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Recruitment: What does 2018 hold for the North?

2018 is shaping as being a busy year in the recruitment landscape of Townsville and North Queensland. 2015 and 2016 were somewhat dormant years for the North’s recruitment. Business confidence was low, as were job numbers. Unemployment spiked out to close to 15%. 2017 though has been a much brighter, transitional year, with a number…

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The Four Burners Theory: The Downside of Work-Life Balance

I read this article on James Clear.com. I started following James because of his tips for physical fitness; however it is his insights about motivation and success that held my interest. James describes himself as: “an author, photographer, and weightlifter. He studies successful people across a wide range of disciplines — entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and…

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The Toblerone Challenge – Providing Feedback

Imagine you have a present for someone in your team; it’s appropriate and needed – it also has the potential to improve someone’s life and make their work more fulfilling.  It is not a 1 metre block of Toblerone ™, but possibly as good! It’s providing someone with something that could be as satisfying as…

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Degree or Experience – What’s more important to you?

Article by Scott Timmins Something has dogged me for years and I am not sure what the answer is. So rather that continue to mull over it I thought I would ask our network of professional for their advice? Recently I was asked to assist in a recruitment process. During the initial scoping phase, a…

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How BIG is your chair?

Status in the animal kingdom is usually an expression of power or dominance, it’s a ‘pecking order’ and it’s generally fairly static. The dominant matriarch in lion society is number one in the pride and she stays that way until a younger stronger lioness usurps her. For a lioness this is bad news since she…

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New Solar Powered Jobs for Sun Metals Corporation

Queensland Government’s industrial activity in renewable energy brings great news for Townsville’s zinc refinery, Sun Metals Corporation expansion in solar powers North Queensland Clean Energy reverberation. “The investment will help Sun Metals to secure its output by stabilising production costs, and will provide even more job security to the refinery”. Through government-owned Powerlink, the Palaszczuk…

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What Do You Do When You’ve Been Institutionalised

If you have ever found yourself at a cross road in life, having to change the way you view the world and how you interacted with it, then you will appreciate how difficult it is to de-institutionalise yourself when facing a career transition. Firstly let me take you back to the 16th of January 1990.…

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