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Tips for Accounting Candidates looking to take the next step

After recently completing an assignment for a mid-tier accounting position; it became clear that many candidates had left some tasks or responsibilities off their resume for fear of over-promoting themselves. Without a follow up for a more in-depth conversation you may not have even been considered for the role based on a first pass through … 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

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

Is your Covid-19 Exit Strategy not too far away?

  In light of Scott Morrison saying “we’re not too far away from easing restrictions” proactive leaders need to be turning their attention to a Covid-19 Exit Strategy. Future headlines will begin to read that the economy is restarting, lockdowns have ended, sports are being played and even restaurants-and-bars open their doors. Business leaders that … Continued

No Motherhood Statements – Just Facts!

Business leaders are currently reviewing work structures, business strategies and resources to cope with immediate issues of business continuity and with an eye to the future. We have passed through working from home, modified work hours and remuneration adjustment phases and now we’re into redundancy and restructure phase. For the foreseeable future, your employees will … Continued

How an Interim Professional can benefit your Business

In order to sustain a competitive position in today’s business environment companies need to embrace both technology and challenge conventional Human Resource traditions to create a workforce which includes interim professionals and executive leaders as part of their resourcing strategy.   Supplementing key staffing numbers with Interim Professionals allows daily business processes to continue with … Continued

OCG Covid-19 Update

We having taken the following actions to ensure continued service to both our clients and candidates during these unforeseen times:   Our Consulting team is working remotely. We are connected and informed via our cloud based systems. Our team is accessible via the switchboard number (03) 9693 9300 and each consultant’s email and mobile number … Continued

Explore your next Interim Role with Options Interim Solutions

Australian employment trends are accelerating towards flexible work conditions; the ABS reports independent contractor numbers have surged to 11.2% of total employment. With the ever changing employment trends, more people than ever are looking at short term opportunities and future work scope. According to the Australian Business Review, more than 33% of the Australian workforce will be … Continued