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Balance your human resources with business plans

Navigating your business through the foreseeable period has never been more challenging or crucial. The balancing act is to retain your key people, increase or improve connection with your client base, maintain productivity and efficiency and deliver your plan. Having a detailed Human Resources workforce plan will enable you to identify and manage issues such … Continued

Tips to minimise risk and cost in your recruitment process

Data varies – “The average cost of a bad hire is up to 30% of the earnings of the employee in the first year according to the Department of Labor. But a report from one CEO put the cost as high as $240,000. (US Department of Labor and Jörgen Sundberg, CEO of Link Humans)”. A … Continued

Tips for Accounting Candidates looking to take the next step

After recently completing an assignment for a mid-tier accounting position; it became clear that many candidates had left some tasks or responsibilities off their resume for fear of over-promoting themselves. Without a follow up for a more in-depth conversation you may not have even been considered for the role based on a first pass through … Continued

Modern Manufacturing: Skills and Capabilities Never More Important

Australian manufacturing is receiving a boost with the Federal Government’s 1.5-Billion-dollar modern manufacturing plan. Indeed, this modern-manufacturing push is backed by EY chief-economist Jo Masters, who says Australia needs to have an “outward outlook” to have a flourishing manufacturing sector.   The key to success for manufacturers will be having the right skills at the … Continued

OCG Nature of Work During and Post Covid-19 Report

  Options Consulting Group recently conducted a survey titled “Nature of work post COVID-19” with Executive, Professional and Technical people. Some noteworthy findings and our comments are listed below: 65% of respondents are currently employed although 17% of respondents have recently be made redundant. It is obvious the Federal and State Government’s range of assistance … Continued

Explore your next Interim Role with Options Interim Solutions

Australian employment trends are accelerating towards flexible work conditions; the ABS reports independent contractor numbers have surged to 11.2% of total employment. With the ever changing employment trends, more people than ever are looking at short term opportunities and future work scope. According to the Australian Business Review, more than 33% of the Australian workforce will be … Continued

The Importance of Awareness in Business

“There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What … Continued

30 Year Anniversary

The start of the new decade marks 30 years since Options Consulting Group’s establishment. Firstly, Options Consulting Group would be remiss not to thank everyone who has supported us during this time. Without you this achievement would not have been possible.   Australian business has vastly changed over the three decades. During this time the … Continued

How does a flexible workforce benefit your business?

By managing a flexible workplace, your business can: MITIGATE RISK CONTROL EMPLOYMENT COSTS MANAGE BOTTOM LINE RESULTS Australian employment trends are accelerating towards flexible work conditions; since 2013, the ABS reports independent contractor numbers have surged to 11.2% of total employment. Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report indicates that eight out of 10 respondents believe demand for skills … Continued

Loved, Supported or Abandoned?

  Loved, supported or abandoned?   Has this been your experience applying online for a new position advertised by a Recruiter?      No response to initial application      No return phone calls      No feedback/advice from your initial interview with recruiter      Made the shortlist, didn’t advance to next round – … Continued