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Why The Holidays Are A Great Time To Look For A New Job

We're right in the swing of the holiday silly season and it’s easy to get distracted by all the festivities going on around you and for many jobseekers, job searches across the globe will get put on the back burner.  With many Aussies waiting until after Christmas to start...

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Date Posted: 18-12-2018

'Tis The Season Of Giving: Stopgap's Partnership With The Women's & Girls' Emergency Centre

Stress, financial struggle, loneliness and violence are not words that might typically come to mind when thinking of the holidays. However, for many women and families in our community, the festive period is the most feared time of the year... meet the people making a difference  ...

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Date Posted: 10-12-2018

Employee Experience: What Candidates Really Want To Know About

                         For many recruiters, there's always been a temptation to give candidates as much information about a company as possible. However, is a lecture on the history of an organisation really wha...

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Date Posted: 18-10-2018

Choose to Reuse: Meet Stopgap client Garage Sale Trail & Join the Reuse Movement this October!

                     Australians are a nation of hoarders, with 89% of the population possessing unwanted or unused items. The latest findings from the Gumtree Second Hand Economy Report 2018 reveal the average Australian household has $4,200...

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Date Posted: 27-09-2018

Attention spans are increasing – but only for the right content

There are plenty of stats telling us that the average human attention span was 12 seconds in the year 2000, but did you know that it's currently just eight seconds? Bearing in mind a goldfish has an attention span of nine seconds, we're not doing so great.  However, attention sp...

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Date Posted: 24-09-2018

Are Your Candidates Excited or Frustrated by Your Recruitment Process?

Are your candidates excited or frustrated by your recruitment process? UX (User Experience|) and customer journeys are frequently talked about these days in marketing and retail (both on and off line).  So it seems eminently sensible that recruiters should also look at creating customer jour...

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Date Posted: 21-08-2018

New Time Tracker Tools Introduced by Facebook and Instagram

As part of Facebook's commitment to its 'time well spent' movement, the company has launched a range of features to help users monitor the amount of time they spend on social media. The latest of these is an activity dashboard through which users can track the amount of time they spen...

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Date Posted: 13-08-2018

7 Exploration Questions for Job Seekers To Find Out What They're Good At

In any job search, it's important to know what you're good at. While that can sometimes be a bit of a daunting self-reflection question to ask yourself, especially if you've been taught not to brag about yourself, it's a question that you should feel confident &am...

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Date Posted: 02-08-2018

Employer Branding: Is it becoming Information Overload for Jobseekers?

                           Despite all the effort recruiters put into branding, there's a growing disconnect between candidates' perceptions of the organisations they're applying to and the reality, says Gartner&nbs...

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Date Posted: 26-07-2018

Sonos House Is Coming To Sydney And We've Got The Inside Scoop!

Sonos is filling a landmark Sydney home with a two-week program of cool tunes, compelling conversation, exhibitions, product experiences and storytelling with change-makers from the worlds of music and the culture. Sonos House, located at 40 Queen Street, Woollahra, will be ope...

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Date Posted: 05-07-2018

3 Goals for Employers During the World Cup

You won't need reminding that the World Cup 2018 has started. Whether you're planning to spend the next few weeks on the edge of your seat or actively avoiding all things football, there are a few things to bear in mind when it comes to the workplace. With employees keen to take ti...

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Date Posted: 26-06-2018

5 tips for getting the hiring manager or recruiter to respond to your email quickly

So you've decided it's time to look for a new job, and in your search, you come across a company that is calling your name. Everything about this job is perfect, you were basically born to do it! So you send out an amazing email, expecting that your superior skills and out...

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Date Posted: 09-05-2018

The Sweet Taste of Success - Stopgap's very own 'Sidepreneur'

                 Earning money in a space that you love and are passionate about is, for most people, fantastically liberating. Chances are you will already have a community around you to use as a sounding board for your plans, and who could perhaps be...

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Date Posted: 27-03-2018

Don't let a limited marketing budget stand in your way

Getting the most from an annual budget is always a challenge. Even if there's plenty of money in the pot, the pressure is on to make the spend go further. At the other end of the scale, there's the headache of balancing budget cuts alongside increasingly competitive targets. Making a ...

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Date Posted: 15-03-2018

International Women's Day 2018 #pressforprogress

  Today is International Women’s Day, and it’s expected to be one of the largest yet, with stories around gender diversity and equality across multiple industries making headlines around the globe. The desire to empower women is growing rapidly, triggered by public discourse ...

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Date Posted: 08-03-2018

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