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12 Oct 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN Career Opportunities | Oct 12th, 2015

Why Australia is the Best Place to Live and Work in the World

According to the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a Paris based think-tank, Australia is the best place to live and work in the world, third time running! The organisation took statistics related to health, housing, employment, income, safety, work-life balance, education, environment, civic engagement and overall life satisfaction into account to announce Australia as the world’s ‘happiest industrialised nation’.   Economy Australia’s per capita GDP in...

07 Oct 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN Career Opportunities | Oct 7th, 2015

Should You Hire a Virtual Assistant for Your Business?

Hiring a virtual assistant can completely change the face of your business. Thanks to the Internet, small business owners can now outsource critical functionalities of their day-to-day operations to experts, without taking on the financial burden of hiring full-time employees.   If you have big ideas to take your business forward but no one to help you implement them; if you work 10 to 12 hours a day just to keep things running smoothly and yet feel that you’re not actually keeping up...

03 Sep 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN Career Opportunities | Sep 3rd, 2015

How to Use Social Media for Recruitment

A good recruiter knows where the most talented and qualified professionals hang out, network and communicate with each other. With over 500 million combined users, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter have introduced the concept of ‘social recruiting’, helping head hunters around the world engage with top talent using these social media platforms and close critical job openings with effectiveness and relevant ease. Do you wish to understand how to use social media for recruitment? Here are a few...

03 Sep 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN Career Opportunities | Sep 3rd, 2015

How to Retain Staff When Top Talent Is Leaving

A company’s biggest asset is its workforce. As difficult as it is to hire top talent, it is even harder to retain them. There are several reasons why a high performing employee leaves a company. Factors such as low appreciation, unsuitable reward and recognition schemes, poor executive management, constant upheavals in organisational hierarchy, lack of work-life balance, motivation deficiency and unattractive compensation packages result in high employee attrition rates, even in some of the...

28 Aug 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN Career Opportunities | Aug 28th, 2015

How to Negotiate Salary after Landing a Job Offer

“We are very impressed with your professional and interpersonal skills and would love to have you on board!” says the HR. You think to yourself, “Wow, I’ve got the job… but wait, what about the salary? What if they do not pay me as much as I think they should? After all I have all the qualifications and experience! Should I decline the offer? Should I compromise on the pay package because the profile is a perfect fit at this stage of my career?” And whoosh! Suddenly, the excitement...

18 Aug 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN Career Opportunities | Aug 18th, 2015

Australia’s Booming Digital Economy & Employment Opportunities

A recent digital economy survey carried out by Deloitte Access Economics predicted that Australia’s digital economy will stand alone contribute to $79 billion to the country’s GDP by the end of 2015, placing it well ahead of highly profitable food and retail sectors in overall value generation. With most Australian businesses adopting cloud computing technologies, registering their digital footprint on social media networks and using mobile technology to run their day-to-day operations, the...

08 Aug 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN Career Opportunities | Aug 8th, 2015

Gender Equality for a More Progressive Australian Workplace

Gender equality at the workplace is truly accomplished when employees can access and enjoy the same professional opportunities, resources and rewards, irrespective of whether they are women or men. In recent decades, several countries around the world, including Australia, have made momentous progress in passing legislations to establish gender equality at the workplace and extend equal employment opportunities to their workforce. For example, The Workplace Gender Equality Act of 2012 passed by...

31 Jul 2015

POSTED BY David Jackson IN Career Opportunities | Jul 31st, 2015

The Greek Economic Crisis Offers Australia An Opportunity to Grow

As Greece swelters in its debt crisis – its social fabric frayed up and decent living and employment prospects fleeting like a distant dream, Australia witnesses the second wave of en masse Greek exodus since the Second World War. Since the 1940s, over 600,000 Greeks have made Australia their home, with Melbourne being the largest hub of Greeks nationals in the world (including second and third generation Greek-Australians) outside of Greece, who have contributed to the continent’s growth....