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Career Transition Trends in 2017

John Arrowsmith is the Principal of Options Consulting Group’s Career Transition Division. With a career history working in outplace, he has an incredible amount of knowledge to share. John advises that 70-80% of jobs are filled via networking, rather than job ads. For this reason, it’s imperative that while in career transition, you develop and … Continued

How Effective HRM is a Competitive Advantage

Operating a business in today’s super competitive environment requires integration of a range of factors. Sourcing, production, marketing and other processes can all ultimately provide key advantages for business when competing in a range of industries. However, despite all the possible protections that can be put in place, most if not all of these factors … Continued

Meet the team: David Prowse

David has over 10 years’ experience working in National Business Development, beginning his specialisation in the logistics and tech start-up space in 2010. David’s wealth of industry knowledge and understanding assists clients and candidates to achieve the best outcomes. David is also experienced with National start-ups. His ability to identify talent within such a niche … Continued

The Hidden Value of Options Consulting Group

Good recruiters help your business. We all know that. For a large majority of businesses humans are the most critical resource conducive to business growth, development and mere operational status. So when an organisation can source, select and place an exceptional candidate into a suitable job opening, with professional experience leading to a range of … Continued

The Yin & Yang of applying through an external recruiter

If you’re looking for your next career move you should be aware of how to maximize your brand to make the best impression. This is particularly true when applying for your next role via an external recruiter. Here are some useful tips: Once you have committed to the interview process – see it through. You … Continued

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started"

  As the crisp Winter days start to fade away, and Spring starts to bloom, teams of cricket players – both amateur and professional – are hard underway in their preparations for the 2017/18 season. As always, Options Consulting Group has a keen interest in the local community, supporting local teams in their endeavours for … Continued

Before outsourcing your recruitment consider these facts

There’s a developing trend when outsourcing recruitment to appoint multiple recruiters to source candidates for the same role – I can only imagine there’s a (false) belief that this will “speed up” the process and/or provide a wider choice. Current recruitment platforms and social media Technology are very useful “enablers” if used wisely by recruiters … Continued

Top 10 Tips for Candidates Undergoing Recruitment Assessments

Co-written by Amanda Davies and John Gilbert, this blog recently appeared on the NPAworldwide blog. NPAworldwide is the oldest recruiting network of its kind, with an international membership of recruiting firms located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas. Options Consulting Group is a founding Australian member of NPAworldwide since 1998.     Profile Assessment is a … Continued

The benefits of using subcontractors in times of business growth

  The growth of your business is an exciting time full of new opportunities and rewarding achievements. However, business growth still encompasses a range of risks and challenges epitomized by the need for resourceful, determined professionals that will assist in setting new benchmarks on the road to sustainable business success. This is where the role … Continued

How important is Mental Health in the workplace?

One of the most important issues facing today’s HR management professionals is the handling of mental health issues in the workplace. According to a 2016 study by Inside HR, more than 80% of HR professionals spend a quarter of their time managing staff with mental health issues.   It is important for HR managers to … Continued