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Critical Steps to Ensure Candidates Accept Your Job Offer – Part 2

We recently talked about the highs and lows of recruitment – finding the perfect candidate for a role, only to have them knock back your job offer. But there are things you can do to increase your chance of securing the best candidates for your jobs. If you missed it, review our top tip in…

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Postural Importance: Ask an Expert – Soft Tissue Therapist

We spoke to Antony Choice, Director and Soft Tissue Therapist at Myogen, about the why, what and how of maintaining your posture and addressing that pesky back pain. Antony has worked with a number of high performance organisations, including; Australian Rowing Team – Tokyo Olympics 2020 Canberra Raiders NRL Brumbies Super Rugby Sydney Swans AFL…

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Critical Steps to Ensure Candidates Accept Your Job Offer – Part 1

Imagine you are on track to close out the roles you’ve been working tirelessly to fill. You have taken the time to optimise your recruitment process, have written great position descriptions, and candidates have commented on the positive interview experience. But when it comes to making the offer, you’re still experiencing higher than expected rejection…

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June 26, 2022

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.

June 24, 2022

How to Nail Your Next Job Interview

Knowing how to interview well is an important life skill. Mastering conversations that demonstrate you are the right person for the job will ensure you can land great work throughout your career. We know job interviews can be daunting. But with a bit of practice and these insider tips from our recruitment team, you’ll have…

June 20, 2022

Why is Optical Health Important?

Ask An Expert: Optical Dispenser & Technician For this edition of our ‘Ask the Expert’ series, we spoke to Jason Smith, a qualified Optical Dispenser and Technician on the importance of optical health. “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others” – Jonathan Swift. Eyesight is perhaps something many of us take…

June 7, 2022

Reasons to go Contract

If you’re considering contracting or want to learn more, we’re here to help. For those unfamiliar with contract work, it is project-based or time-critical work delivered over a set period, varying anywhere from two weeks to 12 months or longer. While contractors often work on projects, companies hire them for their specialist skills to cover…

June 6, 2022

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 5, 2022

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!

June 1, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Writing Standout Key Selection Criteria Responses

How are Key Selection Criteria used? Key Selection Criteria (KSC) outline the qualities, knowledge, and skills needed to do the job. This information is often found in job ads or position descriptions. While asking candidates to respond to KSC is more common within the Education and Government sector, many other organisations also include KSC in…

May 30, 2022

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.

May 24, 2022

Staying Well as the Seasons Change

It’s that time of year, when we’re starting to have fewer sunny days and we begin preparing for the winter ahead. As Autumn is drawing to a close and the seasons begin to change, we often find ourselves trying to keep up our social and work schedule from the warmer months. Scientific research has indicated…

May 19, 2022

Case Study: Client Almost Missed Out on Hiring a Great Developer – How Clicks Helped

Background and Challenge Clicks was engaged to recruit a .Net Developer with Angular and SQL skills for a high-profile community safety project. While the legacy system was in Java and PHP, the client wanted candidates with expertise in the latest version of Angular. The newer version had additional features they wanted to utilise, such as…

May 17, 2022

Five Alternatives to Coffee

Is there truly an alternative that offers the same great taste and benefits as our morning lattes? Whether you are looking to spice up your coffee routine or replace it with a healthier option, we’ve got five great alternatives to coffee for you.

May 12, 2022

Why Leadership Development Should be on the Agenda for All HR Teams

It is often said, “People leave managers, not jobs”. In my personal and professional experience, this is often the case. After all, people tend to look to their leaders to lead, inspire, and motivate. When expectations are not met, disengagement creeps in. Managers can become the source of frustration, mistrust, resentment, or even anxiety. These…

May 8, 2022

Bedtime Rituals

Arianna Huffington, founder of Thrive Global and author of The Sleep Revolution, believes the secret to succeeding is to get more sleep. As we’ve written about previously in How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep, bedtime rituals are particularly helpful in training your mind and body to get ready to sleep. Arianna’s bedtime routine consists…

May 3, 2022

How to Successfully Set Diversity Goals in Six Simple Steps

My mum always said, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I’ve tried to adopt this approach in most areas of my life, and it has served me well. That’s why when it comes to achieving greater diversity in your workplace, setting goals is key. It provides you and your organisation with clarity…

May 1, 2022

4 Tips to Recover Well After Exercise

The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are well-known. Having a good understanding and approach to recovery will help to keep you moving towards your fitness and health goals. So whether you’re finishing up an intense run, cycle or an indoor sweat session on the yoga mat, here are 4 tips for post-workout…

April 26, 2022

Understanding Blue Light and Its Effects

Screens have become a necessity in our work and social lives over the past several years. More screen time means significantly higher blue light exposure. Associated symptoms are increased eye strain and sleep disruption. Is blue light truly the cause? We’ve delved deep into the topic of blue light, including potential dangers, the viability of…

April 18, 2022

Continuing to Support Local Businesses

Over the past few years, it has become increasingly difficult to support our local businesses. Some might have been forced to close or reduce hours. We’ve put together some tips on how we can all support local. If we each do our part, we might be able to help some struggling businesses come out the…

April 12, 2022

Top Tips for Getting the Best out of Your Hybrid Team

Entire workforces rapidly transitioned to remote work at the outbreak of COVID-19. Almost overnight, workers proved their ability to remain productive and engaged despite not being in the office. This challenged long-held misconceptions by more conservative leaders about remote work. Employee and job seeker expectations also shifted, seeking greater flexibility. As a result, hybrid teams…

April 10, 2022

How To Recover From Injury

It’s easy to feel low when you’re stuck at home nursing an injury. But that’s the last thing you want to be doing! Apart from impacting your health and well-being, a low mood will slow down your recovery. The temptation to lie around and watch Netflix is real. But it’s important to understand the importance…

April 4, 2022

Gender Diversity Data in 2022: Pandemic Leaves Female Leaders Behind

Data from Clicks’ 2022 Report: Gender Diversity in the Australian IT Market, reveals the proportion of female executives in the tech industry is 15%. This represents a drop of ten percentage points compared to 2019. The pre-pandemic figure – at 25% – was the highest Clicks had recorded since we began collecting the data in…

April 4, 2022

Sugar Free Easter?

Here’s how Summer usually flies by. Firstly, it’s Christmas and subsequent days feasting on leftover cold meat (and cold beers). Then through a blur of carbs, sun and sleep in’s, I somehow manage to make some promises to myself in the form of a New Year’s resolution. In the short time it takes me to…

March 28, 2022

What Are You Worth in the Current IT Job Market?

We all want to be paid fairly for a good day’s work. Research shows pay is a big contributor to job satisfaction. Yet, money can be an awkward, if not taboo, topic. How do you find out if you are being paid enough if salary remains a tricky subject to bring up? Here are some…

March 27, 2022

Staying Healthy During Ramadan

Ramadan starts this week, so we caught up with our Practice Manager, Fatema, to discuss the 30 days of fasting ahead and some of the best ways to keep healthy throughout this challenging period. Can you let us know a bit about your history with Ramadan? Being born into a Muslim family, I have always…

March 24, 2022

Record High Confidence – What Does this Mean for Employers in 2022?

Clicks IT Recruitment ‘IT Employment Confidence Index’ report for Q4 2021 Since 2015, Clicks’ ‘IT Employment Confidence Index’ report has been measuring the confidence of IT Professionals. Each quarter, we survey employees and job seekers to obtain insights into current sentiments. We ask respondents to reveal how they are feeling about: the conditions of the…

March 20, 2022

5 Healthy Hobbies That Help Your Career

“So what do you do for fun outside of work?” It’s a pretty stock standard question that you’re likely to get in a job interview. Interviewers ask you this question because they want to know about you as a person and how you’ll fit in culturally. Your hobbies say a lot about you, and can…

March 17, 2022

Clicks’ 2022 IT Recruitment & Retention Report

Rise in Metrics Signals Continued Growth, Highlights Staffing Challenges for Organisations What is the IT Recruitment & Retention Report? Clicks’ IT Recruitment & Retention Report has been in production since 2001. For those new to the report, it collates data from hundreds of organisations across the government and corporate sector. The report is highly anticipated and…

March 9, 2022

Case Study: Clicks Finds the IT Specialist That Others Can’t

Securing a Java Developer for a Payments Client Background and Challenge A market-leading Payments company needed to hire a Software Developer. They were looking for strong experience across Java, DevOps, and API design and development. The internal Talent Acquisition team had already tried to fill this role for many months. The client had engaged a…

March 9, 2022

Running Tips From Clicks

Running is a quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive form of exercise. It’s a great way to get outside and get fit. So, whether you’re looking to get started, refine your technique, or stay motivated, we’ve spoken to some Clicksters from our Melbourne team to provide you with our top running tips.

March 1, 2022

Simplifying Your Next Grocery Shop – Decoding Food labels

The typical trip to the supermarket has grown increasingly difficult over the years, with the abundance of choice, point of sale advertising as well as confusing food labels that can create a headache when trying to buy the right foods. It’s tricky trying to calculate your requirements through the nutrition labels (what even is a…

February 20, 2022

Finding a Balance With Social Media

If you’re anything like me, social media has been a bit of an escape for you over the last couple of years. Getting a fix was the last thing I would do before I went to sleep and the first thing I did when I woke up. Whenever I had a moment not filled with…

February 14, 2022

Brain Power Foods to Eat Before a Busy Day

Deadlines creeping up? Some days, there’s no room for a slow brain or anything less than peak performance. Luckily, there are ways to increase cognitive functioning. In this week’s Wellness Matters, we’ve gathered a list of great food options to give your brain the boost it needs. Fatty Fish We’ve spoken before about omega-3 fatty…

February 6, 2022

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee… How Much is Too Much?

Like many people, coffee holds a special and essential place in my morning routine. A nice warm cup of coffee is the perfect bribe to get me out of bed. While two cups per day will usually be enough for me, working from home has meant that I tend to indulge in an extra one…

February 1, 2022

Five Tips to Help You Achieve Minimalism

The past few years have given rise to the practice of compulsive online shopping. Many of our homes are now filled with a range of items purchased from a place of boredom. One counter to a lifestyle of excess is minimalism. “A minimalist intentionally focuses on what really matters” Minimalism is a movement gaining popularity…

January 25, 2022

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…

January 21, 2022

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…

January 19, 2022

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…

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

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

The Great Resignation: What Can Employers Do To Prepare

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 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 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.

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.

May 31, 2021

Case Study: Finding High Demand Talent in a Niche Industry

Clicks IT Recruitment helps Payments client find top .NET Developer talent Background and Challenge Clicks was engaged by a market-leading Payments company to source one or more .NET Developers. The company was fast-growing and keen to secure as many talented .NET Developers as they could to support their growth. The company’s internal TA function had…

 

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