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How to find great candidates that aren’t actively seeking work

It’s a jungle out there – the employment market is as competitive as ever. Great candidates hold all the cards at the moment, so you want to make sure you are doing all you possibly can to broaden the reach of your organisation. You should be exploring unconventional options and casting a wide net. This … Read More

What to do about Australia’s gender pay gap?

The gender pay gap is a complex, multi-layered problem with many contributing factors and it certainly isn’t unique to this country. One thing that is particularly striking in Australia, however, is the fact that extremely high levels of education have seemingly not helped to close the gap. Remarkably, Australia ranks equal first globally for women’s education, but … Read More

Should video interviews be a thing of the past?

Video or phone interviews for remote applicants have been utilised by employers for decades. However, COVID-19 lockdowns essentially enforced these mediums across the board. We all became accustomed to conducting business remotely. Many of us have adjusted and prefer the convenience of not having to continually commute to our place of work or a prospective … Read More

What Centrelink’s new program ‘Workforce Australia’ means for jobseekers

From July 4th, the Australian federal government will be transitioning nearly 800,000 Australians out of Jobactive – their main employment services program – to a new program called Workforce Australia. These changes have been in the works for a while. They were developed following a 2019 Senate committee which deemed Jobactive “punitive and not fit … Read More

Define your culture and you’ll attract like-minded people to your company

The culture of your workplace has a significant impact on people’s wellbeing and job satisfaction. Workplace culture represents the collective values and attitudes of the people who work there and is predominantly defined by the management and leadership of the company.  We spend so much of our lives working that the importance of a good … Read More

4 resume tips that will set you apart

1. Length doesn’t matter as much as you think Too many people have misguided preconceived notions about how long their resume should be. We’ve seen candidates with twenty years of experience with one page resumes because they believe employers will lose interest, but then unfortunately their short resume omits too much information. On the other … Read More

How to future-proof your career in a changing economy

The job market is evolving at a rapid pace and employees no longer have the same degree of job security that was once typical and expected. It’s not all bad news though. Although our jobs may change more frequently, we can still actively cultivate successful careers. Here are five tips on this. Be adaptable In … Read More

Inappropriate interview questions

Most people feel a bit vulnerable and exposed in an interview situation. This is only natural – you’re being asked questions that are designed to uncover your strengths, your personality and your weaknesses. It’s important to know, however, that certain questions are off limits. Let’s take a look at some of the types of inappropriate … Read More

The pitfalls of workplace surveillance

We are living in a time of increased workplace surveillance. Due to the pandemic, many of us have shifted our work environments from the office to our homes. As a result, many employers have been utilising technology to monitor staff who are no longer contained and observable within an office structure. Current surveillance increase As … Read More

Workers will soon be entitled to 10 days of paid domestic violence leave.

On Monday the Fair Work Commission handed down a historic decision entitling over 2.6 million people, employed under modern awards, to 10 days paid domestic violence leave.  Currently under the national employment standards (which applies to all employees) workers are entitled to just five days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave. The Fair Work … Read More