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

24 Dec 1432 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 1367 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 1461 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 1294 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 2166 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

Is your Experience a Factor??

21 Jan 2800 Views
Is your Experience a Factor??……. Look at most job adverts, read most job descriptions and the term experience looms large. But what does experience mean? One definition is “The knowledge or skill acquired by a period of practical experience of something, especially that gained in a particular profession.” (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/experience ). If we accept this definition… View Article

Making Money Out of Manufacturing

22 Dec 1680 Views
It is not unusual for us to hear from the media or our own networks that Manufacturing in Australia is “under the pump”…increasing energy costs, jobs moving overseas, economies of scale not being available in Australia, expensive labour. Despite the negativity there are major success stories e.g. Resmed, CSL, ZIP.  In all manufacturing companies there… View Article

Nurse succeeds in stopping “flawed” workplace investigation

08 Dec 2212 Views
  Melissah Burnett, a registered nurse employed by Eastern Health was notified of Eastern Health’s intention to terminate her employment for serious misconduct. Ms Burnett instituted proceedings seeking an injunction restraining Eastern Health from terminating her employment.  In such a case the court normally looks at 2 issues: whether the applicant has made out a… View Article

A report shows that New Zealand has similar problems to Australia, where the Nursing Industry is concerned

11 Nov 1380 Views
Exhaustion woes at hospitals – Frontline workers at Auckland District Health Board are complaining of under-staffing, exhaustion and unpaid overtime. A Safe Staffing Healthy Workplace report, includes nine recommendations for change. Of the DHB’s 10,000-plus staff, 685 took part in an online survey in July and August. About 70 staff also gave face-to-face interviews. Almost… View Article