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  • 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 …

  • What Makes a Good Safety Leader?

    The key to driving a shift in organisational wide behaviour lies in having the right leadership approach, and the development of safety culture is no exception. By exemplifying certain attributes, a safety leader can successfully enact positive change within an organisation.

  • Future-proofing your Leaders Content provided by Emma Spada, provisional psychologist. Our world is constantly changing and changing faster and more often than it has ever before. Our recent research (Leadership 2025: A local perspective) identified the drivers of change likely to impact Australian leaders and their organisations and determined the leadership skills required for organisations to thrive, versus just survive, today and into the future. So, …

  •   With the advent of the internet and rapid advances in technology, the traditional workflow in organisations are changing. This, combined with the constant fluctuation of market conditions worldwide, leaves no doubt that the working environment for job seekers is changing too. In years gone by it was not uncommon for workers to be with the one company for their whole working life. It then became …

  • Talkative + Friendly = Success

      Are Assessment Centres fair to all? Over the years of facilitating Assessment Centres for all different types of job roles, we have seen a trend where the most talkative, interactive and engaging candidates score higher than those who are quieter or contribute less in the quantity of what they say. This hit home for our team even more so recently, when a family member of …

  • Beyond the Lunch Table

    How we helped an organisation transition workers from full time work, into retirement More often than not when we talk about retirement the conversation quickly turns to finances. “How much do I need to retire?” or “Have I got enough in my Super fund?” There’s a wealth of information and a host of opinions on when and how to retire with financial security. However what most …

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