• employment

    Finding The Right Recruitment Agency

    How to Find The Right Recruitment Agency for Your Business

    Joining the ranks of the employed isn’t always an easy task and more and more Australians are finding themselves looking to recruitment agencies for help when finding their ideal jobs. These types of firms act as the middle-man between an individual and their potential employers – and they can do so in a range of ways. Some agencies specialise in certain areas of recruitment and may not offer everything you need.

    Types of employment agencies

    Anyone hoping to find work, whether it be full or part time, should consider choosing a good fit for their requirements. After all, somebody hoping to find temporary work may not benefit from opting to sign up to a specialist-seeking agency.

    Temp agencies

    Staffing agencies (or temp agencies) work to hire candidates for companies that have job opportunities that are open for temporary periods of time. Temp staff may be needed for a range of roles, but typically feature companies that tend to enjoy seasonal success and find themselves short-staffed, and those that need provisional cover (generally to fill gaps made by those on extended sick leave, maternity leave and so on). Specialists hoping to find short work contracts may find valuable opportunities in these agencies too, as companies looking for one-off niche workers to cater to unique needs do crop up.

    Traditional recruitment agencies

    Standard recruitment consultancies work closely with both job seekers and employees alike to find consistent roles for a range of companies in need of staff. And as these recruiters get paid depending on the successfulness of the partnership, they aim to find the most suitable candidate for the position in question. As a result, you will be more likely to find help, support and advice from the consultants throughout the application process, to help you to land the right job.

    Specialist agencies

    Specialist agencies aim to bring together those with particular skillsets and the right kinds of jobs for their talents. Catering to those who are deemed as specialising in a niche, you may find better roles by signing up to an agency that caters to these types of needs.

    Those with specialised computer skills, plumbers, electricians, hairdressers, those who have experience in management and much more could all benefit from specialist recruitment. Working on temporary, contingency and retained staffing contracts, you are sure to find something to suit your capabilities.

    It may be a good idea to contact local recruitment agencies to potentially keep travel costs lower, as these are more likely to cater to companies in your area. Often, job seekers with a broad range of skills can arrange a meeting with an agency to fill out forms detailing what types of roles they are looking for, their skillsets and levels of experience – and the agency will do the rest.

    Contracts, rates of pay and working hours will vary.


  • health

    Tips For Motherhood – just do what is natural

    Tips for New Mothers Hoping to Breastfeed

    The process of breastfeeding is possibly one of the oldest in the world, with billions of mothers having done so in the past and millions more doing so to date. The nutrient rich milk produced by nursing mothers can be the ideal start to a new born child’s life; in fact, the majority of doctors recommend providing this natural milk as opposed to the store-bought alternatives.

    Generally speaking, 3 out of 5 mothers opt to breastfeed within Australia (according to statistics). Of this amount, at least 1 in 3 complain of any one of the following issues whilst feeding their child naturally:

    • Pain as a result of consistent suckling
    • Awkwardness when in public
    • A feeling of discomfort as a result of breastfeeding stigma

    The reality is that although there are certain issues that have arisen relating to breastfeeding, it is still one of the most natural activities that a mother can practice. For those that are concerned about feeding their children in a natural way, there are many reassuring factors to consider.

    First, breastfeeding is entirely legal to practice in public; regardless of where the mother is choosing to do so. Second, the main issue about this activity relates to the discomfort and awkwardness felt by mothers that need to breastfeed their children. Thirdly, it’s also become apparent that many mothers aren’t able to easily produce milk on demand – and many leading medical experts put this down to the fact that the modern diet that so many are exposed to is taking its toll.

    With that in mind, a good option for mothers can be to combat each issue one at a time – and a particular solution has become quite convenient for a number of reasons.

    What is this solution?

    Breast pumps. These handy devices are easy to use, very affordable and can all but eliminate the concerns felt by many mothers.

    For a start, the pumps can be used to express milk from breasts in a comfortable way – and one that will allow the milk to be stored for use at a later date, or used immediately via bottle if the need arises. And that’s the second benefit; the fact that, because milk can be transferred from breast to bottle with relative ease, the insecurities and worries felt by many mothers needing to breastfeed publicaly can be negated.

    Finally, and because of the tendency for many mothers to lactate at irregular intervals, the pumps can be used when milk is available – before transferring it for storage within a fridge to allow the baby to feed whenever it becomes hungry. The more that is expressed, the greater the volume of milk available will be – and this is something that many mothers breastfeeding directly won’t be able to take advantage of.

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  • legal

    Can a State Trustee fulfil the tasks of probate?

    Can State Trustees Help with a Will?

    In certain circumstances typically relating to an individual being unable to fulfil general tasks such as the creation of a will, state trustees may be given permission to do so on their behalf. When it comes to creating a will; disabilities, injuries and other debilitating events may impact a person’s ability to fill in the required information themselves – and that’s why the courts have opened a channel for their carers and guardians to do so on their behalf, especially where legal wills are concerned. (see Legal Answers government FAQ website)

    There are several ways to create a will – from the increasingly risky written will that can be tampered and modified (and so are queried to greater extents in court), right through to digital alternatives that offer a wide range of reassurances to their authors.

    How can state trustees help?

    Where power of attorney can be issued to a person that is considered a viable candidate to make decisions for a person that might not be able to do so themselves, state trustees are often issued with the ability to govern a person’s financial data, as well as their legal affairs in general. There are many cases whereby an individual might not be able to fulfil their wishes due to a debilitating condition and in these scenarios, they might require assistance to do so on their behalf.

    And that is where state trustees can help.

    There are many different options available to state trustees and those that require their support – from executor solutions that allow a person (or people) to decide an incapacitated individual’s affairs, right through to the issuance of an enduring power of attorney. In all cases, a trustee must be a person that has been enlisted to act on behalf of an individual; not to their own gain, but to the betterment and advantage of the individual’s decisions, should they have been capable of doing so themselves.

    As a result, it’s not uncommon to hear that trustees are often tasked with creating wills on behalf of a loved one – or when hiring professional services, these people will often play an impartial role, allowing them to be unbiased when making decisions on behalf of their charge. In most cases a trustee will create a will within a digital environment; one that will allow them to compile the relevant documentation and data to be provided within the will itself.

    Furthermore, an online kit will often include a range of advanced security features, allowing the individual unable to create it by hand to ensure that the information is relevant and as intended. And if they aren’t able to do that, then the responsibility will fall upon their trustee to carry out their wishes instead.

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