What the latest Employment figures mean for Australian businesses

What the latest Employment figures mean for Australian businesses

Market Research group Roy Morgan has shown strong employment figures for the period of June 2021.  There was a ‘record high’ of 13.36 million people employed during the month, with 8.8 million of these being full-time roles.  The under employment rate remained the same as the previous month – 8.5%.   As well as this, job…

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Some unconventional tips for job seekers

Some unconventional tips for job seekers

If you’ve been hunting for a new job and haven’t been successful, you’ve probably been following the standard job search processes such as updating your LinkedIn Profile, sharpening your Resume and making contact with your extended network.  So if these things aren’t working, what can you do differently that might help you land a job?…

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Understanding the new World of Work

Understanding the new World of Work

During the pandemic of 2020, most organisations were forced to enter into a Work-from-Home model where businesses implemented a range of strategies to manage remote workers. This included programs like Zoom and Microsoft Teams so workers could communicate with each other remotely.  Many businesses that had to recruit during this time had to use remote…

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How your Network can help you land the job you want

How your Network can help you land the job you want

We love the saying ‘Your network is your net worth.’  It’s true.  So, what exactly is your network and what role does it have in your career? ‘A personal network is a set of human contacts known to an individual, with whom that individual would expect to interact at intervals to support a given set of activities.’ Wikipedia A network isn’t about the amount…

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A new branch in Geelong

A new branch in Geelong

In the midst of COVID lockdown, many businesses were downsizing, working remotely and forced to find alternate growth strategies. Flexi Personnel was no different, but also seized the opportunity to open up a new office in Geelong, part of the long term growth plan for the business, increasing it’s branches to 4: Laverton, Melbourne City,…

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The top five ways to show appreciation to your employees

The top five ways to show appreciation to your employees

Making employees feel acknowledged and appreciated is key to them getting the most out of their career.  Other benefits include increased work output and tenure. Survey results show that 40% of employees feel that the recognition they receive at work is an empty gesture.  So what are the best ways to show appreciation of your…

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How Managers can best support the mental health of their workers

How Managers can best support the mental health of their workers

One of the impacts of Coronavirus is the effect it’s had on employee mental health.  Depending on the nature of the work that employees undertake, many people have experienced heightened levels of anxiety due to impacts in their living situations, impacts on their employment status and their relationships.  Many relationships were impacted negatively by COVID. …

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Where to start when looking for work in the New Year

Where to start when looking for work in the New Year

Historically, the New Year is often a time when individuals consider moving roles or re-thinking their career direction.  It’s a time of reflection, self awareness and new beginnings.  When you overlay the effect of a global pandemic and significant job losses and underemployment, things get more complicated. For those individuals who are employed, many might…

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4 ways that jobseekers can increase their marketability

4 ways that jobseekers can increase their marketability

It is arguably a crowded market for jobseekers at 7% unemployment, down from 7.6% at the 2020 peak in July.  So how do you effectively capture the attention of a hiring manager who is busy reading through hundreds and even thousands of Resume’s and Cover Letters?  Here are 4 strategies that can help you get…

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3 onboarding tips to help new employees hit the ground running

3 onboarding tips to help new employees hit the ground running

With many businesses there is often such a focus on the recruitment process that key processes like an effective onboarding program are often overlooked.  With a focus on temporary work and the notion of the ‘Gig Economy’ many employees are staying in their roles for shorter periods of time.  HR OnBoard, an organisation focused on…

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