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5 Top Tips for Effective Reference Checking

Candidate reference checking is a pivotal part of the hiring process. Unfortunately, the process can feel quite involved and overwhelming – especially when you’re busy running your company. As recruiters, we understand the value of quality reference checking. When a candidate misrepresents their experience or abilities at the hiring stage, it can lead to serious complications down the line. That’s why our process for checking references is rock solid, built on years of experience interviewing and following up to avoid any potential problems. Want to know more about how we conduct our reference checks? Best practice reference checking is something that recruiters excel in, so we’ve compiled the top reference checking tips we live by to show you how to get the most out of this vital stage. 1. Plan and Take Notes Good planning and clear ground rules form the foundation of any successful reference check and subsequent hire. We communicate with candidates upfront to get an early indication of their referees and make it understood what our client expects at the latter stages. If the candidate realises how important it is for us to check references, they’ll be able to prepare their referees, enabling the process to progress as smoothly a possible. It’s important to plan out the questions we want to ask referees to help us obtain the necessary clarity and [...]

By |2020-03-12T10:35:12+10:00March 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Guide to Managing Workers in the Heat

We’re in the very midst of summer, which means the rising temperatures are an added risk to your workforce. The danger of heat stress is a very real one, and it’s important to know how to manage these risks for your workers. Aside from keeping them safe, happy and productive on-site, the way you navigate work in harsh conditions can also impact the reputation of your business, and ensuring a positive employee experience is key for attracting and retaining quality talent in the long term. To help you maintain onsite health and safety during the heat waves, here is our helpful advice on managing work in hot conditions. Preventing Overheated Workers Stopping heat stress from developing in the first place is the best-case scenario, so let’s take a look at some of the best tips you can share with your onsite workers to ensure they’re operating at top capacity. Stay hydrated Our bodies sweat to fight against overheating, but if we aren’t able to sweat efficiently due to dehydration, working in the direct sun or restrictive clothing, it will be much harder to stay cool. Dehydration can even occur inside, especially if workers are near heat-producing machinery. Avoiding prolonged exposure to extreme heat and wearing lightweight clothing (where safe/appropriate) is a good start. Workers should also avoid antiperspirant deodorants (again, to encourage sweating and [...]

By |2020-01-30T14:54:07+10:00February 4th, 2020|0 Comments

4 Job Search Goals for the New Year

If you plan on job hunting in 2020, it might be time to check whether your current approach could use an update. Taking stock of your career goals and turning them into practical steps can help take you closer to securing your dream role. We’ve come up with four great ideas to kick things off. 1. Update Your CV We all know that a good resume is a constant work in progress. That’s why giving it a facelift at regular intervals should be a top priority – especially if you’re looking to make a change. Even if you’ve been in the same role for an extended period, you will still have updates to make. For example, promotions you’ve received recently, any additional responsibilities, special projects you’ve managed and new skills or awards you’ve gained. Refreshing your CV as you go can help keep the details as accurate as possible, rather than trying to think back on your achievements when you’re applying for a new role. While you’re at it, check that your CV is well formatted, logically organised and has impeccable spelling and grammar. It may seem obvious, but many potential interviewers are turned off by glaring mistakes because it suggests a lack of care and attention to detail. Don’t forget about LinkedIn as well. LinkedIn is like your online CV, so be sure [...]

By |2020-01-30T12:50:53+10:00January 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Temp Testimonials

Isabel and Robyn are Receptionist Temps for one of our valued clients; recently, we've received outstanding feedback for their performance and work ethic! A huge thank you to Isabel and Robyn, you have been absolutely amazing support to me, especially this week, we’ve had non-stop meetings, customer visits, internal meetings and appointments and you have been seamless in assisting me with their arrival, catering and greeting them with such professionalism. I give you a rundown of what is happening for the day and have full confidence that everything will run smoothly and professionally, and for that, I cannot thank you enough". "Robyn & Isabel are a breath of fresh air, polite, professional and a pleasure to work with. Nothing is ever too much trouble. Our guests are greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. Reception is tidy and well-organised at all times". "Thank you, Isabel and Robyn, for understanding what we do. It is much appreciated and valued If you're looking to hire great talent like Isabel and Robyn, we have you covered! Contact us today.

By |2019-12-23T11:50:43+10:00December 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Hiring Christmas Casuals? Here’s Why You Should Start Now

In the commercial and industrial sectors, Christmas is the biggest time of year, and having a quality pool of temporary employees is invaluable for helping a business to succeed during these high-pressure periods It may seem strange to start thinking of hiring Christmas casuals long before the holiday, but there are actually many great reasons why you should consider finding your casual employees sooner rather than later. Here’s why you should start your casual talent recruitment drive now. Stay Competitive In the past, many businesses have left their recruitment drives until closer to the holiday. However, recent years have seen a large uptick in companies advertising temporary roles as early as August, with most opportunities being posted around October and the start of November. This means that businesses are hiring early and filling vacancies long before December. Don’t get left out in the cold; finding the sweet spot to start advertising is essential. August may be a bit too early for many businesses, while any earlier will definitely mean missing out on job seekers who are looking to make a change as the year draws to a close. Too late, and there is a chance that all the best talent will have already been snapped up. Between October and early November seems to be the happy medium, so you can ride the wave of [...]

By |2019-10-29T09:56:51+10:00October 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation Charity Golf Day and Dinner

Recently we celebrated a particularly special day dedicated to a cause close to our hearts, supporting the Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation. Starting off with a few rounds of golf for all our avid golfers at the Woolaware Golf Club, what followed was an evening of dinner, drinks, and a charity auction to raise donations for this great cause. We'd like to thank everyone who helped make the event a great success and appreciate the generous funds raised — this will go far in helping young kids living in families affected by mental illness.      

By |2019-10-25T12:59:58+10:00October 25th, 2019|1 Comment

Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation Charity Golf Day and Dinner

Recently we celebrated a particularly special day dedicated to a cause close to our hearts, supporting the Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation. Starting off with a few rounds of golf for all our avid golfers at the Woolaware Golf Club, what followed was an evening of dinner, drinks, and a charity auction to raise donations for this great cause. We'd like to thank everyone who helped make the event a great success and appreciate the generous funds raised — this will go far in helping young kids living in families affected by mental illness.      

By |2019-10-25T12:53:45+10:00October 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Greg Garling Invited to Speak at Realise Business, Cronulla

Recently, our Managing Director, Greg Garling, had the privilege of being invited to speak at a networking event hosted by Realise Business for small business owners in Cronulla. The event was a success and provided the community with the perfect environment to meet with all the regulars and create new opportunities to network with fresh new faces. Play the video below to see Greg's segment!  

By |2019-10-17T08:54:35+10:00October 17th, 2019|0 Comments

4 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills as a Receptionist/Administrator

As the first point of contact for both current and potential clients, Receptionists and Administrators are vitally important team members for any business, and people with the right expertise are in high demand amongst employers. Strong communication skills, in particular, are essential for success in this profession and will be one of your biggest assets when looking for a new job opportunity. If you’re aiming to grow your career and boost your chances of landing the best Administration and Receptionist jobs on the market, here are our best tips on how to improve your communication skills at work. 1. Understand Who You’re Speaking To As an Admin or Receptionist, you are the person who sets the tone for the relationship any new client or customer is going to have with the company. That’s why it’s important to understand the people you’re dealing with from the moment you meet. Just by talking with someone for a few minutes, you can learn a lot. Where possible, try to find out what their temperament is like, what their perception is of yourself and the business, and what kind of communication style they prefer (e.g. do they want just the facts, or do they prefer anecdotes?). This will help you identify the best approach to take and drastically improve your subsequent interactions with them. 2. Select the Appropriate [...]

By |2019-10-24T09:11:22+10:00September 11th, 2019|1 Comment

Charity Golf Day – Supporting the Kookaburra Kids Foundation

As part of Southside Staffing’s ongoing support for the Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation, we are coordinating a golf and dinner event. About this Event Kookaburra Kids’ goal is to empower young people to grow beyond the impacts of family mental illness. Southside Staffing has been supporting Kookaburra Kids for a number of years and values the contribution the organisation brings to the community. That’s why all proceeds of this event will be donated to this worthy cause. Schedule for the day: 11:30am: Arrival of guests for golfing 12:00pm: Golf event kicks off 6:00pm: Dinner 7:00pm : Live Auction Ticket price includes: Green fees Pre-game lunch Drinks on the course *Limited carts available. To assure a spot, book through the Pro Shop Sponsorship packages available: Dinner Drinks Bar Sponsor ($2,500) - includes two groups of four for Golf and dinner Course Drinks & Pre-Drinks Bar Sponsor ($2,000) - includes one group of four for Golf and dinner Hole Sponsor ($300 per hole) - put your sign up on the chosen hole Lunch Sponsor ($1,000) - includes two people for Golf (no dinner) To register for this exciting event, click here

By |2019-08-08T11:36:59+10:00August 7th, 2019|0 Comments