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The Issue of Staff Retention

Monday, 26 September 2016

The Issue of Staff Retention

Staff retention is a serious concern for many employers. Losing a valued employee is both costly and disruptive.

Recruitment is not the only cost involved. There are hidden costs because it takes the average employee about three months to get up to speed in a new job.

Toowoomba – why live anywhere else?

Monday, 01 February 2016

Toowoomba – why live anywhere else?

With the recent news that Toowoomba has one of the lowest unemployment rates – 3.7% - in Queensland ABS Labour Force Survey 2015 we are reminded how fortunate we are to live in this wonderful city. Toowoomba Regional Council has recently launched a new slogan for the region “Rich Traditions, Bold Ambitions”, along with bright and bold branding, and while the rich traditions are alive and well, the bold ambitions are more evident than ever before.

5 Reasons to Hire People Over 50

Thursday, 28 May 2015

5 Reasons to Hire People Over 50

Whether it’s a debate over the retirement age or an exposé on age discrimination, Australia’s aging population is often a topic of discussion in the media. And it’s a topic that affects business.

Figures show that when older Australians lose their jobs, they remain unemployed for longer than their younger counterparts. Often, there is a reluctance in the business world when it comes to hiring over 50s. 

How to Resign with Class

Thursday, 03 March 2016

How to Resign with Class

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!

What NOT to do in a Job Interview

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

What NOT to do in a Job Interview

 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.

Help When Your Business Needs it Most: The Benefits of Hiring a Temp

Monday, 13 October 2014

Help When Your Business Needs it Most: The Benefits of Hiring a Temp

Are you aware of the benefits of hiring temp staff?

Temporary or “temp” staff provide help when your business needs it most. You can hire temps to cover staff shortages and workload fluctuations and provide extra help during busy seasons. And if you hire them through a recruitment agency, they’ll come to you fully trained and ready to go.

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