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Track Your Wellness Progress With These Awesome Apps

Keeping track of your progress is one of the most important steps when starting your wellness journey, because if you’re not sure where you’ve started, how will you know how far you’ve come? I know just how hard it can be, as the last thing I wanted to do was weigh myself when I started…

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How to Resign From a Job Professionally

You’ve decided to resign. What now? How do you navigate your exit to ensure you leave on a positive note? The key is to remain positive and professional to avoid burning any bridges. This will support your career in the long run. To help you exit well, take a look at these simple steps you…

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How I Regained a Passion for Reading

Many of us today find we spend too much time using technology. With phones, laptops, Netflix and consoles constantly within reach, a break certainly wouldn’t go amiss. I loved reading when I was a kid. I finished all the Harry Potter, Eragon and Hunger Games books, yet somewhere along the way I lost this passion…

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January 10, 2022

Smashing Your 2022 Goals Out of the Park!

The silver lining from 2021 is that it provided us all with the opportunity to pause and reflect on what is really important. It also allowed us to discover (or rediscover) our passions and interests. Whether it’s maintaining your healthy eating habits, investing more time for self-care, running, reading more books or resetting your career…

December 21, 2021

Case Study: How Clicks Combined Expertise in IT and the Education Sector to Help University Deliver High Profile Project

Background and Challenge One of Australia’s leading universities had an initiative to provide a publicly accessible information gateway to research expertise and researchers’ profiles, including their specific interests. The web solution receives an average of 5 million page views each year and provides a valuable opportunity to communicate publicly about the university’s researchers. The platform…

December 21, 2021

Summer Getaway Ideas

No matter what kind of year you’ve had, getting away is always a good idea! Don’t worry if you don’t know where to go. We have some great stay-at-home, and slightly further-away-from-home holiday ideas for you and the family, that won’t cost you an arm or a leg. Whether you prefer to kick back on…

December 20, 2021

Clicks’ 2021 Contractor of the Year Announced!

Introducing Clicks’ 2020-21 Contractor of the year, Atia Kabir! Contractors provide great services and add value to projects, teams, organisations, and the workplace culture. We hear it all the time. The Contractor of the Year award is an opportunity for us to recognise that. We were excited by the number of outstanding nominations we received…

December 13, 2021

Building Mental Resilience

To say 2021 has been a year of unexpected change would be an understatement. Collectively, we’ve experienced changes to our daily way of life, the way we interact with others, and how we work. For some, the isolation of working from home and living alone has been hardest. Others have lost their job and the…

December 12, 2021

Your Hassle-Free Xmas Shopping Guide

If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, there is no need to panic. I’ve got you covered with gift ideas that your family and friends will love and will make your shopping experience a breeze. Ideas The biggest challenge with gifting is often coming up with an idea of what to get! Here’s my…

December 7, 2021

How You Can Recharge Ahead of the Silly Season

It’s that time of year again. Heading into the silly season, our social commitments are rapidly increasing and the things we need to do before the year is over start to become more urgent. With this in mind, it’s important to recharge so we’ve got the energy to see out the rest of the year…

December 2, 2021

Should You Accept a Counter Offer After You’ve Resigned?

You’ve found a new job and need to resign …be prepared, you may get a counter-offer! A counter-offer is an attempt by your current company to persuade you to stay. This may consist of a pay rise, a promotion, a change in title or job description, or a combination of these factors. Or even just a…

November 30, 2021

10 Tips For Your Next Camping Adventure

As we head into Australia’s warmer months, a camping getaway is on many of our minds. Time in nature away from our busy lives, technology and the city is a great way to relax and recharge.   Whether you are just starting out and want to get a taste of the outdoors, or have been…

November 26, 2021

Clicks named ‘Specialist Recruitment Company of the Year’

Clicks was delighted to be named Specialist Recruitment Company of the Year at the Talint International Annual Recruitment Awards (TIARAs) last night. The TIARAs recognise leading recruitment and staffing organisations across the globe for excellence, innovation, and growth. In assessing Clicks’ winning submission, the judges praised our focus on quality and deep understanding of the tech sector leading to an…

November 26, 2021

The Greatest Gift of All This Christmas

As we round out the year, we’re all getting ready to kick back and enjoy our well-deserved Chrissy break. However, as we celebrate, we also need to remember the true meaning of Christmas ‘giving’, by helping those less fortunate within our communities. Often overlooked during the holiday period, access to blood becomes increasingly difficult for…

November 24, 2021

Getting Back To Nature

Many of us have spent the last year largely disconnected from nature, locked down and unable to travel – this is coming to an end. In this edition of Wellness Matters, I’ll share some of the benefits of getting back into nature for your physical and mental health. Happiness and Mental Health Spending time in…

November 23, 2021

Are You Planning for Additional Headcount in Q1 next year?

After 20 years in the industry, I’m not too proud to say that I know recruiting is one of people’s least favourite things. It often feels like a distraction from your core responsibilities, and something you need to do in addition to your ‘day job’. That’s partly true. Which is where we come in. I…

November 18, 2021

What Employers Can Do About The Great Resignation

The Great Resignation or the Big Quit – whatever you call it – it’s coming. And it has the potential to significantly impact your business. So far in the US, 4 million workers have quit their jobs in the last month alone – setting record rates for the fourth month in a row. Why are…

November 17, 2021

The First Swim of Summer

As the summer months arrive, you’re probably waiting for your first swim of the warm months. Or maybe you aren’t lucky enough to – we can’t all live in Bondi or Brighton!  Either way, we’ve compiled a great list of our favourite outdoor pools, aquatic centres and swimming holes that are close enough to the…

November 16, 2021

Achieving Workplace Diversity Through Recruitment

Tackling unconscious bias Workplace diversity is important to organisations and candidates alike. Research has shown financial performance, innovation and improved decision making are just some of the many benefits of a diverse workforce. 70% of job seekers value an organisation’s commitment to diversity when considering prospective employers. Diverse workplaces help create successful businesses that job seekers…

November 10, 2021

Case Study: How to Recruit Tech Talent for Hard-to-fill Roles

Clicks quickly fills two crucial IT security roles for Government Background and Challenge Clicks IT Recruitment was contacted by an Australian Government-Owned Corporation to recruit a Network Security Engineer and a Senior Network Security Engineer. Our experience and research told us that, over the last five years, organisations have consistently found IT Security roles to…

November 8, 2021

Morning Rituals

Have you noticed your morning routine slipping away recently? While I am definitely not a morning person, I do normally take pride in being productive and organised. I find the snooze button is getting a lot more action lately! And when that happens, usually I find that I end up having a less-considered breakfast and…

November 1, 2021

Summer Park Games

Summer is approaching and what better way to spend it than in the park with family and friends. Basking in the sunshine on a warm summer’s day has many benefits provided it’s done safely. I’ll share some fun park games from around the world that will help create great summer memories. Croquet Hailing from France,…

October 29, 2021

What Is the First Step to Achieving Diversity in Your Workplace?

I believe diversity, equity, and inclusion should be an integral component of any organisation’s business strategy. At Clicks, we wholeheartedly believe our talented and diverse workforce is the reason we’re so successful. This diversity helps us both culturally and commercially. Fortunately, there is a wealth of data available about the benefits of diversity in the…

October 27, 2021

How Great Are Pets?!

Not only do pets make us happy and give us something to look forward to, they can also help to promote stability, provide companionship and reduce stress. In the final week of Way Ahead’s Mental Health Month, we decided to Tune In to our furry friends around the house, and explore the mental health benefits…

October 25, 2021

Common Questions to Expect in a Job Interview … and How to Answer Them

The team at Clicks conducts and organises hundreds of job interviews every week. The main advice we share with job seekers is to be prepared, positive, and yourself. Those who follow our advice, more often than not, will land the job. Whether you have an in-person or video interview, we’re going to spill the beans…

October 18, 2021

Harnessing the Power of Positive Messages

This week marks the third week of our Mental Health Month special edition. In case you missed it, we’re joining in on Way Ahead’s theme this year to ‘tune in’. By tuning into your internal and external world, you can increase your happiness, reduce your worries and better connect with yourself and others. I wanted…

October 18, 2021

You’re Applying for a New Job. When Should You Bring up Working from Home?

COVID-19 has changed the way we work. 100% of many workforces have shifted to remote work for extended periods. This has resulted in individuals and organisations reimaging how they want to work and where. For some, time saved due to no longer having to commute to work each day, combined with increased family time, means…

October 13, 2021

Clicks Finalist in International Annual Recruitment Awards

Clicks has just been named finalist in two categories of the TALiNT International Annual Recruitment Awards (TIARAs). The TIARAs recognise excellence, innovation, and growth in the recruitment industry. We are thrilled to be shortlisted in the categories of Specialist Recruitment Company of the Year and the Back-Office Team of the Year. This recognition highlights the…

October 12, 2021

Exercise For The Mind

The benefits of physical activity on your mind and body One of the best ways to improve your mental health is by building a routine of regular exercise. It’s helped me greatly during some of the more stressful points in my life, and I believe staying fit is equally important for both body and mind….

October 8, 2021

How to Prepare for Behavioural Based Interviews

Top Tips that Cover Everything You Need to Know It’s hard to attend an interview these days without answering a behavioural based interview question. We know because Clicks conducts and arranges hundreds of interviews across Australia every week. Whether you need a quick brush-up or a bit more practice, we hope these tips help nail…

September 13, 2021

Fun Activities for the School Holidays!

School holidays have arrived and for many, it’s earlier than planned. Whether you have 10 minutes or a few hours, there are plenty of exciting and even educational activities for the kids.

September 7, 2021

R U Really OK?

R U OK? Day is a celebrated day which reminds us to empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them. This year’s key message is to double check – are they really ok?

August 30, 2021

Why Being Kind is Good for You

Studies have shown the positive effects of being kind includes improved mood, increased happiness and calmness as well as many positive health benefits.

August 23, 2021

One Simple Step You Can Take To Significantly Improve Your Mood

Whether you are feeling upset, angry, sluggish or down – getting outside and going for a walk is an easy and effective way to lift your mood!

August 19, 2021

Case Study: How to Recruit an Entire Team At Once?

Clicks enabled our client’s successful CRM migration by sourcing the entire project team. Check out how they were able to deliver a seamless experience and high quality outcome to place 22 IT professionals.

August 18, 2021

Ditching the Digital to Get Hands-On

It has been quite easy to slip into a lazy spiral of gaming and binge watching movies and TV shows while we’re mostly stuck indoors. Sometimes we need to pull ourselves away from the digital and try something different, stimulate our brains and try something hands-on.

August 3, 2021

Some Light Reading

More and more organisations are implementing strategies to ensure they are providing a happy, healthy place to work for their employees. Despite this emphasis on wellness, many still neglect one of the most important – and easily accessible – tools for vitality: sunlight.

July 23, 2021

Step by Step: Reaching 10,000 Steps a Day

Cracking 10,000 steps per day can be a real struggle! However, when you look at the benefits it’s hard not to get up from your desk and take a stroll around the block, or walk a few extra flights of stairs in the morning! Here’s how to start!

July 19, 2021

How to Naturally Increase Your Melatonin Levels to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Melatonin is a hormone that our body naturally produces. It helps us fall asleep quickly and wake up less frequently so we can have a restful night sleep. A simple yet effective way to increase melatonin production, to help you sleep, is to dim your lights at least one hour before bedtime.

July 12, 2021

How To Beat The Cold

We are well and truly into winter – almost halfway through in fact! This also means the season of coughs and colds (pandemic notwithstanding). So how do you boost your immunity to avoid the bugs, or what’s the best way to get rid of them if you have already succumbed?

June 30, 2021

My Dry July Started in 2015… and Is Still Going

Here are my top 10 FAQs for anyone considering giving up drinking for an extended period. And by that I mean three months or more – it takes that long for the full changes to take effect.

December 17, 2021

New CEO, MD For Clicks IT Recruitment

Regional GMs step up to the roles of CEO and MD as current MD of twenty years steps down. Effective 1 January 2022, Ben Wood will end his 23 year tenure leading Clicks. Tamara Ryf, currently Clicks’ Regional General Manager for Victoria and ACT, has been promoted to the newly created role of Chief Executive…



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