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 »

The Importance Of Business Culture in Hiring

Posted , July 5, 2017.

  Qualifications and experience are important factors to consider when hiring, but one often-overlooked factor is culture. Making sure a potential employee is the right fit for your business can be a difficult process, but one that is well worth the time and effort. The cost of hiring someone who isn’t a good fit for… Read more »

Recruitment in the off-season

Posted , June 30, 2017.

Timing is an important factor to consider when recruiting someone to fill a position at your business, and it’s equally as important when it comes to recruiting for a sporting team. Options Consulting Group is a sponsor of the St Kilda Cricket Club, who are currently in the middle of their off-season. This is the… 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 »

Retention Strategies: The Why and How

Posted , June 1, 2017.

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 »

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Posted , May 17, 2017.

When we talk about Personal Branding, we often think about our online profiles like LinkedIn, Facebook or your company’s website. These are all big elements of your brand, but how often do we think about the smaller features too? How often, for example, do you think about your voicemail? When was the last time you… Read more »

I’m optimistic, are you?

Posted , May 10, 2017.

Let me state from the outset I’m no economist just a long-time SME business owner, married father of 4; 3 working part-time whilst at University, 1 working in a full-time role and wife works part-time. The immediate impact of last night’s budget announcement was thank heavens we’re starting to think big again, investing in the future,… 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 »

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 »