Learn How To Write A Resume

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 …

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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. So why do good people go looking for …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Transitioning Your People – Supporting Redundant Staff With Outplacement Services

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. Thankfully, however, there are ways to support your departing employees as they transition out of …

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4 Reasons Your Business Should Use An Agency For Permanent Recruitment

As every business owner knows, recruitment is a time-consuming process. Positions must be defined, and ads must be written and published. A mountain of resumes and cover letters must be sorted and rated, then re-sorted and re-rated. Promising candidates must be contacted for interviews, then interviewed, considered, and contacted again to inform them of the …

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