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  1. Things you need to know when negotiating your salary Carolyn Loton 12-Dec-2018
  2. Finance & Accounting Salary Review - 2018/19 Carolyn Loton 04-Dec-2018
  3. How to Network Effectively Sara Eriksson 28-Nov-2018
  4. Economic Outlook for 2019 from Shane Oliver Sara Eriksson 23-Nov-2018
  5. Win that Role – Tips for Successful Interviews Sara Eriksson 20-Nov-2018

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“Moir Group has the ability to provide constructive advice. They have a clear understanding of their subject matter and provide practical alternative solutions, which greatly assist in resolving issues.”

Domenic Chiera, Chief Financial Officer, Lake Maintenance

 

“I can confidently recommend Moir Learning as a great resource to assist someone entering the job market. As a new immigrant, Moir Learning Services took the time to review my CV with me and offer suggestions on how to better align it to the Australian style. They also offered feedback and advice to help me better myself in the marketplace. They were a pleasure to work with.”

Katie Zuzek, Senior Project Accountant (contract), International HR and BPO

 

“After spending time with Moir Learning Services, to go through my resume and LinkedIn account, I have learned techniques in maximising their use and I have gained more confidence in my job search. I’m highly recommending this session to anyone who has just come back into the job market.”

Belinda Beattie, Senior Commercial Finance Manager, Apple

 

“Matthew Talbot Homeless Services are pleased to acknowledge and commend Moir Group for their commitment to the ‘Work it out’ Program. The importance of the program can, and will, make a major difference in assisting our clients to seek employment and help rebuild their confidence and self-esteem.”

Julie McDonald, General Manager, Community & Corporate Relations, St Vincent de Paul Society – NSW

 

“I completed a CV/LinkedIn session with Moir Group and it was absolutely brilliant.  I've come away with the confidence that they are up-to-date and professional.  I would recommend this session as a worthwhile investment for anyone re-entering the job market.”

David Kneeshaw, General Manager, Finance and Business Operations, Intercompany and Stock

 

“It is excellent to work with an organisation that is able to adapt to our needs so willingly and effectively. The facilitators are always professional and committed to ensure that all participants involved are provided with personal attention. Feedback from participants of each workshop is outstanding. Moir Group displays a capacity to reach out to the disadvantaged; they offer compassion to individual needs and provide real practical advice to our service users affected by homelessness, or at risk of homelessness. ”

Caterina Giuliano, Program Manager, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Support Services Ozanam Learning Centre

 

“The people at Moir Group understand our requirements and consistently provide quality finance and accounting people to our team.  I would recommend Moir Group to those who are looking for professionalism and transparency in a recruitment partner.”

Mark Roberts, Director , Human Resources, amaysim Australia

“We have worked with Moir Group on a number of projects over the last 12 months. I have found them to be helpful and reliable in producing quality candidates for our business.  I would have no problem recommending Moir Group for finance recruitment needs and will definitely work with them again in the future.”

Kim Van Der Poel, People Advisor, Dalkia Energy Solutions

 

“With the understanding and knowledge Moir Group have acquired of our business over the past 2 years, they are capable of meeting our exact requirements and we can always rely on them for high quality candidates. They are not only reliable and efficient, but, very friendly to work with. If asked, I would recommend Moir Group’s services.”

Raheel Irfan, Group AP Manager, Idameneo Pty Ltd

 

“Moir Group have consistently introduced quality candidates to our organisation. Their experienced team and willingness to understand the client ensures the right people are employed and gives me every confidence in returning to Moir Group for recruitment advice and assistance.”

Chris Mamarelis, Chief Financial Officer, The Whiddon Group

 

“Moir Group assisted Steadfast in the recruitment of multiple roles. I enjoyed working with them and they delivered excellent outcomes and displayed a high level of professionalism and integrity at all times”

Rosalie Lau, Group Financial Controller, Steadfast Group

 

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Moir Group. Their style is professional and thorough and they worked hard to source some excellent talent for our business.”

Sandra Cittadini, Senior HR Manager, SunRice

 

"We needed to build a quality team in a short space of time and Moir Group were key in assisting us. They listened to our needs and presented the right people to help us develop the culture we had begun building. As a result the transition has been an overwhelming success.”

Gary Margetson, Head of Shared Services, News Corporation

 

"We have been working with Moir Group for over 12 months now and have filled a number of senior roles. Their feedback, preparedness to challenge, as well as provide sound advice, has been invaluable to us. They constantly sought to understand our needs, to refine that understanding and to ensure we were able to continue moving forward. Their service throughout the process was exceptional.”

Carol Pegler, Director of Human Resources, Bard

 

“Integrity, professionalism and the desire to find the right fit between candidates and prospective employers - it was a pleasure to experience these attributes with Moir Group. Their commitment to finding the right role with the right cultural fit was second to none and I’m looking forward to maintaining my relationship with the Moir Group well into the future. The Moir Group does indeed stand out from the rest.”

Paul Wiggins, Global Financial Shared Services, Fosters Group Australia

 

"Thank you very much for helping to deliver outstanding candidates for this role. In comparison with other agencies, working with you was pleasant, professional and provided a great outcome." 

Stuart Rennie,Church & Dwight

 

"Moir Group handled this process in an exceptionally professional way." 

Craig Adams, Chief Financial Office, Clarendon Homes

 

"I will definitely stay in touch with Moir Group, I hold your company in very high regard and appreciate that your employees are genuine people who care about others, not just the outcomes."

Michelle Adam, Finance Manager, Woolworths

 

"I have dealt with a number of recruitment agencies, but by far Moir Group stands head and shoulders above all of them. I have found the engagement experience with Moir Group to be ground-breaking, new and so refreshing."

Hamilton, Candidate

 

"It was an absolute pleasure working with the wider Moir Group team and please be advised that I have recommended Moir Group amongst my network from both a candidate and client perspective."

Tim Howells, Software Controller, Microsoft

 

"The feedback, advice and enthusiasm Moir Group exhibits is absolutely refreshing. Hugely impressed with Moir Group."

Chris McFadden, Candidate

 

"A quick note to say thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. Various conversations with your team and their positive attitude and willingness to explore options with me simply reinforced to me that you understood that its about people's lives and not just the numbers."

Tendai Des Moyo, Chief Financial Officer, Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW

 

"Thanks again for your personable professionalism and delivering on the promise of the Moir Group brand.

Wayne McCusker, Managing Director, Church & Dwight

"Moir Group thank you so much for your superb professional advice and warm encouragement. I'm very grateful"

Cherry Liu, Candidate

 

"Moir Group is great and I thoroughly enjoyed working with you as a company. You are very good at what you do, always have a good understanding of me & our business and are great people to deal with.

Kristian Mertens, Chief Financial Officer, Norman Disney & Young

 

" Moir Group is the best agency in Sydney without a doubt, your professionalism and kindness is rare these days." 

Alessandra Rizzo, Commercial Analyst, Inghams Enterprises Pty Limited 

 

"Moir Group really stand out in comparison to other agencies, you work together as a team and genuinely are passionate about finding people a job. The fact that I felt this when I first met Moir Group and still feel it now means it must be an important part of your culture as a whole, it sets you apart from all other agencies. Moir Group are by far the best!”

Steven Davies, Candidate

 

"Angela has been a valuable resource and support in bouncing ideas off in a competitive job market. She has a depth of knowledge, shown great empathy and I have found her advice to be relatable and grounded. I would highly recommend Angela to someone seeking advice in their job search."

Linda Lukban, Candidate

 

"I'm glad that I have met the right people! Job satisfaction  = fulfilled life - says it all.." 

Annake Dippenaar, Candidate 

 


Moir Recruitment News


Australia - A Safe Haven in a World of Uncertainty

Friday, August 24, 2018

Su-Lin Ong, Managing Director, Chief Economist & Head of Australian Research at RBC Capital Markets enlightened our Moir Community earlier this week.  Highly knowledgeable, yet in simple terms, she walked us through the challenges and opportunities in the Australian and Global economies. With a positive, but cautious outlook, I took away that Australia was a safe haven in a world of uncertainty. More key takeaways include:

  • Globally, we are going strong with 4% growth – which was expected, but the outlook is uncertain due to risks such as:
    • Escalating trade protectionism and rising sanctions
    • Weaker emerging markets – e.g. Turkey, Italy, Russia
    • Geopolitical risk - North Korea, missile strikes/sanctions in Syria, ongoing China/Japan friction in the South China Sea
    • Brexit deadline approaching – March 2019
    • A weaker China
    • President Trump – adds a degree of chaos and unpredictability with markets and investors on edge
  • Globally there is no hard data that shows signs of weakness, but watch the soft data including confidence and business surveys.
  • The unexpected slowdown in China is a cause for concern as they account for over 30% of our exports. This should be watch closely.
  • Australian GDP has grown at 3% roughly for 2018 and same to be expected for 2019
  • Concern around housing and the consumer. Lending restrictions have worked to improve the quality of credit. There is an ongoing pipeline of residential construction, but it has peaked and is set to detract further from future growth.
  • The weaker housing market comes amid record household debt levels and this remains Australia’s Achilles Heel.
  • Consumption unlikely to maintain the pace of 2017 with our savings rate at a decade low. The rising cost of non discretionary spending continues adding to the squeeze on disposable income.
  • Employment market is in pretty good shape with a reasonable unemployment rate of 5.4%. Jobs are ample in professional services, public admin, manufacturing, and with some recovery in mining.
  • However, there is still considerable spare capacity in the employment market with an elevated underemployment rate and underutilisation rate (currently at about 14%). This is why wage growth is so slow. “We need to create more jobs on a sustained basis and get unemployment down below 5%”
  • What else on the horizon is concerning:
    • Politics – after decades of turmoil productivity is pretty average.
    • Drought – impact on broader economy depends on what else is happening, but has previously taken 0.5% off GDP
    • Population – strong population growth has been the key driver of growth in the economy for decades and contributed to prosperity

Overall, Australia is still a safe haven for foreign with strong ongoing buying of Australian Government bonds. “Solid, safe and a little bit boring – not necessarily a bad thing." The challenge for businesses will be to walk the line between growth and the higher levels of risk associated with growth during a period where change is now a constant.

We host these economic updates once a quarter, please visit our upcoming events page here, and keep an eye out for more events coming soon.

As always, if we can assist with any accounting/finance recruitment needs in your business on either a temporary or a permanent basis we would be delighted to do so. We cover all roles from junior entry roles up to Group CFO.

Written by Doug Spahn, Senior Associate - Executive Search, Moir Group

P: 02 9262 4836 

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Key Points From "The Benefits of Supporting Parents at Work" Event

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Moir Group, in conjunction with the PeopleCorp, Karitane and Minter Ellison were very excited to host a fantastic panel event last week, discussing the Benefits of Supporting Parents at Work.

We were delighted to have Ita Buttrose who is the Patron to Karitane on the panel along with Karen Burns the Deputy Commissioner of the Mental Health Commission NSW; Sharlene Vlahos, Director Education and Business Development at Karitane; and Mary Lyras, the Chief Talent Officer at Minter Ellison. Kristy Edser who is a Partner at Minter Ellison, chaired the discussion.

There was a wonderful turn out with 130 attendees and valuable discussion by the panel about what initiatives we can be doing to make things easier for parents in the workforce. 

Our 5 key takeaways from the event are below

  1. Workplaces providing flexibility for parents are not wide-spread. This is a key factor to attracting and retaining people.

  2. You should speak up at work if you need more support. Companies do want to support their good staff members in order to retain them.

  3. We are seeing changes, with more men seeking support such as parental leave.

  4. Karitane does excellent work with children right through to their teenage years.

  5. Ita is a very funny and engaging person – it was great to hear her stories of balancing work and parenthood.

As always, if we can assist with any accounting/finance recruitment needs in your business on either a temporary or a permanent basis we would be delighted to do so. We cover all roles from junior entry roles up to Group CFO.

To find about upcoming events, please visit our upcoming events page here, and keep an eye out for more events coming soon.

Written by Stephen Moir, Director, Moir Group

P: 02 9262 4836


If you want to know more about Karitane please contact:
Sharlene Vlahos
Director of Education and Business Development | Karitane
Tel. 9794 2300 | Mob. +61 0472 836 065 | Email  sharlene.vlahos@health.nsw.gov.au

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Q&A Session with Mia Barry and Allison Yeoland

Wednesday, August 08, 2018


Emma Walsh and Melanie McCroarey of Moir Group hosted a Q&A session discussing leadership, mentors and teamwork recently, with our guest speakers Mia Barry (CFO – The Iconic) and Allison Yeoland (Ex CFO – Secure Parking).

It was a pleasure to have both our guests share their thoughts on these subjects. Both speakers had their own unique perspective to share, using examples from their experiences of building teams, cultures and working in agile and complex business. 

Mia’s motto in life is “be the change you want to see in the world”. Allison’s motto in life is “Just do it, then magic happens” These are the questions we asked our guests:

  • What does leadership mean to you and what have you learnt about leadership throughout your career?

  • Do you have a mentor? If so, what importance do you place on having a mentor for managing your career?

  • How do you keep your team motivated during the difficult and complex times?

  • Describe one of your biggest failures. What lessons did you learn, and how did it contribute to a greater success?

  • How do you balance your personal goals and interests with a high-pressured role?

  • What advice can you give our audience around navigating and taking control of their career path? 

Main take away for the day were from these questions were:

 

  • Define your success, spend time writing down your thoughts (back to pen and paper) and reflecting.

  • Identify what is your “Why” – Why do you do what you do? Have a purpose.

  • Spend time defining your values. This will help you to prioritise them when they conflict.

  • Similar to juggling, you can only ‘juggle’ three values at any one time.

  • Identify your personal goals: These are just as important as work goals for maintaining a balanced life.

  • Lead from behind with your team, identify talent and ensure people are in the roles which will help them succeed.

  • Have a flexible approach to your career, be prepared to take risks and work with people who inspire you and will back you.

As always, if we can assist with any accounting/finance recruitment needs in your business on either a temporary or a permanent basis we would be delighted to do so. We cover all roles from junior entry roles up to Group CFO.

To find about upcoming events, please visit our upcoming events page here, and keep an eye out for more events coming soon.


Written by Melanie McCroarey, Permanent Recruitment & Emma Walsh, Temporary & Contract Recruitment of Moir Group

P: 02 9262 4836 

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