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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|0 Comments

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

How to Break the Ice at a New Workplace

You made it through the recruitment process successfully, and now it’s time to start the new job you worked so hard to get. As exciting as the first day is, the thought of meeting new co-workers often leads to anxiety as well. One of the most important, and often most stressful, aspects of starting off on the right foot is knowing how to connect with new colleagues in your company and begin building new relationships. To help you make a great first impression, here are our top tips on how to break the ice at a new workplace. Be the First to Introduce Yourself As tempting as it may be, the first day is not the time to hunker down and keep to the background. To make a good first impression, it’s important to make the effort to be the first to say “hello” and introduce yourself. Even though an induction or office tour often provides the opportunity for a quick greeting, try not to rely on these alone – if you get the chance, engage in conversations at the coffee machine, lunchroom or when asking something from another team member. Knowing what to say on your first day at work can be distressing, however, if you prepare a ‘go-to’ introduction ahead of time, you’ll find you can seamlessly connect with new colleagues. Practice [...]

By |2019-05-17T07:39:30+10:00May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

How to Move up the Career Ladder Within an SME

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Many of us are gunning for advancement in our current roles, but opportunities aren’t always easy to come by, especially when you work for an SME. Whilst moving on to a larger organisation is always an option, it’s not the only way to step up. Smaller businesses offer their own unique possibilities for professional growth – if you know how to find them. Climbing the career ladder in an SME often means looking beyond a job title or promotion to find alternative paths for progression. Whilst having a linear career trajectory was commonplace in the past, we’ve now evolved from a corporate ladder to a corporate lattice— where a professional’s career trajectory may not always be linear, but instead, diagonal or horizontal. With this in mind, here are our top career growth tips to help you identify your next step when working for an SME. Be Pragmatic Firstly, it’s important to have realistic expectations and stay open-minded. A small company with fewer management roles will likely have limited opportunity, and no matter how well you perform, an SME simply may not have the resources to offer a standard promotion. There often isn’t a linear path to move up the ladder within this kind of organisation, so it’s important to be pragmatic and think [...]

By |2019-05-17T07:15:12+10:00April 24th, 2019|0 Comments

The Hidden Costs of Hiring Directly

No one wants to waste money, which is why keeping recruitment in-house seems like a sensible option, at least at face value. However, in-house recruitment is not without its share of pitfalls. At Southside Staffing, we see many small businesses encounter unexpected snares and expenses when they begin hiring internally. With business performance relying heavily on having the right people, it’s essential to strike the right balance between managing costs and doing what it takes to get a good outcome. We want you to have all the facts when deciding between an in-house recruitment process or working with a recruitment agency, which is why we've put together some of the biggest hidden costs of hiring directly to keep in mind. The Buried Consequences of Internal Recruitment In addition to the obvious expenses involved in recruitment such as advertising on a job board, there are several other costs a business may have to deal with. The Strain on Administration One of the disadvantages of recruiting directly is the unforeseen toll this will take on your administration. In the world of recruitment, posting the job advert is just the beginning. Businesses recruiting in-house take on a huge number of tasks, such as writing the job description, sourcing job boards, screening resumes, shortlisting applicants, conducting interviews, checking references, communicating with candidates, making offers, handling negotiations and drawing [...]

By |2019-02-25T05:39:34+10:00February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Tips to choosing the right Candidate for your Team

There’s no doubt that meeting a candidate face-to-face is the best way to gauge their suitability for a role. But is there more to look for than simply a rundown of experience and ticking the boxes with general questions? As with most aspects of life, the way in which people interact and tackle challenges says much about how they are likely to succeed. Consider these tips to help you select your next candidate with confidence. Relax. Set a relaxed tone for the interview. Even meetings for high profile roles can benefit from a relaxed atmosphere. The candidate (and the interviewer) is more likely to show the positive attributes of their personality when they don’t have to concentrate on acting formally. Also, allow the candidate to respond fully to your questions without filling pauses with lots of chatter. Keep it real. Speaking only of the perks of the job can set an unrealistic expectation that the role is all fun and games with no challenges. Conversely, only asking questions about tackling problems may give the impression that the role is a miserable drag. Taking a balanced approach is a key to ensuring great candidates keep their interest in the job on offer. Be honest. If you’re concerned about an aspect of their application, bring it up at the interview stage. You may be surprised at [...]

By |2018-12-06T21:44:00+10:00November 8th, 2018|0 Comments