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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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Tips for a Successful Job Hunt

Tips for a Successful Job Hunt

How to get the most out of your job hunting efforts… Looking for a new job can be hard work and knowing how to navigate your way through a myriad of job boards, recruitment agencies and HR departments is enough to drive any sane person completely barking mad!! Here are a few tips that will hopefully cut down your frustration levels and allow you to place your efforts more effectively with people and organisations that will get you closer to…
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Referee Relationships Matter | Weekly Wrap-Up

Referee Relationships Matter | Weekly Wrap-Up

Being in recruitment we get asked a myriad of questions about how people can better manage their careers. Everything from tips for a better resume, to how to prepare for an interview, apply for a job, prepare for key selection criteria and so on and so forth. All are important but in my experience references, or more importantly, your referee relationship can be a make or break situation. The best advice I can give any working person, and let’s face…
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The Importance of Timely Feedback

The Importance of Timely Feedback

A lot of people forget don’t they?  They forget what it’s like to be looking for a job.  They forget how vulnerable you feel when your every move is being analysed by potential employers.  You are on show, you cannot afford to make a wrong move, you are putting on your best show, all-day-every- day, no time to relax, on-the-ball, present and always on the front foot.  It can be exhausting!! Did I turn up too early? Was I a…
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A Celebration of Our Temp Workforce | Weekly Wrap

A Celebration of Our Temp Workforce | Weekly Wrap

This week has clearly demonstrated why we work with the clients that we do. It comes down to shared values and a genuine commitment to a mutually respectful partnership and genuine care for our shared workforce, be they temp, perm or contract. I received an early morning call from one of these clients who out of respect and inclusion wanted to keep their agency in the loop with a security breach experienced by the organisation to make sure that our…
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Happy New [Financial] Year!

Happy New [Financial] Year!

It’s been 18 months since I deserted Britain’s chilly climes for Melbourne’s… chilly climes. With weather this cold, it’s suddenly difficult to remember why on earth I moved 10,000 miles away but there are a few things that have been worth the trouble: Considerably better coffee Australian slang (when in doubt, add an ‘o’) Sandy beaches… …I know that few Melbournians will agree that the city beaches are anything to brag about. However, if you’ve ever sat on the unforgiving…
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Your Personal Brand | Weekly Wrap

Your Personal Brand | Weekly Wrap

  EOFY enough said. I want to discuss personal brand and why taking control of and owning your personal brand is so important.  It’s all about what you stand for, how you want to be perceived by the world.  For each of us it is something different.  Some of us pay it more attention, while others pay it no mind.  All of the above is OK until it impacts things that you want to do or worse, prevents you from…
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Ghosting

Ghosting

          If you’ve experienced dating this century, particularly via the modern technology at our fingertips, chances are you know all about ‘ghosting’. With my swiping days far behind me, I thought my days of ghosting were over. Apparently not! Turns out, ghosting is rife in the recruitment industry and it gives us consultants the kind of frustration that makes you want to mindlessly fling things out windows. Let me give you some examples… You offer an…
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Labour Hire Licensing | Friday Wrap-up

Labour Hire Licensing | Friday Wrap-up

Well it’s official.  The Victorian Parliament has passed the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017. All was confirmed in an RCSA member update emailed during the week: “Once the Act takes effect, any business providing labour hire services in Victoria, like those operating in Queensland presently, will be required to have or have applied for a license as a condition of operating in that State”. It went on to explain that “The Act will come into operation on a date to…
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