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Why you should be Jolly this Christmas
  • 3 minute read
  • For you it’s been a year of hard knocks. You’ve been under scrutiny, in the spotlight and under the pump. As an industry you’ve orchestrated new organisational vision, strategy and structures, recruited new leaders, fostered and moved around your own talent. You’ve also committed tosourcing top talent. All with a sprinkle of innovation on the … Continued

Easing your COVID employment anxiety
  • 3 minute read
  • We’ve got the pulse on workforce sentiment in the current climate. Some research came across my desk this week that I think you’ll find interesting. It’s a ‘Workforce snap survey’ from across Australia, created in April this year. The survey illuminating some intriguing insights from: Senior managers representing 160k+ employees 300 Australian career seekers A … Continued

How long does it take to get a job, are we there yet?
  • 5 minute read
  • We’re having our kitchen renovated, a couple of walls have been knocked down or through and new bi-fold doors installed. We’ve been using the laundry as a make-shift camp kitchen. This kitchen reno was due to be completed yesterday, but we have had another delay with the plumbing still incomplete and the electrician running out … Continued

Top tips to spark joy in recruitment in 2019
  • 2 minute read
  • Spark Joy Marie Kondo is taking the world by tidiness storm and sparking joy everywhere it seems. If you haven’t heard of her here we go: https://konmari.com/ Her philosophy is ‘Tidy your space, transform your life’. I think the same applies with recruitment practice so we will give you six top tips to help streamline … Continued

Do aged care workers have the worst job tenure in history?
  • 4 minute read
  • We have been wondering why so many people are moving jobs in the aged care and community services sectors. Some of our candidates become clients and then become candidates again, hit the repeat button. We’ve seen this over the past ten years from the founding of P.J. as a business. Earlier in the year I … Continued

5 Tools Everyone in the Candidate Industry Should Be Using
  • 3 minute read
  •   The ultimate cheat sheet on candidates 1. Pre-selection screening – (i)   Resume – look for a minimum 2.5 years of tenure is what our data is saying, on average for each job the candidate has been in (ii)   Presentation – formatting, general tidiness, how well do they present themselves on paper? (iii) Phone calls – … Continued

Talking a Foreign Language
  • 3 minute read
  • My daughters have recently started to tell me that they think sometimes the way I sound and talk is rude. I am a straight shooter and clearly the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. It did get me thinking that perhaps I need to adjust my tone or voice when speaking to them, to … Continued

‘But they seemed to be happy in their job?’
  • 3 minute read
  • Why are people leaving their jobs and what can we do to retain satisfied employees? A recent study from Mercer Canada published results as to why employees are leaving their current job. It’s food for thought in Australia amongst aged care providers. Here are the four most common reasons: compensation and benefits poor work-life balance … Continued

Ring Ring Why Don’t you Give Me a Call?
  • 6 minute read
  • I spend the majority of my working hours on the phone, it’s just what I do and I love it in fact. My Bluetooth earpiece has become a ‘tool of trade’. I talk to people all day every day, to clients, candidates, people I am head hunting, people who are enquiring about jobs I am … Continued

Check Mate….Do You Have a Quality Referee or a Dud?
  • 4 minute read
  • You would be surprised how often I have contacted referees and spoken with them asking questions that require a certain level of detail, but that the referee is just unable or unwilling to give me that detail required to ensure the candidate (that is the person they once worked with, or are currently working with) … Continued