Entries by Jonathan

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8 Ways for Managers to Connect with Employees

8 Ways for Managers to Connect with Employees The days when managers would hide away in their ivory towers are long gone, or should be. Managers play an essential role in boosting employee engagement, creating an environment where every individual in their team feels comfortable, valued and motivated. And great managers know that the key […]

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Recruitment Videos – Getting it Right

Last year, a recruitment video for the Australian Department of Finance Graduate Program went viral for all the wrong reasons. Designed to showcase the “the variety of work, cultural and social experience [graduates] can expect when joining the department”, the video came in for heavy criticism by marketing experts. Dee Madigan, creative director of agency […]

So You Want To Be A Truck Driver . . .

Good choice! Australia is facing a growing shortage of truck drivers as road freight increases in importance and current drivers reach retirement age. But what does the job involve? What qualifications do you need? And where can you find work? Find out more in our handy FAQ. What does the job involve? There is more […]

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What is Casual Conversion?

Casual Conversion – what does it mean for employees and employers? Starting on Monday 1st October, a casual employee who has worked a similar pattern of hours for at least 12 months can ask for their position to become permanent. The Fair Work Commission’s ruling applies to both part-time and full-time casual employees and provides […]

How Do You Make It Work During School Holidays?

School is nearly out! Hands up those parents who are starting to panic! While six weeks (or more) with the kids can be a special time full of shared moments to remember and cherish, the reality is that school holidays can be a huge challenge, especially for working parents. And, increasingly, parents in Australia do […]

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Recruiters: How You Can Close the Gender Gap

A new McKinsey Global Institute report found that a staggering US$12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by promoting gender equality in the labour market. But achieving this outcome will involve a concerted effort by individuals, businesses, society and government. The statistics speak for themselves. According to data published Australia’s Workplace Gender […]