Insight & Outlook

We are passionate about sharing the latest industry research and relevant articles relating to the future of the workplace. Whether it be an informative article about how to put your best foot forward when job hunting or how to better engage with your employees for a more productive outcome, our Insight & Outlook section is a valuable resource for clients and candidates. Our team regularly curate articles, papers and documents to ensure you have the latest and most up-to-date resources about the world of work. We add new articles frequently so make sure to save this page to your favourites and come back again soon.

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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Top 50 Public Sector Women in Victoria – shining a spotlight on inspirational female leaders

Top 50 Public Sector Women in Victoria - shining a spotlight on inspirational female leaders

Published 27th March 2017 by Clare McCartin

          Davidson is excited to announce that entries are now open and nominations can be submitted for the Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria). The Davidson Executive and Boards team together with their HR Consulting business could see that across local and state government, and statutory authorities, the Victorian public sector […]

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How to become a networking guru

How to become a networking guru

Published 27th July 2015 by Stacey Blanch

No matter where you are up to in your career, in today’s marketplace, your ability to network is critical to discovering new opportunities and connecting with the right people. Like all good things with potentially great returns, it is not easy and takes work! It takes deliberate practice. Networking is not about being an extravert, […]

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How to transfer your skills to different jobs

How to transfer your skills to different jobs

Published 14th July 2015 by Stacey Blanch

Gone are the days of a qualification for life, where we reach professional maturity in a role functionally similar to the one we started in. Today, it is all about knowing and marketing your transferable skills; those collections of skills that transcend any particular role, but can be utilised by any business to drive organisational […]

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Stop multitasking! It’s damaging your performance

Stop multitasking! It’s damaging your performance

Published 25th June 2015 by Stacey Blanch I Davidson Consulting & HR Solutions

Would it surprise you to know that ultra-productive people, or top performers, do not multitask? As our days continue to get increasingly demanding, the key to performance and ultimately success lies in our ability to perform well on important tasks; not in the quantity of tasks completed. New research conducted at Stanford University, and at […]

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How to set yourself apart from other candidates

How to set yourself apart from other candidates

Published 17th June 2015 by Stacey Blanch I Davidson Consulting & HR Solutions

Offshoring + cost minimisation + aging workforce = increased competition in the job market. And it is only going to get more competitive. Now dubbed Generation Jobless, our young adults are feeling the impact of this new market. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released showed “the youth jobless rate was double the unemployment […]

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How to keep your resume out of the ‘no’ pile

How to keep your resume out of the ‘no’ pile

Published 10th June 2015 by Stacey Blanch I Davidson Consulting & HR Solutions

You would honestly need to have your head in the sand to not know that the job market has changed and will continue to do so. It is not just the increased competition for opportunities, but the changing recruitment processes due to technology advancement and automation. So why do many of us continue to dust […]

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Leadership lessons can be found anywhere… even in the seven kingdoms!

Leadership lessons can be found anywhere… even in the seven kingdoms!

Published 4th June 2015 by Stacey Blanch I Davidson Consulting & HR Solutions

Most of us have either been lucky enough to have known, or at least have heard about, a remarkable mentor or leader. A leader who has the unique ability of drawing lessons from the most mundane or common place situations. As we develop, whether as leaders or simply in pursuit of a better version of ourselves, […]

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The pros and cons of outsourcing project controls

The pros and cons of outsourcing project controls

Published 26th May 2015 by Eleanor Byrne I Davidson Projects and Operations

With many LNG projects moving from ramp-up to production and investments slowing down in Australia, the current resources market is undergoing a transitional phase. In a tough market, it is easy for innovation, technological progress and market trends to drive project resources offshore in the hope of finding cheaper alternatives. Jeff Collins looks at this […]

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Building your resume – resume writing for construction professionals

Building your resume – resume writing for construction professionals

Published 20th May 2015 by Merryn Thomlinson I Davidson Projects & Operations

I recently came across an informative guide  on writing resumes for Project Managers or Superintendents. This is a well-written guide for candidates applying for any construction related positions, not just these particular roles. Many people within the construction industry have never had to write a resume before. They may have begun their career working on-site as a […]

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