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Economic Trends – What does this mean for your business?

As we approach the end of the Australian Financial year we reflect on what a hugely challenging year it has been for business and wonder how we can plan for the foreseeable future with any clarity and confidence. Without doubt we anticipate post COVID-19 the “new” normal will be vastly different from the “old” normal … Continued

OCG Nature of Work During and Post Covid-19 Report

  Options Consulting Group recently conducted a survey titled “Nature of work post COVID-19” with Executive, Professional and Technical people. Some noteworthy findings and our comments are listed below: 65% of respondents are currently employed although 17% of respondents have recently be made redundant. It is obvious the Federal and State Government’s range of assistance … Continued

Is your Covid-19 Exit Strategy not too far away?

  In light of Scott Morrison saying “we’re not too far away from easing restrictions” proactive leaders need to be turning their attention to a Covid-19 Exit Strategy. Future headlines will begin to read that the economy is restarting, lockdowns have ended, sports are being played and even restaurants-and-bars open their doors. Business leaders that … Continued

No Motherhood Statements – Just Facts!

Business leaders are currently reviewing work structures, business strategies and resources to cope with immediate issues of business continuity and with an eye to the future. We have passed through working from home, modified work hours and remuneration adjustment phases and now we’re into redundancy and restructure phase. For the foreseeable future, your employees will … Continued

How an Interim Professional can benefit your Business

In order to sustain a competitive position in today’s business environment companies need to embrace both technology and challenge conventional Human Resource traditions to create a workforce which includes interim professionals and executive leaders as part of their resourcing strategy.   Supplementing key staffing numbers with Interim Professionals allows daily business processes to continue with … Continued

OCG Covid-19 Update

We having taken the following actions to ensure continued service to both our clients and candidates during these unforeseen times:   Our Consulting team is working remotely. We are connected and informed via our cloud based systems. Our team is accessible via the switchboard number (03) 9693 9300 and each consultant’s email and mobile number … Continued

Explore your next Interim Role with Options Interim Solutions

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

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

Important, Spontaneous Adventure

I recently embarked on a spontaneous adventure; a spur of the moment trip which at first, seemed impractical. I was inducting a new employee, a new financial year was upon us and I wanted to ensure my team was set to meet their business challenges and objectives. Relying on a philosophy that business performance is … Continued

Challenges and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are creative, optimistic, energetic and impatient with ambitious and high expectations of their business enterprise and of the people they employ – but are they the most proficient leaders of people. Impatience and high expectations usually manifests in poor internal communication, delegation, support and lack of clarity around accountability, authority and performance, leading to … Continued