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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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Have You Ever Considered How Much Damage Poor Interviewing Skills Can Do For Your Company’s Brand?

Have You Ever Considered How Much Damage Poor Interviewing Skills Can Do For Your Company’s Brand?

So you’ve short listed and are ready to interview 3 candidates for a role with the obvious intention of finding that one great candidate, but before you interview please consider this: This is a great branding opportunity for your organisation. If not done well it can very quickly wipe out all the good work rolled out by other departments (Marketing/Sales/Comms). It is important to understand that each candidate’s experience, whether successful or not, needs to be a great one.  People…
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Time For Change | Weekly Wrap Up

Time For Change | Weekly Wrap Up

A week of enormous highs and lows, a week of hope and a week of despair, a week of celebrating and a week of reflection starting out with a spotlight on a meeting in Singapore, to a beautiful young woman losing her barely lived life in such a pointless, needless way.  Social media is awash with new cries for change and as the mother of two daughters close to Eurydice Dixon’s age I am angry for their generation and despair…
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How To Make A Successful Placement

How To Make A Successful Placement

When it comes to recruitment, there is clearly a right and a wrong way to make a placement. Success comes down to control of the process, together with open, honest communication and understanding. It needs a relationship of trust and commitment between all parties: employer, candidate and recruiter. This sounds really straight forward, so why do so many recruitment exercises fail? The following are a few key tips as to how to keep a recruitment exercise on track! Point 1:…
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Making Ends Meet | Weekly Wrap Up

Making Ends Meet | Weekly Wrap Up

Well according to the BoM, it’s apparently the coldest start to winter in Melbourne for 36 years.  Dig in guys, only 11 weeks of winter to go! During the week, Good Shepherd Microfinance’s survey was released indicating that a shocking one in four people are going without the basics. Recommendations are being made about a $75.00 per week increase to the Newstart Allowance, just so people can make ends meet. Listening to the plight of a young Mum interviewed this…
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Turning the Interview Table

Turning the Interview Table

Every Interview is a two-way street. Having a well-prepared bank of questions is a crucial part of the recruitment process and will impress the interviewer and may give you the edge over your competitors. When the tables turn and the interviewer asks “Do you have any questions of me?” take advantage of this opportunity to further demonstrate that you are interested in the role and the organisation you are considering joining. It is important that when you both walk away…
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Get Smart With Super | Weekly Wrap Up

Get Smart With Super | Weekly Wrap Up

A big week this week with the Fair Work Commission ruling a 3.5% increase to the minimum wage as of July 1, which calculates out to $24.30 per week taking the weekly salary from $694.90 per week to $719.20. Casual leave loading remains at 25%. The Royal Commission continues its investigation into all things finance, hotting up for superannuation with Industry funds under the spotlight from next week. As a part of our own review we will be shifting our default…
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Resume Rules

Resume Rules

Recruiters read through many resumes each week, but it’s surprising and also very unfortunate how many candidates have spelling, grammar and formatting errors in their resumes. When you’re trying to put your best foot forward for a role that you really want, your resume is likely to be moved to the “No” pile if it is full of errors. This is especially the case if you’re applying for an administration role and have listed “attention to detail” as one of…
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The Power of Positive Podcasts | Weekly Wrap Up

The Power of Positive Podcasts | Weekly Wrap Up

The Power of Positive Podcasts, the daily commute and well being If you only listen to mainstream news broadcasters it’s so easy to be dragged into all the negativity. Rarely do you get a good news story.  The world seems like such a negative and dangerous place and waiting to hear what the latest Trump tweet has been each morning, quite frankly, has worn me down.  It’s important to stay informed but how do you avoid all the doom and…
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How Temps Are Unexplored Opportunities For Your Business

How Temps Are Unexplored Opportunities For Your Business

What are temps for? Because ‘reception cover’ or ‘a-hand-with-that-backlog-from-when-we-went-paperless-in-2014’ barely scratch the surface of how temps can help support and expand your business. If you’re not sold, or are used to being sold on temps based on their typing-speed, knowledge of Excel or years of experience within an administrative role, then keep reading… Try before you buy            Hiring a temp is a reliable way to trial positions within your business that you aren’t 100% sure…
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A Right Royal Affair | Weekly Wrap Up

A Right Royal Affair | Weekly Wrap Up

Not everyone gets the ‘happy ever after’ fairy tale.  Meghan has not clearly had it all her own way but she seems to have landed on her feet for now anyway, as she embarks on a very different life.  What she does have is security of her future, as much as a person can rely on. Her fortunes are unlikely to change now, unlike that of so many women of a certain age who suddenly find themselves starting over. We…
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An Action Packed Week | Weekly Wrap Up

An Action Packed Week | Weekly Wrap Up

An action packed week that began with the Federal Budget on Tuesday night, massive street protests disrupting Melbourne’s CBD demanding an increase to the minimum wage amongst other issues, ending the week with an apocalyptic weather forecast putting a definitive end to the sublime autumnal weather that has kept on giving. Squeezed into all of this was a refresher seminar on employment terminations, the good, the bad and the ugly. What bubbled to the top with this update was the…
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A Little Bit of History | Weekly Wrap Up

A Little Bit of History | Weekly Wrap Up

Fun Fact One of our lovely clients Alison from Green Energy Trading shared this little piece of history: “In the early 1950’s when my dad first moved to Melbourne as a teacher he used to frequent a very ‘swish’ continental café called The Hoddle which sold ‘European food’ . He always fondly remembered this foray into the delights of Italian culture. As it happened, I was telling an old Jane Franklin Hall colleague (who was a Melb boy and he…
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The Gender Pay Gap | Weekly Wrap Up

The Gender Pay Gap | Weekly Wrap Up

Another busy week that has seen a surge in activity across both Perm and Temp divisions and with the ANZAC Day holiday in the middle, this past week has flown by for most of us. There were a couple of articles that caught my eye during the week the first one by journalist Catherine Hanrahan about pay equality and the pay gap between genders make for interesting reading. Apparently compared to your male counterpart, as a female turning your talents…
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Anzac Day

Anzac Day

What is Anzac Day? ANZAC Day – 25th April – is probably Australia’s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. What does ANZAC stand for? ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as Anzacs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day. Why is this day special to Australians?…
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Employment | Weekly Wrap Up

Employment | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Roger’s weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. Although we, RR etal, continue to see a significant upswing in the number of part time roles that we are recruiting for, interestingly,  of the 135 plus applicants that we received for one advertisement alone (two part time PA roles point 4 and point 6) many of those applicants spoke of their struggle to find, let alone secure,…
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Spoilt For Topics | Weekly Wrap Up

Spoilt For Topics | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Roger’s weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. I have chopped and changed with regard what I was going to write about this week.  It started out with a Commonwealth Games theme. How awesome are those athletes and how fabulously successful has the combined format been watching both enabled and para athletes compete side by side.  I am inspired by the stories of how individual athletes…
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Wellness | Weekly Wrap Up

Wellness | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Roger’s weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. Who knew that all it would take would be a jaffle-maker? Seriously, the humble jaffle-maker has been the corner stone of our own internal wellness program and of course a few other things besides, but essentially, this has delivered the most bang-for-buck so far.  Wellness programs are de rigueur aren’t they? My LinkedIn news feed is full of…
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