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Do you know what your required notice period is if you quit?

Posted on Dec 3, 2021

The time between when you hand in your resignation and when you finish up at an organisation is called the ‘notice period’. The notice period you give is determined by federal legislation, your employment type and the contract you have signed with your employer.  How much does it vary? Most people consider a four-week notice […]

Our Five Top Tips for Resigning in Person

Posted on Dec 2, 2021

Having a difficult conversation is a bit like giving a speech – most people will do whatever they can to avoid it. We’re being pushed outside of our comfort zone and feel unsure of the reaction we will get. Resigning in person to your direct report usually feels like it will be a difficult and […]

Education VS Experience – Which is Better?

Posted on Nov 30, 2021

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 […]

Know Your Workplace Rights

Posted on Nov 26, 2021

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 […]

How Important is Flexible Work?

Posted on Nov 23, 2021

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 […]

How Talent Acquisition Can Get the Most Out of Recruiters in This Market

Posted on Nov 17, 2021

We are currently seeing the strongest job market for candidates since before the GFC. In fact, some would argue that right now is an even harder time for employers. Hiring staff is fiercely competitive and securing high quality talent is even more difficult. The current market has seen a reversal, with candidates now interviewing the […]

How Organisations are Reducing Barriers to Employment

Posted on Nov 16, 2021

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 […]

Are Australian Salaries Set to Rise?

Posted on Nov 15, 2021

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 […]

Why Empathy is an Essential Trait in Great Leaders

Posted on Nov 11, 2021

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 […]

Navigating Parental Leave Entitlements

Posted on Nov 4, 2021

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 […]