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The employment landscape is on a steep tilt!

The employment pendulum has shifted to a candidate driven market and we believe it is important for our candidates to understand that whilst it is enticing, accepting a counteroffer is not always the best choice. In the past 24 hours, our consultants have dealt with numerous candidates accepting counter – offers ranging from a 15% … Continued

Modern Manufacturing: Skills and Capabilities Never More Important

Australian manufacturing is receiving a boost with the Federal Government’s 1.5-Billion-dollar modern manufacturing plan. Indeed, this modern-manufacturing push is backed by EY chief-economist Jo Masters, who says Australia needs to have an “outward outlook” to have a flourishing manufacturing sector.   The key to success for manufacturers will be having the right skills at the … 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

Modern Day Boomerang

‘Boomerang’ recruits are tipped to be a growing recruitment trend in 2017, but what exactly are they and what are the benefits? A ‘boomerang’ is an employee who has gone back to a workplace where they were once previously employed. Depending on the circumstances of their initial departure, this can be a great way to … Continued

Encouraging signs for Australia’s Employment Prospects

Options Consulting Group’s recent survey on industry sentiment reflected further growth is predicted in the 17/18 financial year. The survey was directed to operations managers, director of operations, sales managers, general managers, human resources managers managing directors and CFOs. 65% of survey respondents said their business is tracking better now when compared to the same time … 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

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, it has a stronger focus on helping women excel in their professional … 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 Arrowsmith

What is your speciality amongst the OCG team? As Principal of the Career Transition I am across the issues of helping people find their core skills and look for roles that maximise their capabilities and gain the outcome in relation to that they are looking to achieve. What do you believe OCG stands for? A … 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