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Talented Candidates Have Choices In This Market | Weekly Wrap Up

Talented Candidates Have Choices In This Market | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. Despite the latest national GDP figures coming out with Australia growth rate stagnating at 1.8%, the employment trend we continue to experience is that good candidates are in demand and there are plenty of options for them. These in-demand candidates do not stay ‘available’ for long.  Temps are quickly getting snapped up left, right and centre. So for those…
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Is Your Organisation The Stuff of Dreams?

Is Your Organisation The Stuff of Dreams?

Last week the 10th annual list of the 50 Best Places To Work came out. According to the research by Great Place To Work Australia, some of the main aspects that people dream of in terms of workplace happiness are flexible working arrangements, the opportunity for team bonding and staff health. What can these things look like to an employee? Flexibility Flexibility in the workplace can mean a number of things, such as flexible start and finish times, or it…
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Labour Licencing Update |  Weekly Wrap Up

Labour Licencing Update | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. It’s the 1st of September and that can only mean one thing, it’s the first day of Spring. A season of renewal. A season that can spur all of us back into action, to return to the gym, to make good on all those promises of better choices for health, well-being, priorities, learning and of course career. Seek…
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When Game of Thrones Takes Over Your Life

When Game of Thrones Takes Over Your Life

The daily chat heard around our office, which is 99.8% of the time about work related issues (hi to my boss) occasionally, turns to other topics. News of the world, the endless seasonal shifts of Melbourne, who’s beating who in the footy tipping…however sometimes, (again to my boss; HARDLY EVER) really really important life issues take over the conversation. Such as; can we talk about the latest episode of game of thrones? Our office is divided with a 50/50 split of…
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Competition For Talent | Weekly Wrap Up

Competition For Talent | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. Well it’s the final week of Rusher Rogers’s Footy Tipping competition and its seems that the race to the bottom of the ladder is held in much higher regard than those of us who have held the number one spot ALL SEASON…go figure.  Looks like the prize is set to go to the holder of the wooden spoon…
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My Favourite Temps

My Favourite Temps

With only hours until I fly out the door to enjoy 3 weeks of unimaginable Annual Leave bliss, I found myself jotting down a list of ‘my favourite temps’ so that my colleagues could hit the ground running when those temp roles roll through in my absence. Here are the frequent characteristics of those who made the list – how many points do you score? 1. Always answers the phone I know, I know, life easily gets in the way of…
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Perception Is An Interesting Thing | Weekly Wrap Up

Perception Is An Interesting Thing | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. We started the week with a balmy 21 degrees and we end the working week on 13…in the meantime Melbourne was voted as the world’s most liveable city for the 7th year in a row…perhaps the weather was not taken into account? Perceptions are an interesting thing. During the week I had a conversation with a potential client…
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Searching for a Unicorn

Searching for a Unicorn

There comes a time in every recruiter’s career when they are face to face with THAT job order, frantically scribbling down a list of impossibly specific requirements that no one person could possibly possess, and they realise what the client really needs, is a unicorn. Unicorn [noun] a mythical animal typically that ticks the boxes of a long list of unusual and specific requirements to a standard that no mere mortal could reasonably attain    When you’re back in the…
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Challenges Faced By Fundraising Professionals | Weekly Wrap Up

Challenges Faced By Fundraising Professionals | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. This week I was fortunate to attend an FIA round table breakfast targeted at fundraisers who were afforded the opportunity to ask a generous group of experts covering topics from regular giving, middle giving strategies, CRM optimisation, social media and tech: data management, analysis, testing and strategy…phew and all before 9:00am! I was really keen to learn of some the…
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Do you value your values?

Do you value your values?

No doubt you’ve heard, or experienced firsthand, companies using personality testing during the recruitment process. Myers-Briggs is a popular one for industries across the world, but if you Google it you’ll see mixed reviews, from articles that claim it can ‘build a strong company culture!’ to others warning not to ‘pigeon-hole your employees’. At Rusher Rogers we partner with a number of non-profits, that is, values-driven organisations. For NGOs sourcing candidates who only tick the boxes in terms of practical…
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Business Activity Set To Increase In The Next 12 Months | Weekly Wrap Up

Business Activity Set To Increase In The Next 12 Months | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. August!!! Can you believe it?  What a year and in 4 weeks’ time Spring will have hopefully, sprung? The HR Magazine (HCAmag.com), HRD always has some very interesting reads and the latest issue 15.07 is no exception, pretty much the heralding news that we have definitely and robustly been experiencing over the last 8-12 months but more broadly of…
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Fact. You’re not a biscuit.

Fact. You’re not a biscuit.

The first of my school friends to apply for a part-time job returned from his interview successful, but armed with reports of a nerve-wracking interview process. Alongside a group of other hopeful applicants he had been asked: ‘If you were a biscuit, what kind of biscuit would you be?’ At the time, it seemed vaguely ridiculous but ultimately, terrifying. I found myself frantically wondering, what kind of biscuit am I? What characteristics do I share with a mint slice? Would…
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How Technology Has Impacted HR | Weekly Wrap Up

How Technology Has Impacted HR | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. Great to be back after a short break and always difficult to shake holiday mode and get back up to speed with the cracking pace that Rusher Rogers have been operating at. An enormous thank you to the team for making my birthday such a lovely one       We also held our 5th CTC event last night…
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Office Survival: Celebrating the Small Win

Office Survival: Celebrating the Small Win

Social media is the king of celebrating the small win. Take a quick scroll of your Instagram feed and you’ll be bombarded with users celebrating the most menial parts of their day with gusto: what they ate what they wore where they bought coffee etc. etc. These moments, when skilfully partnered with a subtle filter and witty caption, can collect THOUSANDS of likes. In short, online communities are obsessed with celebrating the small wins that help us navigate life. I…
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Things to consider when job hunting!

Things to consider when job hunting!

Applying for jobs can be a tough gig. As recruiters, we understand this and we try to help our candidates put their best foot forward. There are some things that we can’t do though, so if you’re starting a new job hunt please keep in mind the following things to ensure that you’re building the right kind of relationship with your recruiter and giving yourself the best opportunities. Have you spell-checked your resume? Before you press “apply now” please ensure…
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The Less Conventional Way to “De-Stress Your Desk”

The Less Conventional Way to “De-Stress Your Desk”

In the wake of a new financial year, LinkedIn is suddenly littered with “How to de-stress” articles intended to alleviate the inevitable ‘desk stress’ that follows a never-ending week of deadlines. Common recommendations include ‘taking short, frequent breaks from your desk’, ‘write a to-do list’ and ‘keep a banana handy’. Yes, all very sensible suggestions but how many of us find fruit motivating enough to get us through a tough afternoon? On reflection of a hectic week, I thought it…
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Last week of the 2016/17 Financial Year  | Weekly Wrap Up

Last week of the 2016/17 Financial Year | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. What a week, the last week of the 2016/17 Financial Year and what a year it’s been. Change has been the underlying theme, and not only for Rusher Rogers.  Almost every client that we have worked and partnered with this year has experienced enormous change as growth, technology, focus, market demands and expectations impact the way those entities operate…
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Take Your Doug to Work Day

Take Your Doug to Work Day

A few months ago, we heard from a young job-seeker hoping to build his work experience through voluntary internships. ‘I’m enthusiastic, devoted and extremely pawfessionial’, wrote Doug, ‘I think I could make valuable contributions and really add to your company culture.’  A little dubious but impressed nonetheless at Doug’s ambition, we agreed to a day trial at Rusher Rogers HQ where Doug could prove to us he’d make a worthy addition to our team. 9 AM: A promising start with…
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End of Financial Year | Weekly Wrap Up

End of Financial Year | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. One week to go before we wrap up another financial year and the date that always makes me happy is getting this side of the shortest day of the year on the 21st June. This week has also seen a number of great roles being wrapped up, so congratulations to the successful candidates. As today is National Bring Your…
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How to Win Jobs and Influence Your Recruiter

How to Win Jobs and Influence Your Recruiter

  At the end of an interview, it comes as a surprise to many candidates when as a recruiter, I encourage them to contact me weekly, as long as they’re still available for temp roles. “Oh, I wouldn’t want to be annoying” or “recruiters usually hate being hassled” are frequent responses and, of course, I’m not asking to be hassled unnecessarily. I’m asking my candidates to take time to establish an ongoing rapport with me so that we can both…
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