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  1. Reflections of a CFO: The highs, the lows and what’s next? Jessica Hamilton 22-May-2019
  2. The Australian economy: where are we headed, what impact will the Federal Budget have and what can we expect with the property market? Jessica Hamilton 16-Apr-2019
  3. Accounting jobs in Australia 2019: The impact of technology Carolyn Loton 09-Apr-2019
  4. Transforming from numbers to leadership: your career success starts with you Jessica Hamilton 11-Mar-2019
  5. Navigating rougher seas – what’s in store for the Australian economy this year? Jessica Hamilton 28-Feb-2019

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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


Interview Preparation

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Congratulations ! 

Your well written resume has helped you secure a job interview. How you perform at the job interview is crucial, and will ultimately decide if you are successful in securing a job offer. To increase your chances of success, ensure that you are well prepared. 


Importance of Research and Planning

This is one of the most important areas of the job interview. Even if you have been told it is just an “informal” meeting, turning up unprepared can completely jeopardise your chances of any job opportunities within the organisation. Therefore, prior to your interview, ensure you do your research.

1. The Company

You may know who the company is, but it is up to you to ensure you have a detailed overview of the company structure, values and vision and market positioning.

Be sure you know what the company does, and its range of products or services.

Check out their website, and also do some Google searches so you have up to the minute information

2. The Industry

Look for any industry-specific news. Who are their main competitors?

What are their competitors doing and how do they rank compared to their competitors? What industry trends are happening in overseas markets?

3.  The Position

Thoroughly read the job description.

Ensure you know your own resume very well and how it relates to the job description. As you read through the key competencies of the job description, think of some examples where you can demonstrate previous experience that reflects these competencies.

4.  The Interviewer

Research the person who will interview you and look at their LinkedIn profile. Find out if there is anything you have in common, for example, you both worked at the same company in the past or you both went to university at the same time.


Practical preparation

It is common sense, but always ensure you know where you are going and where the company is located. Can you park, or is it best to get public transport?

Aim to arrive approximately 10 minutes early for the interview. Any earlier than this and it’s best to go and get a coffee before you turn up at reception. Ensure you have the contact details, including direct telephone number, of the person you are meeting.

Smart presentation is also of the utmost importance. If in doubt, err on the side of conservatism.


Asking Questions

Towards the end of the interview you will usually be asked if you have any questions. Aim to ask some open questions, thinking about how you can add value to the organisation.

At first interview, always avoid any questions about salary. These can be asked later in the process.

Some questions you could ask include:

  • What are the key goals and objectives for the role in first 3 to 6 months?
  • Why is the role available?
  • Where would you see this role in 3 to 5 years?
  • How would you describe the company/team culture?
  • What makes a person a success at the company?

Final Tips

Think about your interview as an exciting next step. Be positive, have a firm handshake, make good eye contact, smile and believe in yourself.

And finally - good luck!


For further information on interview preparation you can contact your Moir Group consultant or our Head of Learning, Angela Farmeary on angelafarmeary@moirgroup.com.au or tel 02 9262 4836



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Moir Group Annual Women in Business Event 2014

Monday, September 08, 2014

Thanks again to all the fabulous ladies who attended our recent Moir Group Women in Business Event at the QVB Tearooms on Thursday 21st August. We have been overwhelmed by all the amazing feedback from everyone, and are delighted that you all enjoyed the afternoon. Looking forward to doing it all again in 2015….!

This is a selection of some of the feedback and also a few photos from the day.

“Thank you very much for inviting me along to the session yesterday.  I thoroughly enjoyed.  Interesting and engaging speakers and great table of ladies to chat with.

"It has certainly made me pause and think about my career path and what I want to do.  Lots of thought provoking ideas and mantras…”

“I wanted to thank you for inviting me to yesterday's event, the presenters were very inspiring and networking was of great value. Please extend my congratulations and special thanks to the organising team.”

“Thank you for such a wonderful event yesterday. It was well organized, enjoyable, interesting and motivational. I’m already looking forward to next year’s!”

“Everything worked so well – from the venue to the setup and catering, to the format of the afternoon and to the actual speakers.  I really enjoyed the content of all the speakers, and also thoroughly enjoyed making some new connections as well as catching up with old ones. 

"Congratulations, and can’t wait till next year’s event now!”

“Just wanted to thank you for inviting me to the event this afternoon. It was beautifully put together - stunning room, delicious treats, thought provoking and inspiring speakers - a great afternoon!!”

“And thank you for a most enjoyable afternoon! Inspiring.”

“It was such a fantastic event, thank you so much for inviting me! It is so lovely to attend an event and leave really feeling inspired.  There was a lovely group of ladies there, best Thursday I have spent in quite a while!

"The hosting, attention to detail, etiquette, venue – all just bang on!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the talks and filled my 'thought bubbles' which was a splendid idea and which I will refer to as I take up many if the tips shared.”

“Thank you for the invite! As result of the meeting I have reignited my networking activities and organised some meetings with possible mentors and/or create some opportunities to do something different”

“What a wonderful event last Thursday! Thank you so much for inviting me. It was fantastic to finally see a Moir event in action, what a wonderful venue and such great speakers (such a good mix of styles and personalities)”

“Many thanks for including me on the guest list. Thoroughly enjoyed the speakers and the event.

"Loving my speech bubbles which I have since shared!”




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“Digital Transformation of HR – Why Human Resources Needs to Change its Business Model”.

Monday, March 31, 2014

We are looking forward to Jeevan’s discussion around how corporations have adapted to the digital world, and in particular, whether HR have taken the journey adequately too.  You will be introduced to the subject of MOOCS (if you are not already familiar with it), and may consider online corporate learning in a whole new light.   Some may find this discussion confronting, and others may be in full support of the idea of digital HR. Jeevan is an experienced practitioner of this concept and I am sure you will find his presentation starts and interesting professional discussion.

The rapid development and adoption of technology is forcing organisations to adopt new business models and approaches .A week ago Commonwealth Bank chief Ian Narev talked about banks "needing to get comfortable with saying they don't know what technology will do to their business models, but be ready to change quickly when it shifts consumer behavior ". (full story).

The four trends that Ian highlighted were:

  • the proliferation of fast mobile broadband;
  • rapid innovation in devices that access broadband;
  • fast changes in the applications being used on the internet, including search, social media, peer-to-peer lending and blogging;
  • and a big reduction in the cost of storing and analysing data.

Some industries are such as Banking and  Healthcare have had the most visible change in business models. Remember the time when you had to go to the teller for most banking transactions. Now most transactions can be done via online banking. Going to the doctors practice may a thing in the past. Soon  you will be able to consult with your doctor over webcams.

All functions of the organisation have been impacted by this change to different degrees. Marketing is moving away from print advertisements and spending more time and money on social media. IT are moving from a in-house resourcing model to one that sources the best and cost effective talent from anywhere. Customer service is taking enquiries via social media.

HR needs to revisit its own business model to adapt to changing expectations of value add and delivery of HR service using approaches from the digital world including agile design, crowdsourcing and social networks.

The summary video of the Learning Cafe UnConference  reflects some of these digital themes impacting learning and performance at work including social media, crowdsourcing,

One example of such an opportunity is the use of Massively Online Open Courses (MOOCs) for employee learning. It challenges the way we think about delivering employee development. A working group of 22 organisations explored using MOOCs to deliver more employee learning at lower costs and developed a draft white paper which is available here.

One of the framework to understand business model is the Business Model Canvas. We will be discussing the current and future HR business model in the session. Watch this video for an quick overview of Business Model Canvas.

You can check Jeevan out on Knowledge Working also see details of our upcoming events  Moir Group Events.

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Why Should Anyone be Led by You?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

We are delighted to have Paul Mitchell from The Human Enterprise, a trusted adviser to some of Asia-Pacific’s most senior leaders, speak at our upcoming event. In Paul’s own words:

Trust in our leaders is at an all-time low. Our political leaders, business leaders, even religious leaders are coming under attack. Yet with trust, business seems to go so much faster and easier, and is so much more enjoyable and rewarding. And at the heart of trust is being an authentic, no B.S. leader.

Enjoy some of the key ideas from one of the world’s most sought after leadership development experiences: BlessingWhite (in conjunction with Professors Goffee and Jones, from the London Business School): “Why Should Anyone Be Led By You? What It Takes To Be An Authentic Leader”. See why dynamic organisations such as Red Bull, Rolls Royce, Microsoft and Fujitsu are insisting their leaders lead by being themselves.

Our speaker, Paul Mitchell, is a trusted adviser to some of Asia-Pacific’s most senior leaders. His clear memorable messages, sense of fun and exuberance, will ensure you leave with a new resolve to be the best leader you can be.”

You can check Paul out on http://www.thehumanenterprise.com.au/ and also see details of our upcoming event, Thursday 20th March http://www.moirgroup.com.au/events_media.htm.

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Moir Group - Charitable Partnerships

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Moir Group places a lot of importance on giving back. In addition to working within our values we support and work with several charities. In the main these are employment related charities. These include:

Since August 2012, Moir Group has partnered with St Vincent de Paul and Matthew Talbot Homeless Services where we run monthly resume and interview workshops giving advice to their clients. The commitment and energy of the Moir Group team, has helped several of the Vinnies clients find paid employment. We have also now commenced the same workshops for a women’s domestic violence centre in Bankstown, also operated by St Vincent de Paul.

Our Director Stephen Moir also completed the Vinnies CEO sleepout in 2012 and 2013, and has signed up again for 2014.

"Matthew Talbot Homeless Services are pleased to acknowledge and commend Moir Group for their commitment to the "Work it out" Program. Moir Group are involved in the program in the early stages by providing staff to run workshops to assist clients in: preparing a resume, the interview process and where to search for employment.

Angela is preparing the program in Western Sydney at one of our Women’s Domestic Violence Centres to start the in early April. The importance of the program supported by Stephen, 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


 

Moir Group are also proud sponsors of the Red Kite Colour Ball. Red Kite supports children and young people with Cancer (up to the age of 24) and their families.

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