“You Are Not Good Enough”

07 Jun 49 Views
  “You Are Not Good Enough“……In any one week I will speak with several people applying for jobs or ringing in to see “How is the market?” who have been told this by their employer. These people are usually excellent candidates and good at what they do. So what has happened? Invariably they have had… View Article

Positive step towards more being done for older Australians

03 May 82 Views
With such alarming trends having been documented,  it is so positive to see that Beyondblue and the NHMRC have partnered to launch a $5 million grant calling for research proposals to consider and improve the Mental Health of Aged Care residents. To read the full article click here. Blog Posted by Roxayne West, Principal Consultant Health Care, May 2017 Roxayne West… View Article

457 Visa restrictions – impact Australian businesses

03 May 119 Views
An article in the Financial Review reports that the government’s changes to the 457 visa could limit Australian businesses the opportunity to be world leaders. With many businesses considering the option to move operations offshore – as global executives are being denied a path to permanent residency,  able to only do a “two year stint” in Australia as… View Article

Talent is not sufficient………being effective is what gets the job done

13 Feb 393 Views
Talent is not sufficient………being effective is what gets the job done.  The Macquarie Dictionary defines talent as “a special natural ability or aptitude”. The sporting world abounds with people who possess talent (special natural ability) in abundance but cannot deliver on the day or are up and down in their results or play below their… View Article

NMBA draft Code of conduct for nurses & midwives

24 Jan 284 Views
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is inviting nurses and midwives to view the draft Code of conduct for nurses and Code of conduct for midwives (the Codes), and have your say before the documents are finalised. The Codes set out the legal requirements, professional behaviour and conduct expectations for nurses and midwives… View Article

“So this is Christmas and what have you done….”

24 Dec 327 Views
To quote John Lennon and Yoko Ono “So this is Christmas and what have you done….” about your career? To make use of golfing parlance the Saturday of a major golf tournament is “moving day” positioning oneself for the final day of competition. In Australia candidate activity markedly increases in January. January is “moving day”… View Article

It’s All About (My) Career…

08 Dec 473 Views
Looking back on 2016 (yes it’s Christmas already!) I have spoken with quite a number of candidates who are looking to change jobs and many have asked “What should I be doing to get a new job?” or “How is the market?” or “Is my resume fit for purpose?” The short answer I normally give… View Article

Manufacturing making money in Australia

14 Sep 376 Views
  In our latest News Update on our home page www.kingscroft.com.au  we have posted an article from the Sydney Morning Herald which outlines why for some companies, “Made in Australia” is a better option from a financial and business sense. Reading this good news article, we thought it appropriate to repost a blog  from December 2015, that also… View Article

Health Support Service for the Nursing Industry – to be delivered nationally

13 Jul 459 Views
Nurses and midwives work in conditions that can lead to health issues and, if left untreated, these can lead to a health impairment that increases risks for the public, themselves and their profession. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia have appointed provider Turning Point to deliver a national health support service for nurses, midwives… View Article

It’s not about responsibility. It’s about the capability to deliver.

03 Feb 758 Views
Responsibility……..what does this mean when you want a job or an employee??? I have responsibilities you have responsibilities…so what? Many a resume lists responsibilities for each role held.  This gives some idea on what should have or may have happened but does not tell us about someone’s capability.  Responsibilities do not tell us what has… View Article