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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

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