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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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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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