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  1. Key Points From Trent Duvall's “The Challenges And Opportunities Facing The Australian Consumer Goods Markets” Sara Eriksson 07-Dec-2017
  2. Key Points From Shane Oliver's Economic Outlook for 2018 Event Sara Eriksson 22-Nov-2017
  3. Make Your Résumé Stand Out from the Crowd…..... Sara Eriksson 04-Sep-2017
  4. The Science Behind Leadership Sara Eriksson 01-Aug-2017
  5. Critical Leadership Qualities In A Rapidly Changing World Mishelle Lord 18-May-2017

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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 defiantly 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


Critical Leadership Qualities In A Rapidly Changing World

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Critical Leadership Qualities In A Rapidly  Changing World

Today’s leaders are navigating increasing speed, complexity and disruption. While leadership development has grown into a significant global industry, traditional approaches to executive education have struggled to keep up with the dramatic pace of change, which is leaving leaders ill-equipped in uncertain times.  
 
While the changing context is creating opportunity for some, it is leaving others behind. Surprisingly, many of those who find themselves compromised have enjoyed successful careers and commercial success.  This raises the question:  what does it take to thrive in an uncertain world? 
 

Julie Birtles is a pioneer in developing innovative approaches to leadership development, which has shaped a generation of leaders who have the capability and confidence to lead in challenging times.  On Monday 22nd May, Julie will share her insights in how you can develop these skills.

 
 For more details head to our Events Page
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What Divides Also Unites – Bridging Cultures To Build Careers

Monday, November 28, 2016

Indigenous people from all over the world are struggling to build careers and organisations find it equally hard to recruit, engage and retain them.

Sean O’Toole is the 2015 Fulbright scholar in vocational education and training and he has devoted the past two years to investigating innovative solutions to this problem. Sean will provide valuable insights into Indigenous cultures and learning styles and practical examples of some of the world’s best practices in Indigenous education and career development. This presentation will challenge our collective view of Indigeneity and show how organisations need to move beyond traditional models of cultural awareness to expand employee understanding of the social value of diversity and inclusion.

Sean's presentation this week will include outcomes which 

  • Improved understanding of Indigenous cultures
  • Strategies to increase organisational cultural intelligence
  • Strategies to enable organisations to engage, develop and retain Indigenous employees

For more details head to our Events Page




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Jobs Of The Future: Is Our Education System Fit For Purpose?

Monday, October 10, 2016

Australian universities have the crucial role of helping prepare students for jobs of the future, in a world of work that is continually being reinvented through technological and economic disruption.

To address the challenges and opportunities presented by this future world of work, Stephanie Fahey, EY’s Lead Partner for Education in Oceania will explore some key questions that Australian universities will need to consider to remain fit for purpose.

Are universities developing future generations of critical thinkers who can excel in an uncertain future?

Are universities set up to match the increasing pace of change in the job market?

How can universities and industry work together to deliver job-ready graduates?

Stephanie will draw on insights from her management expertise and teaching and research experience at the university level, in an engaging session that will explore the role of our universities in preparing students for jobs of the future.

For more details head to our Events Page

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Make Your Age Work For You

Friday, July 29, 2016

Whether it’s true or not, the belief held by anyone over 50 is that they are unemployable and it’s impossible for them to change their job. Of course there are many who have proved that this isn’t the case but the myth remains. Many people are unfortunately made redundant and find themselves having to look for work. Others are seriously unhappy in their work but are too scared to move. At 50, if you retire at the present pensionable age, you still have 17 years left to work, and that’s a long time to be miserable. 

The workplace that the baby-boomer entered was radically different and has changed dramatically since then. Most of us have done pretty well at adapting to fast-paced change, technology and globalisation. Unfortunately, others in the work place are less sure about this and ageism is rife in many organisations. 

It’s easy in the light of this to lose our motivation. But now more than ever is the time we need it! With life expectancy into the 80s, there is still plenty of time for people to forge new ventures. It’s really important that we go on having aspirations and creating goals for ourselves.

Keren will explore these issues with you and how to make your age work for you not against. 

For more details head to our Events Page




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Are Retail Leaders Up To the Challenge?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Many Australian industries are doing it tough and Australian retail is no exception.

Imagine, however, we could fast forward and retail had become one of Australia’s defining industries - a significant number and variety of local organisations were thriving, the industry had regained its old entrepreneurial courage, and new tools and tricks were helping Australian companies and their leaders to navigate and shape the global industry.

Anita’s presentation will consider the gap between where we stand today and the future we want for the industry.  She will explore the challenges for leaders to reduce the gap at both an organisational and industry level.  Her presentation will draw from and compare her work and experience in both retail and in high growth organisations, and intend to leave leaders with practical solutions as well as more to consider. 

For more details head to our Events Page


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From Tax To The Boardroom- What Prisons, Aged Care and Frozen Food Has Taught Me about How to Manage Your Career

Thursday, July 21, 2016

It was a delight to introduce Helen Wiseman, non-executive director and professional mentor, once again to speak for our Moir Group client and candidate community.  Helen’s presentation entitled “From Tax To The Boardroom…What Prisons, Aged Care and Frozen Food Has Taught Me about How to Manage Your Career” certainly raised some curiosity and a full house!

Helen has both sought out and been sought for diverse roles throughout her corporate, not for profit and boardroom career to date and we thoroughly appreciate her candidly sharing this journey. 

Key points:

  • Timing - It is never too early to be thinking of a potential board opportunity
  • Exposure - exposing yourself to as many opportunities and situations as possible leads to extraordinary and exciting new ventures
  • Networking - Never underestimate the power of your network and tap in to or reach out to this network throughout your career
  • Not For Profit - starting with a Not For Profit board opportunity may be the learning ground you’re looking for
  • Passion - ensure you do your due diligence around the organisation of the board you plan to join to be certain of your passion to be part of it, this is particularly true for an unpaid Not For Profit appointment
  • Professionalism - Chairing a board – this is leading a meeting…treat all meetings professionally 

Thank you to everyone who came along to this event, if you would like more information on upcoming events please head to our Events Page and join our community by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and connect with us on LinkedIn to stay up to date

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"Working With Unconscious Bias"

Monday, May 02, 2016

Last month, we had the privilege to host Peta Bayman, Director Facilitating Results Pty Ltd, presenting on "Working With Unconscious Bias''. Peta talked about the diversity of a workforce and how we all have an “Unconscious Bias” towards many things in life whether it be at home, socially and/ or at work. Although we all may look at the same picture, how we interpret it is completely different and this taps into our unconscious thoughts, assumptions and opinions.

Incorrect assumptions can extend to groups resulting in:


  • Prejudice
  • Stereotyping
  • Discrimination

This can been seen in the workplace upon our choices of hiring staff and can lead to a team of people all with the same background, appearance and views.

The question is "How can we change this?"

  • Awareness – I am biased, its OK
  • Questions – ask different ones – think about what assumptions I have made
  • Perspective taking – how does this look from another, different set of shoes?
  • Systems – start seeing the whole system, seeing the interconnections of things

It is human nature to like people like ourselves and seek opinions from those that we know have the same opinion as us. However, diversity creates opportunity and leads to change and a world or workforce of inclusion.




Thank you to everyone who came along to this event, if you would like more information on upcoming events please head to our Events Page and join our community by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and connect with us on LinkedIn to stay up to date.

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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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Career Choices - Don’t Over Plan & Sometimes Risks Do Pay Off

Friday, October 02, 2015

How often does the interviewer ask the job applicant "tell me what your career aspirations are for the next 3-5 years? 

In asking the question what does the interviewer really want to hear?

And in answering the question does the applicant close off their mind to possible opportunities by being too prescriptive in their career planning? 

Pat will share some of his career choices and planning, to stimulate some thoughts and conversation that has seen him work in a number of finance and operational roles across a range of industries over the last 30 plus years.

For more details head to our Events Page



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Writing a winning resume

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A winning resume should follow a very simple but effective outline.  It should be clear and highlight you, your strengths, current work place and work place achievements. 

Make sure you include:

  • 3-4 key strengths
  • Tangible career achievements
  • Details of your current or most recent role
  • Simple, clear and up to date information
  • And keep it to no more than 4 pages

Make sure you are honest and be positive in your writing.  Ensure you include both tangible achievements as well as responsibilities.  Your resume may be the document that helps you to progress your career within your current organisation or introduces you to a new organisation and career path.  Ultimately it becomes the document that sells you, so it is very important that your resume is a winning resume.

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