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July 2019

Working mums

By | Recruitment

I recently heard a story regarding an employee that had requested a sit down with their Manager to discuss a pay-rise after close to 10 years of employment.

To determine the pay-rise, her Manager rattled off a few things around her career path and then threw in the cheeky question of “Will you be having any more kids?”.

It baffles me to think this is still happening?!

I’m by no means saying this happens all the time and tarring everyone with the same brush, but it shouldn’t happen at all.

Stop moving the goalposts for working mums. Yes, mums may need to take some time off to spend with their kids during school holidays, yes kids get sick, and yes they may want to have more children in the future…

Working Mums are also moulding these young people into healthy and mindful adults and at the same time turning up to work and giving it their all.

I take my hat off to all the working mums out there trying to juggle everything at once.

Job advertising is storytelling

By | Recruitment

Job advertising is storytelling.

Posting a position description online with an excessive list of duties whilst bragging about how good you are and how lucky this person will be to work with you isn’t going to cut it any longer…

Recruitment is marketing.

People don’t care if you have 30 employees, been in business for ten years and turn over 8 mil.

Give them success stories, tell them how people have progressed through your business, how they’ve grown professionally and personally, how they’re happy and healthy and how they have helped build the business.

Make it about them, not you.

Important skills to have in any industry

By | Recruitment

Young adults in Australia are likely to have a range of positions throughout their career. Studies from Australian Jobs 2018 show that Australians will make an average of 17 changes in employers and work across five different careers.

Why should you care about this now if you’re not looking to change positions right now?

It’s important to have adaptable qualities and skills in any position but when it comes time for any promotion, movement or change, you will have an edge up with any position on the market.

Making sure you do your research and ensuring you have adaptable skills will be extremely beneficial. Some skills that are beneficial in any position are;

  • Clear communication
  • Strong presentation
  • Digital literacy
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Problem-solving

In addition to these, specialising in one industry will obviously benefit you in that field. Obtaining diplomas, degrees or any certification can help.

Even keeping up on the news within your industry; setting up google alerts or checking in every now and then will keep you in the know with advances, new technologies and just give you a general idea of what’s happening outside of your workplace.

Occupations that are expected to grow most in the near future are Registered Nurses, Aged and Disabled Carers, Accountants, and Electricians.

Would you consider studying in one of these areas or even switching up your career?

Stop complaining about your staff being headhunted

By | Recruitment

Stop complaining about your staff being headhunted.

Instead, ensure your culture is so good that they won’t leave.

Our Recruiters are constantly asked by clients if they would jump ship and work for them which I take as a compliment and it demonstrates that we are on the right track.

I don’t feel threatened by this at all and either should you.

If your culture is amazing and you have solid relationships with your team then you have nothing to fear.

And… Even if they do leave, let them! Take the lessons on board, congratulate them, wish them all the best and move forward.

If your staff are being poached, don’t look outwards, turn your attention inwards.