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  • 6 proactive steps to take after a performance evaluation

    about 2 months ago

    ​Have you recently had a performance evaluation at work? Depending on how it went, you could be feeling excited about what the rest of the year may bring or seriously questioning whether your current job is the right place for you to be. Regardless of how your evaluation unfolded, what steps you take next are far more important. That’s why I’m here to help you get the most o...

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  • How to conduct a performance review: The do’s and don’ts

    2 months ago

    ​When they’re conducted properly, employee performance reviews are a powerful tool for driving business growth, improving employee retention, and creating happy (and high-performing) working environments.​But they often get a bad wrap. Research shows that many of us find performance reviews less enjoyable than the customer experience we received from internet service provide...

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  • Our end-to-end recruitment process for finding lasting talent

    3 months ago

    ​Whether you’re hiring a junior to support your team or a senior manager to help steer the ship, finding the right person for the job is no simple task. ​Research shows the average cost of making a hiring mistake can sit anywhere between 15-21% of that employee’s salary, so if the candidate you hire doesn’t have the right attitude, skills or isn’t in it for the long haul, th...

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  • 11 CV writing tips to help you outperform your competition

    3 months ago

    ​When you’re applying for a job, pulling together your CV might feel like a tedious task. But making sure your CV is professional, clean, and includes the right information is what makes the difference when you’re trying to stand out from the crowd.​In my 20+ years as a recruiter, I’ve seen many job applications - good and bad. I know what makes a CV stand out from the rest ...

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  • Finding hidden talent in logistics and transport recruitment

    4 months ago

    ​There’s no denying the current challenges in the logistics and transport job market - with an ageing workforce, the great resignation, and the international strain of COVID-19 - demand for talent is higher than ever before. ​Contributing over a billion dollars to the Australian economy each year, it's an industry that’s responsible for the employment of half a million Austr...

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    Finding hidden talent in Freight and Logistics
  • Job doors are opening in the freight and logistics industry

    4 months ago

    ​As we enter the second quarter of 2022 and businesses begin to - again - settle into the new normal, we’ve observed a few interesting changes in the job market. ​Changes that can open new and exciting opportunities for employees with experience in  the freight and logistics industry, in particular. ​Even pre-pandemic, the freight and logistics industry was facing challenges...

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  • Five reasons why workplace diversity and inclusion matters

    5 months ago

    Does your company promote workplace diversity and inclusion? ​Because as it turns out, diverse and inclusive companies, who actively recruit and celebrate people for their social and cultural differences, see not only a growth in their revenue, but happier, more fulfilled employees. ​And isn’t that what every company should be striving for? ​What is workplace diversity and i...

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  • Not conducting exit interviews? This is why you should

    5 months ago

    Not conducting exit interviews? Here’s why you should​Conducting an exit interview may feel like an awkward or frankly, non-vital, step in your employee offboarding process — but it isn’t. In fact, exit interviews are a key opportunity to gather honest feedback about your company and discover what an employee’s experience was truly like.  ​While an employee leaving may be du...

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  • Time for a pay rise? The Australian job market looks promising in 2022

    6 months ago

    ​While many experts and recruitment agencies (us included) were bracing for the Great Resignationto hit Australia, something else is afoot in the Australian job market in 2022: labour and skill shortages are offering candidates more negotiating power should they choose to swap companies in search of a pay rise, promotion or new opportunity. For employers, this might be a cau...

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    Payrise in 2022
  • How to successfully navigate remote onboarding

    6 months ago

    An effective onboarding process for new employees, whether it’s in person or a remote onboarding (as is increasingly the norm), is an overlooked revenue driver for businesses.  Don’t believe us? This blog will explain: Why 1 in 10 people end up leaving a company because of their experience with poor onboardingHow companies with an effective onboarding process achieve 2.5 tim...

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  • 2021 is over, so why are so many of us still feeling burnout?

    7 months ago

    While the doors may have closed on the sh*tshow that was 2021, burnout is still a real problem for business’ and their employees going into 2022. ​77% of employees reported feeling burnt out last year and, unfortunately, most feel like their companies aren’t doing enough to address it. ​And — contrary to what your social media feed might look like — just because the calendar...

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    Employee burnout
  • Heading back to the office? Here’s how to make it a smooth transition 

    7 months ago

    ​Courtesy of COVID-19, remote work has become the new norm for many of us over the last two years. ​But as Australia (and the world) begins to open again, many of us are going to be transitioning back to the office soon enough (if you haven’t already). If you’re an employee, this news might come as a shock to you. You might feel like you have to ‘relearn’ everything — from s...

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  • Recruitment lessons we’ll be taking into 2022 — a word from our Director

    8 months ago

    Like any other company this year, People in Focus faced its own unique set of challenges. ​Being a recruitment agency, we know finding a new job (or, from the other side of the fence, filling an open role with the right candidate) is already a pretty stressful endeavour. ​Add the weight of a global pandemic to the mix, and, well, let’s just say navigating the job market gets...

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  • Why the culture of your company is more important than you think

    9 months ago

    Creating the right culture at your company is probably one of the last things on your mind when you’re writing your to-do list for the day — right?​Sure, “company culture” might sound like a HR buzzword that’ll go away if you don’t look at it. It’s a fad; a trend. People come to work to get the job done. Their environment doesn’t matter that much. Does it?​Research shows tha...

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  • The Great Resignation is coming to Australia — Here’s how to decide if it’s time to jump ship

    9 months ago

    Like the rest of the world right now, you might be mulling over whether your job is actually the right fit for you. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a wave of resignations to sweep the globe, with many taking pause and reevaluating the direction of their careers and personal lives. It’s been dubbed, the “Great Resignation” and us Aussies aren’t going to be spared.So, if you’...

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    The Great Resignation is coming to Australia
  • How you could be accidentally sabotaging your hiring process

    10 months ago

    Is the right hire for your business who you think it is?​While you could be forgiven for thinking that “hiring for attitude and training for skills” is a passing trend, we’ve seen time and time again that it’s actually an incredibly fruitful way for employers to approach hiring decisions — especially in a talent shortage. ​Allow our Branch Manager, Renee Hooper, to explain…​...

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    How you could be accidentally sabotaging your hiring process
  • The power of recruitment agencies in a pandemic

    10 months ago

    For many, posting job ads that reel in the same number of bites as they did pre-pandemic is feeling like an impossible task. Fortunately, finding the right candidate isn’t. You just might need to do things a little differently...​There’s no denying the pandemic has well and truly shaken up the workforce - from home office setups to stringent new health regulations - and the ...

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    The power of recruitment agencies in a pandemic