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  • Finding hidden talent in logistics and transport recruitment

    28 days 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 dollarsto the Australian economy each year, it's an industry that’s responsible for the employment of half a million Austra...

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  • Job doors are opening in the freight and logistics industry

    28 days 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 i...

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  • Five reasons why workplace diversity and inclusion matters

    about 2 months ago by Sharyn Waterworth

    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

    2 months ago by Sharyn Waterworth

    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

    3 months ago by Sharyn Waterworth

    ​While many experts and recruitment agencies (us included) were bracing for the Great Resignation to 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 ca...

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

    4 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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  • 2021 is over, so why are so many of us still feeling burnout?

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

    5 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

    6 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 th...

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

    6 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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  • How you could be accidentally sabotaging your hiring process

    7 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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  • The power of recruitment agencies in a pandemic

    7 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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