Do You Use Psychological Testing?

While gathering data for the 2017 people2people post, the recruitment consultants surveyed line managers regarding their various hiring techniques. During this survey, people2people discovered that when hiring sales’ candidates, 31% of our hiring managers used psychometric testing. According to the Institute of Psychometric Testing “Psychometric testing is a standard and scientific method used to measure [...]

By | June 4th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on Do You Use Psychological Testing?

Mature Age Job Seekers

people2people’s 2017 Market Survey Report, our people2people Post is now available. The p2p Post is a comprehensive research document which covers market and salary information for Australia’s Eastern Seaboard. It specifically hones in on salaries paid to staff in various industries and at various levels. The data is fresh and relates specifically to 2017 and [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Business|Comments Off on Mature Age Job Seekers

What a Banker!

We all know that banks in the Australian marketplace generally are not popular with the public, so much so, that in the 2017 budget, the Federal Treasurer made the decision to slug them with a new $6.2b tax, knowing that the electorate would generally be pretty OK with a little bank bashing. As a business [...]

By | May 29th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on What a Banker!

Should You Take a Sick Day, or Not?

As the cooler months start to hit us, we’re not only finding it just a little more difficult to get out of bed on these crispier mornings, but we are also surrounded by cold and flu germs! When one of your colleagues catches a virus, then it’s sure to work its way around the office [...]

By | May 14th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on Should You Take a Sick Day, or Not?

Five Reasons Why a High Performer Would Work for You

The competition for talent is now very strong in some markets, so what can you do to make yourself standout as an employer?  What attracts one person to work with one company, can be very different to what attracts another person, however these five things never really change for high performers: INNOVATIVE CULTURE Businesses which [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on Five Reasons Why a High Performer Would Work for You

18 Reasons Why Western Sydney is a Better Place to Work Than Sydney CBD

Today I spent the day with the energetic and talented people of the people2people Parramatta office, which services all our clients in Western Sydney. The team is very passionate about their patch, so I thought I would ask them why it’s better to be working in Parramatta and not in Sydney’s CBD. Here are their [...]

By | May 7th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on 18 Reasons Why Western Sydney is a Better Place to Work Than Sydney CBD

457 and Associated Visa Reforms – What You Need to Know

The surprise announcement by the Prime Minister regarding the axing of the 457 Visa program has created a great deal of uncertainty for employers and foreign workers. Apart from the gazetted list of new occupations, there has been no new legislation or official policy guidance notes released by the Immigration Department. Our team at FCB [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Business|Comments Off on 457 and Associated Visa Reforms – What You Need to Know

Young Men Have a Lot to Learn About Discrimination

Firstly, I have to say…if you are going to interview a group of 23 – 24 year old university students in a pub, you are going to get some bawdy answers to your questions.  There is nothing like the comradeship of your peers with beer to loosen the tongue and let sheer crap come out.  [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on Young Men Have a Lot to Learn About Discrimination

Internal Recruitment vs Agency Recruitment

Up until recently, I have I’ve spent my career in top tier law firms, initially as a legal secretary and then in Human Resources (mainly in recruitment roles). I’ve learnt a myriad of skills that are proving to be rather handy in outsourced (Agency) recruitment. My Manager recently asked me if I had experienced any [...]

By | April 9th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on Internal Recruitment vs Agency Recruitment

5 Reasons Why People Resign

Staff turnover. It’s a dreaded word, especially if it seems to be increasing at your company. But your organisation is a good place to work, isn’t it? Or so you might think… Here are five reasons why people resign. Management They say that employees don’t always leave an organisation, but often a manager. Management style [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why People Resign