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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,

How to speed up your hiring process

So far, the beginning of 2021 has been a pleasant surprise across the recruitment industry. The current unemployment rate has dropped to 7.68% which demonstrates that the economy is becoming healthier. Based on an article from Labour Force Australia, the unemployment rate in Queensland in January was approximately 7%. Whilst, this is a promising figure

Employee Value Proposition – The meaning and the importance of it to attract and retain talent

2020 was a whirlwind, and anyone in the people game saw recruitment and HR professionals, along with candidates, navigate a unique and challenging market. The first half of the year we saw companies gain access to talent, and quality talent, quite easily as a result of the volume of candidates on the market due to

If HR were a science fiction movie…

Imagine how the HR or People and Culture functions across the employee life cycle would be represented in a science fiction movie. Most of us already think we are in a badly written sci-fi movie with the outbreak of COVID-19. Hats off to all those practitioners who have helped guide their people through a pandemic.

Optimum Advice Episode 3 – HR Metrics

We are continuing our ‘Optimum Versus Bad Advice’ series with one of Jason’s favourite topics – HR Metrics. Everyone in business these days will be familiar with the expression ‘what gets measured gets done’. But does that mean that things that aren’t measured don’t get done? And if we assume that we can’t measure everything,

Optimum Advice Episode 2 – Balance Your Team

We are continuing our Optimum Advice vlog series, and in today’s second episode we look at whether ‘hiring for culture-fit’ is good advice in an age where diversity is so important. In doing so, we will offer up a slightly better way of looking at this topic – balancing your team – as a strategy

A great time for great advice.

Let’s agree, COVID-19 is already changing the global business environment in ways that could not have been imagined in January 2020. It is the pace of change that has caught everyone by surprise and whilst many things may return to ‘normal’ at some point in the future, there are some things that will have changed

Career Tips – Ensure Your Skills Remain Transferable

In October 2017 I wrote Evolution is Unstoppable, an article demonstrating how customer loyalty doesn’t last forever.  Loyalty is challenged when people have the luxury of choice… often the new options are better, faster and cheaper.  At that time, Holden had just ended its Australian motor vehicle manufacturing and the once mighty “Roaring Lion” was

Dad/Life/Work Balance

For my wife and I, having our first child was a brilliant moment in both of our lives. February 10, 2019 was a heck of day, actually, so was the night of the 9th! From this point on my wife and I embarked on a challenging year with new and diverse obstacles. My wife and