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A Short Week | Weekly Wrap-Up

A Short Week | Weekly Wrap-Up

It was a short week last week in Melbourne with the Cup Day Public Holiday on Tuesday and it felt like most of the city took the Monday off as well. Naturally the weather was crazy with torrential rain, thunder and hail storms and just a hint of sunshine for the big race on Tuesday. Matilda won the sweep in our office with Susie coming a close second. During the week, some of the team attended a Recruitment Pop-Up event…
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Keeping Your Brand Safe | Weekly Wrap-Up

Keeping Your Brand Safe | Weekly Wrap-Up

Australia’s unemployment rate dropped from 5.3% to 5% last month (September). It is at what the Reserve Bank of Australia consider ‘full employment’.  For all organisations recruiting in this market, organisational brand has never been more important when attracting and securing people.  It is a competitive market. Company culture, values, career development, location, office and any benefits all play a part to sway talent to join a team. Many organisations put so much time effort and money into their brand…
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Connections That Count | Weekly Wrap-Up

Connections That Count | Weekly Wrap-Up

Congratulations to Sacred Heart Mission for another successful Heart of St Kilda concert held last Tuesday evening at the iconic Palais Theatre. A great line-up of talented performers brilliantly hosted by the very entertaining Brian Nankervis. Last week also saw what will be the final CTC event for 2018. Fully subscribed, 10 very different and accomplished professionals met for the first time. After some trial and error we have finally landed on a great new venue that works well after…
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AI in Recruitment | Weekly Wrap-Up

AI in Recruitment | Weekly Wrap-Up

AI is increasingly creeping into our everyday experience and this is certainly the case in recruitment. Clever technology is slowly replacing what was a function formerly completed by a person. Typically this tech is replacing what has been volume, basic, repetitive and time consuming tasks but a necessary and perhaps initial part of a process.  I remember being at a high profile restaurant not that long ago,  and when I posted this fact on social media together with the restaurant’s…
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Interview Insights

Interview Insights

Interviewing for a role can be an extremely daunting process, so it is no wonder that a lot of people’s nerves get the better of them. The team at Rusher Rogers always strive to make candidates feel as comfortable as possible in an interview, as we all know the pressure that is on someone to do well in this situation. We have put together some interview questions that the Rusher Rogers Consultants often use during their interviews and why, in…
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Mental Health Week | Weekly Wrap-Up

Mental Health Week | Weekly Wrap-Up

Last week marked Mental Health week (7-13th October). This, as you are probably aware, is an annual national event which aims to improve community awareness and interest in mental health and well-being.  Awareness of mental health particularly in the workplace is for many organisations top of mind with dedicated and established well-being and support programs in place. Employee welfare has never been more important not only from a duty of care point of view but also from a talent acquisition…
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Bridging The Super Shortfall | Weekly Wrap-Up

Bridging The Super Shortfall | Weekly Wrap-Up

I read a very interesting article in last weekend’s Age Newspaper by Nigel Gladstone and Linda Morris. It primarily dealt with an increasingly and alarming dilemma that many women find themselves facing after their personal circumstances have changed. That is, the essential need to find secure and ongoing employment at a time that many may be considering retirement. Women are leading the charge back into the workforce to bridge their superannuation shortfall. Retirement is not necessarily an option for many…
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Finals Week | Weekly Wrap-Up

Finals Week | Weekly Wrap-Up

Everyone had footy finals fever in Melbourne last week! Our lovely temp team were busy delivering some delicious cupcakes to all of our working temps in honour of the two Grand Final teams! Thanks to Cupcake Central for making these delicious morsels! There was a mixture of support in the Rusher Rogers office, with half the office going for Collingwood and the other half going for the West Coast Eagles. What a nail biter of a game! As we draw nearer to the end…
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Workshops | Weekly Wrap-Up

Workshops | Weekly Wrap-Up

This week our team has discussed even further, our plans for putting together helpful Workshops for those getting back into the workforce, or looking to change careers but don’t know where to start. As we are new to the Workshop scene, Claudia met with Anita, a Confidence & Performance Coach to discuss the best ways of approaching this to provide the most value to those who need it. More details to come on this, so keep your eyes peeled! Next…
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The Art of Professional Communication

The Art of Professional Communication

You are constantly being assessed by Recruiters, whether it is your communication over the phone, via email or even via text message. You should use the same professional approach regardless of the method of communication. Recruiters will often send a follow up email or text message if unable to get through to a candidate on the phone, so it is important that your response is professional and clear. This blog outlines the ways that you should be communicating with your…
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Seeking Unicorns | Weekly Wrap-Up

Seeking Unicorns | Weekly Wrap-Up

Such an eventful week. Wound up and placed a lot of roles with a whole raft of new perm roles coming through the door. A monumental week for one of our long term clients, Sacred Heart Mission who managed the monumental task of raising the final $Million dollars for their amazing capital campaign for the benefit of those in our ‘hood who experience homelessness. They knocked it out of the park this week so well done team #oneheartonehome Current Permanent…
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The Privilege of Partnership | Weekly Wrap-Up

The Privilege of Partnership | Weekly Wrap-Up

It is so good to be recruiting in a strong market. The permanent market continues to boom as organisations across both the NFP and commercial sectors have confidence in hiring people on an on-going basis. It is great to be a key partner in that growth as we not only recruit to replace former employees, but recruit for growth, as organisations expand their workforce. 50% of the roles that we have been recruiting for have been newly created, additional roles…
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Goodbye Winter | Weekly Wrap-Up

Goodbye Winter | Weekly Wrap-Up

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!! Certainly a big week if you live in Melbourne as we share this most liveable of cities with 5 million residents. A massive milestone for us but still a small city by many global standards but just big enough for us. Some exciting construction developments on our own patch as we (finally) settle on some interior structure, building a couple of interview rooms and a ‘reception’ area that is a little less open than it has…
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Mindfulness | Weekly Wrap-Up

Mindfulness | Weekly Wrap-Up

Just as well we were able to start the week with Sister Shivani… seriously what a week. I can highly recommend her ability to calm a room as 100% of the attendees can attest to early on a Monday morning. She had us captivated as we collectively tackled ‘overthinking’ at 7:45am. The week continued to improve for those of us getting on with the business of keeping the wheels of industry moving in-spite of all the who-ha going on in…
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Women in Business | Weekly Wrap-Up

Women in Business | Weekly Wrap-Up

A big thank you goes out to Angie Bui of VicSuper for her invitation to Business Week 2018 and the Women in Business series luncheon and expo. We got to listen to the inspirational high achiever, Nova Peris OAM and walked away with the clear message that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.  Just the sort of stuff that you need mid-week. In case you missed them we posted a couple of great blogs during the…
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Are you worried about Psychometric Testing?

Are you worried about Psychometric Testing?

There is a definite need for new and creative methods of recruitment in order to solve many of the pressing problems that we face on a day-to-day basis as recruiters. Let’s talk about Psychometric testing as being one of these ‘problems’. Psychometric tests are a specific set of testing used to assess a candidate’s behavioural qualities and emotional intelligence which can ‘predict’ how successful the candidate will be in their new role and how they will fit into the culture…
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The Future of Work | Weekly Wrap-Up

The Future of Work | Weekly Wrap-Up

This week has flown by at a cracking pace and saw our newest recruit Matilda Hubbard join the RR team. Matilda is almost through her HR undergrad which she will complete in several months’ time and brings with her some solid administrative support experience and a passion for recruitment. Welcome aboard Matilda! We joined the fabulous team at Wear for Success on Wednesday night for an evening of fun filled fundraising for this great cause. A big thank you goes…
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Notice Period |Weekly Wrap-up

Notice Period |Weekly Wrap-up

Several weeks ago I wrote about the importance of managing your referee relationships which identified another topic around the importance of keeping your focus once you have handed your notice in.  This is critically important and can have a direct impact and lasting effect on your future reference either well or not so well. Anecdotally many employers have torrid tales of employees turning off during their notice period. I’ve heard it all from not giving a considerate period of notice…
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A Stellar Week | Friday Wrap-Up

A Stellar Week | Friday Wrap-Up

A stellar week, so much going on. We participated in Guide Dogs Vic Trivia Night last Thursday evening and discovered that, as a team we performed surprisingly well across the generations, without resorting to Google…who knew??  So buoyed by our success (OK we came in at number 10 out of about 17ish teams) we have been bitten by the trivia bug and have already signed up for another one!! We followed this fun evening with our annual conference.  An all-day…
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The Importance of a Break | Weekly Wrap-Up

The Importance of a Break | Weekly Wrap-Up

A week off goes so quickly doesn’t it?  I am already back at my desk and it is as if I never left.  I haven’t even got a suntan to prove that I actually left the building/city/state/country!! In all seriousness I do feel as though I had a decent break though, which is the point isn’t it?  So with some recent R&R under my belt one can better deal with things anew which underscores the importance of taking a regular…
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