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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

Returning to work & breaking out the books

My decision to return to study, after many years – would you believe more than 25 years, wasn’t made lightly. I have four children and work so changing my routine to include; assignments, online lectures and study wasn’t going to be easy.  The hardest thing was getting started.   I have worked in the same … Continued

Eugene's Journey – Transition into life at OCG

When asked to share my experience thus far, I was more than happy to participate. I joined OCG after having decided to leave my previous industry of Hospitality. I invested over 15 years into that International career as a department head and learned a great deal. Unfortunately that came to an end when I felt … Continued