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Skill Shortage in the Accounting Profession

Accounting professionals have always been difficult to recruit, from the technical knowledge required to the often specialised natures of the role. However, there is currently a major skill shortage in the accounting industry, with a study from the Australian National Skills Commission finding that accountants were one of the occupations suffering the highest skill shortages. […]

Why Trust is so Important

Trust is something that people don’t often think about in terms of work relationships, but it is super important. You see when an employee is offered a job, there is more than one contract that is bought into play. While we all sign employment contracts that advise about the terms of the workplace and the […]

New Hybrid Work Style; Employer Concerns

Covid-19 transformed the workplace as we know it and saw workplaces around the world go online. As the current economic environment is still highly volatile it has seen the hybrid work style rise in popularity, which involves some employees working in the office, others working remotely and some having a combination of both. This approach […]

How a super star employee can lift productivity and engage the rest of your team!

Did you know that one super star employee can have a huge effect on raising the standard of work in your organisation?   If your team is a little lacklustre in their performance and you introduce a real go-getter, it can have the effect of positively increasing the morale and productivity of the whole team. […]

What skills does a recruiter have?

Anyone can recruit right? Anyone can whack a job advert on Seek correct? Yes and no. Yes, anyone can place an advert and interview candidates but no, not anyone can perform a skilled and scientifically based program to get you the best person possible for the job. Apparently CV fraud is on the rise. False […]

How to Manage Mental Health Issues at Work

In our last blog, we talked about stressors and whether they could be classified as hindrance stressors OR challenge stressors.  In this article, we are going to look at what we can do as employers, when we feel that someone at work is suffering from mental health issues, which goes BEYOND challenge stressors. Workplace stressors […]

I Just Don’t Know How to Manage my Team of Gen X and Millennials

Fred put his beer down on the bar and leaned closer to Maria ‘the thing is’ he whispered ‘I don’t get the younger generation. I don’t understand their work ethic and I don’t know how to manage my team who are all either Gen X or Millennials…. What happened to my generation, who had a […]

Tactics To Make My New Hires ‘Hit The Ground Running’

Onboarding is the process that organisations implement, to expedite socialisation (Klein 2015). Socialisation is the theory of facilitating integration of new workers more quickly into the business, through their observations and adoption of the behaviours of those around them. Standardising formal socialisation processes, (e.g formalised induction processes) assists in improving business outcomes and overcoming variance […]

Why socialise your workers? What’s the benefit?

Socialisation is based on social learning theory, stating that we learn new behaviours by observing and copying others, through behaviour modification. This theory explains how we view behaviours around us; modify them to suit our purposes and continue or cease the behaviour, based on the positive or negative feedback we receive. Workplace socialisation is highly […]

How to predict your next worker will be successful in your business?

Sally looked at the young candidate sitting nervously in front of her twisting her fingers in her lap. ‘I have bought all my references and I have a sample of my work in this folder if you would like to see it’ she said. Sally sighed inwardly, she was looking for just one thing and […]

Recruiting by Social Media – The Positives and Negatives

Many organisations use dedicated recruitment websites such as Seek, My Career, Indeed and even less conventional and generalist websites when looking for workers. Using job boards is the traditional method for advertising your role. However, these days there are also a huge range of other options for reaching workers. Some employers trawl through social media […]

Finding it hard to get good staff? What’s your EVP like?

Recently I called a new client who had been unsuccessful recruiting on their own, to delve a little deeper into their recruitment problems. The role that they were looking to fill, was not anything out of the ordinary, but their industry does have issues with skills shortages. I wanted to ask the client ‘what their […]

Is Your Business Suffering From Absenteeism

Is Your Business Suffering From Absenteeism?

Did you know that it is suggested that the cost of one of your workers being absent from work for one day is $578! Absenteeism costs around $44 Billion dollars every year to Australia and quite apart from the monetary aspect other issues such as lower moral amongst other workers, the inefficiencies from having to […]

Higher Level Employee

Looking For A Higher Level Employee? Manager? Executive? What Are The Pitfalls?

The  CIRCLE Executive Division holds strong experience with the recruitment of higher-level candidates and well understands some of the pitfalls when recruiting your next executive. Executive search is a time-consuming and diligent process. Many senior team members are not actively looking for a new role and may need to be convinced to explore opportunities outside […]

Why An Enriched Life Outside Work, Makes All Work Better.

Did you know that research shows one way of coping with high pressured work is to have more interests outside of work? You would think, that when you are dragging yourself back in the door at the end of the day, in the dark, exhausted, worn down and ready for nothing but a red wine […]

Leading The Team

As a manager, one of the hardest aspects can be leading the team. Your team is made up of humans, who all have different worldviews, cultural backgrounds, ideas and perspectives, not to mention emotions!  Someone once described the delicate balance of personalities at work to me in this way ‘Your world is like a spinning top; you […]

Recruit On Attitude Not On Skills

So you are looking for a new employee and are going to do it yourself. Because we are that sort of a company, we are going to give you some recruiter’s tips on recruitment. Tip number 1: Use a professional (well we had to say that) Tip number 2: Recruit on Attitude not on skills […]

How Do You Keep Your Best Performer In Your Business?

Did you know that 60% of those who don’t feel appreciated at work are looking for a job? Did you know that recruiters are always contacting passive candidates with new and perhaps better offers in the hope of finding someone who is motivated to move should the right job come along?. People have job search apps […]

Do You Need To Recruit A Manager?

CIRCLE Recruitment & HR has been in business such a long time now that we have been able to watch our client’s businesses grow and develop along with our own! In the beginning, often start ups come to us looking for initial staff such as admin, sales, accounts or operational workers, but as the business matures, […]

Creating Avatars For Recruitment

Recruitment is hard. You may have in your mind what sort of person you are after, their skill set, their work ethic, even what their personality may be like but finding that exact match? That is another thing. Say you can describe to yourself the perfect worker you need. You know exactly what you want. […]

How To Inspire Loyalty

You may attract the perfect worker to your business, but can you make them stay? Did you know that turnover costs can range from 93 to 200 per cent of a departing employee’s annual salary (Griffeth & Hom, 2001)! It is one of the most devastating and hidden costs of employment. So how can we […]

Accounting Pipelines

Accounting practices are changing. The emergence of small business accounting software and the way that SME’s utilize technology to manage their finances, establishes a new environment of business and financial management. Small businesses today, can access current time financial data rather than the after-the-fact financial statements and reporting we worked with previously. For our accountants, […]

Is Your Performance Management Non-Existent? What Are The Latest Trends?

Did you know that most people would rather go to the dentist than give a performance review and most people would rather be stuck in a lift than go to the dentist (apologies to all dentists) so where does that leave the priority of performance managing your workers? Pretty low. If you do not performance […]

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