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Local jobs blog… For all the latest advice, tips and news on jobs from Wollongong to Ulladulla.

Create a safety culture

Create a safety culture

The safest and most productive workplaces are ones where safety practices have become part of the everyday business and second nature to workers. Such a major shift might not be possible overnight but you can help get your workers on the right track by encouraging them not just to think and talk about safety, but to also look out for hazards and each other. And to nurture a successful safety...

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Online Jobsearch – Mistakes

Online Jobsearch – Mistakes

Key mistakes that can affect your online jobsearch – In spite of the simplicity behind using online job search portals, a majority of the job-seekers don’t understand how to use the World Wide Web effectively to land a potential job. Here is a list of some of the most common errors candidates tend to make to find a job. 1. Outdated Resumes – Most job seekers ignore the...

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6 Tips for a healthier workplace

6 Tips for a healthier workplace

If you’re a typical time-poor small employer, why on earth would you want to devote valuable time encouraging your workers to get healthier? Well, aside from a big morale boost, business benefits could be up to three times more productivity, less sick leave and fewer injuries. In a nutshell, a healthy workplace is very good for your business. Research reveals healthy workers are fitter, more...

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Aim High. Dream Big..

Aim High. Dream Big..

SOMEONE said that it’s best to start preparing for your career before you graduate. I found that to be absolutely true, the hard way.Armed with both a Masters in Engineering Management and a Graduate Diploma in Management in early 2013, I was ready to take on the world. I applied for jobs in various roles and industries, covering management consulting, business development, administration,...

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Courses not helping unemployed…

Courses not helping unemployed…

Taxpayer funded training courses not helping unemployed Australians get jobs… ALMOST three quarters of unemployed Australians sent to a taxpayer funded training course last year remained jobless three months later. The data exposes the extent to which taxpayers have been funding useless training courses which are not helping Australia’s unemployed get jobs. Figures from the Department of...

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Benefits of using a Recruiter…

Benefits of using a Recruiter…

What are the benefits of using a recruitment/staffing agency? Staffing agencies perform recruitment and selection processes for organisations that don’t have the time, expertise or resources necessary to manage the employment processes. Some staffing agencies provide temporary or labour hire workers, and others provide candidates for temp-to-hire arrangements. Regardless of the employment type,...

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Advantages of Using Temporary Staff

Advantages of Using Temporary Staff

Advantages of Using Temp Staff and Labour Hire Major advantages of hiring temporary staff and labour hire typically concern the cost savings that an employer might realise. To gain these advantages, an employer must compare temporary employees with the alternative of part-time and full-time regular employees. If an employer does not need regular labour, then the major advantage is scalability,...

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Interview Questions for Employers…

Interview Questions for Employers…

RECRUITING a lemon employee not only leaves a hiring manager with a sour taste in their mouth, it is also a drain on the bottom line. Leadership Management Australasia research estimates hiring the wrong person can cost up to three times the candidate’s salary in replacement and lost productivity costs. Recruitment company Randstad HR director Tiffany Quinlan believes shrewd candidates know...

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5 ways to get out of a work slump…

5 ways to get out of a work slump…

HOW hard was it for you to get out of bed this morning and go to work? Do the hours at your job pass by at a glacial speed as you avoid doing work you’re not that interested in? Has it been ages since you’ve had a holiday and you’re feeling completely worn out? Sounds like you’re in a work slump. A work slump is defined by a “loss of energy, lack of drive and...

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THINKING about a career change?

THINKING about a career change?

THINKING about a career change? We tell you the hottest jobs in the country right now. You might even be able to name your price. New figures from recruitment website SEEK show a spike in job advertisements for health and medical professionals over the last year, with the number of GP jobs advertised nearly doubling between April 2012 and 2013. Medical imagers, pharmacist and dentist...

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Why choose temp staff or labour hire?

Why choose temp staff or labour hire?

Below is an article I found that should help shed some light on What Labour Hire is all about and why its a good idea…. #1What Is Labour Hire? Labour hire can be defined as an arrangement whereby a labour hire company or agency provides individual workers to a client or host with the labour hire company being ultimately responsible for the worker’s remuneration. It is the provision of...

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Finding the right job for your lifestyle

Finding the right job for your lifestyle

If you’re one of the thousands of people in the country today who are dealing with complex changes brought about by the loss of a job that’s no longer in existence or one you were fired from, you might be dealing with a lot of difficult questions. Perhaps the first one on your mind that needs to be answered and dealt with is this, “How do I uphold my quality of...

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Work . Life . Balance .

Work . Life . Balance .

If you’re feeling overworked and finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, you’re not alone. “A lot of people are having a more difficult time finding balance in their lives because there have been cutbacks or layoffs where they work. They’re afraid it may happen to them, so they’re putting in more...

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Job Cuts… Trying to stay positive!

Job Cuts… Trying to stay positive!

JOB CUTS are set to dominate the economic news again this year, so it’s going to be important to keep things in perspective. Official job figures out last week show the economy had 5500 fewer jobs last December than it did last November. As a result, the number of people looking for but unable to find work jumped by 16,600 to 656,400, and the jobless rate went from 5.3 per cent to 5.4 per...

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December = Unproductive

December = Unproductive

DECEMBER is the most unproductive month as managers struggle to keep staff motivated! As the year draws to its end and holidays start, the focus of staff tends to slip away from the job and into festive season mode. Statistics show that December is one of the most unproductive months of the year. It’s an annual challenge for managers to keep their staff motivated for one final surge of...

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What Is Labour Hire?

What Is Labour Hire?

What Is Labour Hire, and Why Is It a Good Option for Employers?         Host employers pay a fixed fee to the labour hire agency, which includes all insurances, taxes, statutory charges, and other fees. The employees are paid directly by the agency, because the agency, not the host employer, employs them. A sample billing calculation could be as follows; Amount charged to...

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The best way to resign…

The best way to resign…

Keep it simple when you resign You’ve secured an offer of employment for an exciting new job and it’s time to let your present workplace know. Conforming to the correct method of resignation can affect your career. After all, a good reference is not just valuable but vital. So how do you resign without burning your bridges? Your most urgent task is to inform your manager. A letter of...

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How to stand out from the crowd

How to stand out from the crowd

LET’S face it, the job market is tough. And with hundreds of people applying for roles, some job seekers are resorting to showy tactics to stand out from the crowd. A survey by global recruitment firm Office Team asked human resources managers to recount the most impressive actions they have seen from candidates to try and land a job. One candidate walked into the office off the street with...

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Welcome to our blog…

Welcome to our blog…

It’s here! The Palladium Recruitment BLOG….. Finally, we have put fingers to keyboard and managed our first entry! What’s our blog all about??? Well, in our blog we aim to bring you the latest information, news and advice on recruitment in the Shoalhaven & Illawarra. That’s right, all there is to know about hiring, firing, finding a job, quitting a job, changing...

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