The most common reason we hear from businesses about why they don’t want to use a recruitment company is how much it will cost. We understand; we really do. In the current economic climate, everyone is watching what they spend. However, we truly believe that using a recruitment agency is a more cost-effective way of hiring staff. This is especially true when working with an experienced, long-standing agency like HB Group.
With the arrival of COVID-19, many people suddenly and unexpectedly found themselves working from home, hunched over their laptop at their dining table or kitchen bench. Which is fine for the short term but, as we're sure you have discovered, these conditions take their toll over the long term. We've got a few simple tips and hacks for you that will help you to be more comfortable while working from home.
Thursday, 05 December 2019
As people become more globalised, workplace diversity is on the increase. It is becoming more common that cultural holidays vary among employees. As employers welcome and encourage diversity, consideration must be given to the needs of a multicultural workforce and flexible leave entitlements.
Friday, 25 October 2019
The first day of work in a new role can be daunting and overwhelming. Not only are you tasked with learning the ins and outs of your new job, but you also need to learn the name of your colleagues, their roles and how the business runs.
Here are some of our key ice breakers to help you learn the ropes and ease into your new position faster.
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Have you ever wondered if hiring a “Temp” might be the right choice for your business?
In this post, we take a look at the nature of “Temp” work, and how it fits in to today’s competitive environment where flexibility is a key business advantage. Also, in a heavily litigious era where Australia’s Employment legislation has been criticised for being overly favourable to employees (and onerous to employers), is hiring a ‘Temp’ a better choice for employers?
Thursday, 03 March 2016
You’ve just landed that dream job and now it is time to resign from your current position. Resigning from a job can be very stressful for all involved, and it is important, particularly in a small city like Toowoomba, to do so with dignity. After all, you never know when you will come across your former supervisor or colleagues again, or need a reference from them!
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
If you’re currently looking for work in Toowoomba, chances are you’ve read a million blog posts (ok, maybe a slight exaggeration) on what to do at a job interview.
But all that “do this, do that” stuff can get rather overwhelming. So in this blog post, we thought we’d take the opposite approach. Rather than talking about what to do, we figured we’d talk about what not to do.
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Sometimes, staff need to be let go from your company.
Whether you’re downsizing in response to an economic downturn, or restructuring to improve efficiency, saying goodbye to some of your people is a part of life in today’s business world.