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New Year, New Job! Infographic

New Year, New Job! Infographic

The start of a New Year usually means making New Year’s resolutions. It also means assessing your job situation. It is a great time to sit down and put pen to paper on what you want to achieve this year, what you want to do, what you want to earn and where you want to work.
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What does it take to make a Successful Placement?

What does it take 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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So you want to Temp?

So you want to Temp?

The world of temping is an exciting one indeed! Whether you want to temp while you are looking for a specific permanent role, or you have no idea about what career pathway to take so you want to experience as many different industries as possible to assist you in your career decision. With temping becoming more and more popular, what are the key things that you can do to stand out and be the high performing temp that everyone wants?…
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A Quick Guide to Acceptable Workplace Behaviour

A Quick Guide to Acceptable Workplace Behaviour

As a recruiter you get exposed to all sorts of things and one thing is for sure, people never fail to surprise me in what they think is acceptable behaviour in the workplace. So I have decided to provide you with a little cheat sheet re the basics, that is, what you should and shouldn’t do at work: Separate Lives. Try and keep your personal and professional life separate. We all have stuff going on at home, some of it…
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Corporate Speak

Corporate Speak

Having trouble understanding what’s being said? Well you are not alone! According to one of my candidates, we now ‘pivot’ from one role to another. Not a week goes by without being exposed to the latest corporate buzzword, a constant evolving twist on our language that rivals that secret code shared by our teenage children.  The trick is understanding what it all means, and learning to navigate your way around all this office jargon. Every industry sector has their fair…
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The best talent is right in front of you… but you let it get away.

The best talent is right in front of you… but you let it get away.

Getting the right Key Selection Criteria You reviewed the applicant resumes, conducted the interviews, made your decision and hired a candidate for the job. It’s a pain, when you’ve got your normal day job too, but you did it. Well done! The trouble is, you may not have hired the best candidate and you don’t even know it. It’s not really your fault. You’re not a recruiter or an HR Manager but you are a manager who needs to hire…
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Quick Tips – Make your Resume stand out! INFOGRAPHIC

Quick Tips – Make your Resume stand out! INFOGRAPHIC

Finding a new job can be a daunting task, especially with the growing number of applicants in the job market. Put your best foot forward with a stand out resume with these simple tips!
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Company Values…. Where do they come from?

Company Values…. Where do they come from?

How to get values right for your company. Many companies have a Values Statement but where does it come from?  Does the management team sit around the boardroom table one day and dream one up?  They may even pay for a consultant to help them? Certainly, you would expect it’s going to say what they believe their customers want to hear!  Nobody’s Values are going to say “We believe in ripping you off for as much as we can” or “It doesn’t need to be right. We…
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The Exclusivity Debate

The Exclusivity Debate

I read an interesting article the other day exploring the commonly debated topic of exclusivity within recruitment. The author contended that engaging several agencies creates a sense of competition and consequently increases agency performance and productivity. I can see how many clients would perceive this to be the best option for their business. To tell you the truth, before I started working in recruitment I thought the same. Wouldn’t the best approach to getting that ideal candidate be to engage…
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Rusher Rogers in the News

Rusher Rogers in the News

The Outsourcing Guide’s Newsletter has published an interesting article entitled Strong Employee Engagement = Exceptional Customer Experience By Martin Conboy Here are the opening paragraphs. Creating exceptional experiences for customers requires having engaged employees who are enthusiastic about their workplace and their role within the organisation. According to a recent Gallup study however, employees are disengaged at work – worldwide only a tiny 13% of workers are engaged.Considering how much time we all have to spend at work, it must be soul…
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Get organised – Create more time, energy and results!

Get organised – Create more time, energy and results!

In a professional environment, workloads can increase at the flip of a coin. If you are organised you have the capability to fit more in to your day instead of spending half an hour tracking down the document or important contact number you have misplaced. With the acceleration in technology there are so many innovative ways to keep organised, which means the expectation to complete more in less time is higher then ever. Combining the obvious basics with new technology…
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‘It’s as easy as sticking up an ad! How hard can it be?’

‘It’s as easy as sticking up an ad! How hard can it be?’

How important is the role of a recruiter? The general perception is that the job of a recruiter ‘can’t be that hard’. All we do is ‘stick an ad up, get a few applications, call a few people, send a few resumes over and BOOM, placement and money!’. It’s true that some recruitment agencies do just that, but there are the ones that go above and beyond to get to that placement. Here are three things that separate an average…
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Recruitment Strategies your firm should be adopting

Recruitment Strategies your firm should be adopting

A Survival Guide for Legal Practice Managers This Blog by  Susie Rogers, Director, Rusher Rogers HR Solutions, was just posted by ALPMA What is it that attracts a candidate to a firm?  Research shows that it is not money alone but a firm’s reputation, measured across a number of different indices as highlighted in the 2015 ALPMA/Rusher Rogers Australian Legal Industry Salary & HR Survey and, as a whole, this is what can contribute towards driving talent to an organisation. For a…
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Are your interview questions scaring off your best candidates?

Are your interview questions scaring off your best candidates?

We all know that job interviews can be stressful and nerve-racking, and they certainly aren’t experiences that we go through every day. While you may want to find out how candidates handle themselves under pressure, interviews are critical in discovering who that candidate is, and if they will fit the role both in terms of their skill set, and culture. Asking the right questions is vital to ensuring you hire the best candidate, however, asking the wrong ones could just…
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A Few Steps To Finding and Hiring the Best Talent

A Few Steps To Finding and Hiring the Best Talent

If you are a Hiring Manager you are evaluated based on your ability to attract and land the top talent that exists in your industry. Regardless of what employment statistics tell us or what economic factors and trends we experience. The bottom line is that there is an ongoing and never relenting challenge for Hiring Managers to make a conscious effort to evaluate and improve their recruiting platform and attraction strategy. There are some top techniques and best practices to ensure you…
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Are you well positioned for lateral recruitment?

Are you well positioned for lateral recruitment?

According to the 2015 Crowe Horwath/ALPMA financial performance benchmarking study of Australian law firms, after a period of cost cutting, law firms are now leaner and more financially resilient – and are focused firmly on increasing their revenue, with most firms targeting revenue growth in the region of 10% and larger firms aiming for 20%. This means firms are making a greater investment in areas that facilitate growth – marketing and business development activities as well as lateral recruitment. According to Wikipedia,…
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Hiring over 50’s can come with a $10,000 government grant

Hiring over 50’s can come with a $10,000 government grant

If you hire a worker who is 50 years of age or over and has been on income support for six months, the federal government will provide the company with a $10,000 grant through its “restart” program.. And, you might find that they have a wealth of knowledge, loads of experience and add a lot to your organisation for many years because they are much less likely to leave you. For more information to www.employment.gov.au/Restart.  
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5 FAQS ON INVOICE FINANCE

5 FAQS ON INVOICE FINANCE

For those of us who are not finance savvy, invoice finance is perhaps a new term. However, getting acquainted with this form of finance could significantly improve your business. Here are some frequently asked questions on invoice finance: Is invoice finance right for my business? As an increasingly popular alternative to seeking bank loans, invoice finance can not only be right for your business but also its most beneficial source of funding. Because it is less restrictive than traditional bank…
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Australia Day BBQ Essential Tips with Bonus Recipe

Australia Day BBQ Essential Tips with Bonus Recipe

“I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me!“ My Country (Dorothy Mackellar, 1908) With Australia Day once again upon us, l thought that l would share with you again the 10 Essential BBQ Tips to ensure your Australia Day BBQ is one to remember, and this year l’ve included…
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Christmas Party Do’s and Don’ts

Christmas Party Do’s and Don’ts

“Tis the season to be jolly”, but it’s also the season to reacquaint ourselves with some good old party etiquette. So, before you pick up your fancy dress costume, iron your best shirt or put on your party shoes, here are some handy Christmas party do’s and don’ts to make sure that your Christmas party is one to remember for all the right reasons. Christmas Party Do’s; Go to the Christmas party if you can, as most managers do a…
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