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Education VS Experience – Which is Better?

You have two candidates – one with five years’ experience but no accreditation, the other a recent graduate with stellar academics but no real-world experience – who would you choose?  As recruiters we’re often presented with this kind of conundrum. Assessing who will be the most successful person in the role we’re hiring for depends … Continued

Know Your Workplace Rights!

We recently heard a story from a candidate that disturbed us. The candidate currently works for a big global company here in Australia. The company has been off the record asking its employees to take their long service leave but work throughout their leave. The organisation claimed it was to prevent redundancies but conversely, they … Continued

Why Your LinkedIn Photo Matters?

These days, most recruiters agree that your LinkedIn profile is more important than your resume. So it makes sense that you’ll want to take the time to create the best possible LinkedIn profile you can. The photograph you use is also very important as it’s a chance present yourself as approachable and professional.  LinkedIn is … Continued

How Important is Flexible Work?

The pandemic has changed many things about how we live and one of those changes has been the number of people with flexible working conditions. A recent survey into hybrid working in Australia by Telstra found that the percentage of employees with hybrid working conditions pre COVID-19 was 19%, moving to 43% of businesses during COVID-19 and … Continued

What to Include in Your Resignation Letter.

A resignation letter is the most professional and appropriate way to officially terminate your employment. Using proper resignation etiquette will help you to leave your job on the best possible terms.  You want to ensure that you maintain good relations with your soon-to-be former employer. This is important because you might wish to utilise them … Continued

How Organisations are Reducing Barriers to Employment

Whether deliberately or unconsciously, it’s sadly true that many job seekers experience discrimination in some form based on factors such as age, gender and race. The notion that the most qualified and suitable candidate will be hired for the job unfortunately doesn’t always play out in reality. So how can organisations work to be more … Continued

Are Australian Salaries Set to Rise?

Australian employees have been experiencing declining wage growth since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). However, the housing market, utilities and the overall cost of living continues to rise so there has been accumulating pressure applied to workers. The current candidate shortage within the Australian job market could be a major contributing factor in forcing … Continued

Why Empathy is an Essential Trait in Great Leaders

Is empathy the most important attribute in a leader? The traditional view is that leaders need to be strong, decisive and influential. These are all still important characteristics, but recent research indicates that empathy may just be the most significant trait of our times. As we navigate the challenges wrought on our lives as a result … Continued

Navigating Parental Leave Entitlements

If you’re planning on bringing a child into your family, it’s important to be aware of your parental leave entitlements. Australia is a signatory of two international human rights treaties that include the right to maternity leave. This is obviously a positive thing; however, parental leave entitlements do come with some caveats.  The below information … Continued