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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

Exciting News – NEW Queensland Branch

#EXCITING NEWS SOUTHSIDE STAFFING HAVE OPENED A QUEENSLAND BRANCH EFFECTIVE 19TH JUNE, 2018. Janelle Catanach, our ex Sydney Consultant is heading up our new branch in Queensland and would welcome any communication from you all. Our new Division will include Office, Industrial, Executive & Hospitality staff - Temporary, Permanent and Contract. With over 20 years experience, Janelle has demonstrated a successful career working in the recruitment industry. Her passion for assisting clients and candidates is second to none. She prides herself on providing high levels of customer service & recruitment solutions for everyone involved EVERY TIME! So if you have a QLD office, a personal contact seeking recruitment assistance or a candidate seeking work please contact Janelle on: email: janelle@southsidestaffing.com.au or mob: 0402 375 424 Please join us in welcoming Janelle back to the Southside Staffing Team

By |2019-02-22T09:22:34+10:00June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

How To Write a Winning Resume

Make the person's job reading your resume easier by showing a clear match between your skills and the job requirements. Clearly demonstrate how you meet the key skills, experience and attributes the employer is looking for. Emphasise your most relevant strengths and eliminate details that are unrelated to the position. Use similar key words in your resume to those used in the job description to create a link in the mind of the reader. Focused on Achievements Highlighting key responsibilities is important, but don’t list your daily workload. Your resume should focus on the unique accomplishments that make you stand out. Show how you contributed to the organisation; did you save money or time, exceed targets, solve problems, improve processes, or attract new customers? Where possible, quantify how you added value with numbers, percentages or dollar amounts. Compelling Reading The tone of your resume should be enthusiastic, upbeat and professional. Put your strongest and most relevant points first, using action words such as ‘completed’, ‘developed’ and ‘managed’, and superlatives such as ‘first’, ‘best’ and ‘highest’. Presenting your accomplishments honestly but confidently using high impact words will help them stand out and make your resume more compelling. Structured Correctly Centre your contact details at the top of your resume. Include your name, address, phone number, mobile number and email address. Next, list the relevant education [...]

By |2017-11-21T11:28:13+10:00November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

What Jobs will disappear first and who will it Impact Most?

A recent article by “INDEED” discussed “Which Generation is Most at Risk of Losing Work through Job Automation? Broadly speaking - management, professional and service occupations fall into the non-routine category while - sales, administrative, construction, transportation, production and repair occupations are considered routine. So which generation shows the most interest in jobs which are more susceptible to automation? Millennials and Generation Xers are significantly more interested than boomers in cognitive occupations.  The younger job seekers tend to be more interested in jobs that involve a lower degree of routine tasks, a characteristic that often makes them harder to automate. The majority of job seekers in all three groups under consideration – Millennials, Generation X and Boomers – show interest in some routine occupations. However, the two end generations (boomers and millennials) show significant differences in taste Boomers tend to be 49% more likely than millennials to show interest in a wider range of routine manual occupations that include installation, construction, maintenance and repair, transportation and materials moving, as well as personal care occupations. With the exception of Personal Care, these occupations fall into the group of jobs most associated with a high likelihood of automation in the future. Millennials have an above average level of interest in jobs in office administration and food preparation (routine) as well as arts, education and the life, physical and social sciences (cognitive). With [...]

By |2017-09-14T14:38:58+10:00August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

How can I overcome Interview Jitters

First of all, you got the interview! CONGRATULATIONS! Now you’re getting ready for it and pre-interview anxiety is healthy and if used right can help sharpen your focus. Here’s a list of things to help guide you and keep the jitters under control. 1. Give yourself credit. You got the interview, that’s more than the majority of applicants can say. Pat yourself on the back - they are already interested in you ! 2. Be Prepared. Research the company and the role. Go through the job description and ensure you are able to justify your experience with each of the responsibilities and qualifications. Be prepared with specific exampless. Remember you can never be over-prepared. 3. Practice makes perfect. Organise your thoughts, write them down, and practice with a friend or mentor. The best sports people in the world review their performance, you can do the same. 4. Sleep well. Get some good nights sleep leading up to the interview as the night before might be a restless one. 5. Avoid negative thinking. Prior to the interview picture yourself being hired. 6. Don’t fear rejection. Think about the sheer number of interviews versus offers. There are many aspects that you can’t control: chemistry with the interviewer, internal candidates who are normally viewed more favourably, and candidates from direct competitors. Don’t fear rejection, use this as a learning experience and perfect your interview [...]

By |2019-07-29T11:17:16+10:00August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

To Disclose a Claim or Not to Disclose a Claim

When considering employment, if a prospective employer does NOT ask you if you have previously had any workers’ compensation claims or have previously suffered any injuries which could affect your ability to work, you do not have a strict obligation to disclose any injuries to them. However, with today’s legislation, in the modern workplace, both employers and employees have an equal obligation to ensure the health and safety of ALL workers whilst at work. So as a matter of workplace health and safety, if you have an injury or condition which might affect your ability to do the job safely (whether you have lodged a workers’ compensation claim in relation to it or not), some may argue that you SHOULD disclose that injury or condition to the prospective employer even if they do NOT specifically ask you about it. If the prospective employer refers you for a pre-employment medical, the doctor SHOULD ask you about any existing or previous injuries which could affect your work, and you SHOULD disclose those injuries (although not necessarily whether you claimed workers’ compensation or not). The overriding issue should be the safety of yourself and other workers at your workplace.  If you have an injury which may affect that, then you SHOULD disclose that injury to your prospective employer. The prospective employer should NOT be asking whether you [...]

By |2017-09-08T15:28:09+10:00August 15th, 2017|0 Comments