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The healthy option to attracting and retaining talent within the Queensland construction market

The healthy option to attracting and retaining talent within the Queensland construction market

Published 14th September 2017 by Lizzi Byrne

Attracting and retaining the best staff is always high up on the agenda item within Queensland construction companies. This topic comes up on a daily basis for me as I speak to hundreds of clients in Tier 1, 2 and 3 construction companies, candidates and other strategic industry partners and representatives. Furthermore, many clients ask […]

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The most concerning statistic you will read this week

The most concerning statistic you will read this week

Published 11th September 2017 by Victoria (Tori) Adams

Every single day in Australia, eight people chose to end their own life. This is one person every hour of every work day. (ABS, Cause of Death, 2015) This week commences with World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday, 10 September. The theme for this year is ‘Take a minute, change a life’. Davidson started this […]

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Juggling work and minions – the importance of flexibility

Juggling work and minions - the importance of flexibility

Published 5th September 2017 by Candice Lee

Does your organisation accommodate your need for reasonable flexibility? As a corporate lawyer, flexibility in working arrangements can be difficult to find and achieve. There’s a stereotype that corporate lawyers should have long, rigid hours and spend the majority of their awake hours buried in contracts, chained to their desk. While this stereotype may suit […]

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How can Australia’s technology sector retain the best cyber-security staff?

How can Australia’s technology sector retain the best cyber-security staff?

Published 5th September 2017 by Amee Karat

There is no doubt that the more we come to rely on technology, the more likely we are to be held ransom by it if we do not have the right systems – and staff – in place to mitigate the risks of this happening. And with new legislation now making it compulsory to report […]

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Onboarding: how to welcome a new employee

Onboarding: how to welcome a new employee

Published 28th August 2017 by David Reynolds

Making a transition into a new work environment and culture can often be quite an overwhelming process, even for the most experienced and qualified. In this podcast with ABC radio, David Reynolds, General Manager, Client Development at Davidson, discusses the importance of good onboarding and best practices that companies can adopt to improve the employee […]

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The Gender Gap in IT is Closing!

The Gender Gap in IT is Closing!

Published 7th August 2017 by Kate Lewin | Davidson Marketing Manager

In a time where there is significant focus on gender diversity in the IT sector, it is fantastic to see that the number of females is increasing. According to the latest DiversIT Report released by Davidson Technology, the number of females in the Australian IT sector has increased by 8% in the last 12 months. […]

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End of financial year reflection

End of financial year reflection

Published 23rd June 2017 by Debbie Davis

With the end of financial year now upon us, I encourage you to take some time away from your desk to self-reflect. Whether you do this yourself, or with your manager just make sure you do it! Self-awareness is so important – don’t just cruise aimlessly on autopilot through life. In sport, coaches and players […]

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Hasten slowly to find the best candidate, not the best one currently available

Hasten slowly to find the best candidate, not the best one currently available

Published 9th June 2017 by Peter Murphy

Boards, Executive and senior management when faced with an unexpected resignation, or termination, that has occurred with no clear succession plan in place, often unwittingly panic. Their overwhelming desire to appoint someone into the vacant position results in a race to place someone in the seat without due consideration or process.   This means that […]

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My 23 years in recruitment have proven that values can’t be forced

My 23 years in recruitment have proven that values can't be forced

Published 9th June 2017 by Hayley Crealy

I can’t believe it – I’ve spent 23 years in recruitment. I started when I was 21, how anyone took me seriously I still can’t get my head around.  Pink cashmere cardigan, tortoiseshell glasses and a ponytail, I am not lying, But they did. People did buy into me, because I used the words and techniques […]

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If I find you the perfect candidate could you make an offer tomorrow?

If I find you the perfect candidate could you make an offer tomorrow?

Published 8th June 2017 by Daniel Arden

  If I find you the perfect candidate could you make an offer tomorrow? It is a question that helps me establish very quickly whether the employer is really ready to recruit a new team member. I learnt this strategy from Greg Savage after being lucky enough to hear him present in Brisbane recently. Being […]

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