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  • Growth Mindset: Love challenges and be intrigued by mistakes.

    2 months ago by Orla Kelly

    More and more employers are recognising that if their employees are fixed in their mindsets, there is an innate risk that their organisations will be fixed too – fixed in a stitch in time, without the necessary ingredients to innovate and drive business forward in a world that is changing rapidly.   So, what is a ‘growth mindset’?    Having a ‘growth mindset’ can...

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  • The launch of the Inclusive Employment Movement

    7 months ago by Orla Kelly

    This month, Troocoo proudly co-hosted Brisbane’s first Inclusive Employment Movement (IEM) breakfast series. Along with representatives from IEM co-founders LeapIn!, Endeavour Foundation, and Social Scaffolding, 30 people across diverse sectors including education, child care, disability services, banking, insurance, and recruitment came together to talk about how to crea...

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  • What has happened to contracting?

    10 months ago by Orla Kelly

    Throughout my time in recruitment, the demand for the services of career contractors has largely exceeded supply, and generally, when assessing their next move, these contractors had multiple options to choose from. In March of this year, all of that changed. One after the other, businesses both large and small hit pause on projects and programs of work that were under...

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  • What cancer taught me about perspective

    about 1 year ago by Orla Kelly

    And how I now use this in leading teams. I was 29 when I found a lump and went to the doctors.  I didn’t think it was anything sinister, but she sent me straight for a biopsy and when I received the results, I was told I had cancer. For anybody that has heard these words, it is a real shock to the system as we all know the potential consequences.  The previous year, I ...

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  • The importance of your Employee Value Proposition

    about 1 year ago by Orla Kelly

    In my opinion, an Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is one of the most underutilised tools when engaging candidates through a recruitment process.  Knowing your company’s EVP and how to use this throughout your recruitment process can heavily impact how you attract and retain top talent. Now more than ever, employees are seeking more than just salary and individual preference...

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  • A reimagined world of work post Covid-19

    over 1 year ago by Orla Kelly

    With restrictions lifting across Australia, the conversation of recovery and ‘what’s next’ is a frequent conversation amongst my candidates and clients. As we move to the next phase of this crisis I think it’s important to reflect. Reflect on the phenomenal innovation, agility, and resilience we have seen from individuals and organisations throughout this time and of cour...

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  • Tips on how to address Government Selection Criteria

    over 1 year ago by Orla Kelly

    Throughout my recruitment career, I have managed and been a part of several successful Government-focused recruitment teams, specialising in assisting departments with both their temporary and permanent recruitment processes. In my opinion, one of the most challenging stages of the entire process is the initial written application where you are required to address key sel...

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  • Staying Relevant Online During and After COVID-19

    over 1 year ago by Orla Kelly

    Given the current Global COVID-19 Crisis, there have been industries hit harder than others. As devastating as that is, there are still organisations/industries operating as per normal albeit remotely and open job vacancies still exist. However, with an increase in the number of people looking for work, it is now more important than ever to stand out from the crowd. In ad...

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  • Tips to Excel in your Online Video Interview

    over 1 year ago by Orla Kelly

    During these challenging times, it is clear that clients and candidates are adapting and learning new ways to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the majority of the workforce has transitioned to working from home, the recruitment process has changed in response to this, for example, interviews have now moved from face-to-face to face-to-screen. As long as isolation ...

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  • Businesses Leading the Way

    over 1 year ago by Orla Kelly

    During these uncertain times, there is one thing that is certain – businesses around the world are being forced to radically rethink how they operate, and how they portray their brand in the market during this challenging time will be crucial to their future success. So, when a cultural moment shifts as dramatically as it has in the face of COVID-19, it’s important that bran...

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  • Staying connected during COVID-19.

    over 1 year ago by Orla Kelly

    Staying Connected. The team at Troocoo are available and ready to complete 100% of our work online. Enabled with technology and online platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams , we can take job briefings, interview candidates remotely, set up client interviews and our team are available to assist as normal. We are staying connected by using a range of technology, such ...

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  • Looking after our Mental Health and Wellbeing

    over 1 year ago by Orla Kelly

    In these extremely challenging times, I wanted to share some views on ways to look after your mental health and wellbeing during difficult situations. Hopefully, this helps people in my network.   1. Connect 2. Be active 3. Take notice 4. Keep learning 5. Give   The next few months will be extremely tough for everybody, so it’s going to be important t...

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  • Let’s challenge your interview preparation approach

    about 2 years ago by Maddi Brown

    Have you ever walked out of an interview metaphorically kicking yourself, playing back over and over an answer to a question that you wish you had communicated better? Or on the flip side perhaps you were so confident after the interview that the job was all yours, only to receive feedback or an outcome that suggests otherwise - disappointing right?There are many tips and tr...

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  • The Elusive Search for the Procurement Engine Room

    over 2 years ago by Sean Johnson

    Procurement Specialists, Category Specialists, Advisors. Professionals with 5-10 years’ experience, degrees preferred. Technical specialists,  permanent workers and contractors. Salaries within  the $100,000 – 150,000 bracket. WHERE ARE YOU HIDING!! As Queensland emerges from the extraordinary federal election as the “state that caused the swing” we are on the surfboard and ...

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  • A Quick Look at Artificial Intelligence

    almost 3 years ago by Sean Johnson

    Scroll through LinkedIn or social media and you’re bound to happen upon an article about the impending Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution. The tone of these articles varies from excitement about the possible futuristic applications, or words of warning about the potential effects on employment and workforce structures. (Watching the Terminator movies is not recommended!...

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  • The Importance Of Great Workplace Culture

    about 3 years ago by Liana Callaghan

    “Culture isn't just one aspect of the game, it is the game. In the end, an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value.” - Louis V. Gerstner, Jr, Former CEO of IBM  It is not a new philosophy that your people are your biggest asset. Recent figures suggest up to 87% of organisations across the world cite culture and employee enga...

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  • Make everybody a leader - and watch your business grow.

    about 3 years ago by Sean Johnson

    You might be asking: ‘Surely not everyone demonstrates leadership behaviour?” To which we say: it might be a good time to redefine your definition of “leader”. When you stop thinking of leaders as people with “manager” or “director” in the title and start focusing on how every person in a business leads in some way, you’re setting yourself up for success. Some of your emp...

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  • How to benefit from Brisbane’s economic boom

    about 3 years ago by Sean Johnson

    Brisbane’s economy has finally kicked into gear! This upward trend, whilst slow-coming, is not without cause. There has been a huge amount of investment poured into the Sunshine State and its growing capital. So, if you’re looking to progress in your career, or are thinking of making a move, - there’s never been a better place to be.Huge new infrastructure projects are comin...

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  • Queensland is Ready to Surf the Billion Dollar Infrastructure Boom!

    about 3 years ago by Sean Johnson

    The Queensland Government's 2018 State Infrastructure plan should be music to the ears of the business community and residents alike, aiming to roll out a total of $45.8 billion worth of Infrstructure over just four years! In excess of 38,000 jobs should be generated in accordance with the plan with Deloitte Access Economics stating that the outlook for engineering and const...

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  • Another successful The Digital Social event

    about 3 years ago by Sean Johnson

    TROOCOO were proud to co-host the 2nd Digital Social event of 2018 at the Mill on Constance Street last week in what is becoming to be one of the best networking events that the digital scene has to offer in Brisbane.   Myles Lawlor the Head of Technology at Youfoodz was our guest speaker sharing his insights on the incredible journey the business has been on to become...

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