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How does a flexible workforce benefit your business?

By managing a flexible workplace, your business can: MITIGATE RISK CONTROL EMPOYMENT 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

Emergence of Millennials

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 … Continued

Meet The Team: Kate Lacey

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 … Continued

Meet The Team: John Gilbert

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 … Continued

Headhunter, Executive Search or Recruitment Consultant?

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 … Continued

People; Assets Not Numbers

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 … Continued

Getting to Know Sarah Loh

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 … Continued