Greetings from Gayleen

– November 2019

Recruitment Confrences, New staff, & Getting Ready for the Holidays… 

International Recruitment Conference

Sandy and I attended the International Recruitment conference on the Gold Coast earlier this month. It was the first time the conference had been held in Australia, and there were some fantastic speakers discussing worldwide trends in employment, and what we might expect the future of employment to look like. We were also inspired to hear the story from Australian of the Year Richard Harris and how the amazing Tham Luang cave rescue unfolded. His story demonstrated tremendous leadership, bravery and the ability to perform under extreme stress.

The big message we took away this year, was that while technology is a great tool, the most important skills for successful recruitment are, and will continue to be, recruiting with and for soft skills. This will include people skills, social skills, strong communications, desirable character or personality traits and attitude will all be considered as an important part of the selection criteria.
What will THE successful workplace look like? It will have a team that is able to bring together both new and experienced staff and ideas. It will value the importance of everyone’s contribution and have good systems and processes. Good leaders must lead through business transformation, including changes in economy, technology and society.

It was also great to catch up with our colleagues from all over Australia and the world, and our Cairns colleagues from CBC and Elite, to discuss trends we are seeing in the marketplace. We had the opportunity to trial the latest in technology and tools that are available to assist us in the recruitment process.

Welcome Erica

We welcome Erica to the Temp Recruitment team. Erica joined us this month in our move to expand the team. She comes to us with a strong customer service background from within hospitality and tourism. Erica already provides bright, smart and exceptional customer service to our clients and candidates. I am sure you will all be very happy to engage with Erica when you have the opportunity. 

Precruitment Gives Back

Christmas is coming up very quickly and for the 22nd year, we are sponsoring a family for Christmas through the Salvation Army. Every year we are given the ‘outline’ details of a family in need and we have a standard shopping list of food and treats to buy. We also have ages and gender of children in our family so we can buy appropriate gifts. Our team, including some previous staff members tick off their contributions and we always end up with extra goodies. My experience over the years, is that everyone is excited to participate and to help make a family in needs’ Christmas a little brighter. They always tell me, that they think about our sponsor family on Christmas day. I encourage other businesses to contact the Salvation Army and get on board to sponsor a family or drop goodies into our office and we will make donations on your behalf to another family in need. Please contact me if you would like further details.

Buy a Bale & Aussie Helpers

Colin and I have just returned from a week-long trip throughout Western Qld. We met with clients in Cunnammula through to Charleville and North to Charters Towers back to Cairns. Congratulations Murweh Shire on Charleville’s recent win for Qld Park Of The Year. They have done an amazing job and we enjoyed our visit there. It is getting very hot in the West and the drought continues to be devasting. Please do not forget you can assist through great charities that are directly helping on the ground, such as Buy a Bale or Aussie Helpers. A donation on behalf of a friend or loved one to these charities is a fantastic gift idea for Christmas.

I wish you all a very Merry, safe and happy Christmas

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