RRHR’s weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of RRHR, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market.
We got some great news this week about a little side pro-bono project that Steve and the great people from Baptcare have been working on for some time to assist their asylum seeker community secure work or even just a little work experience. Many of the asylum seekers have engineering related qualifications from their countries of origin but of course no practical work experience in Australia unless some organisation steps up and gives them their first opportunity. Sanmina has done just that in awarding a casual work contract to one of the asylum seekers from Baptcare’s outer eastern community. After she completed the required electrical soldering course, clearly Sanmina recognised her potential and certainly her enthusiasm to work. We all look forward to hearing of her progress and creating many more opportunities.
I heard with great interest during the week that WordPress, owned by the Automatic group have closed more of their office premises and yet are still hiring like topsy…..while on the surface of this information it doesn’t quite line up but when you understand their working model it becomes crystal clear….their workforce largely works remotely! “The company behind WordPress is closing its gorgeous San Francisco office because its employees never show up” read the headline take from news app Quartz during the week: https://qz.com/1002655/the-company-behind-wordpress-is-closing-its-gorgeous-san-francisco-office-because-its-employees-never-show-up/
While many organisations have a working remote option available to their employees its certainly doesn’t make the foundation of their working model as is the case for WordPress. Being a tech company, their view perhaps is that it doesn’t matter where their people complete their work as technology allows them to work from anywhere, across the globe, so why pay for an expensive office. Google on the other hand has the exact opposite policy apparently? Interesting. Would a working from home or non-office bound environment work for your business? Trust is one of the key factors here I think, not that fact that technology can easily facilitate this but how do you build team comradery and culture with a remote workforce? It will be good to see how this model continues to unfold.
Our internal footy tipping competition continues to be a key topic of conversation between interviews in the office as we gain weekly and somewhat surprising confidence in our ability to pick a winning team. It will be no surprise to anyone reading this, that Team RRHR, perhaps with the exception of Aimee, is largely footy ignorant, and yet, as each week in the competition progresses, we grow increasingly more ‘expert’ in our choices as each team moves closer to the Grand Final. The most amusing thing is that I currently hold the top place, with serious conversations around what my possible strategy could be….. between you and me…..I have no strategy and perhaps therein lies the secret!!
Don’t forget our Refer an ‘Aud’ campaign
WE NEED AUDIOLOGISTS URGENTLY!!! Calling all Audiologists or people who know Audiologists, we have several roles with a fabulous, innovative and progressive, award winning, Australian company for their Sydney & Brisbane practices. The prize for a successful referral: two Gold Class cinema tickets!
Until next week….