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Do You Use Psychological Testing?

While gathering data for the 2017 people2people post, the recruitment consultants surveyed line managers regarding their various hiring techniques. During this survey, people2people discovered that when hiring sales’ candidates, 31% of our hiring managers used psychometric testing. According to the Institute of Psychometric Testing “Psychometric testing is a standard and scientific method used to measure a person’s mental capabilities and behaviour style.” Read More »

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Mature Age Job Seekers

people2people’s 2017 Market Survey Report, our people2people Post is now available. The p2p Post is a comprehensive research document which covers market and salary information for Australia’s Eastern Seaboard. It specifically hones in on salaries paid to staff in various industries and at various levels. The data is fresh and relates specifically to 2017 and is a great tool for benchmarking. Read More »

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What a Banker!

We all know that banks in the Australian marketplace generally are not popular with the public, so much so, that in the 2017 budget, the Federal Treasurer made the decision to slug them with a new $6.2b tax, knowing that the electorate would generally be pretty OK with a little bank bashing. Read More »

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Preparing Your Referees

So you’ve got through a few rounds of interviews, and your prospective new employer has asked to speak with your referees, so you are in serious contention for getting this new role. You are 90% of the way there to having that dream new job, but please DON’T under estimate the importance of this stage. In more than a decade as a recruiter, I have seen many instances where things have fallen over at reference checking stage, so I wanted to give you some tips to make sure this important stage goes smoothly. Read More »

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Traps for New Managers

Be the Leader, Don’t Follow Them – Tips for New Managers

You may have been positioning yourself to take a leadership role but often the opportunity will come along sooner than you had planned or expected.  Of course you are going to grab the chance to develop but you wouldn’t be alone if once the first wave of excitement passes you think “Now I actually have to do this!”  Here are 4 tips for new managers. Read More »

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Interview Tips: Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

“Where do you see yourself in five years?” is the interview equivalent of “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and can throw even the most experienced of candidates. But with these four tips you’ll be able to answer like a pro! Read More »

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The Truth Hurts or in This Case the Lies Hurt

What to do if you’re in a temp role and you need time off for an unconventional reason?

So you’ve committed to a temporary role through an agency, and something has happened in your personal life that is stopping you from going in to work tomorrow.  Perhaps you had a fight with your partner, your parents or your siblings?

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