LOVE YOUR WORK THIS VALENTINE’S DAY!

Love your work! With most of us spending around a third of each day at work, we all deserve a job we love.

So, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together some tips on how to get the most out of your time at work. We’re also providing some insight about what our staff love about being part of the Labourpower team.

5 TIPS TO HELP YOU LOVE YOUR JOB

 

  1.  Be clear about your role

You need to know exactly what’s expected of you in your job. Make sure that you clarify anything that you’re not sure about so that you can meet all expectations.  Set yourself up for success by creating a to-do list to help you plan your day and always remember to focus on the task at hand.

  1. Work smart

Workplace rules are there for a reason and not only keep you safe and fairly treated in your job but also help maintain a positive work environment. Familiarise yourself with all necessary HR policies and procedures, follow your company code of conduct and make sure you adhere to safe work practices at all times.

  1. Keep a positive attitude

Work can be demanding and there’s nothing more uplifting than being around people who ooze positivity. Look for ways to play your part in creating a positive environment within your team. Contribute ideas, trust your colleagues, leverage your personal strengths, avoid gossip and stay optimistic in your conversations with others.

  1. Make the most of opportunities

It’s important to make the most of all the opportunities that come your way. Sign-up for any training programs, keep up-to-date with latest news and policies, take part in company events and check out your company’s staff incentive schemes.

  1. Build a supportive network

Surrounding yourself with like-minded people can help you stay inspired even when the going gets tough. Find a mentor, build a support network of people you can trust to give you the right advice (inside and outside the workplace).  Value the groups you’re a part of including social and community groups, sporting teams, business associations and online networks via social channels such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

 

LOVE YOUR WORK AT LABOURPOWER

At Labourpower, we’re always keen to get clear and honest feedback from our workforce to help us continually improve as an employer. We conduct regular surveys where people also have the opportunity to provide comments about their day-to-day experiences.

In our most recent survey, close to 90% of the team say they are either satisfied or very satisfied with role they’re performing. In addition, we were able to gain further insight into the reasons people enjoy working at Labourpower.

Top 5 reasons people love to work for Labourpower
  1. 98% feel safe at work
  2. 98% of staff believe they have been inducted into their workplace correctly
  3. 97% think Labourpower is doing enough to protect them against COVID-19
  4. 96% would recommend Labourpower as an employer
  5. 95% are proud to work for Labourpower

In other great results, our survey results show that:

  • 94% of staff find their local Labourpower Branch/Representative available and responsive
  • 93% are confident and satisfied when contacting Labourpower’s ‘after-hours’ team, and
  • 92% are satisfied with their Labourpower branch

Here at Labourpower, we love matching the right candidate to the right job. Get in touch with our experienced recruiters today!

 

 

 

NEW LOGOS FOR LABOURPOWER


Labourpower is proud to introduce new logos for our business units as part of the ongoing growth of our company’s brand.

We entered 2020 with a brand new website and logo to reflect Labourpower’s leading position in the industry today.

Firstly as the parent brand, Labourpower is the foundation for all our company offerings. Our main branding is red for strength and power.

However, as our business continues to evolve and respond to new challenges, we are introducing  new logos to reflect who we are as a business today.

These new logos reflect the next chapter for Labourpower. Also, the breadth and depth of services and quality solutions that we’re able to offer our candidates and clients.

 

LABOURPOWER COMMERCIAL

Labourpower Commercial (formerly Consulting) is our white-collar recruitment specialist division. Blue was chosen for the logo to evoke a sense of trust, stability and wisdom.

Labourpower Commercial provides permanent, contract and temporary staffing solutions at all levels in key industry sectors. Our team has a successful track record recruiting professional, technical and executive candidates. In other words, people with the skills and experience to deliver quality outcomes.

 

LABOURPOWER TRAINING

Labourpower Training provides training solutions for businesses across Australia and the upskilling of candidates. The logo features the colour green to represent growth and learning.

Meanwhile, Labourpower Training provides ongoing, industry-specific training programs to help each client’s workforce succeed. Above all, our quality training solutions aim to increase staff retention and employee satisfaction, as well as delivering a strong ROI.

 

LABOURPOWER TRADE

Labourpower Trade  focuses on trade, civil and construction recruitment solutions. Its logo features the colour orange. A strong, positive colour chosen for determination and creativity.

Labourpower Trade is our specialist recruiter with a proven track record in providing skilled tradespeople. We offer solutions to meet all temporary, contract and permanent placement staffing needs. Visit the Labourpower Trade website for more information.

 

Labourpower continues to go from strength to strength as a leading provider of quality recruitment solutions across Australia. Finally, look out for our new logos and don’t forget that you can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR VIDEO JOB INTERVIEW

COVID-19 or coronavirus has changed the way we interact with each other. It has also had an impact on the hiring process with video job interviews becoming increasingly common. For job seekers, this makes the already daunting job interview even more challenging as we navigate the world of virtual communication. Here are some video job interview tips to set you up for success.   


Tips for a successful video job interview


KNOW YOUR TECHNOLOGY

Find out which video platform is going to be used for your interview (e.g. Zoom, Microsoft Teams). Spend time before your interview getting to know how the platform works. Try a test run with a friend so that you get a feel for the technology and the camera you’re going to be using.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS

This might be a video job interview, but you still need to look the part. Dress appropriately for the type of job you’re interviewing for (and don’t just dress for where the camera can see). Knowing that you’ve nailed the dress code will really help boost your confidence on the day.

BE PREPARED

Do your homework in advance by researching your potential employer. Prepare some notes and talking points that you can have in front of you. Make sure that your laptop is fully charged on the day (or mobile phone if you’re using it). Put your mobile and any email notifications on do not disturb. Sit somewhere that has good lighting and remove all distractions.

 

Ways to research potential employers


JOB ADS

The job ad is a great place to start your research as most will include at the very least, a short blurb about the company. Once you hear that you have an interview, going back to review both the company blurb and the specifics of the position will help you prepare.

COMPANY WEBSITES

Your next stop should be the company website. Here you will find plenty of information to put you ahead of the game. On the ‘About Us’ page you can check out the company’s history, company vision and a bit about their people. Look around for other useful information on the website such as what products they sell or the services they offer.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Business social media pages are where you can keep track of announcements of any exciting new developments, news or achievements. With social media being such a dynamic platform, this is a great place to get a feel for the day-to-day energy of the company and the types of things they value.

Remember… preparation is key

Getting some practice with the video platform you’re using will help make you feel more comfortable. You can then relax into your interview and use the knowledge you gather about your prospective employer to show that you’ve come prepared.

If you need help looking for a job and preparing for an interview, then the team at Labourpower is here to help. Get in touch and don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn and stay up-to-date with all the latest news and opportunities!  

STAYING CONNECTED IN A SOCIAL DISTANCING WORLD

Social distancing is (for now at least) our new norm. It is key to helping slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s changed the way we work and the way we interact with each other. So in our social distancing world, let’s explore why it’s more important than ever to find ways to stay connected.


The importance of staying connected

Staying connected during a time of crisis helps us manage our mental well-being. Studies also show that maintaining social connections keeps us healthier, happier and more inclined to be socially responsible.


Social distancing without feeling isolated

Social distancing can lead to us feeling lonely. Finding ways to maintain social support can help improve our capacity to cope with stress.

SCHEDULE FACE-TO-FACE(TIME)
Use technology to host a virtual catch-up (choose from one of the many options available such as Facetime, Skype, Houseparty and Zoom). Schedule lunch or dinner at the same time or after-work drinks at the end of the week.

CHALLENGE YOURSELF
Now is the perfect time to take up a new hobby or interest. Learn a language, read a new book, take up baking, declutter your home, spruce up your resume or LinkedIn profile – the possibilities are endless!

SUPPORT OTHERS
Check in with your neighbours (while practising social distancing). Small acts of kindness such as offering to walk their dog or do some shopping can help lift spirits.


Social distancing and your business

With so many businesses operating with a remote workforce it’s important to find times to stay connected and ensure that everyone continues to feel part of the team.

TECHNOLOGY
Provide reliable access to technology such as emails, file servers and video conferencing to support collaboration.

REGULAR CHECK-INS
Make sure that Managers and Team Leaders check-in regularly with team members to help boost morale and keep everyone on track.

DON’T MAKE IT ALL ABOUT WORK
Find fun ways to keep everyone connected by continuing to celebrate milestones (birthdays, work anniversaries) and hold virtual after-work catch-ups.


Social distancing and your job

If you’re one of the many people supporting Australia’s essential services, make sure you follow all guidelines to ensure your health and safety.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING
Social distancing also applies in the workplace so try to keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres between you and other workers.

GOOD HYGIENE
Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds using soap and water (or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser).

KNOW THE SYMPTOMS
Make sure that you’re familiar with the COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath) and do not go to work if you are unwell.


And finally, remember…

It’s important for everyone to stay connected with family, friends and colleagues through this challenging time. FREE resources and mental well-being support to help you cope with any COVID-19 concerns are also available at thiswayup.org.au OR coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/


Stay connected with Labourpower by following us on 
Facebook or LinkedIn or get in touch with our friendly team today.

 

 

NEW YEAR, NEW JOB: TIPS TO GET YOUR APPLICATION NOTICED

It’s the start of a new year and for many of us this means a time to explore new opportunities including a new job. At Labourpower we see lots of resumes and applications, so here are some of our top tips on how to impress a recruitment company and give your job application the best chance of success.

5 ways to impress a recruiter and get your application noticed


1. Be qualified

A recruiter ends up with a pile of resumes when a position is advertised. The first review of your application will look for keywords that jump off the page showing that your background matches the role.  If you want to be on the shortlist, then make sure you’re qualified to do the job you’ve applied for.

2. Know your strengths

Always make sure you address the selection criteria in the ad, so we know why you’re the best person for the job. Lead with your strengths and tailor your resume with information that’s relevant to the role you’ve apply for. If you need to provide a cover letter, address it to the person conducting the candidate search and include a brief overview of your experience and how you best fit the role.

3. Use positive language

Make sure the language you use in your cover letter and resume is always positive. So, if you’re applying for a casual position and you’re not available on Fridays, don’t write – not available on Friday.  Instead, write that you’re available every day from Saturday to Thursday. The message is the same, but the language is much more inviting.

4. Do your homework

Once you’ve applied for a role, make sure you’re prepared if the recruiter does get in touch. Research the company you hope to work for or the type of work you’re looking for. It’s also important to think about the experience you have that makes you the right person for the job.

Often recruiters will conduct a phone screen before inviting you in for a face-to-face interview. So make sure you provide us with the correct phone number (usually your mobile). Also let us know the best time to reach you – so we avoid playing phone tag.

5. Be prepared

If you do attend an interview, you may need to complete an application form and provide written permission that allows your recruiter to  conduct reference checks, criminal history checks and verify your employment history. Take a copy of your resume with you and any other documents that may be useful to help the recruitment process run smoothly on the day.

Labourpower is proud of our reputation for matching the right people to the right roles. If you’re looking for a fresh start in 2020, check out the job opportunities on our website or get in touch with our friendly team today.

 

 

 

2019 IN REVIEW & HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM OUR TEAM!

As the last hours of 2019 tick away, we take time to reflect on a great year…

2019 – OUR YEAR IN REVIEW

2019 was an exciting time of achievement and growth. It was the year that Labourpower proudly…

Joined Wests Tigers as Mascot Partner

  • Labourpower is committed to playing an active role in the community and kicked off the year by joining Wests Tigers as the official Mascot Partner for 2019.

Celebrated International Women’s Day

  • This year’s theme #BalanceforBetter recognised that from grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance.

Supported the 2019 Youth Week Closing Party

  • Labourpower was proud to be part of the PCYC City Of Sydney Youth Week Wrap Party in Woolloomooloo with our team cooking up a storm as official sponsor of the sausage sizzle.

Asked R U OK?

  • At Labourpower, we believe that asking ‘are you okay’ is something we can all do to make a difference and want to encourage the importance of regular, meaningful conversation.

Shared networking tips with students at the UTS Accomplish Award program

  • Our team shared some useful tips to help students get the most out of networking events and encouraged students to practice their skills and expand their own networks.

Recognised National Skills Week 2019: Real Skills for Real Careers

  • Labourpower looked at the important contributions vocational education and training ( VET ) makes to the lives of many Australians as well as the importance of training in today’s workplace.

Highlighted the importance of health and safety in the workplace

  • We discussed the 2019 theme ‘Be a Safety Champion’ highlighting that anyone can be a safety champion in the workplace and stressed how it is vital for organisations to make workplace health and safety a priority all year round.

Invested in cutting-edge tools and leading technology

  • The Labourpower Online Portal and Labourpower Recruitment Kiosks are part of our commitment to innovation in order to raise our standards and service to an even higher level.

Launched a new website and logo

  • This year saw the launch of a brand-new website with a new responsive design making it easier for visitors to navigate the website on any device. It also aims to provide a user-friendly way for job seekers, candidates and clients to learn more about Labourpower and our services. The website also features our new bolder and bigger logo design to reflect Labourpower’s leading position in the industry today.

Achieved industry recognition

  • We were thrilled to learn that Labourpower was a finalist at this year’s SEEK annual recruitment awards in the Recruitment Agency of the Year: Large category and see Labourpower Managing Director, Luke Webber win the highly esteemed Business Leader of the Year award at the Recruitment International (RI) Awards for 2019.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU IN 2020!

As we get ready to ring in a new decade, the team at Labourpower wishes you a safe and happy New Year.

We’re excited for 2020 and look forward to working with you in the year ahead!

 

 

 

CHECK OUT OUR NEW LABOURPOWER WEBSITE!

 

Labourpower is proud to announce the launch of our new website and we invite everyone to check out the new website at labourpower.com

This launch follows months of hard work by our team committed to creating a fresh look for the Labourpower website with easy to access information and a whole range of useful resources.

The new responsive design makes it easy for visitors to navigate the website on any device including your mobile phone or laptop. It also aims to provide a user-friendly way for job seekers, candidates and clients to learn more about Labourpower and our services.

Here are some of the new features that you can enjoy:

Job Seekers
  • Job Seekers will find an easy SEARCH FOR YOUR NEXT JOB tool on the website homepage
  • Simply enter a job title, industry and/or location, hit the red button with the white arrow and you’ll be taken to all the latest vacancies.
Labourpower Employees
  • Under the CANDIDATE SECTION you will find easy to use resources where you can book your online induction
  • You’ll also find a link to your Candidate Services portal. Here you can use your unique log-in ID to access rosters and submit your timesheet each week online.
Labourpower Clients
  • Under the CLIENT SECTION Labourpower clients will find an easy to complete form to let us know about the vacancies you need to fill. Our experienced labour hire team can respond quickly with quality people to meet your staffing needs
  • You also have access to the customised Labourpower Online Portal where clients can access open and transparent reporting that can be monitored by key stakeholders and tailored to your specific business needs.

 

Connect with Labourpower

It’s never been easier to connect with Labourpower! Our new website also features links to the Labourpower Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram pages so make sure you follow us on social media and stay up-to-date with all our latest news and job opportunities.

We’ll also include regular new content on our website with useful job seeking tips and labour hire advice as well as our latest blog posts and company news in the NEWS & INSIGHTS section.

New Labourpower Logo

The website also features our new bolder and bigger logo design to reflect Labourpower’s leading position in the industry today.

Labourpower is thrilled to share this exciting news with you and hope you enjoy the new look website that celebrates our company commitment to innovation, service excellence and continuous improvement.