role, and the responsibilities it holds, but the culture of work and growth strategies to aid a candidate on their career journey, and the

Internal mobility – A possible solution to fight the current talent shortage and retention challenges

There is absolutely no doubt, it is not only hard to find quality talent in 2021, but retaining talent is also proving a challenge. You only need to speak to any hiring manager, HR professional, recruiter or anyone looking to engage and retain talent, to know it is tough. Job ads are underperforming – the

2021 job offer

2021 Job offers

The current job market, in QLD at least, is different to anything I’ve seen in my career. Granted I haven’t been in recruitment for as long as others, I’ve still seen a few ups and downs. Some that I’ve anticipated and plenty that I haven’t! Currently we are in a really tight and fast-moving employment

Is your recruitment process quick enough to secure the best candidate?

The market this year has really taken off with a bang and there is a lot of confidence in the economy at present. We are seeing good candidates being snapped up very quickly and we are even starting to see candidate shortages in some areas. It has certainly been an education piece for those clients

Career Readiness

If you are reading this in Australia, you would have experienced quite possibly the greatest turnaround in talent supply and demand in history. This time last year, we were in Covid lockdown with a predicted unemployment rate of anywhere between 16-20%, the road to recovery was going to be long… very long. But fast forward

What colour unicorn would you like?

What colour unicorn would you like?

The first 4 months of 2021 (yes, we are now entering MAY, how insane is that!) have thrown up some of the most unbelievable and incredible circumstances of any job market that I’ve been involved in. Although my recruitment career only started in 2011, I’ve still managed to see quite a few ups and downs,

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.

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