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The best way to beat them is to specialise

The best way to beat them is to specialise

Published 24th March 2017 by Brian Cunningham I Davidson Corporate

          “The employer is looking for industry experience.” “The employer is looking for a very particular skill-set.” I know candidates don’t want to hear these words. Generally speaking, I don’t want to be saying them. So if you are a candidate who is getting blocked by such sentences, is there anything […]

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: CORPORATE RECRUITMENT

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: CORPORATE RECRUITMENT

Published 15th November 2016 by Kristie Fankhauser

What’s happening in the Australian Corporate Recruitment market? There is a real feeling of buoyancy and optimism across the Corporate Recruitment market going into the new year. We are seeing clear pockets of growth in key industry sectors and in all capital cities. Strong candidates with professional qualifications, technical skills and industry experience are in […]

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Pursuit of happiness: the rewards of a great career transition

Pursuit of happiness: the rewards of a great career transition

Published 9th November 2016 by Kristie Fankhauser

If you’d asked me 20 years ago where I thought I’d be in my career today, I never would have guessed Group Corporate Manager for a family-owned recruitment company. In fact, if you’d asked me only a year ago, I still wouldn’t have picked it. Not too long ago, I was working for one of the […]

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Flexible working arrangements. Do they really work?

Flexible working arrangements. Do they really work?

Published 9th March 2016 by Skye Veivers I Davidson Corporate

Flexible working arrangements have become more and more popular over the years. Traditionally, this was something that only working mothers and carers utilised, but it is becoming very common that workers want to adopt flexible working arrangements for a number of reasons. Employees have reported that they are more productive and more engaged in their […]

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The role of LinkedIn in the public sector

The role of LinkedIn in the public sector

Published 12th January 2016 by Davidson

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network consisting of approximately 400 million members with a new member joining every two seconds. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, which many professionals use more on a personal basis, LinkedIn is dedicated to professional development and networking platform. The platform assists in building your professional identity online, stay connected with […]

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Can the public sector drive the lean approach by taking lessons from the manufacturing industry?

Can the public sector drive the lean approach by taking lessons from the manufacturing industry?

Published 15th December 2015 by Anna Fett I Davidson Corporate

With the constant pressure to do more with less, there is a growing interest in running lean teams in the public sector. Lean is a management philosophy that is based on Toyota’s approach to process improvement and was coined in the 1980s by an MIT research team led by Dr James Womack, who later went […]

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How to survive a restructure in the public sector

How to survive a restructure in the public sector

Published 14th October 2015 by Skye Veivers I Davidson Corporate

The phrase ‘that was because of a restructure’ is becoming one of the most uttered phrases in our chats with clients and candidates within the public sector. Given recent changes within Queensland’s public sector, the simple fact is restructuring has become part and parcel when it comes to management these days. It is for this […]

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How to attract high-performing ‘non-family’ talent

How to attract high-performing 'non-family' talent

Published 13th October 2015 by Michael Simonyi I Davidson Corporate

Attracting and retaining high-performing talent is one of the biggest challenges facing family businesses in Australia today. Few would argue that the ability of a business to attract ‘top talent’ – real performers – will to a large extent dictate how successful the business will be in the longer term, as it moves beyond requiring […]

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Are you a meerkat or an ostrich? The future profile of an accountant

Are you a meerkat or an ostrich? The future profile of an accountant

Published 24th September 2015 by Ben Suddaby and Toby Walsh I Davidson Corporate

In the animal world, an ostrich will run and hide and avoid a problem, while a meerkat will sit up, scan the horizon to watch for danger and look for ways to address the risks and adapt. Why are we giving you a little lesson on the animal world? No, we aren’t going to talk […]

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The future of leadership and how it relates to the public sector

The future of leadership and how it relates to the public sector

Published 16th September 2015 by Anna Fett I Davidson Corporate

It is no secret that Australian workplaces are facing significant challenges. There is the ageing population, advances in technology and the fact that people want or need more flexibility in the workplace. As a recruitment consultant, I get a look into the world of work from both the employee and the employer’s perspective and there are three […]

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