Employment gap

How to explain an employment gap during a job interview

There can be several reasons why someone might take a break from work. Perhaps it was by choice –   maybe you were raising a child, traveling, taking care of a sick relative, or decided to return to study. In other instances, it may have been enforced if you were made …

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45 years in Business

Celebrating 45 years in business

Last month, the Bayside Group celebrated 45 years in business. In this time, it has grown to become one of Australia’s most trusted recruitment companies: the company now services hundreds of clients annually, and fills thousands of temporary and permanent positions each year across a range of specialist disciplines and industries.    As an organisation, the Bayside Group has survived recessions, economic downturns, candidate shortages and now a pandemic. Reflecting on progress helps us to understand what …

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Improve Agricultural recruitment outcomes with this long-term strategy

The pandemic has had significant ramifications for Australia’s agriculture industry. This isn’t only due to decreased tourism and sales, it is also the result of drawn-out and significant labour market shortages.  Much of the country’s agricultural work completed on farms and wineries has traditionally been carried out by travellers and international backpackers. In fact, more than one-third of peak seasonal jobs on horticultural farms have previously been filled by …

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Cars in a row at dealership

Rising used car sales driving automotive industry growth

Used-vehicle prices continue to break records in Australia, with consumers paying almost 40 percent more for used cars now than they were pre-pandemic in 2019. Demand, particularly for SUVs, commercial utes and city runabouts, continues to grow and shows no sign of waning.   Car prices and sales have been taken on a roller coaster throughout the pandemic, initially falling by about …

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