Sourced from: LinkedIn Top Voices
Published on October 29, 2019 by Mental Toughness Partners, Paul Lyons - Managing Partner
It is often helpful to be able to quickly understand someone’s current disposition and likely behaviour and a review of their body
and face can provide some insightful clues. However, I’m upfront with a spoiler alert because although useful these techniques
will not apply to all people, all of the time. Nevertheless, here are five quick ways that you would probably use to form a collective impression;Assess their dress
People generally will dress in line with their attitudes and values to feel comfortable and be stylish. The way they dress, particularly within the context of the situation, can give you some valuable clues. Are they dressed formally or informally and do they appear comfortable or less so? Are they making statements through colour, style or accessories?
Posted By:Helen Rhodes Date: September 2019
A big shout out to one of our amazingly talented temp Alana Mellers!
Alana has been working with DCL since September 2017
She has proven to be a super reliable and felxible temp covering a variety of assignments
and some at very short notice.
She has covered roles from marketing support, general administration and reception
and has become a favourite amoungst clients, being repetedly asked back where she
is now considered part of their team.
Well done Alana we appreciate all your great work, your positive manner and constant smile!
Thanks from the DCL Team
Posted By: Fiona Hearn Date: September 2019
We are often asked, and are witness to, candidates divulging too much information at an interview – not entirely sure on how much information to give away.
So how much is too much?
This can be a ‘grey’ area where being honest and open possibly blurs into over
answering questions/giving too much non relevant information away.
It is definitely imperative to be honest however delving into personal specifics of either
your background or those of former colleagues may not be appropriate on a first meet at interview.
Posted By: Fiona Hearn Date: August 2019
As Skype interviews grow in popularity, how can candidates put their best foot forward?
Traditionally, clients and agencies have had the sole responsibility for providing a conductive environment for face to face interviews.
This is easily achieved in most businesses that have board rooms or offices that are set up for such purposes but takes a bit more thought for candidates who may not have a business space set up in their homes. Hence, candidates need to now consider what impression they are making in a less controlled environment. Here are some tips to remember in order to make the best impression possible.
It's a good idea to make sure that where you set yourself up for interview is appropriate and that you'll be interuption free! Are you technically prepared? Ensure your screen is adjusted correctly and it's a good idea to do a practice run through first.
Your personal appearance is still essential. It may be tempting to be more relaxed since you are interviewing in an informal setting but first impressions still count and dressing appropriately for an interview shows professionalism. Try and communicate as you would in a face to face interview by keeping engaged and maintaining eye contact etc. The interview will normally follow the same structure and time frame so ensure you are comfortable and happy in the space.
We have seen skype interviews allow for a speedier recruitment process; with final decision makers being overseas, candidates relocating and many other geographical or time hurdles in the way.
Posted By: Helen Rhodes Date: July 2019
With EOFY behind us we would like to say a big 'Thank You' to our temps for all your great work!
You are our ambassadors and consistently do a great job and often at short notice!
We look forward to seeing you all soon to say 'Hi' in person.
Posted By: Helen Rhodes Date: June 2019
We’ve witnessed many changes to our industry over the years particularly in the technology space and how we source our candidates and communicate. The advertising of jobs moved from print to digital allowing the instant access to job boards and social platforms we use today - no waiting for Monday mornings to take ad response!
Technology has allowed us to interview remotely via skype – opening pathways for quicker decision making for Global organisations.
With candidate shortages over the last decade we’ve seen a shift from candidates having to show off their talent but now we see a more even playing field – Employers are competing for top talent and focussing on what they have to offer. Candidates are able to enjoy some flexibility in the workplace too with the emergence of working from home and hot-desking.
We’ve seen an increase in contracting and project work with the constant changing face of organisations to remain competitive. It’s not unusual to have several career changes and for career succession to happen in shorter time frames now.
The emergence of SME’s on the Northern Beaches has been exciting adding accelerated career paths for many candidates.
However as we know ‘The more things change, the more they stay the same’ and very much so in the Recruitment Industry. The importance of long term relationships with people means technology will never be a substitute for speaking to people face to face and forging relationships via trust and knowledge.
We’re looking forward to the exciting times ahead in the Recruitment industry as well as more of what we all love so much about our industry!
Posted By: Helen Rhodes Date: April 2019
We have been out and about this week delivering yummy Easter Treats to all our Temp Team members!
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter Break with your family and friends!
From the Team at DCL Recruitment
Posted By: Rachelle Sinfield Date: March 2019
This seems to be one of the most important, if not the highest priority, for our candidates – to find the right team fit.
We all want to go to work to utilise our skills, forge a career and be paid correctly but even more importantly,
we’re finding, the need to be amongst likeminded people in a friendly environment!
Research suggests that if core values align a partnership is more likely to succeed.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions – the interview is the time to make sure this is the right place for you too. Questions around career paths offered, social activities, longevity of staff and even as simple as where would I be sitting? All expand on the specific job details at hand.
Apart from looking at potential employers’ website take a look at their social media presence – this is fluid and often a less formal insight into the company and their culture.
Does the person/people interviewing you seem engaged, motivated, pleased to be there!
Observing how employees interact with each other; even out in the reception area can often give you a glimpse of a happy work place. Do you know anyone who has worked with this organisation – ask around, the Northern Beaches is well networked!
I am a firm believer that you get a good ‘feel’ for a place by paying attention to your surroundings.
Posted By: Helen Rhodes Date: March 2019
DCL Recruitment is a proud supporter of the Fred Hollows Foundation & Coastrek donating money each year to raise awareness for this worthy cause.
Sydney Coastrek 2019
Helen from our office once again put one foot in front of the other with her team the 'Vintage Belles' last Friday 15th March 2019 trekking 30 kms from Rushcutters Bay to Manly, helping to raise much needed funds to give sight back to those in the greatest need! Smiling all the way through wind, rain & 47,920 footsteps!
Awesome day & great cause!
Temp of the Quarter
Posted By: Helen Rhodes Date: March 2019
We are thrilled to announce our 'Temp Of The Quarter' award being awarded to Graham Alcock.
Graham has been temping with us since early 2015 and has been in his current assignment since November 2015! The client feedback we consistently receive about him is always outstanding. Thank you Graham for all your hard work and being an amazing team player!
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The Right Team Fit - Top 7 Qualities of a Successful Team
Posted By: Rachelle Sinfield Date: May 2018
(Sourced from: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/qualities-successful-work-team/
A strong team are the foundation of high-performing business and a good team ethic can be held largely accountable for the success and smooth running of the organisation. If employees do not gel and work well together, problems can arise, such as poor organisation, missed deadlines and conflict within the workplace. So what can teams do to ensure that they are collectively productive and drive the company forward? Here are a few qualities that a successful team possess
Written by: Sophie Dearing @ Link Humans)
| || ||The Best Questions to ask at the end of the interview |
Posted By: Hillary Burrows Date: September 2016
The interview is wrapping up and now the tables have turned and it is your chance to ask the questions. It is best to have a few questions in the back of your mind before you go in for an interview. It shows the perspective Employer that you prepared for the interview and you have a real interest in the role and company. Here are some great examples of questions you can ask the Interviewer:
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| || ||Cover Letters - Making them count |
Posted By: Amanda Thomas Date: August 2016
We are often asked about cover letters and if they are needed when applying for jobs. For me personally, I don’t need to see an official cover letter especially if an application is coming in via email. A well written, informative email can serve just as well (if not better) than an official uninformative attachment titled ‘cover letter’. But don't forget, if an application has asked for a cover letter, be sure to include it!
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| || ||New Year, New Job |
Posted By: Rachelle Sinfield Date: February 2016
We know it can be tiring and challenging to say the least when you are out there searching and interviewing like mad to find that New Job! From where we sit, we are privy to the pit falls and frustrations that may occur from time to time from a candidate and clients perspective in the often complex recruitment and job hunting process. Here are 3 of the top frustrations we see and how to avoid them.
1.Be clear on your expectations and plans. There is nothing worse than being offered a job only to turn it down because you can’t work the specified hours or you have a 6 week holiday planned in the next 2 months! Yes this really happens. Equally to be told by a client once you have accepted a role that you will be expected to travel or work on weekends without prior knowledge can be a real deal breaker.
2. Be sure to ask questions in the interview. We’re often asked by candidates just what are they are allowed to ask a potential employer at interview. There are no hard and fast rules here, however we do believe this is your time to interview your potential employer so to speak. We spend so much time at work so we understand how important it is to make sure it is the right working environment, culture, your values are aligned – the list may go on. So please don’t feel you can’t express and enquire about what you find important. And it is never a problem to show them you are keen on the job! Often this can be the differentiator on who gets the job if candidates are equal on all other grounds.
3. Stay positive and focussed. As we mentioned earlier, job searching is hard work. It can take many interviews, phone calls, and lots of searching to find that right role. However, staying positive is key. A frustrated or negative tone isn’t how you want to be perceived so go in with your A game and remember you could have exactly what they’re after! And if at all possible, try to remain in your job until you find another suitable one as the job interview process can be a waiting game! Try not to take it personally in an often competitive market, the right role is out there!
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Posted By: Rachelle Sinfield Date: October 2015
We are often asked “How do I prepare for my interview with the client?”
Its great news when you secure an interview with the client, but that’s just the start, now for the preparation to ensure you put your best foot forward. Below are our top tips to achieve this!
| || ||Temp of the Quarter - Faramarz Safari |
Posted By: Helen Rhodes Date: June 2015
We awarded Faramarz with a voucher from Westfield for his exceptional efforts!!
Faramarz Safari has been temping with DCL since November 2013 we have consistently received excellent feedback on his performance from his manager
“Faramarz is working in our Kanban area, the majority of his work is in inventory check and supply of parts to the assembly section. He has been taught to run the inventory cycle count program which he is running very successfully” his efforts have not gone unnoticed and he is an asset to the team.
Thank your Faramarz for all your hard work!!!
| || ||Temp of the Quarter - Sandeep Dhiman |
Posted By: Helen Rhodes Date: June 2015
We awarded Sandeep with a voucher from Westfield for his outstanding efforts!!
Sandeep Dhiman has been temping with DCL since February 2015 and the feedback we have received from his manager has been outstanding.
“Sandeep shows tremendous interest in learning and taking on extra responsibilities. He was taught how to operate one of the Hinge Assembly Automated machines and he quickly and successfully mastered this process. He actively gives a hand to Team Leader in setting up lines and other daily tasks.” He is an asset to the team.
Thank your Sandeep for all your hard work!!!
| || ||Helens Coastrek 2015 |
Posted By: Helen Rhodes Date: April 2015
When friends called to see if I was interested in joining their Coastrek team raising funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation I thought what a great idea… 55kms was just a number…right!!! What an amazing experience I let myself into.
The event is run in March each year and this was September of the year before. Each team needs four participants and the Coastrek is organised by ‘Wild Women On Top’. In the months preceding the trek we did many training walks one of the last being 35kms on a 38 degree day… I knew then that I was now not just physically but mentally ready. This training walk was a killer.
I added to my wardrobe poles, head lamp and gaiters. These items which initially I though looked pretty silly proved to be invaluable on the trek.
| || ||What to Expect when you interview at DCL Recruitment |
Posted By: Amanda Thomas Date: March 2015
WHAT TO EXPECT (& BRING) WHEN YOU INTERVIEW WITH DCL RECRUITMENT
We are often asked about the processes involved in registering with our agency and “what do I need to bring”. I thought I would give a general overview of the processes to make things easier for all our new candidates.