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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,

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

How Self-Care Can Make You More Productive in the Workplace

Making time for yourself and establishing a good routine of looking after yourself can be key in helping you to be more productive in the workplace. You know the old saying ‘There are only so many hours in the day’. This is so true, so why not make the most of your time and achieve

people of influence and positive purpose

People of Influence and Positive Purpose

We all have people in our life who we can rely on.  I call them “PIPP’s” or People of Influence and Positive Purpose.  They are the people we turn to in times of uncertainty.  They are also the people who have our best interests in mind when dispensing counsel, sharing opinions or asking challenging questions.

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

Strategies to Build Resilience to Manage Stress and Improve Mental Health

Resilience – What is it really? Resilience is determined by a person’s capacity to deal with stressful times and grow as a result. With leaner teams, increased work demands, working from home, social isolation, financial stressors, growing technology dependence, family responsibilities and the work-life balance struggle there is no surprise tactics to effectively manage stress,

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