Career advice

Hello December – New Year, New Me

Happy holiday season! As 2020 is fast approaching, you may notice a decline in recruitment activity as candidates focus on spending time with their friends and family and employers put a halt on recruitment as decision-makers go on leave. Here are...


Employer insights

Are References still Important?

References have always been the final and deciding factor in the recruitment process and will have a big impact on whether a candidate does or doesn’t get a job. It allows the potential new employe...


Career advice

Beware the Office Christmas Party

It’s Christmas next month. I just had to say that out loud, so you are all as horrified as I am (three kids, no shopping done – sigh). This also means the annual Office Christmas Party looms. Now, ...


Employer insights

Retention Starts from Day One

After ten years in the recruitment industry, I have seen it all. And the question I get asked most from my clients is, “Tanya, how do I ensure my newly hired staff member stays with the business?” ...


Employer insights

The Benefit of Hiring Temps

The temporary employment market is always booming with candidates. Why the need for a temp in your workplace, you ask? How about - staff on leave, or away sick, a special project, seasonal peaks or...


Career advice

Are You Change Resistant?

Change in the workplace can be difficult, but inevitable, nonetheless. Technology and digitisation have dramatically impacted most workplaces, rapidly increasing the speed of change. Disruption and...


Employer insights

Supporting Your Employees Through Long Term Illness

I recently had 51 weeks off work. I wish I’d been jet setting around the globe but in reality, the only frequent flier miles I racked up were at my local hospital (believe me, I had plenty of jokes...


Career advice

I’m Working, I’m Studying, and I’m Trying to do Life! Help!

Managing your day can be trying at the best of times. Add in studying part-time whilst juggling full-time work, and your days can feel almost insurmountable. To put the cherry on top, you have soci...


Employer insights

Getting Recruitment Right: Personality Fit Versus Skill Fit

In my experience as a recruiter, I have come across many clients who mention the need for a candidate who is the right “personality fit” or “culture fit”. A candidate’s attitude and personality alm...


Employer insights

Customer Service: Are You Doing It Well?

The customer is always right! How often have we heard those words? I have worked in customer service (hospitality) since my early teens as my parents have run a successful restaurant in Sydney’s Ea...

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