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Help Your Teen – Without Overwhelming Them

There will come a time in your teen’s life that they will need to start making decisions around what career they’d like to pursue. When you’re still in high school this can seem like a very overwhelming concept – so what can you do as a parent to encourage them and help get them started? Start the conversation: Ask your teen questions like what type of environment would they like to work in (industrial, outside, in an office), do they want to ... Read more

Renew Your Job – Without Having to Leave it

  Have you been in your role or industry for a while…and things are getting a bit ho hum? You may think you need a new job, or a change of industry, but it may just be that you need to do one of the following: Upskill: Some employers are great at suggesting training or courses that will help you improve your skills and knowledge – and some are less proactive. Either way, there’s nothing stopping you from having a look yourself to find ... Read more

How to Stand Out from the Crowd

You've found it – a great job that's perfect for you.  You have the experience and the skills they're looking for. Last week we gave you some tips on what to do when you’re feeling discouraged when you’re searching for a new job, and this week we continue on the job search theme. What can you do to make sure that your application stands out from the crowd, and gives you the best chance of the recruiter calling you back (and not ... Read more

Job Search Tips

Searching for a new job can be tough. Quite often there are many other applicants, and applying for jobs can feel like a never-ending task that’s going nowhere. In her recent article for Star Weekly, Marry Kampen from RCT Careers had a simple message for job seekers: Don’t give up. But what else can you do when you’re feeling discouraged? Here are some other ideas that may help: Follow Up: Have you spoken to an agency or recruitment consultant, or heard that a particular company ... Read more

Many Bumps on Road to Finding a Job in the Wyndham Area

Star Weekly recently told the story of a 59-year-old Hoppers Crossing resident who was unable to find a job (despite applying for 478 of them!) - and Mary Kampen from RCT Careers was asked to weigh in on this important topic. Mary's take on it? The lack of jobs in the western suburbs, and the lack of employment support are the biggest hurdles currently facing residents. With at least 200 - 300 applications received for most roles, Mary has a simple message ... Read more

Celebrations in the Workplace

In the modern workplace, it’s very common to find all types of people working together - people with different beliefs, customs, and those from all different backgrounds. While some types of celebrations can be quite common (and happily celebrated) by some people, others’ may not celebrate the same things, or have any interest in certain types of events. So, how do you manage this in your workplace – without offending anyone, or leaving anyone out? Firstly, make any celebration or event known to everyone.  ... Read more

Cultural Fit

In our previous post about Onboarding, we mentioned how company culture forms an important part of the process. Now let’s take a look at what company culture actually is, and why it’s so important. What Is Company Culture? Company culture is so many things.  Starting with the big parts – it’s the vision of the company, and it’s the clearly defined values that will help you work towards this vision. Looking further, it’s also the systems that are in place, and the language that is ... Read more

Part 2 – What Do You Need to Consider When Onboarding?

In Part 1, we looked at what Onboarding is, and why it is so crucial to get right. Now we’ll look at what you need to consider when Onboarding new staff into your business. Onboarding starts with the Orientation. This is the time for the new employee to complete and return all of the Payroll (ie bank information and tax forms) and HR forms (ie emergency contacts and personal information). It should also give them the opportunity to ask any questions they may ... Read more

Part 1: Are You Onboarding Effectively?

According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, less than 20 years ago the average person held six jobs during their career. Fast-forward to today, and the average number of jobs has soared to 11. When you consider the costs (and lost work hours) for replacing an employee, doing all that you can to retain employees is clearly very important. Onboarding your new staff effectively is thought to dramatically decrease staff turnover – so it’s imperative that you are doing it effectively. What is ... Read more

Employment Types

When hiring employees, there are different types of employment options you can offer them, depending on what your requirements are. By understanding the different types, it will help you make the decision on what’s best for the role (or roles) you are hiring for: Permanent Full-time: This is a full time (typically 37.5 hours) role, on a permanent basis. You would usually offer a 3 or 6 month probation with this type of role, during which time either the employer or employee can ... Read more
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