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The 7 C's of communication
Recruiting staff for your business is a great time to reassess your needs and how you can best achieve your goals moving forward. Using the 7 C’s of communication can assist you in planning your recruitment process... Clear Having a clear understanding of what type of person and skills you are looking for, right from the outset, will ensure your vision is maintained throughout the process. Concise Think about how you are selling your role to potential candidates, this is as...
2013/14 Gforce Group Annual Review
People @ Work are one of the three divisions within the Gforce Group - Apprenticeships and Trainees,  Staffing Solutions (Job Service Agency) and People @ Work (Executive Recruitment). We are proud to share with you the 2013/14 Gforce Annual Review which provides a snapshot of the work we as an organisation do in the Geelong, Ballarat and Wyndham communities helping people to  find meaningful employment. It also highlights the many community groups and programs we regularly assist...
Pink Ribbon Day
Ballarat recruitment agency People @ Work went pink this month to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Everything from the uniform to letterheads and company logo was changed in support of the Pink Ribbon initiative. People @ Work regional manager Michelle Williams was one of the team members who donned a pink shirt for the cause and she has called on other organisations in the region to do the same. “We’d like to challenge other businesses and organisations to...
People @ Work Geelong regional manager, Mark Smith, is adamant Job Skills, a program crafted by the division specifically for Alcoa, will help provide employees with direction and practical advice about the next step in their working lives.
People @ Work, a division of the Gforce Employment Solutions Group, is confident a job skills program will help open career doors for Alcoa Rolled Products staff after their workplace shuts its own doors for good late this year. People @ Work's Geelong regional manager, Mark Smith, has seen first-hand the anxiety rolling mill staff feel about the Point Henry plant's closure. But he's adamant Job Skills, a program crafted by the division specifically for Alcoa, will help provide...
LOOKING UP: Recruitment executive Paul Baranski, rear, gives Alcoas employees Matt Pitfield and nick Reid some career training under a people @ Work program that will prepare them for job training.
MATT Pitfield says it didn't take long to be out looking for a job after his first redundancy. Mr Pitfield was part of the exodus from Qantas heavy maintenance at Avalon Airport and spent difficult months searching before signing on at Alcoa Rolled Products at Point Henry two years ago. Now he's facing a second redundancy with Alcoa's plant closure scheduled for the end of the year and a far leaner jobs market looming, but tailored training is providing focus and purpose....
Small Business Success Map
Small Business SuccessMap is a Victorian Government initiative that offers specialist assistance to small businesses to grow and improve business resilience. WHAT YOU GET The Business Planning Specialist will work with the participating business to undertake a strategic review of the business and assist in developing business and workforce development plans. The specialist will also undertake a series of five monthly business coaching sessions to help the business implement the plans and...
People @ Work's Jo Hocking, Michelle Williams and Elise Benson with Pauline Prebble - Co-Ordinator Emergency Relief Centre Anglicare Victoria.
EASTER will be fun and exciting for many struggling families, with the help of the Ballarat community's donations of Easter Eggs. About 200 eggs and bunnies were dropped off at People @ Work, part of a drive where eggs will be distributed through welfare agencies to families who otherwise wouldn't have eggs this Sunday. Regional manager Michelle Williams said there tended to be a focus on Christmas, but they also wanted to see those less fortunate in the community receive an...
Social Media is revolutionising the way we do business and the way we recruit top talent. Now a respected form of business communication, social media is changing the recruiting landscape. Already, 26% of Australian businesses are using social media for recruitment and 36% of Victorian businesses expect to use social media in the future. Are you one of these businesses? Attracting top talent is a common challenge for businesses. Gone are the days of simply putting an ad in the print media and...
Workplace rights, responsibilities and entitlements can be complex and confusing for Employees and Employers alike. With many changes to workplace law over recent years, it can be difficult keeping up to date on knowing your rights and obligations. Misunderstanding and confusion surrounding employee rights can often lead to frustration and disengagement in the workplace and as a result, staff turnover. To help avoid the confusion and simplify all the workplace relations terminology, here...
Temp work is becoming an increasingly popular method of employment for employers to manage the changing needs of their workforce and it’s a method of employment well worth considering for many job seekers. Defined as non ongoing casual employment, temp positions can range from a day to weeks or months, depending on the organisations need. Often avoided by many job seekers due to its lack of job security, temp work certainly has its benefits: Considering a career change? Temp work...

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