Returning to work & breaking out the books

Posted , June 12, 2018.

My decision to return to study, after many years – would you believe more than 25 years, wasn’t made lightly. I have four children and work so changing my routine to include; assignments, online lectures and study wasn’t going to be easy.  The hardest thing was getting started.   I have worked in the same… Read more »

Meet the Team – Dave Wichmann

Posted , June 5, 2018.

My 16 year career in the Royal Australian Navy included trade studies as an Electrical Fitter followed by a degree in Electrical Engineering. I spent time as a technician working my way to the rank of Lieutenant, where I was responsible for managing the workforce I was once a part of. I also served a… Read more »

Eugene’s Journey – Transition into life at OCG

Posted , May 1, 2018.

When asked to share my experience thus far, I was more than happy to participate. I joined OCG after having decided to leave my previous industry of Hospitality. I invested over 15 years into that International career as a department head and learned a great deal. Unfortunately that came to an end when I felt… Read more »

Why it’s important for CEO’s to have the final interview

Posted , March 2, 2018.

Hiring new talent into a company is one of the biggest factors that can determine a company’s success, so it only makes sense that a CEO should have some input in the hiring process. Often though they are deemed to be too busy and the task is left to someone else. A company’s CEO should… Read more »

Traits To Avoid In A Manager

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Managing people in a work environment can be an incredibly difficult job. If you want to make sure you are getting the best out of your employees then you will need to have someone in place that is capable of motivating people as well as delegating the right job to the right person. But what… Read more »

Employee Holiday Management

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Managing your employees’ holidays can be a nightmare over the Christmas and New Year period. Whether it’s people not taking leave, taking too much leave or not taking it at the right time, the end of the year can often be the busiest time of the year for HR departments. Perhaps the biggest problem employers… Read more »

Relationships In The Workplace

Posted , February 22, 2018.

The recent revelations about Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s affair with one of his staffers has brought the issue of workplace relationships to the forefront of the Australian media’s attention. The government has gone as far as to ban all ministers from having relationships with staff members, and this has many people talking about relationship… Read more »

How To Improve Your Interview Technique

Posted , February 20, 2018.

Interviewing candidates for a job opening can be a time consuming and difficult process but it’s a vital one when it comes to the success of your business. Trying to figure out who is the most qualified for the job and who fits into the culture best can be tough when all you have to… Read more »

Having Trouble Retaining Employees?

Posted , February 14, 2018.

In the recent PWC CEO survey, CEOs from across the world highlighted “talent” as one of their business’ top 2 priorities. Getting the right people into your business and keeping them there will be a key factor in whether or not your business is successful. If you’re struggling to retain key talent, here are a… Read more »

Components of a Performance Review

Posted , February 1, 2018.

Set goals Setting goals is a key part of any performance review. It’s incredibly important that these goals are laid out early in the year and that the employee has a clear understanding of what those goals are and what the timeframe to achieve them in is. Conversation over Criticism The tone of the conversation… Read more »