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  • Embracing and recruiting for neurodiversity

    There has been an increasing interest and focus in recent years towards organisations recognising and leveraging the unique skillsets of neurodiverse employees – namely, those with neurological variations such as Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and ADHD. This unique skillset can include one or many of the following: ability to be hyper focus, to think outside the box and innovate, greater awareness and attention to detail, greater logical …

  • How to proactively access the hidden job market

    We have been speaking to our Outplacement clients recently about their concerns that there are relatively few jobs being advertised. However, despite the apparent drought, there are always jobs out there and we have clients moving into new roles every week. This is because many of these people are accessing new opportunities through the hidden job market, but even more importantly they are taking a ‘proactive …

  • As leaders of a business – big or small – we need to focus on the well-being of our people, while ensuring that we’re making the ‘tough decisions’. Of course, well-being is important – but not just for our people, but also for the leaders who are making the tough decisions. We have seen over the years as Career Transition Management and Outplacement Consultants, when it …

  • COVID-19 Employee Wellbeing Health Check

    There is a lot of information around about the mental health and well-being of employees working from home during COVID-19, and the ongoing impacts of this as restrictions subside in Australia. People Solutions decided to explore this directly by gauging what employees were really thinking and feeling during this time. Working with Cited we developed a brief ‘pulse survey’ asking employees about their current levels of stress, …

  • Virtual meeting etiquette – do you show your face?

    Last week, one of our consultants was in a virtual client meeting where only she and one other person had their cameras on. Unsure of whether she should turn hers off, or if this would be bad etiquette, she threw the question out to the rest of our team – what is the correct protocol or etiquette for using your camera during virtual meetings? With most …

  • Despite representing nearly 20% of the Australian population, people with disabilities are severely underrepresented in the workforce and face numerous barriers to employment. This year, People Solutions undertook a research project to examine the challenges that organisations face in employing people with disabilities, the gaps between best practice and actual practice among organisations in Western Australia, and what can be done to improve these practices. We …

  • COVID-19 presents a unique challenge for recruiting teams across the globe. While the work we do hasn’t changed, the landscape and how we deliver results has. To comply with COVID-19 social distancing, Recruitment and HR teams pressing forward with their recruitment requirements (including volume hires) have had to quickly to adapt to carrying out typical face-to-face activities and exercises to ‘the virtual world’. We’ve just helped …

  • The importance of Abstract Reasoning for leaders

    2020 is shaping up to be a difficult year for business leaders around the world. As the COVID-19 crisis and its associated impact on businesses and economies unfolds, we see a range of both proactive and reactive attempts to protect organisations and their employees and to minimise the disruption to business. The ability of leaders to cope with such challenges can vary significantly and can have …

  • Tips For Maintaining Your Motivation While Job Hunting

    Given the current state of the job market, it can sometimes take a bit longer than usual to land your next opportunity. While searching for a job, you could be rejected multiple times and may not even hear back from an application at all. Here are some tips to maintain your motivation during the process of finding a new job. Keep moving Aim to do something …

  • Benefits of Using Assessment Centres to Hire Graduates

    It can be quite challenging for an organisation to identify the most suitable candidate for a graduate role. With an inherent lack of practical experience, an applicant may only be able to demonstrate competency based on presumptions of their own behaviour. It’s also highly likely that most candidates will be unfamiliar with answering interview questions, having only encountered such situations though applications for casual jobs and …

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