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Why use an agency over recruiting yourself?

Posted by:  Rachelle Sinfield  Date:  July 2021Description of photo here

It goes without saying that using an agency will save you time. Writing and posting ads, reviewing applicant’s resumes, pre interview screening, coordinating interview, reference checking and negotiating employment conditions are all time consuming activities.                                      

But using an agency will also save you money.

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Transferable Skills – Now More Important than Ever!

Posted by: Rachelle Sifnield  Date: October 2020Description of photo here

This year has certainly turned things on its’ head and the job market is certainly no different! We have seen so many changes to workplaces (most notably working from home), job duties and of course demand. We have seen an increase in demand for staff in industries where traditionally they would be in their ‘quiet period’ and for others downturns where they would normally be in peak periods.

Some of this has been due to the obvious and forced closures however some not so predictable.

Transferable Skills

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Posted by:  Helen Rhodes  Date:  February 2020 

Congratulations to the wonderful Lisa on being awarded DCL Temp of the Quarter!

Lisa has an impressive customer service background and as a temp easily picks up new systems and finds ways of streamlining to the delight of the client.  

She has proven to be super reliable and conscientious, a bright and cheery team player that we consistently receive above average feedback on her work and personality.

Well done Lisa we appreciate all your great work, your positive manner and constant 'can do' attitude! 

Thanks from the DCL Team!

 
Happy New Year from the team at DCL Recruitment 

Posted by:  Helen Rhodes  Date:  January 2020  Description of photo here


Looking forward to working together in 2020!

 
Christmas 2019 

Posted by: Helen Rhodes  Date: December 2019Description of photo here

The DCL Team have been out and about since the beginning of December visiting all our wonderful DCL Temps with a Christmas gift of thanks!

Let us take this time to say a word of appreciation for all the great work you have all done in 2019, you are our ambassadors and we value your contribution immensely!

We wish you and your loved ones a safe festive season full of much merryment and good cheer and look forward to working with you in 2020!

Merry Christmas

Thanks and all the very best from the DCL Team!


 
5 quick ways to know what someone is thinking.

Posted by: Helen Rhodes  Date: October 2019Description of photo here

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.

5 Quick Ways to know what someone is thinking

 
Temp of the Quarter 2019
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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

 
How Much is Too Much?

Posted By: Fiona Hearn Date: September 2019Description of photo here

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.

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Tips for Skype Interviews:
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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.

Tips for Skype Interviews

 
Big Shout Out of 'Thanks' to the Amazing DCL Temp Team!

Posted By: Helen Rhodes Date: July 2019 
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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.

 
Big Shout Out to Rachelle - 22 Years at DCL Recruitment!!!

Posted By: Helen Rhodes Date: June 2019 Description of photo here

The Changing Face of Recruitment

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.

Rachelle - DCL Recruitment

 
Happy Easter 2019 from the Team at DCL Recruitment!Description of photo here

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

 
Culture of the Company just as important….Description of photo here

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!
 
Culture of the Company
 

 
Trekking for Sight!!!

Posted By: Helen Rhodes Date: October 2019
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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: October 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!
 

 
Career Goals You'll Be Able to Keep for 2019

Posted By: Rachelle Sinfield  Date: February 2019Description of photo here

Problems arise when goals are too generic or impossible to measure. This year, look at your career and set some firm, measurable goals that you can actually track and achieve. 

Stay healthier at work
Everyone is concerned about health and list health as one of their top areas for improvement for the New Year. 

Career Goals
 

The Right Team Fit  - Top 7 Qualities of a Successful Team

Posted By: Rachelle Sinfield Date: May 2018Description of photo here

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


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Important Task to do this Summer Holiday

Posted By: Amanda Thomas Date: December 2017Description of photo here

The thought of adding one more thing to your already hectic December schedule, may sound crazy but hear me out. If you are thinking about a new role in the New Year, now is the time to get your resume up to date. 

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Should I leave without another role?

Description of photo herePosted By: Rachelle Sinfield Date: May 2017

This is a conversation we frequently have with candidates confused as to whether they put time and energy into being able to interview and search for work without having to juggle this with the demands of their current job?

There is sometimes guilt associated with looking for other work when often the reason for leaving is not a reflection on their current employer. Whatever the reason may be there are several things to be considered.


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Temp of the Quarter

Posted By: Amanda Thomas Date: April 2017Description of photo here

We are excited to announce our Temp for this Quarter and introduce you to Saskia van Schie.

Saskia has been temping with DCL for many years and we constantly receive positive feedback on her work, ability to fit with the team and her overall reliability and consistency. She is a star temp and we are so happy to have her a part of our team!

Thanks Saskia for being such a lovely person and this award is so well deserved! Enjoy your Westfield Shopping voucher.

Resume Tips
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Posted By: Amanda Thomas Date: March 2017

What to include on a resume is always an interesting discussion, as there will always be personal preferences, but after 13 years in the industry, I have a few basic tips to help get your resume in the ‘yes’ pile from a recruiters perspective


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Tips for Career Success
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Posted By: Fiona Behan Date: January 2017 Life is too short to be wishing you were doing something different. Before embarking on a new career put some thought into it. Consider your values, personality and passions and whether they align with your potential career choice. Find out what to expect in the day in the life of… and imagine if you would enjoy this path. For instance, if you are outgoing and social perhaps you wouldn’t be happy in a role with minimal people contact.   


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Temps of the Quarter
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Posted By: Helen Rhodes Date: November 2016

A big thank you to our wonderful temp team at Ricoh.  We have 4 amazing long term temps who we have consistently received positive feedback not only on their work but on their team fit and tenacity on getting the job done.  Thanks for all your hard work and happy shopping at Westfields with your vouchers!!!

Bouncing Back after Rejection

Posted By: Rachelle Sinfield Date: October 2016Description of photo here

No one likes to be rejected and particularly after bearing your ‘work’ soul in the often gruelling job search process. You get so close only to hear after the 3rd interview round that someone was a closer fit for the role and you are back to the drawing board. We know it’s often competitive out there with many people vying for the same job. Here are a few tips on how to overcome rejection and stay on top of it:


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The Best Questions to ask at the end of the interview

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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
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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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Temp of the Quarter
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Posted By: Amanda Thomas  Date: August 2016
 
We are thrilled to announce 2 'Temp Of The Quarter' awards to Stephanie Du Plessis & Jasmina Savic.
Stephanie is one of our A++ temps who has been temping with us for around 6 years. The client feedback we receive about her is always outstanding. They comment on how Stephanie goes the extra mile, takes on extra tasks, has exceptional organisational skills and how she is a delight to work with. Thank for you Stephanie for all your hard work!  

Jasmina is another one of our star candidates who has been temping with us on and off for 4 years. Jasmina is very accomodationg and always happy to help even at short notice. She is multi skilled, which mean placing her a breeze and our clients talk of her warm and friendly nature. Thanks you Jasmina a pleasure to work with, keep up the good work! 


Thank you very much for being outstanding ambassadors for DCL Recruitment. Happy Shopping!
 

Are quick moves on resumes perceived negatively?

Posted By: Fiona Behan  Date: July 2016Description of photo here

Many quick moves on your resume can make potential employers who are looking for longevity in their next recruit nervous.

Perceptions of hiring managers can be affected by their own length of service, particularly if they are in a stable industry less affected by market changes. 


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New Year, New Job 
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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.

New Year, New Job
 

Interviewing with the Client

Posted By: Rachelle Sinfield  Date: October 2015Description of photo here

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! 
 
 
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Temp of the Quarter - Faramarz Safari
Temp of the Quarter

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
Temp of the Quarter

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
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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… 

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