How to recession-proof your career

How to recession-proof your career

Despite the unemployment rate being at its lowest rate in 5 years (5.4%), there is still an atmosphere of uncertainty in the labour market in Australia. Many employers are reducing headcount and you often speak with someone being made redundant at the weekend BBQ. Regardless of whether your role is secure, there are strategies that…

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Recruitment hacks in a candidate short market

Recruitment hacks in a candidate short market

According to the ABS, the unemployment rate of 5.0% for September 2018 is the lowest rate of unemployment since 2012. Given that we are very much experiencing a candidate market, what are some strategies that recruiters and employers can implement to fill labour gaps? Applying a flexible staffing approach Many companies are open to employing…

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How to recruit effectively using LinkedIn

How to recruit effectively using LinkedIn

Do you currently advertise roles on LinkedIn? Whether you are a recruiter or a small business that does its own recruitment, it’s likely that part of your recruitment strategy will include advertising a role on social media. However, it’s important that you understand your company’s strengths and service offering before you begin recruiting. It’s also…

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How a ‘growth mindset’ equals success for your team

How a ‘growth mindset’ equals success for your team

One of the catchphrases that has been circulating around schools recently has been ‘growth mindset’ – so what is growth mindset and how can it be utilised in the business space? Growth mindset is a term that is used to describe research by Dr Carol Dweck and her colleagues that focused on students’ attitudes about…

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How we successfully built our business with referrals

How we successfully built our business with referrals

It’s possible to build your business based on good quality referrals – whether that’s new clients or new candidates (or employees). We’ve successfully grown our family business from 1 to 3 sites and dramatically increased profitability through internal and external referrals. So what is the best way for a business to do this? Start tracking…

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What are the risks and the benefits of Labour Hire?

What are the risks and the benefits of Labour Hire?

Labour Hire workers have been portrayed in the media recently as being underpaid and exploited by Labour Hire companies, resulting in the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 being established in a bid to regulate the industry. So what is Labour Hire and what are the risks and benefits to employees? Labour Hire companies function as…

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