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The benefits of using subcontractors in times of business growth

  The growth of your business is an exciting time full of new opportunities and rewarding achievements. However, business growth still encompasses a range of risks and challenges epitomized by the need for resourceful, determined professionals that will assist in setting new benchmarks on the road to sustainable business success. This is where the role … 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

Robots are replacing humans

Our jobs in 20 years’ time will be performed by computers. Artificial intelligence is fast developing. These are common statements we are hearing in the world, let alone the business world. Whilst robots may render some tasks and functions obsolete, robots can never render humans obsolete – and it is the human resources and recruitment … Continued

Retention Strategies: The Why and How

Recruiting people is never easy. Finding the right fit for your organisation can provide a range of challenges. Do they have the right experience? Is there an alignment in our values? Will our goals motivate them to perform? But amidst the pressures of sourcing and hiring the right person, a fundamental element is often overlooked … Continued

Women in the Boardroom: An Update

In the past, Options Consulting Group has published information regarding the employment of women in leadership positions. With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, we felt it apt to revisit the topic and analyse whether or not there have been improvements since we last explored the issue in depth. Our past report on women in … Continued

The Costs of a Bad Hire

“If you think that hiring professionals is expensive, try hiring amateurs” – Red Adair In today’s ultra-competitive and globalised marketplace, businesses are under increasing pressure to hire people who are motivated to reach the organisation’s objectives. But given the fast-moving pace of the business world, with many businesses these days being exceptionally time-poor, time spent … Continued

Strategic Recruitment Leads to Competitive Advantage

Strategic Recruitment Leads to Competitive Advantage There is no doubting that Australian employers face recruitment constraints. Economic pressures and volatility, labour regulations and skill shortages in particular industries have persistently troubled organisations when seeking accurate recruitment practices. It goes without saying that when managed ineffectively, these challenges can cause significant costs to organisations. As a … Continued

Landit – The New LinkedIn?

Landit, a startup platform developed by Lisa Skeete Tatum was launched earlier this month. It’s designed to help women through career transition, by offering advice and structure to what can be a difficult and stressful process. With other competitors like LinkedIn and themuse.com, it has a stronger focus on helping women excel in their professional … Continued

Plug that Gap – NOW!

Short-term, Project or trial before committing to permanent appointment – these are just a few of the driving considerations for employers behind engaging a person on a contractual basis.This hiring trend is being favoured by many employers and OCG is expert in securing the right person in white collar professional, technical, Sales & Marketing, Finance … Continued

The Importance of Short Term Professionals

Managing the growth of your business is an exciting time full of new opportunities and rewarding achievements. However, business growth still encompasses a range of risks and challenges epitomized by the need for resourceful, determined professionals to assist in reaching your goal of sustainable business success. This is where engaging Professional, Technical, Executive level contractors … Continued