The off the record reference check – Yeah or Nah?
29 April 2022
By Justine Eden, Director, Eden Ritchie Recruitment It is often said that living and working in Queensland means there is about one degree of separation between us, that everyone is in some way connected to many of the same people, either personally or professionally. In this digital world, we are even more connected using… View Article
The need for speed: Tips for recruiting staff in 2022
10 February 2022
By Jane Harvey, Executive Search Specialist, Eden Ritchie Recruitment The pandemic was tough on all of us – businesses have lost amazing staff and many people have struggled without work for a long time. But now it’s a new year and business owners are racing to open their doors as soon as possible. Job… View Article
11 January 2022
By Justine Eden, Director, Eden Ritchie Recruitment The start of a new year normally brings renewal, hope and optimism, but we are not in “normal”times. Given current COVID situation and the uncertainty it can be difficult at times to feel optimistic and energised. Early in the calendar year is usually a good market to… View Article
The Job Market Is Hot – But Is It Really The Time To Start Ghosting Each Other
2 December 2021
By Kim Ritchie, Director, Eden Ritchie Recruitment As is typical of the job market cycle we are in an upward trend, Australia is experiencing growth in most sectors of the market, but in Queensland we are seeing unprecedented demand for labour hire and contract workers. By all accounts data predicts the contingent workforce will… View Article
Sell your transferable skills
10 November 2021
By Susanne Flaherty, Government Selection Panel Consultant, Eden Ritchie Recruitment There are a number of free tools available online that discuss transferable skills and help you track and understand what skills you have now and help you discover where your skills might fit in other fields and organisations. Surprisingly, I frequently see candidates… View Article
How connected are you?
27 October 2021
By Justine Eden, Director, Eden Ritchie Recruitment You work hard, you study hard, but yet the person sitting next to you gets the promotion….. Had this happen to you? It is a common occurrence – but often the act of establishing and maintaining professional connections and networks are overlooked by many. It’s also… View Article
Spring cleaning your workspace to help your headspace
16 September 2021
By Linda Parker, Executive Manager, Eden Ritchie Recruitment We are only a couple of weeks into spring but the amount of people I have spoken to in the past few days have all had one thing in common … they have consciously and actively made time for de-cluttering and spring cleaning. This past weekend… View Article
What will shape HR in 2021?
3 September 2021
By Helen Chard, Senior Recruitment Consultant, Eden Ritchie Recruitment HR is facing its biggest challenges with many people in Queensland returning into the workplace and head-hunters out on the prowl – how do we keep our employees from looking at attractive offers and what is making them want to move. Employee surveys is… View Article
Dogs in the workplace! Yes or No?
20 August 2021
By Pauline Stephens, Recruitment Consultant, Eden Ritchie Recruitment During Covid, our best fur friends became very used to our Company as did we of theirs, therefore when it was time to go back into the workplace, some pets became very depressed and unmanageable. I don’t know about you, but I missed them just as… View Article
The importance of a cover letter and is it still valid in the 21st century.
3 August 2021
By Taryn Mungur, Executive Recruitment & Panel Support Consultant, Eden Ritchie Recruitment Yes, it is still valid! A cover letter allows you to introduce yourself to the company. It summarises why you are a strong candidate for the position. A cover letter allows the reader to take notice of your resume and it connects… View Article
Our real threat. But is it COVID?
20 July 2021
By Lisa Smellie, Senior Recruitment Consultant, Eden Ritchie Recruitment I think we have a real threat on our hands and it’s NOT COVID. How secure are we really in this wide world of web? Pretty much everything is digitised and online, we do our banking online, all of our utilities are managed through a… View Article
The Future of Work – according to Marcus Buckingham
8 July 2021
By Justine Eden, Director, Eden Ritchie Recruitment I recently attended an online session with Marcus Buckingham hosted by The Growth Faculty, where Marcus was discussing the future of work supported by research from a 2020 workplace survey, which was, apparently once of the largest workplace survey ever done. This survey highlighted trends that will… View Article
Can we find you??
22 June 2021
By Jane Harvey, Executive Search Specialist, Eden Ritchie Recruitment Having worked in the white collar/professional and Executive recruitment space for almost 30 years (ouch!) I have seen a great deal of change within the industry in this time. I have seen many attempts for the ‘recruiter’ to be replaced by technology and I must… View Article
High Performers – How do you pick them?
11 June 2021
By Justine Eden, Director, Eden Ritchie Recruitment In a perfect world we would all have a high performing team, made up of experts in their field who constantly exceed expectations, all get on, never have sickies and constantly innovate. This synergistic team delivers outstanding bottom line returns to shareholders, drives change while maintaining the… View Article
Technology…friend or foe?
1 June 2021
By Linda Parker, Executive Manager, Eden Ritchie Recruitment As many blogs and articles have told us, the use of technology has exploded since the impact of COVID-19 on the workplace and whilst for the most part, businesses have been able to improve efficiencies and cut costs, however, the world of interviewing seems to have… View Article
Microchipping – “The new norm”
20 May 2021
By Helen Chard, Senior Recruitment Consultant Eden Ritchie Recruitment As an IT recruitment consultant, I am always looking to see what new innovations are being tested or coming onto the market. Embracing technology is something that you don’t have a choice in within today’s society – from staying in touch to everyday work, and while… View Article
Work From Home Productivity…Is it a Myth or Reality in your business
30 April 2021
By Kim Ritchie, Director, Eden Ritchie Recruitment The current business environment is an ever changing beast and staying up to date with what future trends are going to be is almost a full time job for Managers, hence the creation of the Futurist role which is being embraced by innovative organisations. If the last 12… View Article
2020 – Annus Horribillis
7 December 2020
By Justine Eden, Director, Eden Ritchie Recruitment I have been in business for 25 years, during that time I have experienced booms and busts, the 2009 GFC, 9/11, the introduction of technology that claimed would be the end of the recruitment sector, the end of the fax machine and resumes received in the post. This… View Article
3 September 2020
By Linda Parker, Executive Manager, Eden Ritchie Recruitment We’ve all heard the word, whether it be in a work/change related aspect or the classic Friends episode involving Ross’ new sofa (yes – self-confessed Friends geek here). But what does it really mean? I think COVID-19 has reinvigorated this term and given it a new lease… View Article
COVID-19 and the New Normal
20 August 2020
By Kate Broadley, Executive Manager Employee Selection Panel Assistance, Eden Ritchie Recruitment No one fully foresaw the extent of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Business has been disrupted and the professional landscape as we know it has changed forever. Businesses are responding to these challenges by reassessing what they do, reconfiguring their structure and workforce to… View Article
The How To Guide for Online Interviewing Part One
6 August 2020
By Justine Eden, Director, Eden Ritchie Recruitment Chances are when you next interview for a career opportunity it will probably be conducted online. Over the past five months of COVID craziness the ERR team have been busy with online interviewing. In the past we would have screened around 40% of candidates online, lately that’s increased… View Article
How much disruption do you really want????
28 May 2020
By Justine Eden, Director, Eden Ritchie Recruitment Back over recent years, when many of us were flirting with the idea of disruption and getting all excited about the endless possibilities of change, did we really know the fate we were tempting? The COVID pandemic has been extremely disruptive and has me wondering if we really… View Article
Eden Ritchie Recruitment is still Business as Usual
25 March 2020
Even with the disruptions COVID-19 is causing across the world, and the challenging times we are facing, Eden Ritchie Recruitment is still operating Business as Usual. Eden Ritchie Recruitment has been on the forefront of technology for some time, and in turn can continue to operate in the same manner with no disruption to normal… View Article
Aging, Politics and Accountability
6 February 2020
By Justine Eden, Director, Eden Ritchie Recruitment Maybe it’s the age I’m at but for the first time I have a few friends who have decided to run as candidates in the upcoming local government elections. I don’t remember ever knowing collectively as many candidates as I do running in this election. It’s like when… View Article
Christmas Celebrations – The ERR 2019 Contractor Christmas Party
11 December 2019
By Justine Eden, Director, Eden Ritchie Recruitment Yet again there was a great turnout for the famous Eden Ritchie Recruitment Contractors Christmas party. The weather was kind to us and the location of Bar Pacino overlooking the fabulous Story Bridge did not disappoint. Nor the cold beers, wine and plentiful food! For us, our contingent… View Article
40 isn’t the new 30, 50 isn’t the new 40.. (and why that is a great thing!)
29 October 2019
By Jane Harvey, Executive Search Specialist, Eden Ritchie Recruitment I just passed around the earth once more and whilst the build-up to a birthday isn’t what it used to be, it did get me thinking about the age I am and the way I feel. I said to someone in the office yesterday “how did… View Article
Will your LinkedIn profile make or break finding that next role?
3 September 2019
By Tiffany Kamo, IT Recruitment Resourcer Eden Ritchie Recruitment At Eden Ritchie Recruitment, we utilise LinkedIn every day to source high quality candidates that are either already looking, considering making a move, or are suddenly captured by an attractive opportunity. Below are some tips to help put you on our radar: Profile Pictures – Yes… LinkedIn… View Article
Is the office becoming obsolete in the 21st century working world?
20 August 2019
By Siobhan Quinn, Government Selection Panel Consultant, Eden Ritchie Recruitment Gone are the days of the traditional 9 to 5, Monday to Friday in the office; with more and more employees demanding flexible working options, businesses have responded by offering work from home opportunities, amongst other initiatives. It begs the question – is the office becoming obsolete?… View Article
It’s a matter of asking the right person the right questions.
6 August 2019
By Susanne Flaherty, Government Selection Panel Consultant, Eden Ritchie Recruitment Rather like how party goers ask a doctor at a Sunday BBQ for advice on a sore knee or chronic hiccups, the questions recruiters get at these events are about CVs that miss far more frequently than they hit and hints for the top 5 interview… View Article
How do you know when the time is right?
25 July 2019
By Justine Eden, Director, Eden Ritchie Recruitment Is this you? You are comfortable and happy in your role but you have aspirations. You see your dream opportunity advertised. The timing isn’t quite right. You weren’t prepared to change right now and thought you might have another 6-12 months to consolidate in your current role. You… View Article
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