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How to Negotiate Salary

By Bridget MacPherson Whether we’re starting a new job or gunning for a promotion at our current one, we all know that we should be negotiating. Or do we? A survey by Salary.com revealed that only 37% of people always negotiate their salaries—while an astonishing 18% never do. Even worse, 44% of...

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‘Go Girl, Go For IT’ and what it meant to us

By Bridget MacPherson Every 2 years the Victorian ICT for Women network runs an event open to all Victorian school girls from years 5 to 12 to hear about the incredible range of vocational avenues available in Technology. ‘Go Girl, Go for IT’ is an amazing initiative aimed at encouraging young girls...

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Looking Into The Future of Technology

By Katrina Park  Have you stopped to think how dependent on technology we are today?  It’s hard to imagine what life was like before the internet and mobile phones!  Technology runs our lives these days. Smartphones, tablets and computers – we really can’t seem to function without them.  These days...

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Retaining Top Talent

By Katrina Park   Hiring the right people is critical for any business. Retaining your best people is even more critical. People are your biggest cost, but they’re also your biggest asset. It’s a well-known HR statistic that it costs an average of 2.5 times an individual’s salary to replace an...

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Tips for Preparing for End of Year Tax Time

By Derek Allan It’s a time of year that many people dread but the worst thing you can do is ignore it and hope it goes away. The best way to deal with tax returns is to be prepared and this usually involves some forward thinking and taking early action....

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Contract Vs Permanent Staff – Deciding which makes more sense for your business

Contract vs Permanent - it is a tough but important decision, especially for a small business or a new project. A good hire will have a huge impact on your business (likewise, a bad hire will have an even bigger impact).  Do I hire a permanent employee, or a contractor? Full...

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GENDER AND PAY EQUALITY – ARE THEY IMPROVING?

By Katrina Park  Studies consistently show that gender bias and the gender pay gap is real. Preliminary results of Gender Equality Data 2017 /18 shows full-time women continue to earn less than full-time men in every industry and occupation. Whilst many organisations are taking measurable steps to implement gender equality,...

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It takes more than just applying for jobs to start your career in IT – here are some tips to help you choose the right job

Congratulations! You’ve just completed your coding bootcamp or university degree. You’re passionate and excited about technology and now looking for a great job that will kick start your career. So how do you go about not only finding a job but more importantly, finding the right role? Here are some...

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How to Plan your day as a Recruitment Consultant

Anyone who has worked as a recruitment consultant will have heard the saying, its like spinning plates. The origins of plate are said to have started about 2000 years ago in China, originally as a gymnastics act it has morphed now into more of a comedy act. In essence though...

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Be on Your Toes when Cold Calling

I’ve always believed as an organisation, as a profession we need to be able to differentiate ourselves. Individually and as an organisation.. It is a challenge in a market saturated with people peddling their wares. So, how would you answer this question? Or do you think the question was out...

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