A few words from Julie Davis to end 2018
This year, we modernised our recruitment systems using the global leading software, Bullhorn. Our training was conducted from a lounge room somewhere in the USA at around midnight their time (Friday afternoon for us). Well this is where the trainer was! In fact, this person had a fully booked calendar working from home as a technical trainer for Bullhorn for Australia and Asia.
Bullhorn has 8000 recruitment companies worldwide using their cloud based platform. All accessible on an iPhone. Phoning to renew my house insurance recently and the consultant was also working from home. Same with banking staff around South East Queensland.
Our new software can now be accessed via mobile phone and can locate applicants using their location. There is no need for data entry of
candidate’s details – the software uses artificial intelligence to pull the candidate’s details and populate their record. This is a time saving of 2 days per week (or one persons job)!
In fact, the building we work from inStones Corner, The Bower, has now been transformed to a plethora of hot desks and meeting rooms to accommodate the changing world of work. The only essential tools for businesses are now a mobile phone and wifi. Offices are becoming
smaller and business is now more cost efficient. The world of work is changing and technology is allowing us to do it! All in the name of work life balance – the new utopia. Streamlined businesses will survive any future changes in the world of work andservice delivery.
Our website has also been updated this year and includes our Terms ofBusiness (Our Fees).
Hays predicts recruitment activity will remain high across Australia’s health care sector across 2018-2019. The NDIS rollout is creating opportunities in metropolitan, regional and remote locations in disability services for Support Coordinators, Local Area Coordinators, Service Area Managers, experienced Team Leaders,Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, as well for any candidate with knowledge and experience within the disability sector. Mergers between smaller companies in this area is also creating demand for Supervisors and Managers. Demand has also increased in the mental health sector.
Back to Study
Juanita and I have enrolled in further studies this year.
Juanita is my trusty offsider for the past 3 years – all of our Temps will know her as the payroll lady! But to me, she is a jack of all trades in the office having already completed qualifications in Accounting and Recruitment in the past.
We are studying an external Graduate Certificate in Career Development
through the Career Development Centre. This course is designed to guide job seekers into areas of need in employment but also areas of interests. It has been 20 years since I last completed university study’s so quite the
personal challenge! But it is something I am interested in and can be of use most days of the week. Nothing makes one feel better than helping a person find a career they will enjoy.
Another course that may be of interest to our subscribers is the Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Workshops also run at the CDC. The Centre believe mental health and a fulfilling career go hand in hand. This is why they provide industry specific mental health workshops and training for all types of businesses across Australia, with the aim to increase the knowledge and skills of employees, managers, human resources teams and organisational leaders in addressing mental health conditions in the workplace. These workshops can be tailored to your organisation, and trained as a half day or full day.
In addition to workshops, CDC offer Mental Health First Aid training accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia. The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches adults how to provide support to other adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental illness (eg. The person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience).
As this year comes to a close, we would like to wish you a wonderful festive
season and thank you for your ongoing support throughout the year.