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Reflections on PJ’s Year – 2022
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  • I asked the girls (Linda and Ely) to do a ‘2022 Reflections’ document, so we can each post a Blog. Rather than do an e-newsletter this Christmas/end of year, Blogs are all the rage apparently.

Reflections on Ely’s year – 2022
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  • I love being part of a unified team with a combined growth mindset. I’m being continuously guided by PJ, doing courses to develop my skill set and being introduced to a fabulous mentor through the recruitment industry association has been a real highlight for me.

Reflections on Linda’s year – 2022
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  • What’s changed with the way we work
    There has been a change from in traditional methods of recruiting (like interviews being F2F vs VC) from the impact of COVID, a highlight for me was the shift in technologies we are now using as a P.J. team.

Retirement of a Recruiter
  • 7 minute read
  • You’ve kept us in business, and we’ve worked with lots of new clients – CEO roles, great assignments, confidential searches sometimes required and some jobs you’ve given us have been killers to fill. On the whole it’s been a good year to date.

Data and insights from P.J. Recruitment and Executive Search 2021:
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  • Time to fill jobs has increased from 6-7 weeks to 9-11 weeks 15% of our business is providing contractors (Facility Managers/GM Aged Care/CEO’s/Clinical Managers) Higher remuneration needed to be offered, versus what we entered the candidate market with on behalf of our clients, for 75% of all jobs we have filled We’ve recruited more CEO’s … Continued

Why you should be Jolly this Christmas
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  • For you it’s been a year of hard knocks. You’ve been under scrutiny, in the spotlight and under the pump. As an industry you’ve orchestrated new organisational vision, strategy and structures, recruited new leaders, fostered and moved around your own talent. You’ve also committed tosourcing top talent. All with a sprinkle of innovation on the … Continued

Easing your COVID employment anxiety
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  • We’ve got the pulse on workforce sentiment in the current climate. Some research came across my desk this week that I think you’ll find interesting. It’s a ‘Workforce snap survey’ from across Australia, created in April this year. The survey illuminating some intriguing insights from: Senior managers representing 160k+ employees 300 Australian career seekers A … Continued

How long does it take to get a job, are we there yet?
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  • We’re having our kitchen renovated, a couple of walls have been knocked down or through and new bi-fold doors installed. We’ve been using the laundry as a make-shift camp kitchen. This kitchen reno was due to be completed yesterday, but we have had another delay with the plumbing still incomplete and the electrician running out … Continued

Top tips to spark joy in recruitment in 2019
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  • Spark Joy Marie Kondo is taking the world by tidiness storm and sparking joy everywhere it seems. If you haven’t heard of her here we go: Her philosophy is ‘Tidy your space, transform your life’. I think the same applies with recruitment practice so we will give you six top tips to help streamline … Continued

Do aged care workers have the worst job tenure in history?
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  • We have been wondering why so many people are moving jobs in the aged care and community services sectors. Some of our candidates become clients and then become candidates again, hit the repeat button. We’ve seen this over the past ten years from the founding of P.J. as a business. Earlier in the year I … Continued