Recruiting and Preparing The Right People?

Posted , October 24, 2018.

Are You Recruiting and Preparing The Right People To Successfully Execute Strategy? You can have the most technically sound thought out business strategy however if you do not have the appropriate competencies in your people to execute that strategy it will be doomed to mediocrity at best. No matter how good your business strategy is,… Read more »

The benefits of using subcontractors in times of business growth

Posted , August 14, 2017.

  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… 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 »

Robots are replacing humans

Posted , June 1, 2017.

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… Read more »

Retention Strategies: The Why and How

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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… Read more »

Women in the Boardroom: An Update

Posted , May 10, 2017.

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… Read more »

The Costs of a Bad Hire

Posted , May 5, 2017.

“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… Read more »

Strategic Recruitment Leads to Competitive Advantage

Posted , April 15, 2017.

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… Read more »

Landit – The New LinkedIn?

Posted , April 6, 2017.

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, it has a stronger focus on helping women excel in their professional… Read more »

Plug that Gap – NOW!

Posted , March 10, 2017.

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… Read more »