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Super increase a hard pill for Gen Y to swallow
MEDIA RELEASE – 4 April 2012
Superannuation – it’s changing. Following the passing of the controversial mining tax, the government’s plans to use part of the tax to fund an increase to the super guarantee from nine to 12 per cent by 2019/20 are gaining momentum.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has slammed the super increase, saying the super increase will cost business $20 billion a year when the increase is fully implemented to 12 per cent.
A pregnant pause – to tell or not to tell when job seeking?
MEDIA RELEASE – 3 April 2012
Is it unethical not to disclose a pregnancy at a job interview? What about letting your boss know of your plans to start a family soon? And what time is the right time to let your employer know that you are expecting?
These are just a few of the questions women are struggling to find answers for in the quest to have it all – career, relationship, kids, and the white picket fence to go along with it.
Company heads get their head-hunting hats on with LinkedIn
MEDIA RELEASE – 21 March 2012
With over 135 million users worldwide, and just over 2 million of those users based in Australia, it’s hard to deny that LinkedIn is making its mark in the social media landscape. In fact, more than one professional per second signs up to LinkedIn.
But are companies using LinkedIn to its full advantage? How can companies benefit from accessing the large numbers of potential employees contactable through the Linked In network?
YouTube, Twesumes replace the resume for job seekers
MEDIA RELEASE – 21st February 2012
Shooting an online video used to be the exploit of Gen Y extroverts applying for Big Brother. But fuelled by an ever-competitive labour market, job seekers are now being asked to compile their own YouTube videos to pitch their worth to employers.
Recruitment marketing expert and Employment Office Managing Director Tudor Marsden-Huggins says an increasing number of clients are using online videos as a legitimate recruitment tool.
Ain’t love grand…just not in the workplace
MEDIA RELEASE – 10th February 2012
It’s estimated that over a quarter of employees meet their long-term partner at work. But even though sparks may be flying at the water-cooler, or lingering glances exchanged in the photocopy queue, a poll has revealed the vast majority of colleagues aren’t happy with an office love match taking place under their nose.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, a recent poll conducted by recruitment marketing specialists Employment Office has revealed that over 70% of people disagree with romantic relationships formed at work. So what do we think is so wrong about dating a co-worker?
No experience, no problem as war for talent intensifies
MEDIA RELEASE – 11th January 2012
SOMETIMES It’s the gripe of young job seekers everywhere – every employer wants experience, but how do you get this experience if no-one will take you on as a novice?
However in an increasingly competitive employee market and the worsening skills shortage across Australia is prompting some employers to look outside the square and develop the previously untapped talent of inexperienced candidates.
Employers at risk for not insisting on criminal background checks
MEDIA RELEASE – 14th December 2011
Queensland companies are leaving themselves open to huge risk by not performing criminal history checks on their prospective employees.
In light of the weekend’s revelations of a Queensland Health employee allegedly defrauding the State Government of $16 million, it has been revealed that only a fraction of employers conduct police background checks as part of the recruitment process.
It is alleged the public servant in question had a history of fraud related offences in New Zealand, however his criminal background was not uncovered as checks were not performed.
Recruitment agencies exploiting employee-poor mining sector
MEDIA RELEASE – 28th November 2011
As the nation’s mining and resources boom continues to heat up, the recruitment of thousands more workers needed to service the burgeoning industry is placing strain on the thriving sector.
After creating around 20,000 full-time positions in the past year, and with skills shortages abounding in mining and construction, there is growing concern that the pool of candidates to fill new roles may soon dry up.
‘Dirty jobs’ in demand as mining boom heats up
MEDIA RELEASE – 22nd November 2011
SOMETIMES crisesAs the state’s mining boom gets into full swing, it seems many Queenslanders are keen to get involved in the thriving industry – even if it means getting their hands dirty.
Recruitment marketing specialists Employment Office have seen an unprecedented number of applications for roles that are vital, but not always glamorous.
Employment Office recently undertook a recruitment campaign to fill a position for a sewerage truck driver.
Katherine’s quest for a council chief
MEDIA RELEASE – 24 October 2011
SOMETIMES crises politicise people. For Katherine Town Council Mayor Anne Shepherd, it was the
1998 floods – which shattered the remote Northern Territory town of 10,000 people – that showed
her the power of advocacy and opened her eyes to a political future.
She’d long been interested in public affairs, as a nurse and board member of Katherine Hospital,
where she started work in 1967, and as a chairwoman of various committees.
But she never imagined she would work in local government
Map a new strategy
MEDIA RELEASE – 30 September 2011
Finding a different direction could be the key to achieving job satisfaction, writes Amy Mitchell.
Nicholas Ricciuti could be described as a career matchmaker. As chief executive of ReinventYourCareer, he connects employers with employees who have the skills and experience they’re looking for.
Flight Centre makes a mark online
MEDIA RELEASE – 19 September 2011
Australian travel company Flight Centre Ltd has won the Excellence in Online category at the 2011 CareerOne Advertising Excellence Awards Queensland.
The category recognises Queensland based companies that demonstrate successful and innovative online recruitment advertising through "unique conceptualisation, presentation, use of technology, visual impact, image and appeal to the intended audience".
Calls for more women in the mining industry
MEDIA RELEASE – 8 September 2011
MORE women are being encouraged to consider a career in the traditionally male-dominated mining industry as the sector recognises the benefits of diversity in the workforce.
Employment Office Managing Director, Tudor Marsden-Huggins said there has been a trend towards recognising the value of the female gender in mining roles.
“In 2008, women accounted for just 10.4 percent of the mining industry and were recruited mainly for corporate and office roles,” the recruitment specialist said.
"And the Online Excellence Award goes to..."
MEDIA RELEASE – 10 August 2011
Flight Centre Ltd was recently announced as the recipient of the "Excellence in Online" title in the CareerOne Advertising Excellence Awards Queensland. The winning campaign and the award submission were coordinated by Employment Office.