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The right way to accept a job

The right way to accept a job

Published 17th October 2017 by Rob Davidson, Founder of Davidson and Executive Coach

There is only one correct way to accept a job and few people know it. Before I became an executive coach, I was a recruiter for many years and before that, I was a lawyer. My legal days still echo through in some of the career advice I give because, after all, it’s not called […]

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Sourcing staff who will stay safe

Sourcing staff who will stay safe

Published 13th October 2017 by Amanda Sheard, General Manager (NSW), Davidson HR Consulting

Injuries and accidents on the job are often described as a result of multiple complex factors, such as organisational safety culture, systems and processes and a range of ever-changing situational factors. Organisations spend millions of dollars every year on trying to get each of these elements right but sometimes still get it wrong. Despite the […]

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Putting the Customer First

Putting the Customer First

Published 12th October 2017 by Brendan Kavenagh

For some time now we have been hearing about the importance of customer service. Net Promoter Scores became the metric for measuring a company or individual’s customer satisfaction levels. In recent times we have seen a significant development,  a transformation that holds the customer at the centre to how products are designed, services delivered and […]

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Gender Diversity: Changing the Ratio & Closing the Gap

Gender Diversity: Changing the Ratio & Closing the Gap

Published 12th October 2017 by Imogen Studders | Davidson Technology

Often with Tech Diversity articles the lead headline is negative and tells of the grave state the sector is in with the lack of females, particularly at senior levels. Well, I am happy to report that in the last 12 months the gender gap in the Australian Technology market has started to close! In the […]

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Projects driving IT job market in New South Wales

Projects driving IT job market in New South Wales

Published 12th October 2017 by Spencer Stirrat | Davidson Technology

The IT  job market in New South Wales for IT & Digital professionals continues to be strong with job advertisements up 9% year-on-year and average salaries holding firm (SEEK Employment Trends, Aug – 16 to Aug-17). The statistics are encouraging and we find that this is indicative of a lot of the project activity across […]

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What’s in a name? Deciphering Technology Executive Roles

What’s in a name? Deciphering Technology Executive Roles

Published 12th October 2017 by Damien Ross | Davidson Technology

Let’s face it, Technology professionals love an acronym. SAP, IBM, DB2, .Net, ITIL, TDD, COPA, ITSM, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, CSS, SAFe, IM, PMBOK, www, JS. I could go on forever. These days the business community has some confusing acronyms to decipher with today’s Technology Executives job titles. CIO, CDO, CTO, CTO, CXO, CCIO, CDO, CIO, […]

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Business Leaders Get Behind New Zealand’s Digital Strategy

Business Leaders Get Behind New Zealand’s Digital Strategy

Published 12th October 2017 by Nicola Connolly | Davidson Technology

As New Zealand solidifies its position as the Technology hub for the region, there is a lot of focus and support from local Technology leaders to ensure the nation remains an innovative and vibrant digital economy. As Technology is New Zealand’s fastest growing and third largest export sector, employing just under 100,000 people, it’s a […]

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Queensland ICT Market Continues To Grow

Queensland ICT Market Continues To Grow

Published 12th October 2017 by Allison Huf | Davidson Technology

The Queensland employment market is looking strong overall as it heads towards Christmas. According to the employment outlook to November 2018, growth in Queensland is expected to be strong, with forecast growth to be up by 215,000 or 9.3%. The ICT market in Queensland continues to grow with significant projects across both the commercial and […]

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Major Programs of Work Driving ICT Contract Roles in Victoria

Major Programs of Work Driving ICT Contract Roles in Victoria

Published 12th October 2017 by Owen Jones | Davidson Technology

According to the SEEK September ICT Report, the demand for Victorian ICT jobs has increased by 30% since January 2017. This has been underpinned by ASX 100 organisations investing heavily in Customer Experience and Scaled Agile implementations. The majority of this work is contingent and that in turn is creating a large volume of contract […]

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How to run a successful recruitment process using agencies

How to run a successful recruitment process using agencies

Published 9th October 2017 by Skye Veivers, Principal Consultant — Accounting

When I speak with clients for the first time they often say to me “Skye, we don’t use recruitment agencies”. Their intention is to do the recruitment process themselves and why wouldn’t you? If you can find the right candidate without paying a fee it is a no-brainer. Back in my accounting days, I used to […]

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