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The 3 Stages of Successful Onboarding

The 3 Stages of Successful Onboarding

Friday, 04 September 2020

Successful onboarding benefits both the new employee and the company. When onboarding is done well, it can lead to better job performance, increased efficiency and productivity and higher employee satisfaction which in turn leads to lower employee turnover. In this post, we’ve outlined what we believe to be a best practice approach for successful onboarding.

The True Cost of Recruitment

The True Cost of Recruitment

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.

How hiring temporary staff through HB Group, saves employers time and money

How hiring temporary staff through HB Group, saves employers time and money

With Scott Morrison saying that Australia is “not too far away” from relaxing the Coronavirus restrictions, you may be starting to think about what business is going to look like once that happens. Maybe you had to downsize your team and now you’re worried if you’ll have enough resources when business starts to pick up again. Perhaps you’re concerned if your current team will be able to keep up if business picks up quickly. Or maybe you just can’t commit to hiring a permanent staff member until you’re sure what your business needs are. One of the best solutions is to consider hiring flexible, temporary staff through HB Group.

How to be more productive in the workplace

How to be more productive in the workplace

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Some people juggle busy schedules and make it look so easy! On the otherhand, some people are wrestling workload, burdened by expectations and wondering why they simply aren’t getting their work done.

Learn How To Write A Resume

Learn How To Write A Resume

Monday, 16 September 2019

Your resume is one of the most important tools you have to impress your potential employer. Get your resume right, and you’ll be on your way to securing the job of your dreams.

There are many elements that you need to consider when crafting the perfect resume. Whether you are setting out in your job search to write your very first resume or you've decided to re-write an existing CV, you may have many questions.

The Issue of Staff Retention

The Issue of Staff Retention

Monday, 26 September 2016

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?

Toowoomba – why live anywhere else?

Monday, 01 February 2016

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

5 Reasons to Hire People Over 50

Thursday, 28 May 2015

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. 

Hiring for skill set or cultural fit?

Hiring for skill set or cultural fit?

Friday, 24 July 2020

When looking for a new recruit, it can be tempting to hire a person based on their skill set only, especially if you feel that you don’t have the time to train them. However, keep in mind that all new recruits need some training and be careful not to dismiss the importance of cultural fit in favour of perceived convenience.

How to Work Comfortably in the Home Office

How to Work Comfortably in the Home Office

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.

Cultural Holiday Considerations in the Workplace

Cultural Holiday Considerations in the Workplace

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.

How to break the ice and build rapport quickly at your new workplace

How to break the ice and build rapport quickly at your new workplace

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.

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a ‘Temp’

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a ‘Temp’

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?

How to Resign with Class

How to Resign with Class

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!

What NOT to do in a Job Interview

What NOT to do in a Job Interview

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.

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