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When flexing your workforce means severing employment

Now more than ever organisations need flexibility to respond to ever evolving challenges. The horizon for long term strategies is shortening and decisions need to be made quickly. Changes to supply chains, manufacturing schedules, and expertise requirements are all part of the management decision matrix. Flexibility on the people side is never easy – finding … Continued

We aim to be your partners, not your suppliers

BANG! What was then – is definitely not now. COVID has presented many challenges to the business world. This pandemic has impacted operations and has forced us to change the way we think and function. In essence if your employment was maintained and supported through the trials of forced closure you are most likely repaying … Continued

Take stock of your leader’s mindset

Mindsets play an important role in “what we believe” and “what we do”, so this is a good place to start any leadership journey. Thankfully, mindsets continue to evolve over-time through our learnings and experiences, so there is always opportunity to take stock or reflect on the best mindset we should bring to leadership work … Continued

Career Transition in the Modern World

As little as 40 years ago people rarely changed careers or employers. Today the old corporate career ladder is rapidly morphing into a more latticed approach to career progression. Careers are not seen as separate from our lives. People are increasingly aligning careers and lifestyle choices when making decisions. The pandemic has accelerated this move … Continued

Background Checking for Pertinent Information

Background checking is a key stage in the recruitment process. When considering this task, the recruiter must ask themselves; “What am I really looking for and who is best suited to conduct the background check?”. This is when the potential employer reaches out to the candidate’s previous employer(s) seeking to establish alignment and suitability to … Continued

Tips to minimise risk and cost in your recruitment process

Data varies – “The average cost of a bad hire is up to 30% of the earnings of the employee in the first year according to the Department of Labor. But a report from one CEO put the cost as high as $240,000. (US Department of Labor and Jörgen Sundberg, CEO of Link Humans)”. A … Continued

Recruitment in 2021 | John Gilbert

Having over 35 years’ experience in the recruitment industry I’m often asked to comment on how much has changed over time. The truth is, apart from processing technology replacing paper-based systems – which by the way in my opinion has dehumanised the career hunt/recruitment process – not much has. Direct to market strategies still run … Continued

Meet the Consultant Behind the Mask – Eugene Lane-Mullins

  Tell us a little bit about your journey to OCG I have always been a service-oriented person. My former career formed the foundations that made me a client-driven solutions provider. These values, along with energy and focus have made my transition to OCG much easier. 2.5 years on, I love the journey I have … Continued

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