Returning to work & breaking out the books

Posted , June 12, 2018.

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… Read more »

Eugene’s Journey – Transition into life at OCG

Posted , May 1, 2018.

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… Read more »

Emergence of Millennials

Posted , June 21, 2017.

Eventually, we will see a shift in the workplace. The baby boomers, in the not too distant future, will be overtaken in quantity by millennials. The generational shift will correlate with shifts in the workplace, and human resources and recruitment is no exception. Failure to adapt your human resources strategies, in line with a future… Read more »

Meet The Team: Kate Lacey

Posted , April 5, 2017.

What is your speciality amongst the OCG team? I work on Staff level roles, focussing on payroll, customer service, sales support, graphic designers and marketing coordinators. I also provide general administrative support in the OCG office. What do you believe OCG stands for? I believe it stands for a genuine passion for people – both… Read more »

Meet The Team: John Gilbert

Posted , February 13, 2017.

The team at Options Consulting Group is a diverse one, all specialising in different areas of HR and business advisory. We thought it was time for you to get to know us!   What is your speciality amongst the OCG team? As principal I’m across business strategy, services development and quality, I am also actively consulting… Read more »

Headhunter, Executive Search or Recruitment Consultant?

Posted , November 3, 2016.

Why try to distinguish between Head hunter, Executive Search and Recruitment Consultant? It’s 2016 and anyone worth their salt in the recruitment industry uses their own database of candidates – OCG has over 80,000 registered candidates because we’ve been building and managing our database since 1996 – and a variety of other candidate sourcing strategies… Read more »

People; Assets Not Numbers

Posted , October 26, 2016.

The OCG difference is how we understand candidate’s experiences and attributes and view each person as a potential asset, not just a number. We have a deep understanding and appreciation of competencies, attributes, process knowledge and how these are more readily transferrable than is often thought. Often “a fresh set of eyes” leads to a… Read more »

Getting to Know Sarah Loh

Posted , October 3, 2016.

At Options Consulting Group, our consultants take pride in ensuring their successful candidates settle in well. We check in regularly with new employees to ensure everyone is satisfied and benefitting. One of OCG’s recent success stories is Sarah Loh, who took office as the South Metro Junior Football League’s General Manager in July. Sarah Loh was… Read more »

Women in the Boardroom

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Affirmative action and gender balance at Boardroom level has been a topical issue for many years and brought to light recently by one of our clients – a global corporation with A&NZ operations. [Originally published May 2015] As a result, Options Consulting Group wants to share some interesting information with you. Overall, women make up… Read more »

Recruitment: the key to a team’s success

Posted , September 29, 2016.

It might be strange to think that an AFL team sitting 7th on the ladder has in fact made it through the 2016 AFL Grand Final but, for the Western Bulldogs team, this is just the case. How, might you ask have the dogs allowed themselves into this favourable position? One thing that has been… Read more »