What the Coalition Win Could Mean for Aussie Businesses

Posted: 20/05/2019 by Cox Purtell

For many it came as a surprise, but regardless of how you feel about, the Coalition won the election and will be governing for the next three years. And it’s unlikely to be an easy three years, given the current economic predictions. A Sluggish Economy The domestic economy appears to be slowing rapidly, in large […]

What the 2019 Federal Election Means For Businesses

Posted: 17/05/2019 by Cox Purtell

The Federal election is just around the corner and the big question on our minds, and most of our clients’, is how will the election results affect Australian businesses? In just 10 years, Australia has had seven Prime Ministers, and nine leadership spills*. This has earned us the title of “coup capital of the Pacific”. […]

4 Easy Ways You Can Reduce Climate Change

Posted: 27/02/2019 by Cox Purtell

I’m really proud to work for a company that values the environment and makes efforts to be more sustainable. Not only does it align with my personal values, but it gives me hope that there are other businesses trying to be kinder to the environment too. And it’s more than just about being kind, it’s […]

Hospitality Made Me a Better Office Manager

Posted: 12/02/2019 by Cox Purtell

“Thanks for calling Cox Purtell, Dee speaking. How can I help you today?” I’m the voice you hear on the other end of the phone when you call in trying to find a job, talk to your consultant, or whatever other query you may have. But I wasn’t always working in an office. In fact, […]

Happy Lunar New Year!

Posted: 05/02/2019 by Mia Lazzarini - Brand & Marketing Manager

Today marks the first day of Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, and the first day of Year of the Pig. Our lovely accountant, Weiming, is off celebrating with her family, but before she left she taught us a few things about Lunar New Year celebrations and how special it is! Here’s […]

The Benefits of Benefits

Posted: 22/01/2019 by Cox Purtell

Australia’s unemployment rate is still sitting at record lows. Thus, we’re working in a candidate rich market and it’s the candidate who has the most control. In the old days… Long gone are the days where people work for the same company their entire lives, or even stay in the same industry! We are moving […]

The Economics of Recruitment

Posted: 22/11/2018 by Cox Purtell

As the recruitment market continues to experience low unemployment and a tightening of candidate availability, I find myself having similar conversations with many clients, and increasingly prospect clients. It seems that even the savviest organisations tend to ignore economic principles, especially “scarcity” when they pick up the phone and call a recruitment agency. Is recruitment […]

Checking in on Reference Checks

Posted: 12/11/2018 by James Purtell - Managing Director

As a recruiter, reference checks should be a daily part of our recruitment lives. They are an essential multi-purpose activity with numerous potential payoffs. I look at it as 2 calls in 1. What You Have to Gain From one call, you might generate a new client, a new candidate, a new job listing, a […]