Modern Day Boomerang

Posted , July 13, 2017.

‘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… Read more »

Encouraging signs for Australia’s Employment Prospects

Posted , June 7, 2017.

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… 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 »

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 »

Meet The Team: Kate Lacey

Posted , April 5, 2017.

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… Read more »

Meet The Team: John Arrowsmith

Posted , February 27, 2017.

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… Read more »

Meet The Team: John Gilbert

Posted , February 13, 2017.

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… Read more »

Human Resource Consulting or Recruitment?

Posted , January 24, 2017.

Which form of resource management advice will assist in reaching organisational goals? When you are working every day and engrossed in your business activities, it can often be difficult to take a step back and identify issues that need to be rectified. Constraining factors can limit your professional objectivity resulting in unactionable behavioural patterns that… Read more »

Women in the Boardroom

Posted , October 3, 2016.

Affirmative action and gender balance at Boardroom level has been a topical issue for many years and brought to light recently by one of our clients – a global corporation with A&NZ operations. [Originally published May 2015] As a result, Options Consulting Group wants to share some interesting information with you. Overall, women make up… Read more »

You can move from automotive to food manufacturing

Posted , September 12, 2016.

Established in 1966 Maltra Foods is a 100% Australian owned manufacturer of Arkadia Chai tea, Arkadia Drinking Chocolate and Greenspoon sweeteners – brands widely respected throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and parts of the Middle East. The assignment – recruit a Production Manager to lead a team of 3 production supervisors and a team… Read more »